Berlin born, Christopher Franke
studied classical music and composition at the Berlin Conservatory.. Within the music school, Franke, with help set up a sound studio within the music school and taught improvisation courses which resulted in a project that evolved into the Berlin School of Electronic Music. Here is where Franke met Edgar Froese and became a member of the group Tangerine Dream.
In 1991, left the band and released his first solo album. He also founded the Berlin Symphonic Film Orchestra and opened a new studio in Hollywood. Forming his own label (Sonic Images Records) and released numerous studio recordings and soundtracks. Notable compositions included "Universal Soldier" for the big screen and television soundtracks for the Sci-Fi series "Babylon 5" among others.