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, radio, 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 member of BML and Mercury Musical Developments

NEWS // 

I had the privilege of arranging and producing this orchestral version of folk song The Rowan Tree with the brilliant Lisa Knapp for Living starring Bill Nighy and Aimee Lou Wood. It's a beautiful film based on the famous Kurosawa film Ikiru

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