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.
Full Name Christopher Franke
Profession Drummer, Songwriter, Keyboard Player, Film Score Composer
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