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Christopher Franke

Biography

A longtime person in the pioneering German digital unit Tangerine Wish, keyboardist/composer Christopher Franke was created in Berlin on Apr 6, 1953, subsequently learning traditional music and composition in the Berlin Conservatory. While playing within the jazz-rock group Agitation Free of charge, he and his coach, Swiss avant-garde composer Thomas Kessler, setup a sound studio room and started teaching programs in improvisation, laying the groundwork for what would end up being the Berlin College of Electronic Music. Through the institution, Franke fulfilled Edgar Froese and Peter Baumann, becoming a member of them in Tangerine Desire in 1970; he continued to be using the group for pretty much two decades, throughout that period greatly growing the guidelines of digital music through his efforts to landmark information including Zeit, Atem, and Phaedra in addition to important film soundtracks like Sorcerer, Risky Business, and Story. Among the 1st music artists to explore the entire creative scope from the synthesizer, Franke demonstrated especially innovative in utilizing sequencers as percussion devices, forging the thick, throbbing sound which became Tangerine Dream’s brand during the middle- to past due ’70s. He remaining the group in 1988 to support a solo profession, settling in LA two years later on to go after film function; in 1991, furthermore to developing the Berlin Symphonic Film Orchestra (BSFO), Franke released his debut single album, Pacific Coastline Highway. In 1993, he founded his personal label, Sonic Pictures, subsequently releasing many series of his music for the syndicated sci-fi series Babylon 5 in addition to his continuing single recordings. 3 years afterwards, Franke released Perry Rhodan Pax Terra that was implemented in 1999 by Epic.

Quick Facts


Full Name Christopher Franke
Profession Drummer, Songwriter, Keyboard Player, Film Score Composer
Nationality German
Music Groups Tangerine Dream, Agitation Free
Music Songs Purple Waves, A Radiant Band of Light, Viciente, Morphing Space, Messages From Earth, Lontano Mystery, Scattered Thoughts of a Canyon Flight, The Mission of Father Sanchez, Z'ha'dum, Severed Dreams, Scene at the Crossroads, Voices of Authority, Cosmo Ice, Mind War, I'm Save, Continental Chase, American World Pictures Logo, Creep Top, Couple Argument, End Title
Albums Underwater Sunlight, Pacific Coast Highway, Babylon 5: Sleeping in Light, Stratosfear, Green Desert, Legend, Risky Business, Near Dark, The London Concert, Klemania, Enchanting Nature, The Celestine Prophecy, Transformation of Mind, Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, Universal Soldier, Night Of The Running Man - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Undercurrent, Dark Ambient, Fun & Humor 3, Undercurrent, Vol. 3, Action Adventure, Vol. 5, Action Adventure, Vol. 6
Movies Universal Soldier, Green Street, Babylon 5: Thirdspace, Babylon 5: The River of Souls, Babylon 5: In the Beginning, Tenchi the Movie: Tenchi Muyo in Love, What the Bleep Do We Know!?, Night of the Running Man, The Park Is Mine, Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers, Tarzan and the Lost City, Babylon 5: The Gathering, Thief, Flashpoint, Fortress 2: Re-Entry, Dancing at the Harvest Moon, The Inheritance, The Elizabeth Smart Story, Murder on the Orient Express, Seventeen Again, The Calling, A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster, A Holiday Romance, The Devil's Child, Manhood, Terror in the Mall, Menno's Mind, Reviving Ophelia, Jack the Dog, Solo, Eye of the Storm, Beyond Betrayal, Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, Hunter: Back in Force, Trabbi Goes to Hollywood, Public Enemies, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Berkeley, Johnny Flynton, Tangerine Dream: Live at Coventry Cathedral 1975, Requiem, Firefighter, Game Over


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1 Founder of the Sonic Images record label.
2 Member of the German band Tangerine Dream from 1970 to 1988.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Yarn Princess 1994 TV Movie
Tales from the Crypt 1993 TV Series 1 episode
Angel Falls 1993 TV Series
The Tommyknockers 1993 TV Series 2 episodes
Raven 1992-1993 TV Series 20 episodes
Journey to the Center of the Earth 1993 TV Movie
Babylon 5: The Gathering 1993 TV Movie new score, 1998 Special version
Universal Soldier 1992
She Woke Up 1992 TV Movie
Eye of the Storm 1991
McBain 1991
Driving Me Crazy 1991
Frühstück für Feinde 1988 TV Movie
The Amazing Race 2002-2016 TV Series 295 episodes
Julia 2013/III Documentary
Reviving Ophelia 2010 TV Movie
Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston 2010 Documentary
High School Confidential 2008 TV Series documentary 5 episodes
Big Brother 2002-2008 TV Series 171 episodes
Supernanny 2005-2008 TV Series 48 episodes
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales 2007 Video
Faces of Earth 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary
Confrontation 2006 TV Movie
What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole 2006 Documentary
Evgenia 2005 Short
Berkeley 2005
Firefighter 2005 Short
Green Street Hooligans 2005
Pat Croce Moving In 2004 TV Series
No Opportunity Wasted 2004 TV Series 10 episodes
A Tale of Two Titans 2004 Video documentary short
Guns, Genes & Fighting Machines: The Making of 'Universal Soldier' 2004 Video documentary short
Amish in the City 2004 TV Series 9 episodes
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? 2004 Documentary
Mad Mad House 2004 TV Series
Todd TV 2004 TV Series documentary
The Elizabeth Smart Story 2003 TV Movie
Footsteps 2003 TV Movie
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster 2003 TV Movie
Hunter 2003 TV Series 5 episodes
Hunter: Back in Force 2003 TV Movie
The Family 2003 TV Series
Manhood 2003
Dear Santa 2002 TV Movie documentary
Dancing at the Harvest Moon 2002 TV Movie
Johnny Flynton 2002 Short
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight 2002 TV Movie
Byeoljubu hero 2001
18 Wheels of Justice 2000-2001 TV Series 44 episodes
Murder on the Orient Express 2001 TV Movie
Jack the Dog 2001
When Dinosaurs Roamed America 2001 TV Movie documentary
The Calling 2000
Seventeen Again 2000 TV Movie
Pacific Blue 1996-2000 TV Series 101 episodes
Fortress 2 2000
A Holiday Romance 1999 TV Movie
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic 1999 TV Movie documentary
Babylon 5 1994-1998 TV Series 110 episodes
Babylon 5: The River of Souls 1998 TV Movie
Terror in the Mall 1998 TV Movie
Babylon 5: Thirdspace 1998 TV Movie
Tarzan and the Lost City 1998
Lost in the Bermuda Triangle 1998 TV Movie
Babylon 5: In the Beginning 1998 TV Movie
Perry Rhodan - Operation Eastside 1998 Video Game
Jamaica Beat 1997
The Devil's Child 1997 TV Movie
Ms. Bear 1997
Kalte Küsse 1997 TV Movie
The Inheritance 1997 TV Movie
Menno's Mind 1997
Tell Me No Secrets 1997 TV Movie
Movie Magic 1994-1997 TV Series documentary 60 episodes
Code Name: Wolverine 1996 TV Movie
Solo 1996
Tenchi Muyô! In Love 1996
Public Enemies 1996 Video
A Face to Die For 1996 TV Movie
Hypernauts 1996 TV Series 3 episodes
Walker, Texas Ranger 1993-1996 TV Series 22 episodes
Requiem 1995 Short
Kidnapped: In the Line of Duty 1995 TV Movie
Night of the Running Man 1995
The Surgeon 1995 music composed by
M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 TV Series 11 episodes
Beyond Betrayal 1994 TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murder on the Orient Express 2001 TV Movie orchestrator
Babylon 5: In the Beginning 1998 TV Movie musician
Menno's Mind 1997 musician
The Surgeon 1995 music performer
M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 TV Series composer - 10 episodes
Babylon 5 1994 TV Series music performed by - 24 episodes
The Tommyknockers 1993 TV Series musician - 2 episodes
Babylon 5: The Gathering 1993 TV Movie music performed by

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stranger Things 2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Halloween on Dartmoor 2014 Video short writer: "Betrayal Sorcerer Theme
Paris-Manhattan 2012 writer: "Can I Have this Dance?"
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Enter the Void 2009 performer: "Incent"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: "Remote Viewing" - as C. Franke
The Squid and the Whale 2005 writer: "Love on a Real Train" - as Christophe Franke
À Tout de Suite 2004 writer: "Ricochet Part 1" - as Christophe Frank
Solo 1996 lyrics: "I Can See The Stars" / music: "I Can See The Stars"
McBain 1991 lyrics: "Christina's Song" / music: "Christina's Song"
Ghost Dad 1990 music: "Betrayal" - as Christoph Franke
Ninja Champion 1986 writer: "Diamond Diary" - uncredited
Moonlighting 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo 1984 producer: "Din Daa Daa" - as Christoph Frank
Future War 198X 1982 writer: "Main Title", "Grind", "Betrayal" - uncredited
Von Richtern und anderen Sympathisanten 1982 Documentary writer: "Cloudburst Flight"
Identification of a Woman 1982 writer: "Tangram", "Ricochet" - as Chris Franke
Tatort 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le sacre du printemps 2004 Short recording producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perry Rhodan - Operation Eastside 1998 Video Game special thanks

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Amazing Race (2001)
2005 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Amazing Race (2001) · John M. Keane
· Lee Sanders


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