Niroshini Thambar

Niroshini is a musician and composer, creating work for theatre, installation, and with communities.

Soundtracks include the Secret Life of Suitcases (Ailie Cohen Puppets/Unicorn Theatre) and The Bridge (Annie George), commissioned for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.  Soundtrack collaborations with Nik Paget-Tomlinson include From Here to There (La Nua/Edinburgh Mela), Cloud Man (Ailie Cohen Puppets), Museum of Dreams (Ailie Cohen Puppets/TAG Citizen’s Theatre), Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear (Jabuti Theatre) and the sound design for CATS-nominated Drift (Vision Mechanics). In 2018 they will collaborate on the soundtrack for Paper Memories (Jabuti Theatre), a new show about migration and memories.

Commissioned installations include Transmission (2014), engaging with aging, memory and creativity; Memory Box (2012), which explores Sri-Lankan diaspora identity; trans:migration, inspired by the life and work of John Muir and connection to the natural world.

Niroshini has a long-standing interest in identity, belonging and connection to land. In 2016-17 she was awarded Creative Scotland funding to research and develop new artistic ideas and practices around these themes. Prior to establishing her creative practice Niroshini studied Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia and Human Ecology at the University of Edinburgh.

Born and raised in London and the north of England with Sri Lankan Tamil heritage, she now lives in Scotland.