If you watched the BYO perform from 2016 to 2022, you would have noticed the double bass player who thought he was a rock star. Dylan was renowned for his eclectic playing style and was often seen throwing a few dance moves around as he played his double bass. Currently residing in Melbourne, Dylan is now following his dreams of pursuing a career in film.

When did you play with the BYO?

I began playing with the BYO at the end of 2016 when we were barely fitting into the music room.

What instrument(s) do you play?

I played double bass for the orchestra, mainly to spite my guitar teacher, who claimed I would be too small to handle it. He may have been right about that.

Where could we find you now? 

I am now living in Melbourne, studying film. Although music is not as big a part of my life as it used to be, it still serves as a significant inspiration for my current creative pursuits. Regarding film, I am about to achieve a significant milestone. I am currently fundraising for a short film, a project that will be bigger than anything I have done before, which is incredibly exciting.

What was your favorite memorable moment with the orchestra? 

Easily my most memorable moment was ‘Symphony under the Stars’, where we got to play with real cannons. It is a memory I constantly think about and often use as a flex when I meet students who studied in fancy private schools here in Melbourne.

What is on your playlist this week? 

I have been listening to a lot of classical waltzes in preparation for my short film, as the music is an integral part of the film.

What was the best thing you took away from the BYO? 

The ability to have a tight-knit artistic community is incredibly important to maintaining interest in the arts. The BYO showed me that people will never lose their passion for the arts.

We have lots of new players every year… Do you have any advice for our young players?

Keep practicing even when it gets hard, because once you allow the music to become fun, it will be the most fun you will ever have.

What essential creative experience should we be adding to our ‘to do’ list this year?

For me, it’s simple: go watch movies. Any movie you can get your hands on. More importantly, utilise the DVD store and watch films you may have never considered before. Don’t let your artistic intake of films become stagnant.

If you could travel to one place in 2024, where would it be?

Easily England. My next dream is to travel to England and join the film industry there. Additionally, I would love to travel through Europe, a continent whose aesthetics have influenced much of the art I love.

If you would like to keep an eye on Dylan’s movie currently in the pipe line you can find it here

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