WHAT IS ODAS
ODAS is the music based project of Dean Freeman and is focused on individual project / concept based work either self created or through commission. This involves a collaboratively based approach to the creation of music in response to a project theme or idea. There is also a strong push for a multimedia approach to project outcomes, working with writers, poets, visual artists, game designers and theatre practitioners.
In 2021 ODAS secured it’s first major commission through Leeds City College’s Art Fund. Across the year it will develop a new feature length show “This Mess We’re In” which will combine new music with additional work created by students, such as spoken word, film and dance responses. ODAS also received support from Arts Council England’s prestigious DYCP programme.
In 2020 ODAS was awarded funding through the much sought after Help Musicians #DoItDifferently fund to develop visual aspects of our Dead Scene Poems project, which will be released over the course of 2021. It is a multimedia, cross platform conceptual project that will culminate in a double vinyl release.
ODAS is currently exploring new projects and seeking to work on brand new commissions and bespoke projects, with one-off live shows planned across the year.
ODAS believes that sound is the most emotionally engaging artform, that almost anyone can connect with it, and as such it is our chosen method to create and share stories and ideas.
ODAS creates through detailed processes that marry skill and selection with moments of chance and improv. We relish the process and treat our craft with care. The creation of layers of meaning and sound give our work its purpose, whether that is a vast soundscape or the simplest of songs.
ODAS creates immersive sounds, songs and words. Then we record, perform and present them by the most effective means available.