Omar Grandoso was born in Buenos Aires. He plays piano and trombone among other instruments. He has participated in many projects with different ensembles and plays regularly with many musicians in improvisation contexts. In addition to playing with free music groups, he also works within experimental films and contemporary dance; making compositions for theater, visual arts and multimedia. He is an activist in the musicians’ organization, MO – Músicos Organizados, that tries to both improve the work conditions of musicians and to strengthen their ties with the community.
To avoid the fear brought on by the Covid pandemic and Omar concentrated on playing the electric piano in his room. After restrictions were lifted in Buenos Aires he scheduled two record sessions at a studio and tried to recreate what he had been doing in his room. He improvised and let other musics (and musics of others) simply appear in the improvisation. After letting the work sit for a time, he began working to condense the recording experience into an instant of the present. Este instante is an effort to converge memories from the past with visions of the future in a small particle of time called music.