Goodbye Ivan is Arnaud Sponar, a Switzerland-based French composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.
Seduced by the cinematic qualities of his first two albums, The K Syndrome and Intervals, Pascal Greco asks him to compose the music for his film Nowhere in 2013.
The same year, he co-produces Alexandre Varlet's 5th album and collaborates with Simon Huw Jones (And Also The Trees).
In 2015, Sponar writes the music for STUN, yet another film by Pascal Greco. The soundtrack is followed with two solo albums, Marées and Promenade.
CLIM8 is released in 2017. An experimental film about the climate crises directed by American filmmakers Katherin Machalek and Raine Vivian, Sponar writes the soundtrack.
The film is still regularly screened in European countries with live musical accompaniment by Goodbye Ivan as Sponar on piano, guitar and electronics and Sabrina Morand on violin.
In 2019, Goodbye Ivan composes the music for The Scavengers, a feature-lenght film about the rampant poverty among the elderly in Hong-Kong. He also releases Rêverie, his 6th solo album, a captivating piano-based record.
Besides his soundtrack and solo work, Sponar collaborates on projects with Switzerland-based musicians. Recently he joined November, a band formed by Bernard Trontin (The Young Gods) and Simon Huw Jones (And Also The Trees), for live performances.