Thorsten Quaeschning

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Thorsten Quaeschning
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Quaeschning performing with Tangerine Dream in 2018
Background information
Born (1977-02-23) 23 February 1977 (age 46)
Berlin, Germany
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, producer
Instrument(s)Synthesizers, vocals, guitar, drums
Labels Pledge, Azure Vista, Invisible Hands
Member of Tangerine Dream [1]

Thorsten Quaeschning (born 23 February 1977) is a German musician. He is the bandleader of the electronic music group Tangerine Dream which he joined in 2005. He was chosen to continue as leader of the group by founder Edgar Froese shortly before his death in 2015. He performs synthesizers, [2] vocals, [3] guitar [4] and drums.


Early life

Quaeschning was born in 1977 in Berlin [5] to a classically trained, music-loving family.

As a child, he learned violin, piano, drums, and flute; and was drawn to classical composers such as Engelbert Humperdinck, Wagner, Telemann, Smetana and Mozart. [6]


Quaeschning performing with Tangerine Dream in 2018 Tangerine Dream - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg 2018 18.jpg
Quaeschning performing with Tangerine Dream in 2018

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. [6] [7]

In 2018, Quaeschning released the soundtrack to the thriller film Cargo . [6] [8] [9] [10] [11]



with Ulrich Schnauss

with Picture Palace Music

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  3. Pareles, Jon (9 July 2012). "Synthesizers and Drum Machines, Sure, but With a Touch of the Human". The New York Times .
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  5. Quaeschning, Thorsten. "Q". Thorsten Quaeschning. Archived from the original on 23 January 2024. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  6. 1 2 3 "Fifteen Questions Interview with Tangerine Dream". Fifteen Questions. 2017.
  7. "Picture Palace music".
  8. The Film Music for "Cargo" by Thorsten Quaeschning with Steinberg Cubase (in German). MusoTalk. 8 October 2017.
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