We’d pretty much given up hope of Wolfgang Voigt bringing his GAS live show to the British Isles. Leipzig, Montreal, Berlin and Barcelona have all been graced with the Kompakt co-founder’s presence. But what about us?

Well, we can tell you – with more than a trill of excitement – that Voigt will finally be coming to Blighty to a deliver a full audio-visual performance, at London’s Barbican on Friday 16 October. The show takes place in Cinema 1, and is quite simply unmissable. Here’s what the Barbican have to say about it: 

"Wolfgang Voigt – one of the most influential figures in contemporaryelectronic music – brings a stunning audio-visual creation to theBarbican. A marriage of half-buried, fractured melody, oceanic technoand immersive cinematic images, the live Gas experience is acaptivating kaleidoscope of swirling sounds and textures. Based inCologne, Germany, Wolfgang Voigt has had a prodigious output undervarious aliases on many record labels, including Warp, Harvest,Raster-Noton and Force Inc, and the label he co-founded – Kompakt – isnow recognised as one of the world’s leading techno imprints. The fourGas albums, originally released between 1996 and 2000, were reissued in2008 to enormous international acclaim, and they have been widelyrecognised as the most important ambient music creations of the 1990s."

Tickets are still available, but capacity is limited so don’t hang about. Wondering why we’re so excited about prospect of 90 minutes in the company of the slightly odd-looking chap pictured above? Read this.



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