Omega Impact & Seamus Cater
Omega Impact (OI) is a post-retro music group based in The Hague.
OI plays original music written for the group. So far OI gave over 50 concerts in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Poland performing at concert halls, music clubs, art galleries, music schools, cultural centers, public libaries, open spaces, private apartments, squats and a prison in Nowogard/Poland. The landmark of the group is its instrumentation: voice, melodicas, recorders, clarinets, harmoniums, bass guitar and percussion. The group strives for as little amplification as possible bringing natural acoustics of the instruments to the public.
Seamus Cater mixes new song writing and contemporary acoustic music.
His 2016 album, The Three Things You Can Hear, released on the Lebanese imprint Annihaya Records (CD), and Nearly Not There Records (LP), draws on revivalist folk music and 60s minimalism as source material. Playing a duet concertina as accompaniment for voice, he searches for spectral sonic connections between these two sources and his songs are noted for their conceptual narratives, often reinforced with musical parallels. The Three Things You Can hear includes collaborations with several Berlin based musicians and groups; Koen Nutters, Johnny Chang and Morten J. Olsen and The International Nothing.
Past releases include The Anecdotes (2012), with Viljam Nybacka and When We Get to Meeting (2010), with Woody Sullender. Seamus co-organises the DNK-Amsterdam concert series and as DNK Ensemble makes performance pieces and compositions with Koen Nutters. Recently he performed works by Antoine Beuger, Ryoko Akama, Taku Sugimoto and Michael Pisaro.