Thorsten Quaeschning

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Thorsten Quaeschning
Thorsten Quaeschning performing with Tangerine Dream, Germany 2018
Thorsten Quaeschning performing with Tangerine Dream, Germany 2018
Background information
Born (1977-02-23) 23 February 1977 (age 43)
Berlin, 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 which 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, drums 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 2003 before joining them two years later.

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

In 2018 Quaeschning released 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)
  • Cargo (2018)


  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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