was born in Leisnig in 1943. From 1961 to 1972 he studied conducting and music composition at the Leipzig Academy of Music and at the Akademie der Künste der DDR.
Since 1973 Voigtländer has worked as a freelance artist in Berlin. In 1984 he founded together with Georg Katzer the "Society for electroacoustic music". In 1992 he received a guest professorship at the University of Paris, was chairman of the Berlin Composers' Association from 1990 to 1996, member of the Federal Executive Board of the German Composers' Association and vice-chairman of the works committee of the Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte. Since 2001 Voigtländer has been an honorary professor for composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden, and since 2006 he has been a member of the GEMA supervisory board.
Voigtländer founded several concert series in Berlin, including the "Long Night of Electronic Sounds". Electroacoustic works led him to the studios International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges, Zurich, Elektronisches Studio Basel, Hilversum, Freiburg, Budapest and Bratislava. Voigtländer has received international prizes, he was awarded several times at the Festival of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges (Grand Prix 1996).