Cryptic 2017 – Rob Bentall (UK)
06 March - 12 March
Rob Bentall (b. 1989) is a sonic artist based in the UK. His main output thus far has been works for multi-channel sound. He is interested in aspects of genre hybridity in electronic music, remix culture, surround-sound techniques and improvisation. Bentall gained a MusB (Hons.) from the University of Manchester, graduating in 2010 with the P.J. Leonard Prize for electroacoustic composition.
He subsequently completed an MMus in composition at the University of Sheffield, supervised by Dr. Adrian Moore and supported by a Julian Payne Postgraduate Scholarship. In 2012, Rob undertook a 3-month composer residency at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, sponsored by a Santander Mobility Award. He was a finalist for the 2013 Franz Liszt Composition Prize in Weimar, Germany, and the inaugural Oxford/Sennheiser Electronic Music Prize. Rob now performs and improvises on the Swedish nyckelharpa. and also lectures at Leeds College of Music.