Composer of Boarding School and Nappily Ever After
A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Class of 2016, film composer Lesley Barber writes music marked by intelligence and emotional depth. She has scored a string of award-winning and highly acclaimed projects, including Kenneth Lonergans multi-award-winning and Oscar-nominated film, Manchester by the Sea.
A multi-instrumentalist, conductor and pianist, Lesleys interest in modern electronic programming, loops, and effects adds dimension to her work, creating hybrid atmospheric scores with lush orchestration with an innate ability to bring the essential to light and avoid the cliché.
Her distinguished list of credits include Lonergans Oscar-winning You Can Count On Me, Jerry Rothwells award-winning documentary How To Change The World, Patricia Rozemas Mansfield Park, Mira Nairs Golden Globe winning Hysterical Blindness, Mary Harrons Moth Diaries, the childrens classic Little Bear with Maurice Sendak, Yo-Yo Ma: Six Gestures, Boaz Yakin's Price Above Rubies, Wiebke Von Carolsfelds Marion Bridge, and the recently released powerhouse doc The Apology by Tiffany Hsiung. Lesleys current films include a remake of the film Beaches, Attiya Khans award winning documentary A Better Man, Boarding School, a horror adventure film written directed by Boaz Yakin, the upcoming Netflix premiere of Irreplaceable You, directed by Stephanie Laing, and upcoming Late Night starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling directed by Nisha Ganatra.
Lesley is a proud and active member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, which has taken a leading role in the much-publicized diversity conversation now occurring in Hollywood. She has a passion for good food, great cities and interesting company.