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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.



CHAPTER 18: The Awkward Organisation

CHAPTER 18 The Awkward Organisation
Scene 1: The Awkwardness Brick and Kirana continue their awkward conversation in the Dramaticus foyer.
FEATURING: Justin Groves and Samsara
Scene 2: The Organisation River and Frank take one step forward and then one step back in their budding relationship.
FEATURING: Daniel Brasher and Imbi Leili Ling
Scene 3: The Destruction Flora loses control of herself and makes the biggest mistake of her life so far.
Scene 4:  The Panic River has prepared a surprise for Sienna but it is both of them who get the surprise.
FEATURING: Imbi Leili Ling and Jaclyn Lombardo

CHAPTER 25: The Pleading Future

CHAPTER 25 The Pleading Future LISTEN HERE
SCENE 1: The Future (part 1) Frank wakes up in the early hours of the morning and decides to wake River up too.
FEATURING: Daniel Brasher and Samsara
SCENE 2: The Pleading Ruby takes an early morning Skype call from Flora who has hatched a plan with Sophia.
FEATURING: Jaq Avery, Malaynee Hayden and Maree Shefford
SCENE 3: The Future (part 2) The alarm wakes Frank and River again and as they get ready for work they talk about the future.

CHAPTER 8: The Fantastic Insinuation

CHAPTER 8: The Fantastic Insinuation

Scene 1: The Convincing Ensemble Salon Flora convinces the French couturier to the stars Henri to dress her for the launch.
FEATURING: Jaq Avery and Damian Vuleta
Scene 2: The Insinuation The Dramaticus Stage Brick discovers Edward is making moves on Kirana
FEATURING: Scott Knight, Gabrielle Savrone, and Justin Groves
Scene 3: The Fantasy part 1 Ensemble Salon Flora enjoys a personal runway show of the Princess Collection
FEATURING: Jaq Avery and Damian Vuleta
PLAYING ON Samsara sits down with Jaq Avery to find out a bit more about her career and the difficulties encountered by Flora Drummond.