Revolution of Sound, Tangerine Dream: Film screening by Dekmantel
Dekmantel is hosting several free talks at Eye Filmmuseum during Dekmantel Festival 2018, in happy cooperation with Resident Advisor. They've invited many beloved artists from the festival to dig deeper within the music culture Dekmantel is so fond of. Furthermore, they've once again teamed up with RE:VIVE for a special collaboration with upsammy, Parrish Smith, Jordan GCZ and Suzanne Kraft, and will screen two films by Tangerine Dream and Phantom Kino Ballett.
17.30-19.00 - Cinema 1 - Conference - Film Screening: Revolution of Sound. Tangerine Dream
"Tangerine Dream is science fiction!" declared band frontman Edgar Froese, who died aged 70 in January 2015. For almost fifty years he and his band Tangerine Dream explored sound and its effect on our emotions. This film about one of Germany’s first electronic bands kicks off with the young Berlin musicians who were as inspired by the space age of the 1960s, with its rocket launchings and visions of the future, as they were by their own heartbeat, on which Froese also based compositions. Aided by the Moog and other synthesisers, Froese (and various band members) revolutionised popular music. The film is a blend of amateur footage, interviews with band members, relatives, friends and colleagues such as Jean-Michel Jarre, and creates a comprehensive portrait of an artistic pioneer.
The film will be introduced by Bianca Froese-Acquaye, who will read a short excerpt from Edgar Froese's autobiography Force Majeure.