Nathan Barr

Writing and performing all instruments for his distinct compositions, Nathan Barr has become a notable name in musical compositions for gritty, atmospheric horror-thrillers. His work with Eli Roth on the "Hostel" films ... Read more »
Born: 02/09/1973

Filmography

Music (36)

The Americans 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

The Boy Next Door 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

True Blood 2008 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Music

Hemlock Grove 2013 (Tv Show)

Music

The Big Wedding 2013 (Movie)

("It's A Wonderful Life") (Song)

The Big Wedding 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

Hood To Coast 2011 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Ledge 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

The Last Exorcism 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

The Slammin' Salmon 2009 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Shutter 2008 (Movie)

("Good To Me") (Song Performer)

Shutter 2008 (Movie)

("Good To Me") (Song)

Shutter 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Death Valley 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Hostel: Part II 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Rise: Blood Hunter 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Beerfest 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Hostel 2006 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Watching the Detectives 2006 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Dukes of Hazzard 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

Broken Lizard's Club Dread 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Open Water 2004 (Movie)

Additional Music (Music)

Cabin Fever 2003 (Movie)

Score Performer (Performer)

Cabin Fever 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Going Greek 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Venus & Mars 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Fear 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Music

Plain Dirty 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Kate Brasher 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Red Dirt 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

The Virginian 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Too Smooth 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Beyond the Mat 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Hairshirt 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Thanksgiving (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))
Other (1)

As Good As It Gets 1997 (Movie)

(to Hans Zimmer) (Assistant)

Biography

Writing and performing all instruments for his distinct compositions, Nathan Barr has become a notable name in musical compositions for gritty, atmospheric horror-thrillers. His work with Eli Roth on the "Hostel" films and on Alan Ball's smash TV series "True Blood" catapulted him to the top of the list of young Hollywood composers. Studying music in Tokyo from the age of four, he soon discovered many of the rare and underused instruments that grace his productions. Barr attended Skidmore College and soon toured Europe with the Juilliard Cello Ensemble. A move to Los Angeles in 1996 led him to work with renowned composer Hans Zimmer at Media Ventures on hits like "As Good As it Gets" and "The Prince of Egypt". Barr soon began flying solo on smaller features and TV movie titles, with his breakthrough coming in 2003 on Roth's horror flick "Cabin Fever". This exposure landed him a gig on the big-screen remake of "The Dukes of Hazzard" in 2005, after which he was invited back by Roth to score his torture porn opus "Hostel". This association with Roth led to an introduction to Roth's mentor Quentin Tarantino, who asked Barr to score "Grindhouse", the 1970s-throwback double-feature he was co-directing with Robert Rodriguez. Barr had quickly developed a talent for composing the backing mood pieces for artier horror fare and channeled this ability into the ambitious feat of writing for the sex-charged vampire soap opera "True Blood".

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