Rob Bentall

Discount International Performances

Discount International Performances comprises Yorkshire-based composer-performers Robert Bentall (nyckelharpa + found objects) and Ben Gaunt (piano + synthesisers). The members met through lecturing in composition at Leeds College of Music. The ensemble’s name derives from a desire to give performances in faraway lands for minimal financial outlay, in order to mock our academic institution’s promotion policy. The group is an interdisciplinary performance art duo, making game-based works with multimedia elements and audience interaction. Their output blurs the divide between rigour and humour. The group has performed at Sounds Like This Festival (2018) and have performed twice as part of arts-council funded multimedia project FLIM NITE (2018). The ensemble will (probably) make its European debut in Paris, France in August 2019.

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