of OMNION & special guests
Demo of new Live-Psy Dance Textures by Omnion:
samples from OMNION CD:
- based on the traditional Gayatrí Mantra of the Hindu tradition,
it is adjusted here to fit a 7/4 beat-box pulse and the mantra
serves here as the "drone" for the Gregorian-oriented
vocal line composed on the latin liturgical text Sacntus (Holiness).
- a meditative composition using an ancient folk clarinet from
Moravia (a simple predecessor of the modern clarinet).
- inspired by one of the earliest known Czech spiritual songs
from the 12th century which also was the first Czech national
All-IQ-o-t-E (All I.Q. of the Earth)
- a real-time looping composition using only the human voice,
relying primarily on harmonic (overtone) singing. There is also
a quotation from one of the earliest Gregorian chants - Improperia,
which is sung on Good Friday in two languages - Greek and Latin.
- the "Hang" is a new musical instrument inspired
by Caribbean steel-drum, the Indonesian gongs and the African
Udu. This piece is based on realtime-looping improvisation. Besides
the hang one can hear the folk overtone-flute "koncovka,"
as well as the South Indian "kanjira" (a small, powerful
frame drum with pitch bending capabilities).
- play with auhentic human (mostly mine) body sounds accompanied
by blues harp (harmonica) and then digeridu. The bass line was
performed unconsciousnessly (in deep sleep) by my friend Ales.
- a musical joke using fragments of famous Czech theatrical works
of Jara Cimrman (used with the permission of the authors).
Compositions with special guests:
(drum´n´feet duet with Anežka Hessova)
in "Kathak," a classical dance form of North India,
complex rhythms are articulated by the hard, virtuosic tapping
of the dancers' feet in concert with the "tabla" (drum)
player. As a unique background to the music, this piece uses the
authentic sounds of rituals at the bank of the Ganges river in
the sacred Indian city of Benares (Varanasi). Church organ loop
was recorded in St.Margaret Church, south-western Bohemia town
Guest: Anezka Hessova - Kathak footwork, voice
- the oldest composition of the Omnion project - using the latin
liturgical text as a mantra, embellished by garlands of virtuosic
improvisations by guest musicians.
Special guest: Amit Chatterjee (India/US) - guitar; and Pavel
Hrubý - soprano sax; bass clarinet; Ilona Vozničková - vocals;
Jakub Vejnar - bass
tanec Šivy a Šakti
- inspired by Indian Classical Music and the
mythology of the Hindu deities Shiva and Shakti.
Special guest: Amit Chatterjee (India/US) - guitar, vocal;
and Pavel Hrubý - soprano sax, bass clarinet
composed, recorded and mixed by Tomáš Reindl:
voice, overtone (aliquote) singing, beat-box, tabla, didjeridu,
kanjira, darbuka, frame drums, hang, folk clarinet, "koncovka"
flute, blues harmonica, keyboards, realtime looping
special guest: Amit Chatterjee (India/US) -
Anežka Hessová – kathak bells (ghungaru), voice
Pavel Hrubý - soprano sax, bassclarinet
Ilona Vozničková - vocal
Jakub Vejnar - bass
Markéta Schley Reindlová – church organ loops
Records 2011, quality digipack cover with english commentaries)