Revolution of Sound. Tangerine Dream

‘Tangerine Dream is science fiction!’ declares band leader Edgar Froese who died in January, 2015 aged 70. 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. His explorations took him into the worlds of classical, new and film music. He preferred to visualise moods rather than create clearly structured songs. Directors such as Michael Mann and Paul Brickman discuss their intensive collaborations with Froese that produced some of the most unusual soundtracks of the 1980s, for films such as Risky Business (Paul Brickman, 1983) or Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow, 1987). A blend of amateur footage, interviews with band members, relatives, friends and colleagues such as Jean-Michel Jarre that creates a comprehensive portrait of an artistic pioneer.
by Margarete Kreuzer
with Edgar Froese, Peter Baumann, Christoph Franke, Johannes Schmoelling
Germany 2017 German, English 90’ Colour Documentary form


  • Edgar Froese
  • Peter Baumann
  • Christoph Franke
  • Johannes Schmoelling


Written and Directed by Margarete Kreuzer
Cinematography Jaron Henrie-McCrea, Henning Brümmer, Klaus Sturm
Editing Volker Gehrke, Lukas Schmid
Music Tangerine Dream
Sound Design André Bendocchi-Alves
Sound Stefan Klein, Timur El Rafie, Edmond Smith, Lenin de los Reyes
Production Manager Connie Kellers
Executive Producer Gerd Haag
Creative Producer Kerstin Krieg
Co-Producer Bianca Froese-Acquaye
Co-Production E@stgate Music & Arts Berlin
WDR/ Arte Köln
rbb Berlin

Produced by

TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion

Margarete Kreuzer

Born in Enniger, Germany in 1964, she studied German, journalism and psychology in Berlin and dramaturgy at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. She has made numerous television documentaries and reports as a director and screenwriter. Revolution of Sound. Tangerine Dream is her first feature-length documentary.


2017 Revolution of Sound. Tangerine Dream; documentary

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017