Electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream will play a concert on June 15th at the Student Culture House, as part of Transilvania IFF.22. Founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese in West Berlin, Tangerine Dream is a formative band for electronic music. Their groundbreaking album Phaedra, released in 1974, achieved cult status in the UK and became a landmark of the genre. Tangerine Dream composed long, uniquely structured tracks, opening up new dimensions in sound, their style being categorised as Kosmische Musik. Over the past 50 years, the band has released over 100 studio albums and has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards. Tangerine Dream has created over 60 film soundtracks, including Ridley Scott's Legend (1985), William Friedkin's thriller Sorcerer (1977) and Michael Mann's neo-noir Thief (1981). Their discography also includes The Night In Romania, which was supposed to be on the soundtrack of The Keep (dir. Michael Mann, 1983), but was only released in 2020 on a special album. In 2013, Tangerine Dream wrote the music for the video game Grand Theft Auto V, which became one of the most successful games in history. Their music also appears in the Netflix series Stranger Things.
Following the death of founder Edgar Froese in 2015, the band includes Thorsten Quaeschning, violinist Hoshiko Yamane and Paul Frick. The band's most recent album, Raum, was released in 2022.