James Banner is a double bass player, composer and educator based in Berlin and the UK.

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May 2020: release of ’emerge entangled’ from Alex Roth’s MultiTraction Orchestra – featured in Jazzwise, BBC and released on Bandcamp on 1st May. Community composition commission #BirdsongMashup to be released online at the end of May. Solo livestream as part of Around the Houses, 10.5. 2pm GMT, watch here. Stephanie Lamprea performs The Whitewashed Wall on 28.5., check out the livestream at 12pm EST/5pm GMT/6pm Berlin
April 2020: new series of miniatures for solo soprano commissioned by Stephanie Lamprea – check out the album here->. Launch of new community composition project #BirdsongMashup with Make The Paint Dance. New collaborations with Dominic Matthews (guitar) and Eilidh Pollard (voice/violin) and performing new work by Desmond Clarke for The Arc Project: Digital Edition – Premieres online in 2020.
March 2020: 3 new releases from Practically Married ->
January 2020: Concertino For Concert Band on BBC Radio 3 at 21:15 LISTEN ->. Solo set/premiere of new improvisational work ‘Things my parents said about childhood’ at Ideas of Noise Festival 30.01. New series of dates announced for Make The Paint Dance paint/improvisation/music workshops in Leeds – check the dates!
December 2019: New collaboration with The Arc Project’s ‘Songs On Thomas Hardy’ – new work for harp/mezzo-soprano soloist Ruth Lee, premiere April 18th 2020 at York Unitarian Chapel (see the dates). New release – Mark Pringle – Book of Haikus. USINE featured on BBC Radio 3 programme #freeness.

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