Composers » Charlie Barber

Charlie Barber has worked in a wide variety of musical genres: orchestral and chamber works, film, music-theatre and dance.

His music draws on a wide range of influences – including early music in Western culture, European minimalism, as well as the music of Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East – bringing these elements together in a highly personal synthesis.

His works have been performed at festivals in the USA, Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Holland and the Czech Republic, as well as major music festivals and venues across the UK.

Working across a number of different art forms has resulted in a rich series of collaborations with artists in other disciplines. Recent projects include Afrodisiac with Seckou Keita (kora) and Chartwell Dutiro (mbira); Salomé (music for percussion quartet featuring the 1923 film starring Nazimova); and Michelangelo Drawing Blood, a stage work for countertenor, performers and period instruments.