Our ‘WOMAD at home‘ series returns tonight (Thursday 8th October) with a new performance from Hinako Omori. Hinako’s session comes as the fourth instalment of our new immersive audio series, bringing together WOMAD Festival with Real World Studios, to bring the essence of WOMAD directly to an online audience. The WOMAD at home series sees artist’s sessions recorded with world-class sound technology and brand new techniques developed at Real World Studios to offer an immersive audio experience that reaches beyond the possibilities of traditional stereo listening.
Hinako Omori is a musician with a love for synthesizers and anything that makes interesting sounds. Born in Yokohama, Japan she moved to London when she was three, where she is still based.
Hinako Omori began her musical career as a session musician for the likes of pop artists Ellie Goulding and James Bay before releasing her debut solo EP Auraelia: a sonic exploration of space, haziness and transformation, building on layers of synths and vocals.
In her WOMAD at Home session, Hinako blends field recordings of the natural environment — from Chew Valley and the Mendip Hills to the fields near Real World Studios — with man-made soundscapes created on a variety of synthesisers.
Catch the live stream of Hinako’s fully immersive recording on the WOMAD at Home site for free this Thursday (8th October) at 8pm. Turn your screens off, put your headphones on and enjoy this 360° audio experience which will transport you into the same space as the musicians. The session will be available to enjoy for 7 days after it’s initial broadcast this evening. Don’t miss out!