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Serpent Magique

The liner notes of Views From A Red Train about this composition: "Some old wise books telling us that the real consciousness is like a snake with his tail on earth and his head in heaven. The composer's sequencing software has no note symbols for either earth or heaven. But the laptop found the horizontal snake sign: ∼. If two ∼ signs are mirrored against each other you will have the sign for infinity (∞). Two snakes on the horizontal will meet two snakes on the vertical and cross... well, the composer's laptop underwent a malfunction source during the composing process of this song while being exposed to a blizzard in the Austrian Alps. True story."

There are several official versions of this composition:
  • the original studio recording from 2008
  • five slightly different live recordings from 2008 through 2011


Recording year2008
Composer(s)Edgar Froese


Tangerine Dream: Official Releases
2008Views From A Red Train [a] 9:20
The Epsilon Journey [a] [2008 live version]11:06
The Epsilon Journey [b] [2008 live version]9:29
The Epsilon Journey [c] [2008 live version]9:18
2009The London Eye Concert [a] [2008 live version]6:30
The London Eye Concert [b] [2008 live version]6:30
The London Eye Concert [c] [2008 live version]6:20
Live @ Dussmann Berlin [a] [2009 live version]6:11
Rocking Out The Bats [a] [2009 live version]5:22
Rocking Out The Bats [b] [2009 live version]5:22
2011Knights Of Asheville [a] [2011 live version]7:59
2013One Night In Africa [a] 9:19

Live Performances

2008April 13Eindhoven Technic University Auditorium (Netherlands)
November 01London The Forum Kentishtown (UK)
November 02Edinburgh The Picture House (UK)
November 07Los Angeles UCLA Royce Hall (USA)
2009May 30Berlin Kulturkaufhaus Dussmann (Germany)
August 29Northeim Waldbühne (Germany)
August 30Berlin Citadelle Spandau (Germany)
2011October 28Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (USA)
2014April 11 MSC Divina (Caribbean Sea)


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