Christopher Barnett has composed jazz, orchestral and experimental scores for award winning, internationally released, independent feature films as well as broadcast on BBC, ITV, Film4, Channel 4, SKY, Horror Channel and internationally. Having started his career as a recording studio 'tape-op', he went on to study 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 in Composition.

His credits include the 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), the BBC Films bittersweet comedy 'Borrowed Time', (starring Phil Davis, produced by BAFTA nominee, Olivier Kaempfer); which was an audience ‘Best of The Fest’ at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and 'Three Minute Moments' (2009), a romantic comedy for which he composed an orchestral jazz based score with songs and lyrics for vocal duet.

In 2016 Christopher scored the EIFF nominated documentary feature, ‘The First Film’ (Film4) which garnered much media attention in the UK and US whilst in 2017, he scored the hard hitting, Channel 4 documentary ‘Modern British Slavery’,‘ sci-fi short, The Sound’, starring Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) and Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), and the adrenalin packed documentary feature, 'All The Wild Horses'.

His most recent credits include the compelling, political feature documentary, 'Postcards from the 48%' (Miriam Margolyes, Patrick Stewart, Bob Geldoff, Bonnie Greer, Rachel Johnson, Nick Clegg, Alastair Campbell, AC Grayling, Peter Tatchell, Joan Bakewell and Vince Cable); the ALS themed documentary, 'There's a Hole in My Bucket', (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Bulgarian feature 'A Dose of Happiness', his score recorded in Sofia with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra.  

As well as work published by the LCM Grade 8 piano syllabus, he has composed incidental music for theatre, corporate campaigns, awards ceremonies and has also assisted colleagues as part of the music department recording at Air Edel, Air Lyndhurst and Abbey Road Studios. 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.  

AWARDS & RECOGNITION 
2018 Best Score: All The Wild Horses - Jefferson State Flixx Festival 
2016 Most Oustanding Film Composer - Global Excellence Awards 
2016 Best Film Music Composer - Media Awards 
2016 Best Original Score for a Documentary: The First Film - Media Awards 
1999 Award for Composition - London College of Music

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 

        

JURY & OUTREACH 
63rd Ivor Novello Awards 2018 - Judge
Bridge Film Fest [Kosovo] 2014 - Judge 
LCCM - Visiting Lecturer: BMus Scoring to Picture
 
Fox Carnival [Charity UK] - Trustee
TheWIFTS Foundation [Charity US] - Contributor