Thorsten Quaeschning performing with Tangerine Dream, Germany 2018
|Born||23 February 1977|
|Instruments||Synthesizers, vocals, guitar, drums|
|Labels|| PledgeMusic |
Azure Vista Records
Invisible Hands Music
|Associated acts|| Tangerine Dream |
Picture Palace music
Quaeschning & Schnauss
Thorsten Quaeschning (born 23 February 1977) is a German musician.He is the current bandleader of Tangerine Dream which he joined in 2005. He performs synthesizers, vocals, guitar and drums.
Thorsten Quaeschning was born in 1977 in Berlin within a classically trained music-loving family.
As a child he went on to practice the violin, the piano, drums and the flute and was preferential to such classical musicians as Wagner and Humperdinck.
Before joining Tangerine Dream, Quaeschning worked as a producer for the band Minory. Afterwards, he began to tour with Tangerine Dream behind the scenes in 2003 before joining them two years later.
Quaeschning has a second band called Picture Palace music.
In 2018 Quaeschning released the soundtrack to the thriller film Cargo .
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