Lesley Barber

 (born 1962) is a Canadian composer of music for film, theatre, chamber and orchestral ensembles and she is also a conductor, pianist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Barber is best known for composing the film scores for You Can Count on Me, Mansfield Park, Hysterical Blindness, When Night Is Falling, and composing music for the animated television series Little Bear. Barber has cited as musical influences Takemitsu, Corigliano, Haydn, Sofia Gubaidulina, Steve Reich, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, Carter Burwell, Ennio Morricone, and Philip Glass. Barber’s work on film scores includes Kenneth Lonergan’s Academy Award-nominated feature film You Can Count on Me, Mira Nair’s Emmy and Golden Globe award winning Hysterical Blindness (starring Uma Thurman and Gena Rowlands), Patricia Rozema’s Mansfield Park and When Night Is Falling, and the award-winning children’s classic television animated series Little Bear with Maurice Sendak. She has also worked with directors Wayne Wang and Boaz Yakin. Barber has recorded scores in Toronto, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Budapest and worked with Miramax, New Line, Focus Features, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., and Home Box Office amongst others.

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