Arli Liberman

Arli Liberman
Name: Arli Liberman

New Zealand based composer, producer and guitarist Arli Liberman
creates vibrant, immersive musical experiences for feature & documentary soundtracks. His production process is uninhibited and collaborative, working directly with a Director in a rewarding experience for everybody involved.

Arli’s musical signature is highly original and emotive, building subtle and effective relationships between audience and narrative by blending traditional and production sounds with experimental music in a simple, authentic and memorising sonic lens directly to the audience’s collective heart.

As musician and composer, Arli has played at MoMA in New York, Montreux Jazz Festival, been mentored by the Platinum-selling English record producer and bassist Mark Smulian, worked with esteemed composers including Rhian Sheehan and Russ Walder, he has released 4 albums of his own, nominated with Ngatapa Black in NZ Music Awards, 2014 Album of the Year.

While developing a new album to be revealed in the latter part of the year, 2019 has seen Arli scoring Sam Kelly’s extraordinary NZ gang movie, his music complimenting this feature length emotional roller coaster due for international release later this yea


“Arli has a rare ability to emotionally engage with a project, or a scene, or a moment, and then like some kind of magic trick, beautifully and authentically reflect this aurally onto the screen and into your ears, via his freaky fingers and mad professor signal chain. Equally rare is his openness and desire to actively collaborate with everyone in the creative team, leaving the film maker with not only an original score, but also with a friend who understands them and their intentions.”

Nick Buckton
Sound Designer & Supervisor – Native Audio

“Arli’s creates an incredibly diverse and unique palette. He is an artist who plays from his soul, creating a personal, special world for the story to live in. His emotional intelligence and sensitivity to the narrative ensures he quickly finds the right tone and emotionally connected soundscapes. Arli is one of the most collaborative people I have ever met – open to ideas and keen to work together to create the best score we can. He has an easy-going, lovely, creative energy that’s a pleasure to be around.”

Sam Kelly
Director – Savage movie

“As a screen composer, I consider myself very lucky to have Arli onboard projects with me. His style lends itself incredibly well to film and documentary scores.”

Rhian Sheehan

“What first drew me to work with Arli was the scale and magnitude of his compositions and sound
pallet. It brings the audience into a much wider, emotional, sensorial and philosophical world. He is also a versatile and skilled musician which informs his analogue and worldly musical signature, so rare in this digital era.”

Jen Raoult
Creative Director & Founder of Clairobscur

Skills: Composer, Music Director, Music Editor, Music Producer, Music Supervisor, Programmer, Sound Designer
Film Styles: Action, Animation, Comedy, Commercials, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama, Educational, Experimental, Horror, Industrial, Science Fiction, Series – Episodic, Series – Mini
Music Styles: Jazz, Rock, Electronic, Soul / RnB, Song for Film, World / Ethnic
APRA Member: Yes
Commercial Screen Production Credit: Yes
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