Ian Livingstone

Developer Biography

Ian Livingstone is a multi-instrumentalist who 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 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 Lego: Dimensions, Walking With Dinosaurs, F1 2014, Valiant Hearts, Total War Attila, 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 Great British Sewing Bee” for BBC2, "Daredevils” for Ch4, “Survival: Tales From The Wild” for ITV.

Ian recently won a prestigious Ivor Novello award in 2011 for his work on “Napoleon: Total War”.

Contributed by Jeanne (75384) on Apr 28, 2006. [revised by : Ian Livingstone (2)].