What is Spacious?
"Spacious~Melody for Space" is a musical project led by Toshiyuki Omori that focuses on Vibration of tone and sound.
Since 2014, we have been performing in many places in Japan.
Concert halls, museums, cafes with high ceilings, train stations with interesting architecture... In some cases, the seating has been designed in such a way that it surrounds the performers, and in others, the stage and the audience have been mixed together. In the live performance, we were experimenting with how far we could take the taste of the sound beyond daily lives, and we were having fun together with you.
In 2020 and 2021, due to the influence of Covid19, we were not able to see you in concert for a while, so we made a video.
Originally Spacious started from the feeling of cherishing the sound of space and live instruments, so I was a bit worried about what I could deliver in the form of recordings and online.
It was a bit of a struggle. But thanks to all this hesitation and trial and error, we've been able to collaborate with some amazing filmmakers in a deeper way than ever before.
I've also learned a lot about distribution.
We've been able to see people from far away in other countries, and We've had many encounters that I wouldn't have had otherwise.
To be honest, I am surprised by the experience of sharing music online.
It seems that people are listening to sounds that are supposed to be cut off online. They're trying to make up for the information that's blocked or cut off.When the environment is restricted, the new sense of the human trying to connect in a new way is amazing.I felt that there was a lot of potential.
And, it is 2022. Little by little, the real performances in concerts are coming back. I feel that I love to create concerts with more care and attention than ever before. At the same time,I would also like to train myself even more in the new video production and distribution events that I have tried in the last two years.
"The subtleties of sound and light", "the invisible light", and "the inaudible sound". "Listening with the skin", "seeing with the skin", "sharing with the presence".
When it comes to sound, light and music, there is a whole new world to explore still. Space" is not only the "space" we feel when we see interesting architecture, or the beautiful "space" of the night sky, but also the "space" within ourselves. It is the "space" within ourselves, the "space" within the universe, the "space" within our cells, the "space" between the listener and the performer.
The world we enjoy, the music we play, the sounds we make, the sounds we hear, the possibilities are endless.
Spacious is still a work in progress.
We look forward to working with you in the future.
Composer: Toshiyuki Omori