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Ian Arber is a composer, known for his work on BBC One and NBC Peacock Thriller "The Capture" (2019-22), "War of The Worlds" for Epix and Disney +, Netflix originals "The One" (2021) and "Medici" (2018-19), BBC Two comedy "Quacks" (2017), "My Name Is Lenny" (2017) starring John Hurt, and award-winning documentaries on Bros "After The Screaming Stops" & Usain Bolt "I Am Bolt" (2016).


In 2020, Ian scored Netflix original series "The One", with Blur's Dave Rowntree. Shortly before this he scored the theme for the 'BBC Proms’. It is the first time a composer has been officially commissioned to write the theme. It was recorded at Maida Vale Studios with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

In 2019, Ian scored BBC One 6-part Thriller ‘The Capture’ with Dave Rowntree, and the feature drama ‘Break’ starring Rutger Hauer and Jamie Foreman. Earlier in the year he scored an episode of the hit-series ‘Urban Myths’, ‘The Trial of Joan Collins’ written and starring David Walliams.

In 2018, Ian scored series 2 of Netflix's 'Medici', in addition to Paolo Buonvino's themes from series 1. He also scored 'Sisters of the Wilderness' which won 'Best Feature' at the Durban Film Festival qualifying the doc for Academy Award contention - the score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Earlier in the year Ian scored theatrical-release, coming-of-age drama 'Scott & Sid' and zombie-horror 'Redcon-1', which premiered at the Raindance Film Festival.

He ended 2018 scoring documentaries ‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ produced by Fulwell 73 and Berry Gordy, and ‘Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall’ which premiered at SXSW and won the audience choice award at SFFF.