Picture of Sai working in his studio


Sai Natarajan is a freelance composer and independent music producer based in New Zealand. Despite playing the piano since he was six years old, the idea of telling stories through music didn't initially appeal to him. However, during his early high school years, he discovered that this was where his passions lay. In fact, this storytelling philosophy was the origin of his artist name, "VIUS" (which stood for "Virtual Illustration Using Sound"). He shortly realised that this was a hilariously cheesy abbreviation, but kept the shortened form because it sounded cool.

He has been active on the composing scene since 2016, and has since worked on a wide variety of projects. He has scored theme music for YouTube channels, Twitch channels and various podcasts. He has created background music for commercials, and original soundtracks for children's audiobooks.

In January 2020, he released his debut solo EP, "Neon Dream." Throughout 2020 and 2021, he worked on his first ever video game score ("Medievalien"). In 2021, he also completed his first ever orchestral concert work (which was subsequently recorded by Orchestra Wellington and premiered by the Manawatu Youth Orchestra), before finishing off his studies at the New Zealand School of Music.

In 2022, he completed a second orchestral work, which was workshopped and performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as part of their annual Todd Young Composer's contest. In 2023, he will be working on two indie video game projects, as well as some other exciting things which he's not allowed to talk about just yet... stay tuned!

In his spare time, Sai jams with his musician friends, takes average photographs, and plays far too much Rocket League for his own good. He also weirdly enjoys referring to himself in the third person.