Christopher Barnett has composed jazz, orchestral and experimental scores for independent films which have broadcast on BBC, Film4, Channel 4, SKY, Horror Channel as well as winning awards at many international film festivals. Having studied, formally and informally, performance and composition in jazz, classical and ethnomusicology intensively in the UK and US, he holds a BMus from Roehampton Institute/Univ. of Surrey and an MMus from London College of Music.

Specialising in films and documentaries, his credits include the award winning, BAFTA nominated comedy, 'A Cock & Bull Story', (with its British all-star cast of Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Naomie Harris, Benedict Wong, Shirley Henderson, Kelly MacDonald, David Walliams, Gillian Anderson and Stephen Fry); comedy, 'Borrowed Time', (starring Phil Davis); which was nominated ‘Best of The Fest’ at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the action feature, 'K' starring Colin Salmon and Tamer Hassan and ‘Three Minute Moments’, a romantic comedy for which he composed an orchestral jazz based score with songs and lyrics for vocal duet.

In 2015, he scored, The First Film, the EIFF nominated documentary about Louis Le Prince, a Frenchman who shot the world's first moving images on a self-built camera before disappearing mysteriously from trace.

In 2017, he scored the hard hitting, Channel 4 documentary ‘Modern British Slavery’, the adrenalin packed, multi-award winning documentary, 'All The Wild Horses', about the world's longest and most dangerous horse race which covers 650 miles of wild Mongolian terrain, and short film, ‘The Sound’, starring Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) and Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil: Apocalypse). His most recent credits include the compelling, political documentary, 'Postcards from the 48%' which features Miriam Margolyes, Patrick Stewart, Bob Geldoff, Bonnie Greer, Rachel Johnson, Nick Clegg, Alastair Campbell, AC Grayling, Peter Tatchell, Joan Bakewell and Vince Cable.

As well as work published by the LCM Grade 8 piano syllabus, he has composed incidental music for theatre, corporate campaigns as well as ceremony music for 'TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards', (held in London and Los Angeles).

Alongside composing, Christopher has also assisted colleagues as part of the music department recording at Air Edel, Air Lyndhurst and Abbey Road Studios and in 2014, at the invitation of the United Arab Emirates, he played steel pans on tour with UFO Steelband, (Urban Fox Orchestra), commemorating the Emirates’ 44th year of independence.