Scanner. Biography 2016

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Scanner. Biography 2016

Robin Rimbaud, alias Scanner (1964, London, UK) is a composer whose work traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space and image, creating absorbing, multilayered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music.

Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he has collaborated on projects with Bryan Ferry, Wayne MacGregor, Mike Kelley, Miroslaw Balka, Torres, Michael Nyman, Carsten Nicolai, Steve McQueen, Laurie Anderson and Hussein Chalayan, amongst others.

He scored the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba (2007), designed the sound for the Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), and campaigns for Nike Hyperfuse (2011), Chanel’s Fall-Winter collection (2012), Sprint Telephones (2012) and FT Weekend (2014). For the UK Olympics Scanner scored The Big Dance in Trafalgar Square for 1000 dancers and the re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, in the company of Queen Beatrix. He continues to tour his show Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked, a striking audiovisual show with Heritage Orchestra. In 2014 he was Visiting Artist at MIT in Cambridge USA.

In 2015 he premiered his score to Dutch National Ballet’s and ISH’s new production Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and in 2016 will present his Water Drops installation Rijeka Airport in Croatia.

His work can be heard on permanent display in the Science Museum London (Sound Curtains), the Raymond Poincaré hospital in Garches, France as part of the bereavement suite (Channel of Flight), The Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum London and the Northern Neuro Disability Services Centre in Newcastle UK (Turning Light).

His portrait hangs as part of the permanent collection in the National Portrait Gallery London. His work has been presented throughout the
United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
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Scanner. Selected Recordings

2016
Scanner: Fibolae CD
SCANNI (with Anni Hogan) CD
Venus & Elgar (digital)

2015
Scanner: Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (digital)

2014
Robin Rimbaud: The Garden is Full of Metal Reissue (CD)
Scanner: Electronic Garden CD
Scanner & London Sinfonietta: Ripples & Roots (CD)

2013
Scanner & Kwartludium: Graphic Scores CD
Scanner/48 Cameras: We could bring you silk in may CD
Scanner & Nightswimmer: Red Sails iTunes release

2012
Scanner: Colofon & Compendium CD/Vinyl

2011
Scanner/Rothenberg: You Can’t Get There From Here CD
Scanner: In-Between CD
Scanner: timelapse/(Mnemosyne)
Scanner: Pavillon d’Armide/Amarant CD
Scanner: Voyager: Amongst Others CD
Scanner/Paci Dalo: The Maya Effect CD

2010
Scanner/Banabila: Ears Tell Us/Radiance EP
Scanner/PMJQ: Blink of an Eye CD
Scanner/Eric Kessels: Nocturnal /In Almost Every Picture 6 DVD/Book

2009
Scanner:Conversations with the Dead Vinyl
Scanner: Consegnaci, Bambina, I Tuoi Occhi CD
Scanner: Rockets, Unto the Edges of Edges CD
Scanner: Faultline iTunes release
Scanner: Correspondence: iTunes release

2008
Scanner: Dante’s Inferno CD

2007
Scanner/Lockett: Twisted Artifacts CD
Scanner: Moskau Disko Vinyl

2006
Scanner: NightJam CD
Scanner with Rolf & Fonky: Tinnito CD

2005
Scanner: Flower Echoes CD
Scanner: Messe / Macht des Klangs CD
Scanner: The Radiance of A Thousand Suns Burst Forth At Once CD
Scanner/Dessy: Play Along CD
Scanner/Lockett aka Parallax Beat Brothers: Autek CD
Scanner: Reason by Heart, Sleep by Twilight CD

2004
Scanner: Europa 25 CD
Scanner: Double Fold CD
Scanner: J.Frede rewrites Scanner’s Diary CD

2003
Scanner/Vitiello: Audiosphere CD
Scanner: Echo Ricochet CD
Scanner/Mike Kelley: Esprits de Paris CD
Scanner: Warhol‘s Surfaces CD
Scanner: Publicphono CD
Scanner/Cascone: Crystalline Address CD

2002
Scanner: 52 Spaces CD (British School of Art)
Scanner: Nemesis CD
Scanner + Tonne: Sound Polaroids CD
Scanner: Temporary Broadcast Vol 1 CD

2001
Scannerfunk: Wave of Light by Wave of Light CD
Scanner/Alva Noto: Uniform (SFMOMA) CD
Scanner: Case CD

2000
Scanner/Shea: Free Chocolate Love CD/LP
Scanner/DJ Spooky: The Quick and the Dead CD
Scanner: Diary CD

1999
Scanner: Lauwarm Instrumentals CD
Scanner: Cystic CD

1998
Robin Rimbaud: The Garden is Full of Metal CD
Scanner: Sound for Spaces CD
Scanner: Stopstarting CD

1997
Scanner: Delivery CD/LP

1996
Scanner: Sulphur CD
Scanner: Accretions CD
Scanner/Krokers: Memetic Flesh

1995
Scanner: Spore CD/LP

1994
Scanner: Mass Observation CD/LP

1993
Scanner 2 CD

1992
Scanner 1 CD