Ian Arber is a composer, known for My Name Is Lenny (2017), I Am Bolt (2016), Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) and Quacks (2017). In 2016, Ian scored feature documentaries for Olympic legends Usain Bolt (I Am Bolt), and Mo Farah (Mo Farah: No Easy Mile (2016)). He collaborated with Hip-Hop legend Nas on the opening titles to 'I Am Bolt', and co-scored 'Mo Farah: No Easy Mile' with Blur's Dave Rowntree. In 2015, Ian assisted Hollywood composer Joe Kraemer on his score for Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015). He assisted Joe throughout writing, preparation and recording of the score at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Ian is a classically trained cello and piano player. He has a reputation of pushing the boundaries by experimenting with these instruments, as well as other rare and unusual instruments. Ian began studying cello at five years old and then picked up the piano at ten. He was eventually presented with the highest award for both instruments in his teens. Music quickly became an integral part of his life. At the age of 14, Ian took up the bass guitar, followed by electric and acoustic guitar, while performing in orchestras and producing music for rock and jazz bands. It was at this stage that Ian began to experiment with composition and discovered his true passion. Deciding to focus all his efforts on this, Ian subsequently studied music composition and production at the University of Kent, in England.
Ian is represented by SMA Talent Ltd.