Dirk Serries

Category:muzikant, groep / artiest
04.10.1968
Genre(s):Rock / Alternative, improvisatie / experimenteel, ambient & minimal
Actual/previous member of:Fear Falls Burning, Vidna Obmana, 3 Seconds of air, Art of Cosmic Musings

Biography

The moniker vidnaObmana was chosen by this Belgian composer for his musical persona because it means 'optical illusion.' Seventeen years hence, vidnaObmana still finds this name allows him a sense of freedom to place his music first before his own personality and philosophy. As a self-taught electronic musician, Obmana explored different musical realms before discovering the techniques of looping and shaping harmonies, merging layers of sound while minimizing the configurations to just a few notes. His style of atmospheric music creates trance inducing states in listeners who understand the language of sound. Embracing the challenge to leap into unknown and uncharted terrain, Vidna refines his minimalistic sound-sculpting while expanding the range of rhythms and performance on various acoustic instruments, like the fascinating Slovakian overtone flute ‘Fujara’, and combining his array of sounds with contemporary elements, slowly changing pace with a great interest in the avantgarde. Recognized internationally for his solo and collaborative work, with international artists like Robert Rich, Alio Die, electro-acoustic composer Asmus Tietchens, guitarist Serge Devadder, organist Willem Tanke and Steve Roach, spanning over thirty-four albums, commissioned works for the Dutch National Radio, Zoo Antwerpen, a Japanese TV documentary, MTV US and several Belgian video art productions, including his critically acclaimed releases, continuous productivity has paved the way for expanded visibility and recognition of vidnaObmana. Throughout Vidna Obmana's career, he has explored the abrasive side of electronic composition, the freeform landscapes of the isolationist ambient aesthetic, the structured interactivity of Fourth World soundworlds, international music traditions and post-classical experimentations. His music has been released by a wide range of independent labels worldwide, including: Amplexus, Extreme, Hic Sunt Leones, Hypnos, Mirage, Multimood, ND, Projekt and others. VidnaObmana personally considers his latest solo album Tremor, initiating a new trilogy, and first for the American Release/Relapse Records label as an essential re-birth of inspiration and spirituality.

Selective discography

OutermissionOutermission (2017)
Improv / Experimental
George Hadow, Dirk Serries
Microphonics XXVI-XXX : Resolution HeartMicrophonics XXVI-XXX : Resolution Heart (2016)
Improv / Experimental
Dirk Serries
Background CurtainBackground Curtain (2016)
Improv / Experimental
Dirk Serries, Celer
Etched above the bow gripEtched above the bow grip (2016)
Improv / Experimental
Dirk Serries
Buoyant LiveBuoyant Live (2016)
Improv / Experimental
Dirk Serries, Rutger Zuydervelt
The storm of silenceThe storm of silence (2016)
Improv / Experimental
Dirk Serries, Chihei Hatakeyama
BuoyantBuoyant (2015)
Improv / Experimental
Dirk Serries, Rutger Zuydervelt
Unseen descending and lamentationsUnseen descending and lamentations (2015)
Improv / Experimental
Dirk Serries
Disorientation flowDisorientation flow (2015)
Improv / Experimental
Dirk Serries
The Origin ReversalThe Origin Reversal (2014)
Improv / Experimental
Dirk Serries