Time is an essential subject in music. Conventionally, musical time moves in one direction on a linear plane. OMNI was co-founded by myself, Toshimaru Nakamura & Tetuzi Akiyama in 2006, to make music that develops in the depth of time.
We visualized the three of us on separate trains going through tunnels, rather than riding together on a linear time-table. Prior to the performance, each of us came up with individual sequences, without telling the others what we would do.
The result was many layers of moments that were transfixed in the recording, like a photograph taken with a long exposure.
July 10, 2009