Patrick O'Reilly is a Composer/Musician living in Toronto, Canada. In addition to being active as a solo performer, he leads the band Wire Circus and co-leads the quartetSonic Perfume.
A sought after collaborator, he contributes to a diverse range of projectsthat have all added to the rich musical landscape of his own work, including indie-pop group Language Arts, afro-dub-tryp band D'bi & The 333, Robert Diack's modern jazz quartet, folk-leaning tunesmith Cassie Norton's band, Stefan Hegerat’s Icterus, and Eastern-European Inspired Ensemble DoVira. This year he will be recording an album with vocalist/electronic artist Laura Swankey, releasing a new Wire Circus record, and launching his community based recording label W/DRWN.
Wire Circus is a contemporary sax/guitar/drums trio that present pixelated composition and improvisation.
The groups focus is on developing original material that pushes the boundaries of this unorthodox instrumentation.
The trio’s interplay, a culmination of their longstanding collaborative history, aims to challenge the perceived limits of creative music while also communicating with, and engaging listeners.
Patrick holds a Bachelor's degree in Contemporary Music (with high honours) from
Humber College, and a Master's In Musical Arts degree (Jazz) from the University of Toronto where he is currently completing his Doctoral studies.
Wire Circus is:
Patrick O’Reilly - Guitar/Electronics
Edwin Sheard - Saxophones
Derek Gray - Drums