Ian Vine was born in England and spent his formative years in Libya and Hong Kong. His music is performed across Europe and has been broadcast worldwide and televised on BBC 2 and Radio Televisión Española. Commissioners of his work have included the London Sinfonietta, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Ensemble Recherche, and Matthew Herbert. He has received performances by, among others, the Hallé Orchestra, Ensemble 10/10, Kokoro, Psappha, 4-Mality, and 175 East in New Zealand. His work has been released on Accidental and Kairos, and is distributed on the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) New Voices scheme.
Ian Vine studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Anthony Gilbert, and later privately with Simon Holt. Between 1999 and 2004 Ian was Tutor in Electro-Acoustic Music at the Royal Northern College of Music, and also taught for a time at MANTIS, the electro-acoustic studios at The University of Manchester. From 2002-2007 he was a participant in the inaugural Blue Touch Paper scheme with the London Sinfonietta, and over its course produced three works for them.
Ian lives in Manchester and is artistic director of Radius (London) and first moon.