Osca Hao started with guitar, saxophone, and the drum-kit at 11 years old, whilst attending King Edward VI school. The British-born musician felt that no individual instrument has any sort of superiority, which led to him an interest in the Soundtrack genre. Here, he is able to fuse an array of themes in his artwork, such as the Western Classical Era, the technological revolution, and Asian sentiment.
His music initially was regarded as being part of the New Wave Instrumental genre, but his releases “Being Blue” and “Something To Smile About” shows the need to break free from categorizations – something he believes soundtracks teach us all. Heavily influenced by British Rock, Hip-hop, EDM, and Carnatic music throughout the years, it is unclear if this, clearly abstract, the musical illustration will ever come to rest.
His philosophical overtones are entirely captured in the quote:
“Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, (Twilight of the Idols).