Christopher Barnett


Christopher Barnett is an award-winning composer. His most recent credits include ‘A Dose of Happiness’, the film adaptation of Vessela Toteva’s biography, ‘Downfall and Salvation. Confessions of a former heroin addict’ (recorded in Sofia with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra), Guerilla Doc’s political 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 sci-fi short ‘The Sound’, (Joseph Mawles and Sienna Guillory) for Noel Clarke’s Unstoppable Entertainment.

In 2016 Christopher scored the EIFF nominated documentary Film4 feature, ‘The First Film’  which garnered much media attention in the UK and the US whilst in 2017, he scored the hard hitting, Channel 4 documentary ‘Modern British Slavery’, and the adrenalin packed feature documentary, ‘All The Wild Horses’.

Other credits include the BAFTA nominated comedy, ‘A Cock & Bull Story’, BBC Films (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 and Theo Barklem-Biggs); named 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.

As well as composing orchestral and experimental scores rich in thematic or ambient textures, he has work published by the LCM Grade 8 piano syllabus, incidental music for theatre, corporate campaigns, awards ceremonies and he 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.

Christopher holds a BMus from Roehampton Institute/Univ. of Surrey and an MMus from London College of Music in Composition.

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