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CHRISTOPHER NICHOLAS BANGS

Christopher Nicholas Bangs is a London-based composer and music producer. Specialising in combining acoustic instrumentation and electronic textures and sounds, he writes for film and TV as well as producing music for up and coming young artists. He has composed music for five feature films and numerous short films and TV projects including Netflix’s musical ‘Been So Long’ and the recent award wining TV series ‘Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle’ for the BBC.

Film composer

Christopher established himself as a feature film composer in 2011 with his contemporary score for ‘Junkhearts’, staring Eddie Marsan and Romola Garai. The score was long listed for an Ivor Novello and won awards both at the BFI London Film Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival, where it received the award for Best Film.

He then went on to score the 2013 feature length documentary ‘Battle of The Sexes’ directed by James Erskine and Zara Hayes, which tells the story of the legendary tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and which provided the inspiration for the 2017 film of the same name.

The following year he composed the electronic score for the 2014 London based feature length thriller ‘Panic’, directed by Sean Spenser and staring David Gyasi, and worked with the singer song-writer Fink on the closing credit track.

In 2015 he began work on feature length road-trip comedy ‘Highly Functional’ staring Bruce Campbell and Missi Pyle. As well as composing the score, Christopher also co-wrote and produced the songs which appear in the movie and worked closely with the director and lead actor on set in New Mexico to perform the songs as well as directing the backing band.

Award-wining music

In 2017 he began work on award-wining musical feature film Been So Long. Working on the project from conception to completion, Chris both produced and arranged the original songs from the stage musical and provided the score, and worked closely with the sound team and the director to capture live on-set singing. Produced by Greenacre Films, BFI and Channel 4 Films, and staring Michaela Cole and Arinze Kene, Been So Long went on to be the biggest ever purchase of a UK film by Netflix and was released in 2018. The soundtrack album was released on Universal Music.

Most recently he composed the music to award wining ‘Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle’ for the BBC and Young Vic, produced by Douglas Road / Endemol, which screened on BBC4 in February 2019 and won a Screen Nation Award that same year.

Music Producer

As a music producer he has co-written and produced with a number of young and up and coming artists, including Livvy Nicole, Scarlet (now Hedara), Kerri Watt, Me For Queen and Robyn Sherwell, as well as producing his own music under the monikers of Shadow Orchestra and Talk In Colour. Evolving into a 5 piece live outfit, Talk In Colour received regular plays on Radio 6 Music, performed at numerous festival and gigs around the UK and appeared on a high profile sync for Calvin Klein. In 2017 he produced and engineered the album ‘My Own Company’ for the indie-dance band Polsky. He is currently working with award-wining musician Nwando Edizie on a new album for her Afro-Futurist electronic project Lady Vendredi.

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