New Zealand composer, music producer and guitarist Arli Liberman creates vibrant, immersive musical experiences for feature & documentary soundtracks. His production process is uninhibited and collaborative, working directly with director and editor from early stages of post-production, developing score interactively with the editing process in a rewarding experience for everybody involved.
Arli’s musical signature is 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 focused directly to the audience’s collective heart.
2020 saw the release of Sam Kelly’s extraordinary NZ gang movie Savage which Arli created the music for, plus the commencement of scoring the Song For Maria movie for Karl Golden. He followed these up in 2021 with his work on the short film Washday.
As musician and composer, Arli is a regular feature as guest musician at MoMA in New York and has played Montreux Jazz Festival. Arli is creatively mentored by Platinum-selling English record producer and bassist Mark Smulian and works with esteemed composers in New Zealand including Rhian Sheehan and Russ Walder. Arli has previously released four albums and was nominated with Ngatapa Black in NZ Music Awards, 2014 Album of the Year.