Darrin Verhagen is a composer and sound designer for Theatre, Dance, Computer Games, Screen and most recently, audiokinetic-enhanced vision. Through the integration of motion simulators, transducers and synaesthetic projections, sonic composition is extended into felt vibration, movement and light.
He has worked for the Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Chamber Made Opera, Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, Malthouse, Melbourne Theatre Company, Moira Finucane, Chunky Move, Australian Dance Theatre, Lucy Guerin, and Sue Healey. Installations have included scores for Patricia Piccinini and Gina Czarnecki. His recent compositions for screen include station idents for Foxtel, and the recent Nicholas Verso film “There’s something about Richard”.
He lectures in Sound Design, and Art Music & the Brain at RMIT University, and currently runs the Audiokinetic Experiments (AkE) Lab, researching creative applications for integrated sound, vibration, movement and light.