Christopher Barnett

Composer

Music

Film & Documentary

  • Getting Away with Murder(s) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Auschwitz-Birkenau
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  • Getting Away with Murder(s) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Lithuania
    5:00
  • Getting Away with Murder(s) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Branau Am Inn
    1:28
  • 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
  • Postcards from the 48% - The 48
    1:16
  • The First Film - Opening
    2:33
  • All The Wild Horses - A Way of Life
    1:15
  • Speer Goes To Hollywood - Kristallnacht
    1:15
  • Borrowed Time - Borrowed Time – Main Theme
    1:57
  • Anglesey Road - Anglesey Road-Suite
    3:56
  • Welcome to the Majority - End Credits
    2:41

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 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). There’s also ‘There’s a Hole in My Bucket’ (narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch) and ‘Joy Womack: The White Swan‘ (2021) which tells the story of the first American ballerina to train and dance with the Bolshoi Ballet.

In 2018 he scored the award winning drama, ‘A Dose of Happiness’, the film adaptation of journalist, Vesela Toteva’s biography, ‘Downfall and Salvation’. ‘Confessions of a former heroin addict’. One of Bulgaria’s 2019 domestic box office hits it was 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).

At the beginning of 2018, Barnett completed the political documentary, ‘Postcards From The 48%’, which sources opinions and data from a wide geographical area across the UK 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 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 US including a Best Documentary Feature Film nomination at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Other credits include the BAFTA nominated comedy, ‘Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story’ (BBC Films 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 bittersweet comedy ‘Borrowed Time‘ (BBC Films 2012), (starring Phil Davis and Theo Barklem-Biggs), voted Best of The Fest at Edinburgh International Film Festival and rom-com, ‘Three Minute Moments’ (2007), 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 EdelAir 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 toured 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. Professional memberships include BAFTA and The Ivors Academy both for which he contributes as jury member and panellist. Barnett also lectures BMus Composing to Media at London College of Creative Media (LCCM).

Credits

Selected Works

Lezichram – Getting Away With Murder(s) (2021) | Guerilla Docs [UK]

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Joy Womack: The White Swan (2021) | Joy Film [US] Reason8 Films [UK]

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First Kiss – A Dose of Happiness (2019) | No Blink [BG]

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Postcards From The 48% (2018) | Guerilla Docs [UK]

Devan’s Delirium – All The Wild Horses (2017) |3rd -i Films [UK]

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Beach Scene Monologue [WARNING: Strong Language] – Black Smoke Rising (2012) |Elephant Features [UK]

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I’ve Got The Creds – Borrowed Time (2012) |Parkville Pictures/BBC Films [UK]

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Zomball HQ – Stag Night of The Dead (2010) |Zomball Films [UK]

Credits – K (2009) | AllenQuiries Productions [UK]

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I Think He Loves Me – Three Minute Moments (2007) | AllenQuiries Productions [UK]

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A Cock & Bull Story (2005) | Revolution Films/BBC Films [UK]

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 Discography

Album Releases

Representation

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