Dan Barbenel aka mr Diagonal was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1970.
Studies: music (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 1987-8), social anthropology (MA, Cambridge University 1988-91).
Collaborations with: La Fabrique Imaginaire, Geneviève Voisin, Denis Mpunga, Philippe Tasquin, Monique Gelders, René Bizac, Joseph Clarke, Mathieu Ha, Madiha Figuigui, Zahava Seevald, Isabelle Wuillmart; Surnaturel Orchestra (Paris), Kodomokyojin Theatre (Osaka).
Singer/pianist with Black Light Orchestra and one-man-show mr Diagonal: concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, London, Bath, Glastonbury, Edinburgh, Paris, Montpellier, Marseille, Lyon, Bruxelles, Gent, Liege, Antwerp, Poznan,Sopot, Vilnius, Berlin, Vienna, Tel Aviv (2005-) Tango pianist with the Bruxelles-Aires Tango Orchestra. Accompanist for Sonja Kristina,Geneviève Voisin, Madiha Figuigui. Cave musician for les Amis de Sabartez, Arriège. France (2004-5) Cocktail pianist at Awashima hotel on a private island in Japan '92 Costumed guide at Hampton Court Palace, England (1995-97). Composer of film music, radiophonic works and musicals. Co-director and star of psychedelic film with Isabelle Wuillmart, 2012.