"The first thing I noticed about this short is the soundtrack, by composer Barbara J. Weber. The soundtrack is simply perfect for this short and it really did a lot to help convey a particular atmosphere of gloom and impending doom. Weber's soundtrack was so perfect that I looked her up..."
- Scott Shayer - from AnythingHorror.com about "Baggage" score.
"The music is superbly atmospheric"
- Maynard's Horror Movie Diary - about Weber's score for "A Chance In Hell".
The first thing that I noticed about Barbara J Weber’s music was the sweep and drama in her soundtrack pieces. From the opening track in her Soundcloud catalog, “Grundge Mosh Pit”, it is apparent that these are no ‘ordinary’ soundtrack compositions. It is not just pretty, decontaminated sound to fill in the silent or transitory spaces. Barbara’s tracks are masterfully composed and executed, and could easily be whole and necessary parts of any audiovisual material or just simply standalone songs.
Covering a range of influences from rock to classical to funk to ambient and back again, Barbara’s wonderful music tones build up and simmer down seamlessly. It’s changing and evolving moods prove that you don’t need lyrics to create a story or an emotion.
Barbara explores the dynamics of minimalist electronic structures leading to more expansive, layered musical pieces. Her writing can be haunting, ethereal and romantic or simply upbeat, energetic and pounding. Her arrangements can switch notes and tones at the drop of a hat, with strings and synths weaving in and out.
Tracks like “150 Mph”, “James Brownish” and “Beat Magic” could easily nestle its way into any current electronic music producer’s personal portfolio; as could “Thankful” and “BlissfulGlide Mstr”. Technically brilliant, each song is performed with artistic and emotional significance, yet with tunes that are easily memorable.
Barbara J Weber creates musical pieces that are captivating, incredibly powerful and very emotional. She is able to create heart-warming feelings that could bring tears to your very eyes, the one-minute, and then take your imagination to their furthest limits, the next.
In a nutshell, Barbara J Weber’s arrangements are transporting, evocative musical scores that inspire thoughts and feelings about ourselves and our relationship to everything that surrounds us; reminding us of the importance and deep communicational power that music can have.
"Barbara J. Weber has been a remarkable collaborator. Whenever we work together on a project, her music draws out the themes of each movie with clarity, intensity and feeling"
- Jeremiah Kipp- Director/Producer.
"Barbara J. Weber is an absolute delight to work with. What I like most about Barbara is that you will give her an idea of what you want and she will not only deliver, but do so in such a short amount of time that makes any job in post production that much easier and enjoyable."
- Scott Perry - Director/Producer/Writer - Slick Devil Entertainment.
"Barbara Weber understands how important music is to film. She understands sound, movement, and mood. She is a complete professional who will make your project better. "
- Rob Dimension - Actor/Writer.
"Barbara Weber’s music is bold and imaginative. Her score not only integrated into our film (A Chance In Hell), it unveiled another level of the story."
- Jenny Joslin - Writer/Actor/Director.
"This is my second time working with Barbara and if the first is any indication of what's to come then I am looking forward to an award winning score"
- Maxine Pugh - CEO Leverage Pictures- Writer/Director/Producer.
"Barbara is the epitome of a collaborative artistic professional. Her work is exactly what we needed to bring the true essence of our film to the forefront."
- Sean N. Ihne - Writer/Director 2014.
"Barbara is easily one of the most talented, efficient composers we have worked with. She is also a very talented sound designer. It is an absolute breeze to work with her, and anyone who is lucky enough to do so will see that it is also a privilege. I look forward to working with her again in the near future."
- Princeton Holt - Producer 2015.
"Barbara was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. She created a diverse score which perfectly accompanied every scene. In addition to creating a soundscape that encompassed everything I had hoped, she had wonderful insight into the narrative and was an incredible asset in helping me tell the story I wanted to tell."
- Jennifer Dean – Director/Actor/Producer.
"Working with Barbara Weber on "Alienated" was a wonderfully rewarding experience. Our working relationship rates among my most favored in creativity, speed and professionalism. We gave Barbara an open canvas with a few guidelines and examples of what we were looking for, and she went to work quickly and gave us great music and sounds to choose from. Our back and forth was smooth, quick and efficient. I found her to be very accessible, very open-minded and very kind. Without a doubt, I will work with her again."
- Brian Ackley, Head of development One way or Another Productions.