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.
Please note these times are approximate and subject to change
Podcast: Contemporary Music
Subscribe to our fortnightly podcast for exclusive interviews and music from the world's greatest artists in jazz, folk, soul, contemporary classical and the more experimental ends of rock, pop and electronica.
Silk Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street.
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
We’ve plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, from coffee and cake to wood-fired pizzas and full pre-theatre menus
Foyer bars and cafe
Beech Street Cafe & Bar
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.
Free large-print programmes
These are available for most of our concerts. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week beforehand, to prebook a large-print programmme.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.
Keep in touch to hear about our upcoming exhibitions, events and news