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Edgar Froese dies at 70; founding member of experimental band Tangerine Dream
Edgar Froese dies at 70; founding member of experimental band Tangerine Dream

Edgar Froese, founding member of influential German electronic music band Tangerine Dream, died Tuesday in Vienna. He was 70. The cause was of death was a pulmonary embolism, according to a statement on the band's website. Along with Kraftwerk in the 1970s, Tangerine Dream experimented with electronic rock and dance music using analog and later digital synthesizers that laid a template for a generation of musicians and bands to come. "This is a very difficult field of music," he told The Times in 1977. "You have to know so much about electronics, about the equipment you are using.... It's not just playing some chords on a guitar." Edgar Willmar Froese...

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