Wolfgang Voigt |




In Zusammenarbeit mit c/o pop


Wolfgang Voigt, born in Cologne in 1961, is an artist, music producer and co-founder of the electronic label Kompakt. Having grown up in the pop subculture of the 1970s and 1980s, Voigt has created his very own cosmos of art and music, drawing upon extremely different influences. Among his numerous musical projects, it is mainly GAS, a vibrant, sombre artwork of sound which has found an international following far beyond the electronic scene for more than 20 years. For the occasion of his first guest appearance in Cologne in almost 10 years, Voigt has completely reworked the audio-visual concept of GAS. It will be heard and seen in this form for the first time at the Philharmonie. Wolfgang Voigt makes his hypnotic and monotonous groove structures march through foggy, sombre, suspended sound figures and landscapes. In conjunction with large-format animated images, he takes listeners and observers on a psychedelic journey into another world. This journey is characterized by an inebriating simultaneity of far and near, harmonic and atonal, abstract and concrete.