Tom Barnes


Tom Barnes is a London-based musical director and composer. Tom trained at the Royal College of Music as a Soirée d’Or Scholar, generously supported by the Clifton Parker Award and the UK BAFTA Scholarship scheme.

Film credits include short films Hacks (2016), Friend Like Me (2016) and Playground (2017) as part of New Form Digital’s Incubator Series funded by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and Recurrence (2014) which won Best Short Film at the 2014 Buffer Festival. Tom’s music has also been heard at the 2017 Venice Biennale as part of the Empire II exhibition with the experimental short film A is for Apple. Tom recently completed the score to queer short Four Quartets (2017), written and directed by Marco Alessi.

For stage, Tom composed for Grassroots Shakespeare London’s productions of Twelfth Night and Othello (Leicester Square Theatre) and was musical director and composer for Changeling Theatre’s All’s Well That Ends Well and The Two Gentleman of Verona. Tom was also Musical Associate for Academy-nominated composer Gary Yershon for The Broken Heart (The Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, RADA) and Musical Assistant on Art (The Old Vic).