Jack Elliot Barton

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2018Talented sound designer Jack Barton provides intricate effects of a swinging lure and swooping bird as a haunting auditory metonymy
Sandra Giorgetti
britishtheatreguide.info
2018...an excellent soundtrack meant that scene changes didn’t slow things down
Terry Eastham
londontheatre1.com
2018The creative team do a fantastic job with the material [...] a stormy ocean is created through atmospheric sound
Sarah Cox
stagereview.co.uk
2018This new play makes its points in a crisply watchable manner.
Michael Billington
theguardian.com
2018The lighting design and sound are spot on [...] they can be enormously proud of this production
Richard Braine
londonpubtheatres.com
2018This is a show that takes the audience through the full gamut of human emotion
Chris Omaweng
lastminutetheatretickets.com
2018l have to mention the sound design from Jack Barton which combines brilliantly with the action
Terry Eastham
londontheatre1.com
2018a masterclass in every sense [...] wonderfully evocative sound design by Jack Barton.
Liz Dyer
theblogoftheatrethings.com
2018the detail in the soundscape, the craft and care [...] is undeniable and every aspect flows together seamlessly
thespyinthestalls.com
thespyinthestalls.com
2018Lifeboat’s success lies in the impressive use of design
Michael Holland
weekender.co.uk
2018Jack Elliot Barton’s sound design produces an almost mystical atmosphere
Claire Roderick
fairypoweredproductions.com
2018Special marks must go to Tom Kitney and Jack Eliot Barton for their stunning light and sound staging respectively
Kate Pettigrew
londonpubtheatres.com
2018Jack recreates with stunning accuracy [both] the sights and sounds of the 1940s and the horror of the attack
Liz Dyer
theblogoftheatrethings.com
2017...well-tuned conversation of set, soundscapes and light...
Lara Domke
ayoungertheatre.com
2017...haunting use of folk music and vulpine soundscape...
Julia Rank
thestage.co.uk
2017Subtle lighting and a skillful use of sound alongside a few basic props take us effortlessly between scenes...
anonymous
thespyinthestalls.com
2017An evocative ambient soundtrack by Jack Barton sets the tone with reverb-heavy electronic throbs layered over soft chants...
Dave Fargnoli
thestage.co.uk
2017The company makes good use of lighting, sound, movement and even instruments...
Jacqui Busick
dulwichonview.org.uk
2017...a fresh and original combination of high technical values and strong acting...Jack Barton adds a modern twist...
Marianna Meloni
pocketsizetheatre.com
2017The use of live instrumentation and abstract movement is a brave choice, but one that pays off...
Cassandra Griffin
londontheatre1.com
2017Throughout the play, music plays which is beautiful, unexpected and at the same time full of foreboding
Graham Archer
westendwilma.com
2017...sound by Jack Barton is wonderfully spooky and tension-filled...
Grace Ward
everything-theatre.co.uk
2017...a rich soundscape by Jack Barton mixes thumping heartbeats, squealing machinery, and whispering cellos, adding to the otherworldly atmosphere...
Dave Fargnoli
thestage.co.uk
2017In 45 minutes, the 1121 Collective manufacture an enjoyably surreal descent into anarchy...
Alaka Prodhan
northwestend.co.uk
2017...orthodoxically Lynchian, with the same soundscaping and judicious choice of music...
Zbigniew Tycienski
tychy.wordpress.com
2017...the pulse and throb of Jack Barton’s sound design swells insidiously...
Mark Smith
britishtheatreguide.info

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Composer
Other
Together, Not The Same
Wilhelmina Ojanen
Sadler's Wells Young Associates
Sadler's Wells Main Stage
2019Additional Sound Design
Film
Hilda
Rishi Pelham, Adrian Rhodes
Odds On Productions
De Lane Lea Warner Bros. Studios
2017 - 2019Composer & Musician
Film
Hilda
Rishi Pelham, Simon Rhodes
Odds On Productions
Abbey Road Studios
2018Sound Designer & Composer
Theatre
Lifeboat
Kate Bannister
Brockley Jack Theatre
The Jack Studio
2018Sound Designer & Composer
Theatre
Kes
Kate Bannister
Brockley Jack Theatre
The Jack Studio
2018Composer, Sound Designer
Film
The Distance Between One and Two
Leo Barton
Thinc Film
2018Sound Designer
Theatre
The Golden Fucking Years
Clare Prenton
Vital Signs Productions
The Jack Studio
2017 - 2018Sound Designer
Theatre
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Kate Bannister
Brockley Jack Theatre
The Jack Studio
2017Sound Designer
Theatre
Edward II
Ricky Dukes
Lazarus Theatre Company
Tristan Bates Theatre
2017Composer, Sound Designer
Film
The Hollow
Leo Barton, Iman Bahmanabadi
Thinc Film
2017Sound Designer
Theatre
Tribe
Matthew McCray
London Theatre Workshop
London Theatre Workshop
2017Sound Designer
Theatre
Tom Molineaux
Kate Bannister
Brockley Jack Theatre
The Jack Studio
2017Sound Designer
Theatre
Becoming Mohammed
Annemiek van Elst
And Many Others
The Pleasance Theatre
2017Composer
Film
Man in the Chair
James Walker
Independent
2017Sound Designer
Theatre
Macbeth
Thomas Attwood
AC Group
The Jack Studio
2017Sound Designer
Theatre
Dubailand
Georgie Staight
Flux Theatre
Finborough Theatre
2017Composer
Music
Sounds CriticalIntsitute of Contemporary Arts
ICA
2017Sound Designer
Theatre
You/Me/Tomorrow
Anthony Steel
1121 Collective
HOME Manchester
2017Composer
Music
Handel's Messiah: Re-imagined
Naomi Wright
Collective 31
International Anthony Burgess Foundation
2017Composer
Film
An Adventure in Stereo
James M G Roberts
Independent
2017Sound Editor
Film
Shame
Lipika Pelham
BBC Radio
2016Sound Designer
Theatre
The Tempest
Lawrence O'Connor
Company C
Chelsea Theatre, Etcetera Theatre
2016Sound Designer
Theatre
Sharp Edges
Amelia Sweetland
The Camden Fringe
Camden People's Theatre
2016Sound Designer
Theatre
Pizza Delique
Rishi Pelham
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Paradise Green Theatre
2016Composer
Music
Illuminations
Naomi Wright
Collective 31
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2016Sound Designer, Composer
Theatre
Porcelain Girl
Patch Middleton
Hive Mind Manchester
Ziferblat Edge Street
2016Sound Designer, Composer
Theatre
Frogs
Patch Middleton
Hive Mind Manchester
Ziferblat Edge Street
2016Sound Designer, Sound Editor
Film
Tabula Rasa
James Walker
Independent
2016Sound Designer, Sound Operator
Theatre
Pizza Delique
Rishi Pelham
Manchester University Drama Society
Aatma
2016Sound Designer, Sound Operator
Theatre
Breathing Corpses
Lauren Savage
Manchester University Drama Society
Antwerp Mansion
2015Musical Director, Composer
Theatre
Animal Farm
Monique Touko
Manchester University Drama Society
Ziferblat Edge Street
2015Sound Designer, Sound Operator
Theatre
Pit
Rishi Pelham
Manchester University Drama Society
UoM Students Union Council Chambers
2015Composer
Film
Tape
Rishi Pelham and Dylan Zarella
Independent
2015Sound Designer, Sound Editor
Film
Elevator Blues
Leo Barton and Iman Bahmanabadi
Thinc Film
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2019MMus Sonic ArtsGoldsmiths, University of London
    2016MusB MusicUniversity of Manchester

    Additional Skills

    - Live playback systems using QLab, Ableton Live, Max/MSP

    - DAW software: Logic, ProTools, Ableton, Reaper etc.

    - Field and studio recording

    - Film sound: editing, mixing, audio recovery, ADR, Foley

    - Multi-instrumentalist: piano, guitar, bass guitar, drum-kit, percussion, synthesisers and electronics

    - Arrangement and orchestration

    - Interactive and generative performance environments

    - Sound practicals for theatre

    Industry Awards

    Best Sound Designer, Off West End Awards 2018 (FINALIST)

    Best Sound Designer, Off West End Awards 2017 (Nomination)

    Best Sound Designer, Off West End Awards 2017 (Nomination)

    Best Sound Designer, Off West End Awards 2016 (Nomination)

    About me

    Composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist, collaborating in theatre, film & live performance.

    Experimenting with overlap between electroacoustic composition and sound design. Exploring new methods in the synthesis of sonic and musical expression with visual and narrative mediums.

    -----Awards-----

    - Best Sound Designer FINALIST, Off West End Awards 2018 (Lifeboat)

    - Best Sound Designer Nomination, Off West End Awards 2017 (Wolves of Willoughby Chase)

    - Best Sound Designer Nomination, Off West End Awards 2017 (Macbeth)

    - Best Sound Designer Nomination, Off West End Awards 2016 (The Tempest)

    - P.J. Leonard Prize for Electroacoustic Composition, University of Manchester 2016

    - Best Sound Designer, Manchester in Fringe Theatre Awards 2015 (Pit)

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Experienced In
    • Drama
    • Experimental
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • New Writing
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Driving Licences
    • Standard