the interview series with Hinako Omori

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12 June 2020
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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.

This event is part of our EQ series (started earlier this year), where we have been discussing equality and diversity within the music industry.

Initially training to be a sound engineer, she studied Music and Sound Recording at Surrey University but then went on to work at record labels and distributors and then at audio equipment manufacturer Focusrite/Novation. After session playing on the side, she leapt into music full time as a keyboard player and programmer – some of the artists Hinako has worked with include Ed O’Brien, Georgia, Kate Tempest, KT Tunstall, James Bay, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Ellie Goulding, Sophie Hunger and Fionn Regan. 

The experience spurred her on into developing her own musical journeys – 'Auraelia', released in November 2019 via Injazero Records, is the first time Hinako has released an EP of her own. After delving into a hard drive of instrumental demos, lyrics and field recordings, 'Auraelia' was born. The tracks are a sonic exploration of space, haziness and transformation, building on layers of synths and vocals.

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