Buses. Trains. Bikes. Footfalls and car horns. Acrobats leap and land precisely as voices dissolve as a cascading symphony envelops your ears.
Composer and sound designer Daryl Wallis isn’t a stranger to the works of Circa. No less than four previous productions bear his incredibly diverse pallet of sounds, from the echos of abandoned cities in Landscape with Monsters, to the retelling of stories passed down by generations in Reclaimed Pianos. Most recently, Daryl’s contribution to One Beautiful Thing, the epic spectacle that performed in AsiaTOPA last February, which featured an intoxicating soundscape comprised from a mixture of the sounds of modern and sacred India.
Daryl himself is a composer, keyboard musician, vocal coach and musical director. His previous work includes composition for Sydney Theatre Company, Company B, Griffin Theatre Company, Merrigong Theatre Company and more. As musical director his credits include many cabaret performances and musicals. Daryl joins Circa again for a fifth outing this March, leading the musical experience in Aura. Aura melds Circa’s signature extreme physicality and poetic acrobatics with an immersive sound mix experienced through headphones, creating a mesmerising production suitable for all ages. It’s a salute to the enchanted moment when the sun descends on the city and every longing, hope and possibility come alive.
From the Composer
So what goes into scoring the music and sourcing the sounds for a physical love-letter to a city? Listen to a snippet of things to come as Daryl describes the process of writing for a new space, what he captures, and how to represent the spirit of the city.
Created by Darcy Grant, Daryl Wallis and the Circa Ensemble from a concept by Yaron Lifschitz
A physical love letter to Brisbane inspired by captured sounds and visions from the heart of the city, Aura melds Circa’s signature extreme physicality and poetic acrobatics with an immersive sound mix experienced through headphones. Acrobats leap and land precisely as voices dissolve into a cascading symphony of buses, trains, bikes, footfalls and car horns. A mesmerising production suitable for all ages; a salute to the enchanted moment when the sun descends on the city and every longing, hope and possibility come alive.