Omri Hason was born and raised in Israel. He took to drumming at the age of ten, starting on the drum kit, and later gravitating to hand-drums: the zarb, the darbuka, and the frame drum. The rich multi-cultural environment of his background nourished his first musical passions. Later, the rhythmic language of India deeply influenced his playing, as have years of study with the Iranian master drummer, Djamchid Chemirani. He has lived since 1986 in Switzerland, teaching music, and recording and performing with various jazz and world music aggregations. Omri founded the groups „Kedem Ensemble" and „Modus Quartet“ which feature musicians from several different musical cultures.

Deutsch


Omri Hason ist 1962 in Israel geboren und aufgewachsen. Im Alter von 10 Jahren machte er seine ersten musikalischen Erfahrungen auf dem Schlagzeug. Das war der Anfang seiner Leidenschaft für die Musik im Allgemeinen und deren Umsetzung auf verschiedenste Schlag- und Perkussionsinstrumente im Speziellen. Die frühen musikalischen Impulse empfing er  aus seiner nahen Umgebung und später  spezialisierte er sich vorwiegend auf das Spiel der Zarb, der Darbuka und der Rahmentrommel. Seit 1986 lebt er  in der Schweiz.

Die rhythmisch-perkussive Farbpalette seiner musikalischen Weiterbildung wird seit 1996 durch den Unterricht beim iranischen Meistertrommler Djamchid Chemirani auf der Zarb (iranische Trommel) erweitert und durch die intensive Auseinandersetzung mit der indischen Rhythmik und ihrer Sprache  in der Trommel- und Musikkultur durch wertvolle Akzente betont.

Als freischaffender Musiker und Instrumentallehrer leitet er auch Workshops und arbeitet  in verschiedensten Projekten und CD-Produktionen der internationalen Jazz-und Worldmusicszene mit.

Omri Hason ist Gründer von zwei Quartetten: Kedem Ensemble und
Modus Quartet. Die  Besetzung beider Formationen setzt sich aus Mitgliedern verschiedener Herkunft zusammen: Israel, Iran, Italien, und Schweiz (Kedem Ensemble) und Israel, Italien, Griechenland und Schweiz (Modus Quartet). Daraus ist ersichtlich, dass Omri Hasons Hauptinteresse dem Dialog verschiedener Kulturen und derer musikalischen Verbindung miteinander gilt.



Festival

Summer Sonic Festival, Tokyo, Japan/ Lowlands, Dronten, Holland/ Jazzfestival Weimar-Jena, Germany/ BeJazz Winterfestival, Bern, Switzerland/ Nonstop Musix Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel/ Monegros Desert Festival, Fraga, Spain/ Festival Internationale Voci Audaci, Ascona, Switzerland/ Ravensburger Jazzfestival, Germany/ Summer Sonic Festival, Osaka, Japan/ Electrocity, Lubiaz, Poland/ Tonart-Jazzfestival, Theater Uri, Altdorf, Switzerland/ Tamburi Mundi - International Frame Drum Festival, Germany/ Creamfields, Liverpool, England/ Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co, Irland/ Liederflut, Grimma, Deutschland/ Bundesplatz Einweihung, Bern, Switzerland/ Feufliazhe, Alp music festival, France/ Uhuru Weltmusikfestival, Switzerland/ Koblenz - Horizonte Festival, Germany/ Perkussionfestival, Moods, Zurich, Switzerland/ Slovenske Konjice, Slovenia/ Jazz Goes To Town Festival Hradec Králové, Czech Republic



Clubs & Theater

Tokyo, Opera City, Japan/ Zappa Club, Tel Aviv, Israel/ Moods, Zurich, Switzerland/ Tropentheater, Amsterdam, Holland/ Cafe Yorozuya-sobei, Kobe, Japan/ Mühle Hunziken, Rubigen, Switzerland/ Theater De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort, Holland/ Zehntscheuer, Ravensburg, Germany/ SJU Jazzpodium, Utrecht, Holland/ Kugayama Hall, Tokyo Japan/ Kongresshaus, Biel, Switzerland/ De Burcht,Leiden, Holland/ Paul Klee Museum, Bern, Switzerland/ Linouï, Luxembourg/ Korzo, Den Haag, Holland/ Kreml Kulturhaus, Zollhaus, Germany/ Theater De Evenaar, Rotterdam, Holland/ Stadt Theater Bern, Switzerland/ Blue Note Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Slovak Republic/ Jazzdock Prague, Czech Republic



TV

TV SF DRS „10 vor 10“, Modus Quartet TSR „Illico“, Hang & Horn

Radio

DRS2 „Musik der Welt“, Omri Hason portrait DRS, RTR, RSR, RSI, „kiosque à musiques“ l'Eglise deChippis.

Dance

„music, please!“ Dampfzentrale Bern, Switzerland "twilight", Paul Klee Museum Bern, Switzerland

Theater

„Ali Baba und die 4...zig Räuber“, Stadt Theater Bern, Switzerland „Verbrennungen“, Stadt Theater Bern, Switzerland

Film

Ursula - Leben in Anderswo Director: Rolf Lyssy
The Tractor by Oded Hirsch


Reviews

Scwäbische Zeitung

Omri Hason is a master of persuasion because he continually succeeds in creating new ensembles, bringing together eastern and western instruments and musicians, and blending the beauties of oriental rhythms and melodies with elements of Jazz.

Der Bund

Omri Hason gently enchants a sonorous and rhythmic richness out of the darabuka, the frame drum and other types of hand-drum. This is a great show to watch, as well as to hear.

Jazzport CZ

"The trio was deservedly rewarded with a standing ovation!"

 

Vaterland

it is inspiring when Omri Hason lets a whole ocean of tone colours flow from a single drum.

Reutlinger Nachrichten

He is an artist with his fingers, but he doesn't flaunt his dexterity; he is a quiet virtuoso.


ZO

One could watch Omri Hason's rapid-fire, virtuosic percussion playing for hours.

Berner Zeitung

and the percussionist Omri Hason proves with his oriental quartet that - given a thorough study of the musical souces - one can always make the open idiom of jazz one's own - without descending into kitsch or clichés.

Der Bund

Omri and company make clear from the start that their drums are full of melody and a great variety of tone colours and shades. The harmonies and richness of sound make for an exciting experience.

 

SchwÄbische Zeitung

This was the sound of four real virtuosi at work-with skill, with fantasy, with a feeling for sound, and with the filigreed handiwork of Omri Hason... TOPS!

 

              OMRI HASON / PROJECT

 


MODUS


Levant jazz


Antonello Messina (accordion)
Alkis Zopoglou (kanun)
Omri Hason (perc, hang)
Lorenz Beyeler (double bass)

 


KEDEM


Ladino and Mediterranean Songs


Talya G.A Solan (voc)
Zhubin Kalhor (kamancheh, daf, voc)
Antonello Messina (acc)
Omri Hason (perc, hang)

 



JMO


World, Jazz, Griot


Jan Galega Brönnimann (b. clarinet, soprano)

Moussa Cissokho (kora, voc)

Omri Hason (perc, hang)


HANG & HORN


Soundscapes of Switzerland


Bruno Bieri (horn, hang)
Omri Hason (perc. hang)

 



Contemporary rhythm Ensemble


Luca Carangelo (indian and various perc.)
Omri Hason (oriental and various perc.)
Christoph Staudenmann (drums, perc.)

 


 

OMRI HASON / CDs

 

DATES

Next Live Concert

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Singapore Tour

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Kedem Ensemble

Talya G.A Solan, Zhubin Kalhor, Antonello Messina, Omri Hason
Hang & Horn

Kedem Ensemble

Talya G.A Solan, Zhubin Kalhor, Antonello Messina, Omri Hason
Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Zagreb Croatia

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Zagreb Croatia

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Hang & Horn Zagreb Croatia

Bruno Bieri - Horn & Vocal, Omri Hason - Hang & Percussion

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

DUO OUD’N’DRUM

Christian Moser - Oud, Omri Hason - Perkussion, Hang

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Modus Quartet

Modus Trio

Houry Dora Apartian (voc), Antonello Messina (acc), Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

Modus Quartet

Modus Trio

Houry Dora Apartian (voc), Antonello Messina (acc), Omri Hason (perc)

Hang & Horn

Cissokho – Brönnimann - Hason

 

Jan Galega Brönnimann (bcl) Moussa Cissokho (kora) Omri Hason (perc)

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