Christopher Barnett

Composer

Music

Film & Documentary

  • A Dose of Happiness - A Dose of Happiness Suite
    7:17
  • A Dose of Happiness - Happiness
    3:00
  • A Dose of Happiness - Love
    1:56
  • Change of Heart - Aspettera
    3:58
  • Speer Goes To Hollywood - Kristallnacht
    1:15
  • All The Wild Horses - A Way of Life
    1:15
  • Welcome To The Majority - Welcome To The Majority
    2:41
  • Anglesey Road - Anglesey Road-Suite
    3:56
  • Borrowed Time - Borrowed Time – Main Theme
    1:57

Biography

Composer

Barnett’s catalogue of composed music covers the spectrum from scores for independent film, documentary to television and corporate campaigns.

His most recent music score credits include the two Holocaust themed documentaries, ‘Getting Away With Murder(s)‘ (2021) and additional music for ‘Speer Goes To Hollywood‘ (2020). In 2018 he scored  ‘A Dose of Happiness’, the film adaptation of Bulgarian journalist, Vesela Toteva’s biography, ‘Downfall and Salvation’. ‘Confessions of a former heroin addict’ and the ALS themed documentary, ‘There’s a Hole in My Bucket’, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Throughout 2017, illustrating his reach and arc of musical composition, he scored a range of projects from the hard hitting Channel 4 documentary ‘Modern British Slavery’ to the adrenalin packed, multi-award winning ‘All The Wild Horses’, about the world’s longest and most dangerous horse race, covering 650 miles of wild Mongolian terrain which took Best Score at Jefferson State Flixx Festival 2018. He also scored the sci-fi short, ‘The Sound’ (2018), starring Joseph Mawle from Game of Thrones and Sienna Guillory, (Resident Evil: Apocalypse).

In the last quarter of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, Barnett finished scoring the feature length documentary, ‘Postcards From The 48%’, featuring those who voted to Remain in the EU, the 48%, sourcing opinions and data from a wide geographical area across the UK and featuring known personalities including Sir Bob Geldof, Dame Joan Bakewell, Professor AC Grayling CBE and bestselling, award-winning author and screenwriter, Ian McEwan alongside a number of British MPs.

In 2015 Barnett scored the Edinburgh International Film Festival nominated documentary feature, ‘The First Film’, about Louis Le Prince, the very first person to shoot moving images on a camera. The documentary, narrated by Sarah Lancashire, garnered much media attention in the UK and the USA including media awards for Best Score & Best Composer UK.

Other credits include the BBC Films, BAFTA nominated comedy, ‘A Cock & Bull Story’ (2005), (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‘ (2012), (starring Phil Davis and Theo Barklem-Biggs), voted Best of The Fest at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival and ‘Three Minute Moments’, a romantic comedy for which he composed an orchestral, jazz based score with songs and lyrics for vocal duet.

As well as composing orchestral and experimental scores rich in thematic or ambient textures, he has composed for theatre, corporate campaigns, (including the prestigious TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards, held in London and Los Angeles) and is published by LCM for its Grade 8 piano syllabus. He performs keyboards on record releases for Nigerian-British outfit, Afunja, assists colleagues/records his own work at Air EdelAir Lyndhurst and Abbey Road Studios. In 2014, at the invitation of the United Arab Emirates, he played steel pans on tour with UFO Steelband, commemorating its 44th year of Independence. Barnett holds a BMus from Roehampton Inst./Univ. of Surrey and an MMus from London College of Music in Composition.

Christopher Barnett’s professional memberships include BAFTA and The Ivors Academy. He sits on several music/film panels and lectures Scoring to Picture at LCCM.

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Selected Works

Getting Away With Murder(s) 2021

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All the Wild Horses 2017

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Speer Goes To Hollywood 2020

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The First Film 2015

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Joy Womack: The White Swan

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Borrowed Time 2012

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A Dose of Happiness 2019

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Stag Night of The Dead 2010

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There’s a Hole in My Bucket

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Three Minute Moments 2007

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Postcards from the 48% 2018

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A Cock & Bull Story 2005

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 Discography

Original Soundtracks

Speer Goes To Hollywood

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Fresh Air… Breathe In

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Fresh Air… Breathe Out

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A Dose of Happiness

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Amore in Rome

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Three Minute Moments

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