CANCELED – GAS
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This show has now been moved to Union Stage at the District Wharf for a matinee show on Sunday, March 25. Doors will open at 2:00 pm and the show will begin at 3:00 pm. Sixth & I tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Online and phone orders will be automatically canceled and refunded.
Please note that Sixth & I tickets will NOT be honored at Union Stage. New tickets will need to be purchased here to attend the show.
Wolfgang Voigt is an artist, music producer, label owner, and one of the co-founders of the Cologne-based electronica and techno label Kompakt.
Voight, who came of age in Germany during the pop sub-culture of the 1970s and 1980s, has developed his own art and sound that crosses genres, mixing music styles such as glam rock, pop, jazz, classic, punk, and new wave with art movements like pop art and the Neue Wilde (the ‘New Wild Ones’). His project GAS, an intoxicatingly sinister work of sound art based on highly condensed classical sound sources, thrills global audiences far beyond the traditional electronica and techno music scenes.
By combining abstract nature sounds, strings, and brass with cover designs of photographs he took in the forest, Voigt shows his strong affinity for Romanticism and portrays the forest as a mysterious and melancholic place.
Two fundamental approaches characterize Voigt’s music and artwork. The first: the loop principle—the static or varying repetition of minimalist, repetitive structures which generate specific patterns. The second: the abstract deforming and condensing of sounds or images reduced to their original basic structure.
While Voigt often cannot resist the attraction of extreme abstraction, he nevertheless respects the clear rules of a 4/4 beat, the three-minute pop song, and the serial patterns found on industrially produced wallpaper.
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