Chip Festival, Coming To Budapest Jan 28-29th, To Feature Tangerine Dream

Chip Festival 2017, scheduled for 28th-29th January in Budapest, Hungary, is bringing classic and modern electronica together on the legendary floating club ship A38.

The Festival will feature Tangerine Dream; Hungarian Berlin-school group Pergamon; Ulrich Schnauss, performing solo work from his new album, No Further Ahead Than Today; DJ/producer Simon Iddol;  and more.

On Saturday, the current members of Tangerine Dream (Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane and Ulrich Schnauss) will play a concert in honor of their founder, Edgar Froese.

The concert will feature performances of classic Tangerine Dream tracks, pieces originally composed and programmed by Froese, and tracks from their upcoming Quantum Gate album. 

Here’s their live version of Madagasmala, accompanied by footage from 2016 performance:

On Sunday, the festival concerts will start with Pergamoon, a Hungarian group that performs live takes on Tangerine Dream classics and also creates Berlin-school style original compositions:

Here’s their arrangement of Church Theme, from the TD Wavelength soundtrack:

The evening will also feature Tangram, a project of progressive electronic music composer Peter Fabok, who takes inspiration from 80’s ambient and electronic music.

Tangram returns from a 5-year break and will perform music from his new album, Vector Henge.


Here’s Tangram’s track, Bronze Bumblebees:

Sunday’s headliner is Ulrich Schnauss.

In addition to being a member of Tangerine Dream, Schnauss has a well-established career as a solo artist. Schnauss will perform original work, including tracks from his latest album, No Further Ahead Than Today.

Here’s the official music video for Schnauss’s Love Grows Out Of Thin Air, from the new album:

The closing act of the festival is DJ/producer Simon Iddol. In addition to his work as a performer, Iddol also has created multiple music related web sites, including AudioPorn Central, Mashuptown & MOARRR.

His Tangerine Dream reLOADED megamix, below, was aired by several European radio channels last year:

Tickets for the first day of Chip Festival 2017 are available for 6900 HUF (24 EUR). Sunday’s entry is free.

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via Synthtopia

January 11, 2017 at 09:58AM