Ian Livingstone began his professional career as session musician engineer and midi programmer, recording and touring Europe with a number of successful bands.
After taking a music degree at Salford University Ian began scoring video game soundtracks such as “Starlancer”, “Lego Harry Potter”, “Star Trek Invasion”. In 2001 he worked closely with Nokia on their ringtone technology including the arrangement for the well-known Nokia default ringtone. In 2003 he wrote and produced a no.1 hit record “Complicated” in Luxembourg with Icelandic artist Thorunn.
Ian had his first break into films providing a full orchestral score for a cult joint Thai/USA movie“The King Maker” (2005) starring Garry Stretch (Alexander) and John Rees-Davis (LOTR, Indian Jones).
Ian has since gone on to simultaneously score numerous video games and TV documentaries and series. His video game career spans over 100 titles including more recently Formula1-2011 & Formula1-2010, Napoleon Total War (earning him an Ivor Novello), Batman Begins, Harry Potter, Star Trek, X-Men2, Predator Concrete Jungle, Battlefield 1943, Bionicle Heroes. TV documentaries and series include “Big Fat Gypsy Weddings” (the highest rated show ever for Ch4 in UK), "Daredevils” for Ch4, “Survival: Tales From The Wild” for ITV. TV adverts include O2, Mars, Nestle, National Lottery, Barclays, and BBC HD.
Ian also writes music for the KPM/ EMI production music label, Extreme Music and West One Music.
Ian recently won a prestigious Ivor Novello award in 2011 for his work on “Napoleon: Total War”.
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