Osmo Nadir is an audiovisual artist born in Białystok, Eastern Poland. He writes music, creates installations, and designs futuristic instruments.
Shortly after obtaining the Master of Arts degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw he moved far south, to the Eastern Pyrenees, France, where he continues his work on visionary projects on the verge of sound and visual arts. During his studies at the Faculty of Design at the Academy, he began to work on Rite Machine, an audiovisual laboratory merging the worlds of sound, design and performance.
Osmo Nadir continues to tour with project Rite Machine, which is in fact a machine equipped with a number of exceptional instruments (a Laser string and a tilt-sensitive Spindle to name a few) for producing and modulating sound. The premiere show, being also his MA graduation was held at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. In 2015, the Third Programme of the Polish Radio awarded him with the prestigious “Talent of the Three” for his achievements in the field of audiovisual arts. Osmo Nadir used his knowledge in the field of design along with his artistic background to define his own, fascinating creative reality, away from traditional instrumentarium. The distinctive sound of Osmo Nadir – minimalistic, yet full of motion-controlled oscillations and drones, is the result of the cooperation of man and machine in a precisely customized environment.
Singularity LP, called “the first ambient record in history to ever resound on the Antipodes Islands”, is the debut full-length album by Osmo Nadir. The record, released in November 2015, was listed among “Tartine de Contrebasse’s” Top 30 independent releases of 2015 (“The thing we should have talked about in 2015”) and keeps astounding audiences around the world. While Osmo Nadir continues to tour in support of Singularity LP, in the meantime he is finishing the work on new album which is to be released this autumn.
Read about how ambient music resounded on the Antipodes in the story From the end of the world.