ABOUT

Arli Liberman is an award-winning New Zealand composer, producer and guitarist who creates vibrant, immersive music for film, documentary and live experiences, using his distinctive approach to sound making to tell stories.

 

In 2021, Arli created the main theme of the 36th America’s Cup for an audience of 941 million, worked on the opening titles of the FIFA Women's World Cup, and was a composer for The All Blacks Experience at SkyCity. Prior to this, Arli scored Sam Kelly’ highly anticipated film Savage (2020), winning the 2021 APRA award for Best Original Music in a Film.

 

As a composer, Arli recently completed an eight-part documentary series about the history of Moko. In 2023, Arli’s signature sound will also be heard at the Auckland Art Gallery in the filmic exhibition Te Mata. A collaboration with renowned choreographer Taane Mete, Te Mata is a rich retelling of the eponymous giant’s story, immersively told through contemporary dance and sound.

 

Arli is currently working on the score for international feature film Song For Maria, as well as two documentary films on celebrated figures, one being on the legendary Valerie Adams.

 

As a solo artist, Arli is working on the upcoming release of his fifth solo album with Big Pop Records. Concurrently, Arli is in development of an immersive live show to be exhibited at the end of 2022. Arli previously performed at MoMA New York and played the Montreux Jazz Festival among many other international festivals. The album I Muri Ahiahi of Ngatapa Black, produced by Arli, was nominated for Maori Album of the Year at the Aotearoa Music Awards. 

 

Born in Israel, Arli was a key member of Whiteflag Project - one of the first Palestinian and Israeli crossover bands. At this time, Arli’s mentor, Platinum-selling English record producer Mark Smulian, urged him to “find the back door of the electric guitar sound.” This marked the beginning of Arli’s journey into finding and developing his ambient sound signature and sonic identity which lends itself seamlessly to the world of cinema.

RECENT PROJECTS

2018: MoMA (NYC)

Live ambient performance.

 

2018: 1Giant Mind (NYC)

Soundtrack Composition & Production.

Teacher training academy.

 

2018: Billy & Margot (UK)

Soundtrack Composition & Production.

Brend (about) video.

 

2018: Rhian Sheehan (NZ)

Session ambient guitar recording.

“CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION”

 

2018: Turn the Tide on Plastic (NZ)

Soundtrack Composition & Production.

Volvo Ocean Race & Lilibee wrap video.

 

2018: Veronique Dumont (CAN)

Composition & Production of ambient mantra album.

“CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION”

 

2018: Shiva Rea Sydney (AUS)

Live ambient mass meditations.

 

2018: Expo Yoga (CAN)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Montreal

 

2018: Luma Southern Light Project (NZ)

Live ambiont art performance.

 

2018: Light Nelson (NZ)

Soundtrack Composition & Production.

For art installation with Perceptual Engineering

 

2018: Silent Observation (NZ/CHINA)

Soundtrack Composition, Sound Design & Production.

For short film by Jennifer Raoult.

“CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION”
 

2018: Ways To See (NZ)

Soundtrack Composition & Production.

Short film by Jessica Sanderson

“CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION”

 

2018: Yotam Agam (ISR/FR)

“In The Event Of/That” (Album)

Session ambient guitar recording.
 

2017: Lilibee wrap (NZ)

Soundtrack Composition & Production.

Lilibee wrap “About us” video.

 

2017: Shiva Rea Camden (UK)

Live ambient mass meditations.

 

2017: Just Breath (UK)

Soundtrack Composition & Production.

Brand Track.

 

2017: TEDX Collective Consciousness

Soundtrack Composition with

Passion Pictures & GUM Music

2017: Just Breath (UK)

Live ambient mass meditations.

On top of The Shard building, London.

 

2017: Elena Brower (GER)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Berlin.

 

2017: Covelong Point Fest (INDIA)

Live world ambient performance.

Chennai.

 

2017: Wanderlust108 (UK)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Victoria park London.

 

2017: Wanderlust108 (Portugal)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Lisbon.

 

2017: Wanderlust108 (ITA)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Milano.

 

2017: Wanderlust108 (GER)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Munich.

 

2017: Wanderlust108 (GER)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Hamburg.

 

2017: Expo Yoga (CAN)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Montreal

 

2017: Institut du Développement de la Personne (CAN)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Quebec.

 

2017: Wanderlust108 (AUS)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Sydney.

 

2017: Wanderlust108 (AUS)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Melbourne.

 

2017: Wanderlust108 (AUS)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Brisben.

 

2017: Wanderlust108 (NZ)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Auckland.

 

2017: Wanderlust (NZ)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Great lake Taupo.

 

2017: My Style (UK)

Session ambient guitar recording.

(Pink Sun track)
 

2016: World Of Wearable Art (NZ)

Soundtrack Composition & Production.

For fashion art show.

 

2016: Rhythm & Vines (NZ)

Live ambient performances.

 

2016: Jonni Pollard (BALI)

Live ambient mass meditations.

 

2016: Allegra (NZ)

ARLI 3rd solo album.

 

2016: Calling The Light (GK)

Soundtrack Composition & Production.

Video by Jennifer Raoult.

 

2016: Elena Brower (NYC)

Live ambient mass meditations.

HBO stage Bryant Park.

 

2016: Jonni Pollard (NYC)

Live ambient mass meditations.

At Flavorpill Broadway.

 

2016: Titirangi Music Festival (NZ)

Live ambient performance to art installation.  

 

2016: Sofar Session (UK)

Live ambient performance.

 

2016: Rive Project (UK)

Live show London.

 

2016: Rive Project (UK)

Composition, Guitars & Production.

EP of the band RIVE.

 

2016: Yotam Agam (ISR)

Live ambient performance.

Tel Aviv.

2016: Shiva Rea (USA)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Massachusetts.

 

2016: Shiva Rea (USA)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Malibu.

 

2016:Just Breath (UK)

Live ambient mass meditations.

1st edition London.

 

2016: Mark Smulian (UK)

Live ambient performance.

Bristol.
 

2016: Wanderlust108 (AUS)

Live ambient mass meditations.

Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane / Auckland / Taupo /

Thredbo / Berlin / Munch / Cologne /  Nevada / Denver /

Aspen / BC / Sunshine Coast.