Skip to main content

Playing On Series 2: MBRYO


MBRYO is the genius behind the theme music for The Players and also writes some very special compositions for us such as the runway music created for Henri's fashion show for Flora. In this, our first episode of Playing On for 2019 Samsara has sits down for a chat with him at The Ambitious Act Cafe to talk about their collaboration and also his background and other artistic projects.


In 2018 mbryo (Matt Brown) worked with the Horrendus team with an original score inspired by Byzantine chant, medieval instrumentation and a splash of distortion.  Also at the Comedy Festival last year, his music featured in Rod Lara’s Banjo at the Spiegeltent. 2017 saw mbryo working with Illumi-Nation Theatre on Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis, Daniel Keene’s Lost: 5 , and with Owl and Cat Theatre for Erasers, INT, A Very Modern Marriage, Asylum and A Matter Of Life And Death, amongst others.  For the screen his credits include Black Death (Global Mana Foundation),  Lifting Clouds (Medea Films), Polyamor and Wish (Kamizai Films) and The Phantom Frequency (NYFA).  His interest in gaming and interactivity has led to working with Arludo on educational mobile games and, previously, with Tentative Games on Lamb Slam. Trained at La Trobe University, mbryo incorporates numerous styles, including art and orchestral music, metal, blues and electro with a textural focus.  He also creates interactive, aleatoric audio/visual works for his band 'XIBE8' utilising computer and voice.



Episode 10 - The Cajoling

MICHAEL Wow.  What a lovely meal.  And the thing which made it lovely is sharing it with my two gorgeous daughters.
SIENNA It really was the most fun we’ve had together in a long time.
EMERALD I don’t think I have been this relaxed for weeks.
SIENNA I know what you mean sis.
MICHAEL I know.  These last few weeks have been insanely hectic.  Between getting the building finished and preparing for the launch there hasn’t been a moment to ourselves.
EMERALD Just remember, in two days time you will be as free as I am right now.  I can’t tell you how happy I am to not have to keep reworking Flora’s dress (chuckles)
MICHAEL Well, not really free girls.
SIENNA What do you mean dad?
MICHAEL Once the launch is over we pretty much have to dive into getting our first show up.  We have to maintain the momentum of the launch or else it is really all for nothing.  We have to try and stay in the public eye.  At least for the first year.
SIENNA Groan.  And I was really looking forward to a six month …

CHAPTER 28: The Snubbed Kiss

SCENE 1: The Snub (cont.) Kirana interrupts Ruby's conversation with Sophia and Henri comes to the rescue.
FEATURING: Jo Boyd, Malaynee Hayden, Maree Shefford, and Damian Vuleta.
SCENE 2: The Kiss Sienna settles Edward into her dressing room to help him with his makeup and their relationship becomes a whole lot closer.
FEATURING: Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, and Sophie Rose.
SCENE 3: The Celebration The cast of Richard III get an enthusiastic response to their opening performance and they take a moment to celebrate.
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, and Sophie Rose
Transcripts below.

SCENE 1: The Snub
Let’s agree we both made the wrong assumptions, eh? Do you like Henri’s designs?
Si. I have always dreamed of wearing and Ensemble gown.
We can definitely do something to make that dream come true.
Oh, no. That would be too much.
Nonsense. Henri and I are good fri…

CHAPTER 30: The Consumated Operations

CHAPTER 30: The Consumated Operations
SCENE 1: The Consumation Edward invites Sienna up to his hotel room for a night cap after a long day.
FEATURING: Jaclyn Lombardo and Scott Knight
SCENE 2: The Operations (pt 1) Ruby calls the family together for a production meeting.
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, Jaclyn Lombardo, Maree Shefford and Samsara
SCENE 3: The Operations (pt 2) The family convinces Ruby to go against her wishes for the good of the company.
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, Jaclyn Lombardo, Maree Shefford and Samsara
SCENE 4: The Hiring Maree invites Kirana to her office for a meeting.
FEATURING: Jo Boyd and Maree Shefford.

SIENNA I’m exhausted! I am glad the season is only 4 weeks. I don’t think I could handle this marathon for longer than that.
EDWARD Come, come Si. Take a seat while I pour you a brandy.
SIENNA Mmmmm. Brandy! You better be careful Ed or I’ll fall asleep.