I have composed the score and sound design for the work “THE LIMINAL HOUR” – in collaboration with ERTH, Mandylights and Jacob Nash
25 May 2018 – 16 Jun 2018
6pm – 11pm
Wulugul Walk, next to Barangaroo Wharf.
From 6pm – 9pm every night of Vivid Sydney, visitors will experience world-class puppetry, sound and light in The Liminal Hour created Erth, Jacob Nash, James Brown and Mandylights.
Inspired by the cycle of regeneration through fire and water, The Liminal Hour transforms Barangaroo’s Wulugul Walk into a magical bushland led by the six-metre high character named Marri Dyin – meaning “Great Woman” in the Eora language.
Marri Dyin calls upon the natural forces, transforming peaceful bushland, into a raging bush fire, then a torrential storm – a cycle of regeneration which assures new life and prosperity for future generations. While the storm calms, Marri Dyin then sits to share a moment with children.
Marri Dyin is not a traditional spirit, rather she is a contemporary concept. Her existence seeks to recognise the influence and importance of the First Nations women, including Barangaroo, who lived in Sydney prior to settlement. Marri Dyin represents their strength and spirit, and their role as providers for their people through a connection to the land and its waterways.