A cloud of sound engulfs the Hall as German artist and producer Wolfgang Voigt celebrates the 20th anniversary of his ambient Techno project GAS.
As the moniker suggests, Voigt creates elemental and atmospheric music under the GAS guise. Padding beats are submerged by vaporous waves of sound, almost as if the samples he’s chosen have melted into air. Inspired by a forest near his hometown,GAS marries ambient music and techno in an attempt to ‘bring the forest to the disco’ – a spirited, uplifting and enveloping evocation of the wonder of the natural world.
Bored by the generic music popular in Germany at the time, a young Voigt found excitement in his eccentrically eclectic listening habits, taking in the Classical avant-garde, experimental Rock and, crucially, the budding Acid House scene. This passion led to the foundation of the record store Delirium in his native Cologne, eventually morphing into influential electronic Kompakt. A tirelessly prolific producer, he's shaped and influenced the minimal Techno sound through countless projects, most notably with GAS, which he brings back to London for the first time in eight years.
The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
We’ve plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, from coffee and cake to wood-fired pizzas and full pre-theatre menus
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.
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