James Banner’s USINE

Cansu Tanrıkulu – Voice/Electronics

Declan Forde – Piano

James Banner – Bass/Composition

Max Andrzejewski – Drums

TEXTS (with Stephanie Lamprea)

Release Autumn/Winter 2021. A project commissioned by Kulturprojekte Berlin.

Stephanie Lamprea – Soprano

James Banner – Basses and Guitars/Piano/Composition/Electronics

+ guests

Liz Kosack – synths
Anna Webber – saxophone
Michaël Attias – saxophone
Nick Dunston – bass/electronics

+more TBA

Writers: Emma Cheung, Edith K Magak, Healah Riazi, Janyce Denise Glasper, Vaishnavi Singh, Zanta Nkumane

Practically Married

Declan Forde – Piano

James Banner – Bass

From 2018 co-curating a monthly series of jazz and improvised music with guests in Berlin’s Donau115

4 releases available on Bandcamp

Call For Pieces

Since 2020, developing a worldwide network of composers/sound designers/music creators who are interested in creating pieces for solo double bass and/or double bass ensemble. A series of free online workshops exploring the instrument and exploring technical and musical possibilities of the bass, additionally focusing on how material can be interpreted and developed through improvisation (and vice versa), and providing the possibility to co-develop and collaborate on musical/interdisciplinary projects.

Limited run solo tape release

Coming late 2021 (limited run of 25) – 60 minute improvisations (2 x 30 minutes) recorded direct to chrome dioxide (type II) cassette, each presented in a unique 300gsm collage/gouache sleeve. Available via my Bandcamp page only.

Voices of Berlin

Premiere TBC 2022, Berlin. Commissioned through the Elsa Neumann Stipendium.

Stephanie Lamprea – Soprano

Lauren Kinsella – Alto

Lina Nyberg – Alto

James Banner – Bass

+ guests…

as a sideman…

Birgitta Flick Quartet

Tilo Weber Quartet: Four Fauns

Bruchgold und Koralle

Rachel Sermanni

part of collectives The Arc Project and Northern Composers’ Network

Fabiana Striffler, Declan Forde, Liron Yariv, James Banner, Max Andrzejewski, Cansu Tanrıkulu – Sowieso, January 2019 (photo Cristina Marx)