Thomas Lambert

Media composer and sound designer

Thomas Lambert (aka Thomas Arboris a composer and sound artist based in Te Whanganui a Tara, Aotearoa.

He is an experienced composer and sound designer for theatre, screen, dance and installation, with strong technical foundations in recording, mixing, mastering, audio restoration and live sound.


Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss working with Thomas or for any further information.

Email: thomlambert@gmail.com

Featured Soundtracks:

My entry into the Spitfire Audio & HBO/ Westworld scoring competition.

"DVD Dreams is a short documentary by Kathleen Winter that features a bunch of loyal customers and film fanatics, re-living their favourite movie scenes. A quirky and poetic look at the end of an era."


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WFLS #23

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High-Def Multinational

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I.RYOKO : RARITIES (2007 – 2011)

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Eschaton (OST)

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SC Compilation #1

SC Posts:

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Thomas Arbor – Rākaunui Release #10 – Outsider In

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Thomas Arbor – Rākaunui Release #9 – Woodsprite

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Thomas Arbor – Rākaunui Release #8: Ending

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Thomas Arbor – Rākaunui Release #7: Autumnal

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Thomas Arbor – Rākaunui Release #6: Deep Seethe

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Thomas Arbor – Rākaunui Release #5: Earth

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WFLS #27 Out Now!

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Thomas Arbor – Rākaunui Release #3: Unearth

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Thomas Arbor – Rākaunui Release #2: Machine Birth

Audio Production Credits:

2022  Lǎo Lao Lǎo Le - (as yet unreleased) short film (music), dir. Julie Zhu

2018 Minimum - documentary web series (Sound design, foley), dir. Kathleen Winter


He Awa Mutunga Kore: A Takatāpui Journey - short documentary film (sound design, music), dir Kathleen Winter

Drop Down Globe - Short film (Music), dir. Stella Reid

DVD Dreams - Documentary Short (Music, sound-design, mix), dir. Kathleen Winter

2016Grey William (Code: GW) – Short film (Music, sound-design, foley), dir. Sandy Burton Davis

2015 : Sphere – Short film (sound-design, mix), dir. Kathleen Winter

2014 : The Untouched Miratus with Archibald Reed - 48hr Film (Music, sound-design, mix & cinematography), dir. Dan Harris


The Sad Tale of Rocky Raccoon (Music, sound-design, foley, mix), dir. Dan Harris

Te Hiringa Puoro (Music, sound-design), dir. Komako Silver

Ax Trivia - TV Pilot (Dialogue editing, sound-design, mix)

2022 :

Pakaru (redevelopment), dir. Mitch Tawhi Thomas (scheduled for Wellington & Auckland Arts Festivals, cancelled due to Covid)

2020 :

Get Out of My Letterbox, (w/ Emi Pogoni) dir. Katie Burson and Beth Kayes


Ransom, dir. Stella Reid & Neenah Dekkers-Reihana

Pakaru, dir. Mitch Tawhi-Thomas (Production of the Year, Wellington Theatre Awards)

Story Studio Live 2, dir. Barney Olson (Best Work for Young Audiences, WTA)

2018 :

Actual Fact, dir. Meg Rollandi & Isobel McKinnon

Story Studio Live 1, dir. Stella Reid

2017: The Basement Tapes (5 Seasons), dir. Jane Yonge (Fringe First Award, Edinburgh 2018)

2016: Heteroperformative, dir. Jane Yonge

2015 :The Mountebank, dir. Stella Reid

2014 : Oneironaut, dir. Stella Reid

2014 : The Hades Complex, dir. Dan Emms

2012 : Eschaton, dir. Stella Reid


Pūoro Tū - A Celebration of the Oro - podcast - featuring recordings, interviews from a six-day taonga pūoro festival curated by Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Pyramid Club. Listen Episode 1Episode 2.


Bloom - 4-channel interactive soundtrack for the projection installation by Charley Draper and Stella Bieringa at Te Ramaroa Nelson Light Festival

Luna - 4-channel surround sound work for A Room That Echoes festival at The Audio Foundation, Auckland.

2020 :

'Encoded' - soundtrack for the light installation by Jason Longstaff for Taranaki Festival of Lights.

2019 :

'Inner Sound Outer Worlds' Soundwalk : for Pyramid Power Festival : a 45 minute audio-guided walk exploring Te Aro and tracing a history of the city’s creative music community in sound and space.

Stablab - Design development & collaboration w/ Charley Draper

2018 :

Stablab - Design development & collaboration w/ Meg Rolandi

2016 :

'Black Moon' - Surround SFX for a Halloween event at Wellington's Planetarium.

2021 : Kōtiro - High-Def Multinational (Alt-pop)

2018 : Jeshel Forrester - The Old Churchyard (Trad. folk)

2016 : Jeshel Forrester - Jeshel (Trad. folk)

2013 : Athuzela Brown - A Cliff at Dawn (Dream-folk)

2021 - present: Audio Conservation Technician at The National Library of New Zealand

2021 : Digital Archivist at The National Library of New Zealand, working on the collection of the sonic artist John Cousins. See Tales from the Acousmonium Pt 1 & Pt2.

2021 : Sound Operator - The Haka Party Incident @ ASB Waterfront Theatre

2016 - 2020 : Audio Conservation Technician (contractor) at The National Library of New Zealand

2017 - present : Live-sound tech at The Pyramid Club

2008 - 2010 : Bachelor of Music (Sonic Arts)
New Zealand School of Music, Wellington

2006 - 2007 : Diploma in Audio Engineering & Music Production
Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand, Christchurch
Awards - Best Studio Production, Best MIDI Production, Best Academic Performance

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