Profile

Bent Von Bent is a Belgian composer and sound artist releasing music under the pseudonym of Ōgon Batto. Besides working as a visual artist around archiving systems and collections, he is also the co-runner of the Hare Akedod label and co-founder of the electronic music duo Spirit&Form (together with David Edren aka DSR Lines). Bent Von Bent hosts a monthly radioshow on We Are Various (WAV), called ‘gemu’, a research project and mutable archive focused on video game music. 

COMMISSIONS/CONTRIBUTIONS

2021: VPRO, Dutch public broadcaster 

Music for ‘De toekomst van protest’, a VPRO Tegenlicht documentary about new forms of activism by Jan Beddegenoodts & Jos De Putter

2020: Element, visual art studio

Sounddesign and music for website

2019: MAS, Museum Aan de Stroom

Music for ‘Cool Japan’ exhibition

SHOWS/TOURS

2018.11.17 – Interview and live performance on Icarus, Urgent.fm

2018.06.23 – Hedoro LP Release – Forbidden City, Antwerp (BE)

2018.06.21 – Pêle-Mêle, Waterloo (BE) w/ DSR Lines

2017.11.04 – Het Bos, Antwerp (BE)THE GATHERING OF TRANSMEDIAL PUBLISHERS w/ Nuslux (FI), Olli Aarni (FI), Opéra Mort (FR), Miaux (BE)

Hedoro Tour BE/NL/DE – Sept-Oct 2017

2017.10.21 – Econore Noisefest, Mönchengladbach (DE)

2017.10.20 – Troglobatem Festival, Stuttgart (DE)

2017.10.19 – Fasanerie, Saarbrucken (DE)

2017.09.08 – Meakusma Festival, Eupen (BE) 

2017.09.04 – Occii, Amsterdam (NL)

w/ Jooklo Duo & Riccardo Sinigaglia (IT)

 + The Dwarfs of East Agouza (EG/USA)

2017.09.03 – Stadtgarten, Köln (DE)

w/ Jooklo Duo & Riccardo Sinigaglia (IT)

2016.05.18 – Het Bos, Antwerp (BE)

2016.05.08 – Worm, Rotterdam (NL)

w/ Takuji Naka + Tim Olive (JP/CA)

2016.04.21 – In De Ruimte, Gent (BE)

Fall TOUR 2014 w/ DSR LINES

2014.10.15 – Het Bos, Antwerp (BE)

2014.10.16 – Worm, Rotterdam (NL)

2014.10.17 – Occii, Amsterdam (NL)

2014.10.18 – Nest, Brussel (BE)

2014.10.21 – Makroscope, Mülheim (DE)

2014.10.22 – Klub Genau, Köln (DE)

2014.10.23 – Walpodenakademie, Mainz (DE)

2014.10.24 – Rakete, Stuttgart (DE)

w/ Spirit & Form

2018.08.31 – De Nor, Antwerp (BE) 

2018.04.29 – Het Bos, Antwerp (BE)

BROWSE

LP ALBUM

2021.01.11

Ultra Eczema / (UE 295)

DREAMMACHINE X​.​0

A melody device containing 4 songs composed by Bent Von Bent in celebration of MIRO

Spirit & Form

LP ALBUM

2020.02.06

Jj funhouse / (JJ019)

Hedoro

LP ALBUM

2018.06.12

Aguirre Records / (ZORN 40)

Music for “De toekomst van protest”, a VPRO Tegenlicht documentary about new forms of activism by Jan Beddegenoodts & Jos De Putter

VIDEO. Music for “De toekomst van protest”, a VPRO Tegenlicht documentary about new forms of activism by Jan Beddegenoodts & Jos De Putter

Wet Splinters

Delta ~ Waves

Digital Compilation Album
2020.05.30

Delta ~ Waves

Music for the ‘Cool Japan’ exhibit at the MAS – Antwerp, Belgium.

Windows

‘Icicle’ (Vol.3)

C-34 Audio Cassette Compilation
2018.12.20

Jj funhouse / (JJ018)

VOLVO JUNGLE

‘5 Jaar Gekerm’

2CD Compilation
2016.01.10

Kerm / (KRM17)

007

C-46 Audio Cassette

2014.04.21

Hare Akedod / (HAk 007)