Barbara Weber

Barbara J Weber is a film composer, sound designer and violinist. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and was introduced to the violin while in the New York City public school system. Quickly excelling in the instrument, she attended the High School of Performing Arts and The Juilliard School. After years of being an accomplished violinist and performing with numerous top tier orchestras, Barbara began her foray into composing for film. The very first film she scored, a full feature, “Let Me Out” by David Feldman, won for “Best Psychological Drama”, at The New York International Film and Video Festival, 2009. Barbara won the Diamond Award for Best Score at the NYC Film Awards in 2015 for “Alienated” directed by Brian Ackely. Two thousand sixteen brought Barbara into new music territory. Collaborating on an interactive, music, phone app called U-Gruve, Barbara created the musical soundscapes for three New York City landmarks. These sound installations are currently listenable at: 1-The New York City High Line, 2-The fountain at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and 3-The Conservatory Gardens located in York City’s Central Park.

Barbara has scored the music to more than 33 films. Some of the film festivals her movies have appeared in have been: the Cannes Film Festival 2012, New York International Film & Video Festival, 2009, the Athena Film Festival at Bernard College, NY in February of 2013, the Bare Bones Film Festival, the Macabre Faire Film Festival, winter 2014 where her score for “Baggage” was nominated for “Best Soundtrack” and the FANtastic Film Festival where her score for “Once, When I Was Dead” was also nominated for best original score. Barbara also has an MFA in Theatre Management from Brooklyn College. She completed a course in film scoring at Berklee College of Music in 2010. She participated at the ASCAP NYU Film Scoring workshop in 2010. Last spring of 2015 Barbara was invited to be a part of ASCAP composers spotlight at the Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop. Barbara is a member of ASCAP. She is also on the board of the MediaEd Project, which is based in London and has been created to develop documentaries on historical topics.

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