Lesley Barber Interview

Manchester By The Sea gets its DVD and Blu-ray release this month (go and buy it!). Just ahead of that we were given the brilliant opportunity of speaking to the film’s composer, the great Lesley Barber, to talk about her work on the film.

As well as chatting all things MBTS, we also had some time to talk more in-depth about Lesley’s process, her home studio (which sounds blooming amazing!) and the kind of music she loves to listen to.

It’s a great interview and Lesley is a lovely human being, as well as a magnificent composer, so we were generally just in awe of her. Check out the full chat below and let us know your favourite pieces of work by Lesley in the comments below.

James is a movie obsessive with a particular love for scores and screenplays. He has written for numerous blogs, sites and cinemas and has been involved in several screenwriting projects. He can usually be found in front of a large plasma screen devouring Westerns, 80s pulp, Jimmy Stewart movies or anything by the Coens.