Tangerine Dream Quotes
I wanted to make new form of experimental instrumental music not confined to the frequency spectrum of existing instruments.
In those days, instrumental music was not a popular thing. I don't think anyone could have predicted that albums like Alpha and Atem would find commercial success. I think these albums can be said to have made musical history.
Tangerine Dream has always been concerned with new technology, and especially the optimal use of technology in music. In the '80s, computers were just coming onto the scene. So while today we have more advanced and numerous compositional tools, using new technology onstage back then was very difficult and risky. It seemed like we had computer crashes, data loss and so on every day. Until 1979, we improvised onstage, but now we face a completely different means of performance. Computers don't improvise. They do only what they're told, you know.
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