Other People’s Stories

I’ve long been interested in other people’s stories, be it by word of mouth, in a book, a documentary, in photos, or even through their artwork. Now I’m presenting a new work inspired by found photos.

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Other People’s Stories

I’ve long been interested in other people’s stories, be it by word of mouth, in a book, a documentary, in photos, or even through their artwork. Now I’m presenting a new work inspired by found photos.

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Undercurrent: Right Beneath Your Feet

Visit Turning Tides Festival to experience Undercurrent, a new sound walk that introduces you to the sounds beneath your very feet, on The Tide, London’s new elevated walkway.

Undercurrent: Right Beneath Your Feet

Visit Turning Tides Festival to experience Undercurrent, a new sound walk that introduces you to the sounds beneath your very feet, on The Tide, London’s new elevated walkway.

In pursuit of silence

The pursuit of silence as a prompt to reflect and to consider the balance between noise and sound in your own life, ensuring you make space for yourself, not only physically but mentally.

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In pursuit of silence

The pursuit of silence as a prompt to reflect and to consider the balance between noise and sound in your own life, ensuring you make space for yourself, not only physically but mentally.

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From almost nothing to almost everything – Luc Ferrari

From almost nothing to almost everything. Life is full of chance encounters. These moments are often the most rewarding. Points in time you could not have anticipated happening or prepared yourself for. Back in 2003 I was visiting San Francisco

From almost nothing to almost everything – Luc Ferrari

From almost nothing to almost everything. Life is full of chance encounters. These moments are often the most rewarding. Points in time you could not have anticipated happening or prepared yourself for. Back in 2003 I was visiting San Francisco

Four Words: Future on TV

Television is the medium of the masses, or the ‘drug of the nation.’ Even today in our heavily digital age it remains the centre piece of any house. We receive so much information through this fancy technological rectangle so it’s

Four Words: Future on TV

Television is the medium of the masses, or the ‘drug of the nation.’ Even today in our heavily digital age it remains the centre piece of any house. We receive so much information through this fancy technological rectangle so it’s

On 45 Mix Sessions

When I was a teenager there was a series of hit records under the umbrella title of Stars on 45, where popular songs of the day would be combined into a medley, with a common beat and tempo underneath. It

On 45 Mix Sessions

When I was a teenager there was a series of hit records under the umbrella title of Stars on 45, where popular songs of the day would be combined into a medley, with a common beat and tempo underneath. It

By the Code of Soil

Tomorrow, 5 December, is World Soil Day, a special day to raise awareness and call people to #StopSoilPollution. By the Code of Soil launches as part of this celebration in the form of an app, designed by the media artist Kasia Molga, with

By the Code of Soil

Tomorrow, 5 December, is World Soil Day, a special day to raise awareness and call people to #StopSoilPollution. By the Code of Soil launches as part of this celebration in the form of an app, designed by the media artist Kasia Molga, with

The Unocist -The Ultimate Halloween Horror Film

As you all know, Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Apparently the evening before was

The Unocist -The Ultimate Halloween Horror Film

As you all know, Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Apparently the evening before was

Failure as an Artform

Failure is not a word that many find appealing. Suggesting a sense of doom and gloom, it can strike fear into many. For me it’s never been far away from my thoughts, especially creatively. Indeed, it’s often been said that

Failure as an Artform

Failure is not a word that many find appealing. Suggesting a sense of doom and gloom, it can strike fear into many. For me it’s never been far away from my thoughts, especially creatively. Indeed, it’s often been said that

Exposure is not payment

Like most of my work today, this story begins with an unsolicited email, this time from a music technology company: “Dear Robin, We have a pop-up shop in Brick Lane for an event. We’ll have a small performance space in

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Exposure is not payment

Like most of my work today, this story begins with an unsolicited email, this time from a music technology company: “Dear Robin, We have a pop-up shop in Brick Lane for an event. We’ll have a small performance space in

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I Shout for the Fall

Mark E Smith (1957 – 2018) of the Fall was an outspoken, contrary, sardonic and frequently controversial figure in the music world since 1978, and his death earlier this year left an emptiness in many of his fans. I first

I Shout for the Fall

Mark E Smith (1957 – 2018) of the Fall was an outspoken, contrary, sardonic and frequently controversial figure in the music world since 1978, and his death earlier this year left an emptiness in many of his fans. I first

MARS BY 1980

I’ve always enjoyed music playlists, especially when it offers an opportunity to enter in the world and minds of other artists you’ve long admired. What DO they listen to at home, in the car or whilst washing up? Does the

MARS BY 1980

I’ve always enjoyed music playlists, especially when it offers an opportunity to enter in the world and minds of other artists you’ve long admired. What DO they listen to at home, in the car or whilst washing up? Does the

Lost at Sea – The Big Project

  I’ve just returned from Anstruther in Fife Scotland where I presented the world premiere of Lost at Sea at the East Neuk Festival as part of their Big Project 2018. Following on the success of their Memorial Ground (2016)

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Lost at Sea – The Big Project

  I’ve just returned from Anstruther in Fife Scotland where I presented the world premiere of Lost at Sea at the East Neuk Festival as part of their Big Project 2018. Following on the success of their Memorial Ground (2016)

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A Day For Dil

Today is a special day for a fellow that sadly passed away at the end of 2017. David Law, known as Dil to most folks, features as part of A Day for Dil today, 23 June 2018. Stolen away by

A Day For Dil

Today is a special day for a fellow that sadly passed away at the end of 2017. David Law, known as Dil to most folks, features as part of A Day for Dil today, 23 June 2018. Stolen away by

The joy of collecting music, and the stories they tell

I have always found such a profound joy in music. And especially in collecting music. I can still recall the first record I ever bought – a 7″ single of Earth, Wind and Fire’s Fantasy (1977), and today I still

The joy of collecting music, and the stories they tell

I have always found such a profound joy in music. And especially in collecting music. I can still recall the first record I ever bought – a 7″ single of Earth, Wind and Fire’s Fantasy (1977), and today I still

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 Live Concerts10.10.19 Rost Glasgow Scotland UK19.10.19 Iklectik London UK27.10.19 Semibreve Festival Braga P03.11.19 52 Spaces Spazio Tondelli Riccione Teatro IT21.11.19 Anthony Burgess Foundation Manchester UK29.11.19 Luc Ferrari tribute event Nouveau Théâtre

live dates

Future Scanner live performances, soundtracks, & installations around the globe Live Concerts10.10.19 Rost Glasgow Scotland UK19.10.19 Iklectik London UK27.10.19 Semibreve Festival Braga P03.11.19 52 Spaces Spazio Tondelli Riccione Teatro IT21.11.19 Anthony Burgess Foundation Manchester UK29.11.19 Luc Ferrari tribute event Nouveau Théâtre

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