Gustavo Bentancor

Born 1964 in Uruguay


Bandoneonist and instrument builder



During many years he was the band leader of the quintet Cosmopolitango, touring over the world with Astor Piazzollas music.

After working as musician in theather plays and making film music and recordings with different artists he started a bandoneon workshop in Stockholm, took it to Paris and Berlin.

During the time in the workshop he started to develop instruments, mostly based in really silent materials, and with contact microphones he highlights universes within those sounds.


With these instruments and the bandoneon this collabortion with Ylva started in 2012 and has now led to the formation of Wabi-sabi-sounds.