Name: Tharupathi Munasinghe

Department:Department of Fine Arts, Drama & Theatre and Image Arts Unit, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

University Location: (Room Number) K2-006

Residential Address:3/44, Wekada road, Rukmale, Kottawa.

Mobile: +94 778576311 / +94 112903767

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Research profile in University of Melbourne web:

http://vca-mcm.unimelb.edu.au/researchprofiles/tharupathi-munasinghe

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tharupathi_Munasinghe

Academia.edu:http://deakin.academia.edu/TharupathiMunasinghe/CurriculumVitae

Linkdin: https://au.linkedin.com/in/tharupathi-munasinghe-8b45b6b


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:


2015 up to now PhD Candidate - Deakin University, Australia.

Research project: Shifting Identities: The Corporeal Simulation and Trans-contextualization in Sri Lankan Low-Country Drumming.

http://www.deakin.edu.au/humanities-social-sciences/research/hdr-interest-areas

Supervision team:

Principal Supervisor - Associate Professor Rohan Bastin

Associate Supervisor – Dr. Viki Ware

Associate Supervisor – Dr. Roland Kapferer

Associate Supervisor – Professor D.A. Premakumara De Silva

Expected date of final submission – September 2019

2010 – 2012 Master of Sound design (by research) - University of Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia.

Research project: Sounds from the past: An audio artwork developed from memories of Sri Lankan emigrants in contemporary Melbourne.

Supervisor – Dr. Roger Alsop

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=tharupathi+munasinghe&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C5&as_sdtp=&oq=tharupathi

2009 – 2010 Advanced Diploma In Music - Gipps TAFE, Australia.

2004 – 2006 Master of Arts in Drama and Theatre (by research)University of Sri Jayewardenepura

1996 – 1999 Bachelor of Arts Degree University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

1995 – 1996 Diploma in Writership & CommunicationUniversity of Sri Jayewardenepura


UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE:


Assistant Lecturer (Temporary)

2016 - 2017 Drama & Theatre and Image arts unit, Department of fine arts, University of Kelaniya.

2014 – 2015 Drama & Theatre and Image arts unit, Department of Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya.

Visiting Lecturer

2017 up to now Drama & Theatre and Image Arts, Department of Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya.

2013 – 2014 Department of Integrated design, University of Moratuwa

2013 - 2014 Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya.

2005 – 2006 Department of History and Theory of Dance & Drama, University of Visual and Performing Arts.

2002 – 2007 Sripalee Campus, Faculty of Performing Arts, University of Colombo.


AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:


AWARDS:

International:

2014 ‘BUNKA’ cultural awarded by the Japan Sri Lanka friendship cultural fund in year 2014 - Organized by the Japan Sri Lanka friendship cultural fund.

National:

2007 Best Music Director - State Tele Festival (Isuru Yogaya)

2001 Best Published book (Third place) - National Youth Festival Year 2001 – “Evolution of the Sinhalese Theatre Music in 1956-1974.”

2000 Best Music Director - State Drama Festival (Arundathi)

2000 Best Music Director (Merit Award) - State Drama Festival

1999 Best Music Director - National Youth Festival (Arundathi)

1998 Best Music Director National Youth Festival

1998 Best Music Director (Merit Award) - State Drama Festival

1996 Best Music Director - National Youth Festival

1982 Best Music Director (Merit Award) - State Drama Festival

SCHOLARSHIPS:

2004 Awarded the Presidential Scholarship to undertake postgraduate studies in a foreign institution under the performing artists category.


PUBLICATIONS:


Books -

  1. මුණසිංහ, තරුපති. 2017. නාද සංකථන - නාදය සහ සංගීතය පිළිබඳ පර්යේෂණ ලිපි. කතෘ ප‍්‍රකාශන. පර්යේෂණ. ISBN: 978-955-38486-0-4
  2. Munasinghe, Tharupathi. 2017. Sound Studies: With Special Reference to Sri Lankan Sonic Experience. Australia: Bloomberg publishing. ISBN: 978-955-38486-1-1
  3. මුණසිංහ, තරුපති. 2016. ගොදුර. පරිවර්තනය: තරුපති මුණසිංහ.Australia: Bloomberg publishing. Drama. මුල්කෘතිය: හැරල්ඩ් පින්ටර්, 'The Birthday Party'. ISBN: 978-955-44850-9-9
  4. Munasinghe, Tharupathi. 2016. Sounds from the Past: An audio artwork developed from memories of Sri Lankan emigrants in contemporary Melbourne Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Research project - VCA, University of Melbourne. ISBN: 978-365-986-3264
  5. මුණසිංහ, තරුපති. 2013. සාදය. පරිවර්තනය: තරුපති මුණසිංහ. ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව( FAST Publishing Private Limited)මුල්කෘතිය: හැරල්ඩ් පින්ටර්Party time. ISBN: 978-955-448-508-2
  6. මුණසිංහ, තරුපති. 2000. සිංහල නාට්‍ය සංගීතයේ විකාශය1956 - 1974. Sri Lanka: FAST Publishing Private Limited. ISBN: 978-955-677-001-08 (02 editions were published as in 2000 and 2010)

Book Chapters -

  1. මුණසිංහ, තරුපති. 2017. ශාබ්දික සිනමාවේ මූලධර්මයක් ලෙස අසමකාලිකතාවය. සඳසර - ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ මහාචාර්ය චන්ද්‍රසිරි රාජපක්ෂ උපහාර ශාස්ත‍්‍රීය සංග‍්‍රහය. ජන සන්නිවේදන අධ්‍යයනාංශය, කැළණිය විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය 358 - 362. 2016 ISBN: 978-955-7040-29-5

Journals -

  1. Munasinghe, Tharupathi. 2017. "New paradigms in Sound Design: as an effective medium for Story telling in visual media.Prabha, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya Vol. 04: 268-283. ISSN: 2279-3127

http://repository.kln.ac.lk/jspui/bitstream/123456789/16365/1/Prabha%20268-283.pdf

  1. Munasinghe, Tharupathi. 2016. "Audio Design: Creating Multi-Sensory Images for the Mind.Roopavahini Sameeksha. Vol: 10: 183-190. ISSN: 1800-2854
  2. Munasinghe, Tharupathi. 2016. " Aural Mementoes: Memories Of Sri Lankan Migrants In Melbourne.Journal of Eastheics and Fine Arts 01. Drama & Theatre and Image Arts Unit, Department of Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya (01): Vol. 01, 58-74. ISSN 2386-1428

http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/17110

Conference Proceedings -

  1. Munasinghe, Tharupathi. 2016. "Inside and Outside: The Variable Nature of a Sri Lankan Low-Country Drummer." Paper presented at the ICH - New Directions in the Humanities: Our Engagement with the Environment, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/14594

  1. Munasinghe, Tharupathi. 2012. "Inside and Outside: The Variable Nature of a Sri Lankan Drummer." In Cultural Space, Theatricality and the Performance of Asia in Australasia. Melbourne, Australia: Monash University.
  2. Munasinghe, Tharupathi. 2012. "Sounds from the Past’: Relationships to Sound in Transcultural Melbourne." In Compass Points: Locations, Landscapes and Coordinates of Identities. Brisbane, Australia.: The Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies.

Music Albums -

  1. Munasinghe, Tharupathi. (2015). Tharupathi Munasinghe: Musical Journey - 01 (Songs) [Music Album] . Sri Lanka, M3 Records. ISRC AU-TVF-15-00001
  2. Munasinghe, Tharupathi. (2015). Tharupathi Munasinghe: Musical Journey - 02 (Movie and Television series) [Music Album]. Sri Lanka, M3 Records. ISRC AU- TVF-15-00002
  3. 3. Munasinghe, Tharupathi. (2015). Tharupathi Munasinghe: Musical Journey - 03 (Theatre) [Music Album]. Sri Lanka, M3 Records. ISRC AU-TVF-15-00003


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Jury Member

  1. Jury member (Final round) of Youth Drama Award Festival 2017 organised by the National Youth Council, Sri Lanka.
  2. Jury member (Second round) of state drama children awards festival in year 2017, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka.
  3. Jury member (Second round) of state drama awards festival in year 2017, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka.
  4. Jury member (Second round) of state drama awards festival in year 2016, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka.
  5. Jury member (Final round) of state drama awards festival in year 2015, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka.

Positions held in Arts Administration

  1. Member of State Theatre Advisory board, Department of Cultural Affairs.
  2. Founding editor - Journal of Aesthetics and Fine Arts, Drama & Theatre and Image Arts Unit, Department of Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya.
  3. Official Member of drama panel functioning under the Arts Council of Sri Lanka (Comparable to the Australia council of the Arts).


CREATIVE WORKS (Sound Designer)


Feature Film:

Ice Cream 2017 (In production) (Director: Pradeep Dharmadasa)

Short film:

Get Ready 2012 (Director: Gayani Gisanthika)


CREATIVE WORKS (Music Composer)


Television Series:

Television seriesDirectorYear

2015

Gaya Ramya Alwis

1998

Miringu Thera

Gaya Ramya Alwis

1999

Randunu

Gaya Ramya Alwis

1999

Kulawamiya

Premakumara Jayawardanaa

1999

Sathmalagiravi

Sanath Abeysekara

2000

Sakvalihini

Eranga Senaratna

2001

Rathriya

Sumith Kumara

2001

Ranthali

Aruna Lokuliyana

2002

Sakisanda Eliyes

Joe Abeywickrama

2002

Depath Nai

Eranga Senaratna

2002

Sbanda Pabilis

Joe Abeywickrama

2003

Dhvili Maliga

Gaya Ramya Alwis

2003

Sara

Sudath Devapriya

2003

Viya Sidura

Anurudda Jayasinghe

2003

Rathi Virathi

Indika Udugampola

2003

Anthima Navathena

Santhusa Liyanage

2000

Raja Warama

Sumith Kumara

2004

Abuddassa Kale

Joe Abeywickrama

2004

Seri Vanija

Jayantha Chandrasiri

2004

Isuru Yogaya

Susuiran de Silva

2004

Naana Kaamare

G.Sivegurunathen

2004

Warna

Gaya Ramya

2004

Wala Kulu

Ajith Lokuge

2006

Night Learners

Kelum Palitha

2006

Pabelu Muhuda

D.G.Somapala

2006

6th Lane

D.G.Somapala

2006

Kumarayek Evith Giya

C. Mapitigama

2006

Anuhas Vijitheya

Sanath Abeysekara

2006

Kota Uda Mandira

Kelum Palitha

2006

Rathriya Wee

Sanjaya Nirmal

2007

Anguru SitthamG. Shivagurunathan2014





Feature Film Productions:

Amawaka (Invisible Moon)2017
Director- Vijitha Gunaratne
Wala Patala (Penumbra)2007
Director- Vijitha Gunaratne
Machan2007
Director- Uberto Pasolini
Credit - Music Collaborator
Sikuru hathe2006
Director- Giriraj Kaushalya
Dedunu Wessa (Rainbow rain)2005
Director- Buddika Jayaratne


Stage theatre:

Maha Supina

2017

(Director: Professor Ariyaratne Athugala)


Rasin Deviyo (Australia)

2010

(Director: Dr Tharanga Dandeniya)


Horu Samaga Heluwen

2006

(Director: Prasanna Vithanage)


Walas Pawla

2005

(Director: Dr Chandana Aluthge)


Yasodera

2005

(Director: K. B. Herath)


Hayena

2005

(Director: Chamika Hathlahawatte)


Miss Yulie

2004

(Director: Mangala Senanayake)


Swarnamali

2001

(Director: Bandula Jayawardana)


Asani Walaheka

2001

(Director: Dr Tharanga Dandeniya)


Arundathi

2000

(Director: Tumindu Dodamtenna)



LIVE PERFORMANCES (INTERNATIONAL): MUSIC DIRECTOR



  1. 1. Performance: HAYNA (Drama)

Date: 10th of February 2004 (India) National School of Drama, 6th International theatre festival of India (Bharat Ranga Mahotsav), New Delhi, India.

  1. 2. Performance: Professor Ediriweera Sarachchandra’ s Maname (Drama)

Dates: 16th of September 2006 - (Los Angelis)

23rd of September 2006 - (New York)

30th of September 2006 - (Washington)

  1. 3. Performance: Gimhana Sandyawa (Musical concert)

Vocalist: Nanda Malini and T.M. Jayaratne

Date: 10th of October 2010 - (Melbourne)

  1. 4. Performance: Amara Pem Lathawe (Musical concert)

Vocalist: Angelin Gunathilake

Date: 16th of October 2011 (Melbourne)

  1. 5. Performance: ‘Arundathi’ (Drama)

Date: 02nd of September 2012 (Melbourne)

  1. 6. Performance: Premaya nam (Musical concert)

Vocalist: Nanda Malini

Dates: 12th of October 2014 - (Melbourne)

19th of October 2014 - (Brisbane)

26th of October 2014 - (Adelaide)

  1. 7. Performance: Nim therak (Musical concert)

Vocalist: Sunil Edirisinghe

Dates: 11th of October 2014 - (Melbourne)

19th of October 2014 - (Sydney)

25th of October 2014 - (Brisbane)

01st of November 2014 - (Adelaide)


OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:



  1. Invited as a young musician for BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS at International Berlin Film Festival 2006 in Berlin.
  2. Composed Music for the “HAYNA” Stage play has been selected for the 6th Bharat Ranga Mahotsav – 2004, International Theatre Festival in India. Festival was organized by National School of Drama in India.
  3. Music composed for ‘Short Film’ under the theme of ‘Foot Ball and Culture’, has been selected for the international Foot Ball Cup (FIFA)- 2006; Promotional campaign in Germany. The film has been placed among the best three in the world.