GAS (Wolfgang Voigt)
Wolfgang Voigt is an electronic music artist from Cologne, Germany, known for his numerous output under various aliases (Mike Ink, Love Inc, M:I:5, Studio 1) on many record labels, including Warp, Harvest, Raster-Noton and Force Inc. Widely known as a tireless producer, he is also best known for co-founding the influential German techno label Kompakt. Voigts legendary ambient project GAS makes its US debut for this special Ohm Multimedia Series event, one of only three North American appearances scheduled, marking Voigts first North American live appearance in over a decade.
Voigt, as GAS will present a specially conceived 90-minute audio-visual concert, created in collaboration with video artist Petra Hollenbach. GAS is the most abstract of Voigt's many projects, with each album consisting of several long tracks of dense, hypnotic, atmospheric sound. The material shares a characteristic sound, consisting of an ambient wash of drones and loops, usually accompanied by a repetitive four to the floor kickdrum underneath the multiple layers of music. In 2008, Voigt's own label Kompakt re-released all four of his GAS albums, as a 4xCD box set entitled "Nah Und Fern".
The Ohm Multimedia Series incorporates new media in electronic music, performance and visual arts.