Dark as a Raven – SoundScapes

Soundscape. Sound installation. Sonic Art. Surround Sound. Call it what you want but the joy of hearing sound all around you, immersing your body within it, is something that needs to be experienced. You know this from attending live shows,

Dark as a Raven – SoundScapes

Soundscape. Sound installation. Sonic Art. Surround Sound. Call it what you want but the joy of hearing sound all around you, immersing your body within it, is something that needs to be experienced. You know this from attending live shows,

Farewell Glenn Branca – you darkened the skies, as promised

I’m very shocked and saddened tonight to read of the death of American composer Glenn Branca, October 6, 1948 – May 13, 2018). In memory I would like to share a little feature I wrote about his work and my earliest

Farewell Glenn Branca – you darkened the skies, as promised

I’m very shocked and saddened tonight to read of the death of American composer Glenn Branca, October 6, 1948 – May 13, 2018). In memory I would like to share a little feature I wrote about his work and my earliest

A Little Bit of Everything – Scanner Scans Bedford

Chance encounters in life are often some of the most wonderfully rewarding and joyful. My new work A Little Bit of Everything emerged from a very simple conversation one day with the fabulous arts producer Tammy Bedford. We’d stayed in contact

A Little Bit of Everything – Scanner Scans Bedford

Chance encounters in life are often some of the most wonderfully rewarding and joyful. My new work A Little Bit of Everything emerged from a very simple conversation one day with the fabulous arts producer Tammy Bedford. We’d stayed in contact

Keeping a diary – a 42-year long love affair

As some of you may know I’m a great archivist. Indeed I’ve kept a diary since I was 12 years old. A diary is a means of recording our history, moments that are lost each and every day, our passions

Keeping a diary – a 42-year long love affair

As some of you may know I’m a great archivist. Indeed I’ve kept a diary since I was 12 years old. A diary is a means of recording our history, moments that are lost each and every day, our passions

GRIMM ballet – scoring fantasies

With reviews already coming in for the previews for GRIMM ballet, I must confess I’m super excited to set off to Amsterdam to see the official premiere this Sunday 22 April. The show is choreographed by Ernst Meisner of Dutch

GRIMM ballet – scoring fantasies

With reviews already coming in for the previews for GRIMM ballet, I must confess I’m super excited to set off to Amsterdam to see the official premiere this Sunday 22 April. The show is choreographed by Ernst Meisner of Dutch

Kamiokande with London Sinfonietta

I’ve long been familiar with the work of photographer Andreas Gursky, and especially how his images capture a world that we recognise, on such a grand scale, frequently dystopian, unsettling, abstract and utterly unforgettable. At present Gurksy is exhibiting his

Kamiokande with London Sinfonietta

I’ve long been familiar with the work of photographer Andreas Gursky, and especially how his images capture a world that we recognise, on such a grand scale, frequently dystopian, unsettling, abstract and utterly unforgettable. At present Gurksy is exhibiting his

Radio Art, Radio RainFall

Radio is not only a broadcast medium, it’s a work of art. Radio Art. I’ve loved the radio since I was a small boy. We had a handsome wooden radiogram at home, which glowed with a warm light whenever switched

Radio Art, Radio RainFall

Radio is not only a broadcast medium, it’s a work of art. Radio Art. I’ve loved the radio since I was a small boy. We had a handsome wooden radiogram at home, which glowed with a warm light whenever switched

Freak Zone Playlist Mixtape

I was recently invited by broadcaster and writer Stuart Maconie to compile a special one hour mixtape for his Freak Zone show on BBC 6 Music. This is a place where you are absolutely free to let you ears run

Freak Zone Playlist Mixtape

I was recently invited by broadcaster and writer Stuart Maconie to compile a special one hour mixtape for his Freak Zone show on BBC 6 Music. This is a place where you are absolutely free to let you ears run

What is beauty?

Beauty in your world Notions of beauty are so clearly personal and impossible to challenge. What one person finds beautiful to another is something altogether ugly to another. A simple dictionary definition is “a combination of qualities, such as shape,

What is beauty?

Beauty in your world Notions of beauty are so clearly personal and impossible to challenge. What one person finds beautiful to another is something altogether ugly to another. A simple dictionary definition is “a combination of qualities, such as shape,

Ambient drifting in London

So it’s time for my first post on my freshly designed website. Thanks again to Dr Eric Scott Day for Night for being the architect of this finely accessible site.  Given the amount of views and new subscribers to my

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Ambient drifting in London

So it’s time for my first post on my freshly designed website. Thanks again to Dr Eric Scott Day for Night for being the architect of this finely accessible site.  Given the amount of views and new subscribers to my

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live dates

Future Scanner live performances, soundtracks, installations around the globe 2018 SOLO or DUET concerts 12.06 A Little Bit of Everything: Scanner Scans Bedford Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank Centre London UK Robin Rimbaud – Scanner is supported by PRS Foundation’s The

live dates

Future Scanner live performances, soundtracks, installations around the globe 2018 SOLO or DUET concerts 12.06 A Little Bit of Everything: Scanner Scans Bedford Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank Centre London UK Robin Rimbaud – Scanner is supported by PRS Foundation’s The

Dutch National Ballet – Grimm 11 April 2018

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Dutch National Ballet – Grimm 11 April 2018

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January 2018

Hello Welcome to the 18th year of the 3rd millennium and the 18th year of the 21st century. So I closed 2017 with the release of two albums, The Great Crater and Fibolae. Reviews have been coming in very positively

January 2018

Hello Welcome to the 18th year of the 3rd millennium and the 18th year of the 21st century. So I closed 2017 with the release of two albums, The Great Crater and Fibolae. Reviews have been coming in very positively

December 2017

Hello And so we reach the end of another year, one where many of our worlds have been turned quite upside down, where even the dark lands of Stranger Things seems more appealing at times! But we all need to

December 2017

Hello And so we reach the end of another year, one where many of our worlds have been turned quite upside down, where even the dark lands of Stranger Things seems more appealing at times! But we all need to

Four Words Technology

Four Words Technology Tech Hub Leeds UK 23 November 2017 – 28 February 2018

Four Words Technology

Four Words Technology Tech Hub Leeds UK 23 November 2017 – 28 February 2018

Let the Waves Take You

A little playful vaporous piece of music, created whilst in motion, filmed in Madrid, adrift above the earth. A little piece of magic 🙂

Let the Waves Take You

A little playful vaporous piece of music, created whilst in motion, filmed in Madrid, adrift above the earth. A little piece of magic 🙂

Spirit Cluster

A featured track from the forthcoming Scanner album, Fibolae (Dec 2017), out on Pomperipossa Records. Film directed and created by Maria von Hausswolff, who says of it: “The video is set in a recently burnt down apartment: a mysterious and

Spirit Cluster

A featured track from the forthcoming Scanner album, Fibolae (Dec 2017), out on Pomperipossa Records. Film directed and created by Maria von Hausswolff, who says of it: “The video is set in a recently burnt down apartment: a mysterious and

November 2017

Hello The nights are darker, the air is cooler and it’s another step towards the New Year, as ever rolling around faster and faster as the years turn. I’ve just returned from Kalisz in central Poland where I closed up

November 2017

Hello The nights are darker, the air is cooler and it’s another step towards the New Year, as ever rolling around faster and faster as the years turn. I’ve just returned from Kalisz in central Poland where I closed up

October 2017

Hello I’m writing my newsletter this month from the warmth of Washington DC, where I just premiered a new work, EroSpace, with local dance company Kyoko Dansu. It turned out to be a fabulous project inspired by the cables on

October 2017

Hello I’m writing my newsletter this month from the warmth of Washington DC, where I just premiered a new work, EroSpace, with local dance company Kyoko Dansu. It turned out to be a fabulous project inspired by the cables on

Thomas Le Brun – Avant Toutes Disparitions

Avant Toutes Disparitions

Thomas Le Brun – Avant Toutes Disparitions

Avant Toutes Disparitions

Scanner Performance – Modular Meets Leeds 2017

CHECK OUT THE RIG RUNDOWN VIDEO HERE – https://youtu.be/SrGbdaqY-zs Here’s another mesmerising improvised modular synth performance from Scanner. Scanner closed the Saturday of Modular Meets Leeds 2017 with only 6U of modular and the Eventide H9 FX Scanner takes us

Scanner Performance – Modular Meets Leeds 2017

CHECK OUT THE RIG RUNDOWN VIDEO HERE – https://youtu.be/SrGbdaqY-zs Here’s another mesmerising improvised modular synth performance from Scanner. Scanner closed the Saturday of Modular Meets Leeds 2017 with only 6U of modular and the Eventide H9 FX Scanner takes us

Mille images

Mille images :: pour Le Fresnoy Panorama 19 Le Fresnoy Tourcoing, France 23 September – 31 December 2017 Visual installation by Bruno Nuytten Sound installation Scanner

Mille images

Mille images :: pour Le Fresnoy Panorama 19 Le Fresnoy Tourcoing, France 23 September – 31 December 2017 Visual installation by Bruno Nuytten Sound installation Scanner

The Dreamer is Still Asleep – Sound installation at Little Moreton Hall

Film maker Gavin Repton introduces the 2017 Trust New Art commission at Little Moreton Hall. Internationally recognised artist and composer Scanner, (Robin Rimbaud) creates a sensory art installation exploring the state between sleeping and waking. Combining sound and smell, visitors

The Dreamer is Still Asleep – Sound installation at Little Moreton Hall

Film maker Gavin Repton introduces the 2017 Trust New Art commission at Little Moreton Hall. Internationally recognised artist and composer Scanner, (Robin Rimbaud) creates a sensory art installation exploring the state between sleeping and waking. Combining sound and smell, visitors

September 2017

Hello It’s rapidly moving towards autumn already here and almost perfect timing for my new album that resonates with this changing mood. The Great Crater is out this month on 29th September on Glacial Movements. Commissioned by the label for

September 2017

Hello It’s rapidly moving towards autumn already here and almost perfect timing for my new album that resonates with this changing mood. The Great Crater is out this month on 29th September on Glacial Movements. Commissioned by the label for

Cast to the Bottom

Promotional video for opening track on forthcoming Scanner album, The Great Crater, on Glacial Movements, 2017 Order it HERE: The Great Crater – Press on Glacial Movements http://www.glacialmovements.com Music: Robin Rimbaud – Scanner Video: Uršula Berlot & Sunčana Kuljiš Gaillot

Cast to the Bottom

Promotional video for opening track on forthcoming Scanner album, The Great Crater, on Glacial Movements, 2017 Order it HERE: The Great Crater – Press on Glacial Movements http://www.glacialmovements.com Music: Robin Rimbaud – Scanner Video: Uršula Berlot & Sunčana Kuljiš Gaillot

August 2017

Hello So it’s currently 17 degrees Celsius, pouring with rain with heavy grey skies, so it must officially be summer and perfect weather for a music festival. Indeed, I’m sitting in a tiny family hotel in Norberg in Sweden as

August 2017

Hello So it’s currently 17 degrees Celsius, pouring with rain with heavy grey skies, so it must officially be summer and perfect weather for a music festival. Indeed, I’m sitting in a tiny family hotel in Norberg in Sweden as

The Dreamer is Still Asleep

The Dreamer is Still Asleep :: Little Moreton Hall 29 July – 29 October 2017 Sound Installation with smell

The Dreamer is Still Asleep

The Dreamer is Still Asleep :: Little Moreton Hall 29 July – 29 October 2017 Sound Installation with smell

When All Else Fails…

A little musical exploration in the studio on a gloomy Sunday afternoon, with the Eurorack modular system keeping me happily distracted 🙂 Tech notes if you are curious – Intellijel Metropolis is the engine driving the melodies, with the Verbos

When All Else Fails…

A little musical exploration in the studio on a gloomy Sunday afternoon, with the Eurorack modular system keeping me happily distracted 🙂 Tech notes if you are curious – Intellijel Metropolis is the engine driving the melodies, with the Verbos

July 2017

Hello Over half way through the year and many plans in action, as always, balancing several plates in the air at the same time like a circus performer. June began with a visit to Brussels to the Belgian Modular Festival

July 2017

Hello Over half way through the year and many plans in action, as always, balancing several plates in the air at the same time like a circus performer. June began with a visit to Brussels to the Belgian Modular Festival

Klee Didge

A little experiment in the studio with the Klee sequencer but using it only to send gate CVs, with no traditional melodic content. The sounds come from the Harvestman Hertz Donut, Endorphin es Furthrrr Generator and Intellijel Dixie II, whilst

Klee Didge

A little experiment in the studio with the Klee sequencer but using it only to send gate CVs, with no traditional melodic content. The sounds come from the Harvestman Hertz Donut, Endorphin es Furthrrr Generator and Intellijel Dixie II, whilst

Slow Satie

After an especially troubling day I decided to set up the Roland System-1m and play this Erik Satie piece with it, Gymnopédie No.1, as an excuse to breathe and relax again 🙂 The footage was taken in Captiva on the

Slow Satie

After an especially troubling day I decided to set up the Roland System-1m and play this Erik Satie piece with it, Gymnopédie No.1, as an excuse to breathe and relax again 🙂 The footage was taken in Captiva on the

June 2017

Hello I’m now happily one year older than my last newsletter and celebrated my birthday in a twelve-hour indulgence museum/art gallery orgy, ending the day wandering around the new Pink Floyd exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

June 2017

Hello I’m now happily one year older than my last newsletter and celebrated my birthday in a twelve-hour indulgence museum/art gallery orgy, ending the day wandering around the new Pink Floyd exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Flamenco Explorations

A little film of experiments combining the steps of flamenco with electronic music, with sensors triggered by the footsteps. Recorded as part of the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva Florida where I worked with Zarina Rimbaud-Kadirbaks on exploring the possibilities of

Flamenco Explorations

A little film of experiments combining the steps of flamenco with electronic music, with sensors triggered by the footsteps. Recorded as part of the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva Florida where I worked with Zarina Rimbaud-Kadirbaks on exploring the possibilities of

May 2017

Hello Returning from the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva Florida was undeniably brutal. Exchanging t-shirts for thermal tops, and bare feet for warm socks, life had to return to some sense of normality I suppose! April really was a month immersed

May 2017

Hello Returning from the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva Florida was undeniably brutal. Exchanging t-shirts for thermal tops, and bare feet for warm socks, life had to return to some sense of normality I suppose! April really was a month immersed

April 2017

Hello So here I am, sitting in the Waldo Cottage, on over twenty acres of land in Captiva Florida, surveying the land before me. It’s around thirty degrees centigrade, woodpeckers are joyfully hammering away at a tree outside my window,

April 2017

Hello So here I am, sitting in the Waldo Cottage, on over twenty acres of land in Captiva Florida, surveying the land before me. It’s around thirty degrees centigrade, woodpeckers are joyfully hammering away at a tree outside my window,

Flames and Fire

Flames and Fire Film for Sedition Arts 3 mins Flames and Fire explores an interest in the complex rhythms of flamenco dance and especially the passion and vigorous force of the movement. It was the sheer physicality of the stamping

Flames and Fire

Flames and Fire Film for Sedition Arts 3 mins Flames and Fire explores an interest in the complex rhythms of flamenco dance and especially the passion and vigorous force of the movement. It was the sheer physicality of the stamping

Kyoko Dansu – Girl on Girl

Girl on Girl

Kyoko Dansu – Girl on Girl

Girl on Girl

Lucy Guerin – Split

Split

Lucy Guerin – Split

Split

March 2017

Hello I’m writing this in some discomfort as I suffered a rather horrendous trapped nerve meets muscle spasm in my spine this week and as such have been rather knocked out. Resembling the dance moves of a geriatric, whilst walking

March 2017

Hello I’m writing this in some discomfort as I suffered a rather horrendous trapped nerve meets muscle spasm in my spine this week and as such have been rather knocked out. Resembling the dance moves of a geriatric, whilst walking

February 2017

Hello So countless people spoke of 2016 as a year that they urgently wanted to forget, but rather unfortunately 2017 is already settling into one that will simply never be forgotten, where each day reveals another unsettling, challenging situation. Let’s

February 2017

Hello So countless people spoke of 2016 as a year that they urgently wanted to forget, but rather unfortunately 2017 is already settling into one that will simply never be forgotten, where each day reveals another unsettling, challenging situation. Let’s

Polymorphic Imprint

Polymorphic Imprint :: Uršula Berlot UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2, Maribor 27 January 2017 – 25 February 2017 The exhibition brought together works created on the basis of microscopic images of nanostructures and transformations of substances, prompted by invisible fields

Polymorphic Imprint

Polymorphic Imprint :: Uršula Berlot UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2, Maribor 27 January 2017 – 25 February 2017 The exhibition brought together works created on the basis of microscopic images of nanostructures and transformations of substances, prompted by invisible fields

Copy of a Copy

Copy of a Copy National Portrait Gallery London UK 20 January 2017 3D immersive sound installation A voice gently reads a list of every portrait that Picasso painted, whilst sounds move around the space that feature in the background of

Copy of a Copy

Copy of a Copy National Portrait Gallery London UK 20 January 2017 3D immersive sound installation A voice gently reads a list of every portrait that Picasso painted, whilst sounds move around the space that feature in the background of

Vex

Vex :: House in Stoke Newington, London Permanent Sound Installation

Vex

Vex :: House in Stoke Newington, London Permanent Sound Installation

January 2017

Hello So welcome to a new year, the 17th year of the third millennium, and let’s try and remain positive in the light of such a challenging and sometimes rather brutal 2016. December continued to be a busy month. A

January 2017

Hello So welcome to a new year, the 17th year of the third millennium, and let’s try and remain positive in the light of such a challenging and sometimes rather brutal 2016. December continued to be a busy month. A

December 2016

Hello So it’s the end of the year and a chance to reflect back on all that’s passed. Many would agree it’s not been the most generous of years, with political turmoil and the loss of so many inspiring and

December 2016

Hello So it’s the end of the year and a chance to reflect back on all that’s passed. Many would agree it’s not been the most generous of years, with political turmoil and the loss of so many inspiring and

Floe

A dreamy little tune recorded live that reflects a rather sickly state of mind as I fell ill this week. Music to improve my health then so to speak 🙂 All created using my Modular Eurorack system.

Floe

A dreamy little tune recorded live that reflects a rather sickly state of mind as I fell ill this week. Music to improve my health then so to speak 🙂 All created using my Modular Eurorack system.

Ghosts

Ghosts Cliveden National Trust Sound installation

Ghosts

Ghosts Cliveden National Trust Sound installation

000

000 On the Origin of Art MONA Tasmania Australia 05 November 2016 – 17 April 2017 Audio and LED installation Collaboration with United Visual Artists as part of a group show curated by four scientists. This immersive interactive work explores

000

000 On the Origin of Art MONA Tasmania Australia 05 November 2016 – 17 April 2017 Audio and LED installation Collaboration with United Visual Artists as part of a group show curated by four scientists. This immersive interactive work explores