Wolfgang Voigt performs GAS (U.S. Debut) with Brian Eno's Discreet Music
Friday, May 29, 2009
Miller Theatre and Wordless Music present:
THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURED IN A PREVIOUS SEASON!
Wolfgang Voigt brings his legendary ambient project GAS to Miller Theatre on May 29 for its first and only U.S. performance.
"Wolfgang Voigt performs GAS" will take the form of a specially conceived audio-visual performance, created in collaboration with video artist Petra Hollenbach. In conjunction with a stream of hypnotic images derived from Voigt's own photography, GAS live will take the audience on a metaphysical journey through the forest of German romanticism and its ambivalent mythology.
Wolfgang Voigt is the founder of renowned Cologne record label Kompakt and one of the key figures of German electronic music since the late 1980s. With his four GAS albums, released between 1996 and 2000, Voigt created a new, previously unheard musical aesthetic: sounds inspired by German Romantic and modern composers Brahms, Wagner, Schoenberg, Webern, and Berg, interwoven into fluid, ephemeral ambient stuctures that evoke transient spaces and plunge the listener into an ecstatic experience. In 2008, Kompakt re-released all four groundbreaking albums in a CD box entitled "Nah Und Fern," cited by numerous critics as the year's most noteworthy reissue. Wolfgang Voigt performs GAS will also feature a special appearance from Toronto's CONTACT Ensemble, in a live performance of Brian Eno's landmark 1975 ambient album Discreet Music.
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