Ode To Omni
Matt McAndrew, Sonder, Ben O'Neill
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Ode To Omni
Stemming from the city of Philadelphia, Ode to Omni is a contemporary collective lead by Marcus Myers in collaboration with 16 artists. Unlike a traditional music group, OTO is a transformative project that continuously incorporates new instrumentation, sounds, and genre types. The result is a blend of music that appeals to various tastes but carries a continual concept and drive.
During the fall of 2011, Marcus Myers endured an injury that caused him a hiatus from playing music. This period, as Myers recalls, was a period of both pain and growth. During time away from his instrument, Myers composed through reflection, maturing, and enlightenment. As an outcome of personal development and a devotion to omnipresence (God), Ode to Omni was assembled.
With unique backgrounds of training, experience, and musicality from the artists under OTO, the collective builds a powerful message of inspiration and spiritual growth. The project is driven by the significance of self-reflection, challenge, and the joy that can allow listeners to connect to something beyond musical notes.
The Sonder sound is uniquely designed by singer Brent Faiyaz and producers Atu & Dpat. The trio's collective taste creates rich, warm, layered, sexy, soulful r&b. Reminiscent of 90¹s & early 2000's song structure and simplicity, Dpat and Atu effortlessly layer live textures while Brent¹s carefully written and delivered vocals compliment this power of three.
By definition, Sonder is the realization that each random passerby lives a life as vivid and complex as your own and with that, our unique experiences all flow into one another. This is exactly what Sonder's Into project alludes a cohesive and flowing body of work, a story. Preludes to Into were told through a short mixes series released mysteriously in winter 2016.
"Into is a reflection of shit that my ego won't allow me to speak on in everyday conversation from relationships with women and family to living too fast" - Brent Faiyaz.