One month after the UK tour and still promoting Phaedra, the band’s now infamous concert in the 12th century cathedral in the French city of Reims followed. An article from December ’74 states that 6.000 people overcrowded and desecrated the cathedral with a capacity of only 3.000. As a result, Tangerine Dream was banned on further performances in cathedrals by the Catholic Church.
The band Tangerine Dream was founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese in West Berlin. They were early pioneers of electronic music, who, with albums like Phaedra and Rubycon, laid the foundation for new styles such as Ambient and Trance. Through uncovered photographs and videos, original synthesizers, cassettes and vinyl, the exhibition Tangerine Dream: Zeitraffer reveals London's key role in the international breakthrough of Tangerine Dream during the 1970s. Visitors are taken on an analogue journey through unseen footage, unpublished articles and original synthesizers with one of electronic music's pioneering groups.