About Niroshini Thambar
Niroshini is a musician, composer and sound designer for theatre and installation, with a particular interest in creating work around identity, belonging and connection to land.
She has previously worked with National Theatre of Scotland as co-sound designer on Chronicles(NTS/Project X/Thulani Rachia) for the Futureproof Festival, composer for the Scenes for Survival short The One With the Lockdown, and was a Starter Artist in 2018, using the residency to develop ideas for new work.
Niroshini has also collaborated with a range of companies and artists including Dundee Rep, Annie George, Imaginate, Mara Menzies, Solar Bear, Ailie Cohen Puppets, TAG Citizen’s Theatre, Iron Oxide, Edinburgh Mela, Vision Mechanics, Jabuti Theatre, Scottish Youth Theatre, Curious Monkey, and Frozen Charlotte. Her audio-visual installations include Transmission, engaging with aging, memory and creativity; Memory Box, exploring Sri-Lankan diaspora history and shifting identities; trans:migration, inspired by the work of Scots naturalist John Muir and connection to nature.
Niroshini has worked as a session musician on violin and keyboards, performing on the UK festival and live circuit, and recording on album releases. She is experienced in devising and leading inclusive music and sound-led creative projects with schools and community groups, and also has an MSc in Human Ecology from the University of Edinburgh where her interdisciplinary research interests were in ecofeminism, music/creative arts and socio-ecological justice.
Recent and current projects include a 2020 micro-commission from Magnetic North Theatre, music and sound design for Here (Curious Monkey/Northern Stage) and Ghosts (NTS), and soundtrack development for the film The Album (BOFA Productions) from documentary filmmaker Sana Bilgrami.