James Edward Barker

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James Edward Barker is an award-winning British composer, music producer and film producer. Much of his work uses layers of live sonic experimentation, and grandiose classical motifs with shapeshifting cluster chords, and driving alternative percussion. Although being self taught from a young age of 9, Barker was classically trained at Newcastle ... See full bio »


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The Courier Composer
Lean on Pete Composer
Gwen Composer
Final Score Composer


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 2020 The Beekeeper (Documentary short)
 2020 The Green Wave (Documentary)
 2019 The Courier
 2018 Final Score
 2018/II Gwen
 2018/I Mara (original score composed by)
 2017/I 13 (Short)
 2017 Base
 2017 Lean on Pete
 2017 London Heist
 2016 Indonesia Conference (Video documentary short)
 2016 Don't Knock Twice (original music by)
 2016/I Leni. Leni. (Short)
 2015/III Heist (original score composed by)
 2013 Harrigan
 2013 Tennis (Short)
 2012 Penguins (Documentary)
 2012 Penguins (Video)
 2011 After the Fire (Documentary)
 2011/III Hit Girls (Short)
 2011 The Holding
 2011 Weekender
 2011/II Weekend (uncredited)
 2011 Great British Hairdresser (TV Series)
 2011 Football Focus (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2011 The Betty Driver Story (TV Movie documentary)
 2010 Cowards & Monsters (Short)
 2010 One Man and His Dog (Short)
 2010 Psych:9
 2009 Lives of the Artists (Documentary)
 2009 War Schools (Short)
 2009 No Way Through (Short)
 2009 Powers of Three (Documentary short)
 2009 Greek Pete
 2009 Five Miles Out (Short)
 2009 Helen (supervising composer)
 2008 Consuming Love (Short)
 2008 Reverb
 2008 The Crew
 2008 Crack Willow
 2007 The History of Mr Polly (TV Movie)
 2006 Dog's Mercury (Short)
 2006 Pocket Thief (Short)
 2006 The Chaos Theory (Video documentary)
 2005 The Best Man (as James Barker)
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Composed and produced music for three campaigns for Reckitt Benckiser in 2008 and 2009. One of which, 'Hands', was nominated for an IVCA Award at the 2009 ceremony, where James was up against Coldplay for 'Best Music'. See more »

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James Barker

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Performed all the male vocals for the score for Extraordinary Rendition and also on the climatic end piece with a female vocalist, which he recorded in an abandoned church. He also sought out a six string Thai saw Duang, on which he performed some of the haunting sounds on alongside the dilruba and hammered dulcimer. See more »

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