Tangerine Dream, seven times Grammy nominated pioneers of electronic music return to the UK for an exclusive one-off show on 28th May at The Lowry in Manchester. As always they promise to take their audience on a psychedelic journey through sight and sound.
The Tangerine Dream sound has a strong rock ‘n’ roll identity as an instrumental band using high-end technology. This intricate sound won them the title of ‘Leading Synth Band in the World’ from the New York Times and has kept them constantly ahead of any fashionable music movement.
They have compiled a special rhythm and bass driven programme for this one off event at the Lowry. The 2 ½ hour performance will be made up largely of new material that has never been performed live before, together with classics from the band’s 40 year history.
The Tangerine Dream experience is always designed to excite and thrill through the use of ground-breaking lighting, special effects, and of course the music. And as always, the band will strive to intertwine music with emotion on a huge scale.
Tangerine Dream recently released, The Island Of The Fay inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem of the same name. This is the first album in their new Eastgate’s Sonic Poem Series where great poetic works will be set against Tangerine Dream’s unique electric sound. The album breathes life into Poe’s tale through a great mixture of contemporary dynamic sequencing rhythms and partly experimental sounds, which go back to the bands early roots in the seventies. The album also features a stunning new violinist Hoshiko Yamane (Berlin Symphony Orchestra).
For the Lowry Show, founder member Edgar Froese will perform with the following long-time collaborators from Vienna and Berlin; Linda Spa (sax, flute, keyboards), Iris Camaa (percussion, V-drums), Bernhard Beibl (guitar) and Thorsten Quaeschning (keyboards). Guest musician: Hoshiko Yamane (electric violin).
The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are subject to booking fee:
Tangerine Dream have released over 140 studio and live recordings to date, including the genre-defining 1973 album Atem (John Peel’s album of the year). Their repertoire also includes over 20 film soundtracks including Legend, Risky Business, and the cult classic adaptation of Stephen King’s Firestarter.
Founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream’s early ‘Pink Years’ albums had a pivotal role in the development of Krautrock. Their ‘Virgin Years’ and later albums became a defining influence in the genre known as New Age music. They have been nominated for seven Grammys and 40 years on they are still constantly changing the boundaries of music.