In 1967, Edgar founded the band Tangerine Dream and started to experiment with sequencers and synthesizers, exploring and innovating with sound and becoming one of the foremost groundbreakers in the new genre of electronic music.
With his visionary work, both as a solo artist and as the founding member and head of Tangerine Dream, he is recognized as one of the pioneers of electronic music.
Born on D-Day in Tilsit, East Prussia, Edgar Froese grew up in the city of West-Berlin. Edgar took piano lessons from the age of 12 but later on turned his endeavors more towards the guitar. He studied painting and sculpture at the Academy of Arts and was highly influenced by surreal encounters with Salvador Dali and Jimi Hendrix.
Edgar Froese in 1973 © Monique Froese/Eastgate
Edgar Froese in 1975 © Virgin Records/Eastgate
William Friedkin (Director of Sorcerer) with Edgar Froese in 1977 © Monique Froese/Eastgate
Edgar Froese in 1978 © Monique Froese/Eastgate
Edgar Froese with Brian May (Queen) in 2011 © Bianca Froese-Acquaye/Eastgate
Edgar Froese with Jean-Michel Jarre at Edgar's studio in 2014 © Bianca Froese-Acquaye/Eastgate