Ranil Sonnadara is a theatrical sound designer and composer who has worked on both sides of the Atlantic. He has won several awards for his work on musicals and plays. Originally from the United Kingdom, Ranil moved to Canada in 1998 to pursue research in psychoacoustics. He has designed sound and music at several producing and touring venues in the UK including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, York Theatre Royal, the Manchester Apollo Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal, the Assembly Rooms, the Epsom Playhouse, South Hill Park Arts Centre, as well as venues in and around London’s West End including a resident spell at the Royal National Theatre. He has also worked at several venues across North and South America.
Ranil has over 250 production credits. Highlights include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Barnum, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Jesus Christ Superstar, King Lear, Little Shop of Horrors, Never, Peter Pan, Pirates of Penzance, Red, Rent, Singing in the Rain, Sweeney Todd, The Father, The Invisible Hand, The Nether, The Sound of Music, True West, Wicked, Wind in the Willows, and most recently Steel City Gangster for Theatre Aquarius and Rocky for Drayton Entertainment.
An experienced educator and researcher, Ranil has taught courses on psychoacoustics, composition, lighting and sound design at the University of Leeds, the Leeds College of Music, University College Bretton Hall, Liverpool Hope University and at McMaster University. In his “spare time”, Ranil is the Creative Director of the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind’s LIVELab.
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