Film & Documentary
- A Dose of Happiness - A Dose of Happiness Suite7:17
- A Dose of Happiness - Happiness3:00
- A Dose of Happiness - Love1:56
- Change of Heart - Aspettera3:58
- Postcards from the 48% - The 481:16
- The First Film - Opening2:33
- All The Wild Horses - A Way of Life1:15
- Speer Goes To Hollywood - Kristallnacht1:15
- Borrowed Time - Borrowed Time – Main Theme1:57
- Anglesey Road - Anglesey Road-Suite3:56
- Welcome to the Majority - End Credits2:41
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 includes two Holocaust themed documentaries, ‘Getting Away With Murder(s)‘ (2021) (narrated by Dame Irene Atkins and Julian Glover) and ‘Speer Goes To Hollywood‘ (2020) (additional music). ‘Joy Womack: The White Swan‘ (2021) tells the story of the first American ballerina to train and dance with the Bolshoi Ballet, while ‘There’s a Hole in My Bucket’, (narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch) follows a JRR Tolkien descendant’s quest to honour his late brother and raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
In 2018 he scored the award winning drama, ‘A Dose of Happiness’, the film adaptation of Bulgarian journalist, Vesela Toteva’s biography, ‘Downfall and Salvation’. ‘Confessions of a former heroin addict’. The film was one of Bulgaria’s 2019 domestic box office hits and officially included in Bulgaria’s Ministry of Education and Science educational initiatives related to addiction prevention.
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, ‘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 award winning 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 political documentary, ‘Postcards From The 48%’, which sources opinions and data from a wide geographical area across the UK and featuring those who voted to Remain in the EU, including personalities such as, Sir Bob Geldof, Dame Joan Bakewell, Professor AC Grayling CBE, author/screenwriter Ian McEwan and a number of British politicians.
In 2014 Barnett scored ‘The First Film’, about artist/inventor/businessman Louis Le Prince, the 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 a Best Documentary Feature Film nomination at Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Other credits include the BBC Films, BAFTA nominated comedy, ‘A Cock & Bull Story’ (2005) (additional music), (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’ (2007), a romantic comedy for which he composed an orchestral, jazz based score with songs and lyrics for vocal duet.
As well as working with studio orchestras in Bulgaria, Budapest and London, (in particular Air Edel, Air Lyndhurst and Abbey Road Studios), composing orchestral and experimental scores rich in thematic or ambient textures, he has composed music for theatre, academia (LCM Grade 8 piano syllabus) and corporate campaigns, (TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards, Amnesty International, London Eye, Madame Tussauds amongst others).
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. Professional memberships include BAFTA and The Ivors Academy both for which he has contributed as jury member and panellist. Barnett also lectures BMus Composing to Media at London College of Creative Media (LCCM).