"I was really impressed with your openness to the process and the way you introduced ideas... You responded with sensitivity, skill, talent and honesty to the needs of the actors and the text."
Julia Thomas, Director: Canoe Theatre, Resident Director at The National Theatre Studio 2015

"Barnard's music wove folk elements into more complex strands... an immensely impressive and confident performance which made me hope so see more of Barnard's work."
Robert Hugill, Aug 2013

This Incredible Life (2016)
Music composed and performed live for a new play by Alan Harris at The Ffwrnes. Directed by Julia Thomas.

 Photos: Joe Twigg

Photos: Joe Twigg

The Hidden Valley (2012, revised version 2015) - 75 mins
Opera for 9 singers and 3 players. Suitable for family audiences
Commissioned by Welsh National Opera. Performed at Tête à Tête Opera Festival and St George's Bristol.

My Perfect World (2014) - 60 mins
Opera for children's chorus, 4 soloists and orchestra
Commissioned by WNO

Reign of Death (2009) - 6 mins
Original score for short film starring Noel Clarke