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GAS: live

+ Huerco S

GAS live

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.

Produced by the Barbican in association with The Hydra

Stage Times

8pm Huerco S.

8.40pm Interval

9pm GAS: live

Please note these times are approximate and subject to change


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