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Photo by Marc Brenner

BIO // 

Jim is a composer and orchestrator, and one half of musical theatre writing duo Buchan & Barne


Since reading Music at King’s College London and studying Voice at the Royal Academy of Music, he has written music for many different mediums including film, theatre & pop

He was the winner of the London Chamber Orchestra's Young Composer competition, and alongside his collaborator Kit Buchan was the recipient of the 2020 Stage Debut Award for Best Composer/Lyricist and the 2018 Stiles & Drewe Mentorship Award

Jim has studied composition under British composer of the year Graham Fitkin and Emmy Award-winning composer Hummie Mann. He is a proud member of BML and Mercury Musical Developments

NEWS // 

  • Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York) transfers to the Criterion Theatre

  • Catastrophe Bay to be performed as part of the 2024 NYMT summer season

  • The Rowan Tree has been released on all streaming platforms! Arranged and produced with folk-singer Lisa Knapp for the Oscar nominated Living starring Bill Nighy and Aimee Lou Wood

© 2022 by Jim Barne

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