In conjunction with the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Music Week 2014 sees the grey-to-grey melancholic tone of Tangerine Dream grace the city. With over 157 albums released, and a career spanning 47-years, Tangerine Dream are considered hugely important pioneers of imaginative electronic music, who paved way for popular ambient and electronica music.
Tangerine Dream amazed audiences with two separate performances over the festival. The first to sold out audiences at Melbourne Town Hall, the home of the largest romantic organ in the southern hemisphere, alongside Melbourne’s own drone and electronica group, Black Cab. SMH called the performance an “indivisible, profoundly felt and always melodious cosmic whole”.
The second performance, saw the outfit return to one of the band’s most successful musical releases, completing the score to William Friedkin’s existential thriller, Sorcerer, at the ACMI Theatre. This was Tangerine Dream’s second only live performance alongside the film, which they originally scored almost 40 years prior.