Jaime Reis

OMNISCIENCE is a collective (2009-2013), is a piece divided in different parts, made using voices from ASEFUAN members recorded in the woods of Solvalla, Finland (2009) and Mount Fuji, Japan (2010), using more than 15 different languages, expressing concerns on world problems. The majority of the texts were collected by the Finnish architect Inari Virkalla and concern ecological issues regarding contemporary life in and outside cities, especially focusing on contrasts in the relation between architecture and daily life in the cities.

The main idea is that Omniscience is a state that can only be achieved by the collective of humanity and that to solve world characteristics that inhibit world harmony, all humanity must dialogue, create and share knowledge.

The musical developments evolve both in the use of multiple languages, their phonetic idiosyncrasies and the musical textures in the instruments. This creates textures and semantic levels that can only be understood by the audience as a communicant group that dialogues and reflect among the different meanings, elements and development.