Edgar Froese has died. He was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, and well known as the founder of the electronic music group Tangerine Dream, at the time of his death, he was seventy. Also during their forty eight years he has been the constant member.
The band posted a statement to its Facebook page today, reading,
“This is a message to you we are very sorry for … On January 20th, Tuesday afternoon, Edgar Froese suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna. The sadness in our hearts is immensely. Edgar once said: ‘There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address.’ Edgar, this is a little comfort to us.”
He was from East Prussia in 1944, during his time with Tangerine Dream,
He achieved international fame for the band’s groundbreaking use of synthesizers. They proved to be influential to generations of ambient, New Age and other subgenres of electronic music.