Thorsten Quaeschning

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Thorsten Quaeschning
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Thorsten Quaeschning performing with Tangerine Dream, Germany 2018
Background information
BornBerlin, Germany
Occupation(s)Composer, musician
InstrumentsSynthesizers, vocals, guitar, drums
Azure Vista Records
Invisible Hands Music
Associated actsTangerine Dream
Edgar Froese
Bianca Froese-Acquaye
Picture Palace music
Ulrich Schnauss
Hoshiko Yamane
Quaeschning & Schnauss[1]

Thorsten Quaeschning (born 23 February 1977) is a German musician.[2] He is the current bandleader of Tangerine Dream who he joined in 2005. He performs synthesizers,[3][4] vocals,[3] guitar[5] and drums.

Thorsten Quaeschning performing with Tangerine Dream in 2007

Early life[edit]

Thorsten Quaeschning was born in 1977 in Berlin within a classically trained music-loving family.[6]

As a child he went on to practice the violin, the piano and the flute and was preferential to such classical musicians as Wagner and Humperdinck.[7]


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 2004 before joining them a year later.

Quaeschning has a second band called Picture Palace music.[7][8]

In 2017 Quaeschning composed the soundtrack to the thriller film Cargo.[7][9][10][11][12]



  • The Munich Session (2019)

with Ulrich Schnauss[edit]

  • Synthwaves (2017)

with Picture Palace Music[edit]

  • Nostalgia (2006)
  • Somnambulistic Tunes (2007) (recorded 2004)
  • Symphony For Vampires (2008)
  • Natatorium (2009)


  1. ^ Big Takeover Exclusives (15 June 2017). "Video Premiere: "Rain on Dry Concrete" by Quaeschning & Schnauss". The Big Takeover.
  2. ^ "Thorsten Quaeschning". AllMusic.
  3. ^ a b Pareles, Jon (July 9, 2012). "Synthesizers and Drum Machines, Sure, but With a Touch of the Human". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Kreps, Daniel (September 12, 2016). "Hear Tangerine Dream's Spooky Cover of 'Stranger Things' Theme". Rolling Stone.
  5. ^ "Tangerine Dream in der Elphi Elektronik-Legenden mit Segen von oben". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). February 9, 2018.
  6. ^ Tangerine Dream - The Bob Moog Foundation. YouTube. July 9, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c "Fifteen Questions Interview with Tangerine Dream". Fifteen Questions. 2017.
  8. ^ "Picture Palace music".
  9. ^ The Film Music for "Cargo" by Thorsten Quaeschning with Steinberg Cubase (in German). MusoTalk. October 8, 2017.
  10. ^ Gingold, Michael (May 3, 2018). "Another "[CARGO]" Opens This Summer; Poster, Trailer, Novel And Soundtrack Info/Art". Rue Morgue.
  11. ^ Clarkson, John (10 May 2018). "Thorsten Quaeschning : Interview". Penny Black Music.
  12. ^ Roy, Precious (May 14, 2018). "CARGO soundtrack is a nice surprise". Ain't It Cool News.

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