Bent Leather Band

Joanne Cannon and Contra-Monster Instrument

The Bent Leather Band are a duo performing electro-acoustic music on spectacular and unusual instruments of leather and electronics. Their work explores gestural control of sound and music, and interactive and algorithmic composition.

Cannon and Favilla's approach considers all aspects of music-making, using technology in its own right, not to synthesize existing sounds but to play sounds yet unheard of. Their self-invented instruments put them in a unique and bizarre space within the Australian musical map.


  • Speak (2002)
  • Truffles and Foie Gras (2002)

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