Robert Bentall

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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. Rob 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. Rob was a finalist for the 2013 Franz Liszt Composition Prize in Weimar, Germany, and the inaugural Oxford/Sennheiser Electronic Music Prize. His works have been heard across Europe, as well as in North and South America. Rob has also contributed to the sound installations Listen to Your Place, which toured across Northern Ireland in 2013/14, Poetry in Sound at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, and Soundscape Park, a permanent sound installation based in East Belfast. Recent works include several experimental remix projects  – The Big Up (The Bedroom Remix), A Berry Bursts (Twin Hidden Remix) and Tempest Reels (Niederau Remix). Rob recently submitted a PhD at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. Rob is a founding member of contemporary classical remix group Pungent Sponge Collective.