Tangerine Dream: Zeitraffer - A Barbican Music Library Exhibition
The exhibition at the Barbican is temporarily closed until further notice due to new UK Government advice on Coronavirus/Covid-19. We will keep you updated about a reopening on our channels. https://www.barbican.org.uk/your-visit/general-info/coronavirus-advice
Thu 16 Jan — Sat 2 May 2020
Barbican Library, London, UK
The band Tangerine Dream, founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese in West Berlin, was formative for the genre of electronic music, and, with albums like Phaedra and Rubycon, they laid the foundation for music styles such as Ambient or Trance. Now, at a time when synthesizers and sequencers are being rediscovered in music and pop culture, the exhibition looks at the band's electronic beginnings, fast-forwarding through their 50-year history.
With the help of photographs, previously unpublished articles and video clips from the 1970s, the exhibition reveals, above all, London's special role in the progression and development of Tangerine Dream. Personalities such as BBC Radio DJ John Peel and Virgin founder Richard Branson were key figures for the band's international breakthrough, and their resulting entry into the Hollywood film music business.
Original synthesizers from the early days, as well as music on vinyl and cassette, all invite you to share in an analogue trip through an important chapter of electronic music history.
Curated by Bianca Froese-Acquaye, Felix Moser and Melanie Reinisch
Idea and responsibility: Bianca Froese-Acquaye / Eastgate Music & Arts