David Arnold

Speaking to David Arnold may just be one of our very favourite interviews we’ve done this year (and our readers will know we do a fair few every week). The composer, who is premiering a ten-part orchestra based on the history of the Royal Albert Hall, is doing so to mark a landmark birthday on July 19th, as the RAH turns 150. His composition, A Circle of Sound, will be performing by a collective of talented young musicians and performers.

We were thrilled to be able to speak to Arnold to look ahead at what’s in store, but also to look back, over a remarkable career that has seen him compose familiar scores to the likes of Independence Day and 007, all the way to Little Britain and The InBetweeners – and in this lengthy, but fascinating chat, we discuss it all.

Watch the interview with David Arnold in its entirety below:

David Arnold will premiere a new 10-part orchestral piece based on the history of the Royal Albert Hall at the venue’s 150th birthday show on 19 July.