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January 2015

Hello Snow has arrived in full splendour here in many areas of Europe and the glorious white landscape is something to behold. Apparently 2015 has been designated the International Year of Light and the International Year of Soils by the

January 2015

Hello Snow has arrived in full splendour here in many areas of Europe and the glorious white landscape is something to behold. Apparently 2015 has been designated the International Year of Light and the International Year of Soils by the

December 2014

Hello Still waiting for the festive spirit to arrive at Scanner HQ so here’s a little update on recent activities to catch you up on what’s been going on. We officially launched our project Ripples and Roots: Rushmoor Stories with

December 2014

Hello Still waiting for the festive spirit to arrive at Scanner HQ so here’s a little update on recent activities to catch you up on what’s been going on. We officially launched our project Ripples and Roots: Rushmoor Stories with

November 2014

Hello So the good news is that if you are reading this you made it safely through Halloween and as I was saying to the devil just last night, it’s certainly been a challenging year, but onward we go. Then

November 2014

Hello So the good news is that if you are reading this you made it safely through Halloween and as I was saying to the devil just last night, it’s certainly been a challenging year, but onward we go. Then

October 2014

Hello So Bridging the World finally opened to the world at the Museum of London Docklands in September and proved to be a great success for visitors, despite the obligatory stress of opening up an ambitious sound installation in a

October 2014

Hello So Bridging the World finally opened to the world at the Museum of London Docklands in September and proved to be a great success for visitors, despite the obligatory stress of opening up an ambitious sound installation in a

September 2014

Hello Seemingly as quickly as it arrived, summer slipped away and it’s almost autumnal already, and I have just returned from the chilly Nykøbing Mors on the Danish island of Mors where I premiered a new work based on the

September 2014

Hello Seemingly as quickly as it arrived, summer slipped away and it’s almost autumnal already, and I have just returned from the chilly Nykøbing Mors on the Danish island of Mors where I premiered a new work based on the

August 2014

Hello Summer finally arrived and with it an extraordinary amount of projects and adventures so it’s directly into the news. My new sound installation Bridging the World will launch on Friday 5th September at The Museum of London Docklands with

August 2014

Hello Summer finally arrived and with it an extraordinary amount of projects and adventures so it’s directly into the news. My new sound installation Bridging the World will launch on Friday 5th September at The Museum of London Docklands with

July 2014

CALL OUT FOR YOUR HELP Scanner Sound Installation at The Museum of London Docklands What For? I intend to create an immersive sound installation where the spectator walks through a river of hanging speakers in the museum, as part of

July 2014

CALL OUT FOR YOUR HELP Scanner Sound Installation at The Museum of London Docklands What For? I intend to create an immersive sound installation where the spectator walks through a river of hanging speakers in the museum, as part of

June 2014

Hello So May began in Bellaria in Italy for the film festival, in a location famed for its golden sandy beaches and resplendent coast line but unfortunately the storms arrived and my outdoor performance was rapidly and very practically moved

June 2014

Hello So May began in Bellaria in Italy for the film festival, in a location famed for its golden sandy beaches and resplendent coast line but unfortunately the storms arrived and my outdoor performance was rapidly and very practically moved

May 2014

Hello As the rains fall and we all grow increasingly bewildered as to which season it might even be anymore it’s time to catch up on a month past and a month ahead. April began over at MIT, as a

May 2014

Hello As the rains fall and we all grow increasingly bewildered as to which season it might even be anymore it’s time to catch up on a month past and a month ahead. April began over at MIT, as a

April 2014

April 2014 Hello So I’m writing this whilst over at MIT in Cambridge where my Visiting Artist adventures continue. Curiously March began in exactly the same geographical area, but honestly I have been home in between! I spent a week

April 2014

April 2014 Hello So I’m writing this whilst over at MIT in Cambridge where my Visiting Artist adventures continue. Curiously March began in exactly the same geographical area, but honestly I have been home in between! I spent a week

March 2014

March 2014 Hello What an adventurous and busy last month this has been, and especially since February is always a little shorter in days than other more generous months, so let’s begin. I began my role at Visiting Artist at

March 2014

March 2014 Hello What an adventurous and busy last month this has been, and especially since February is always a little shorter in days than other more generous months, so let’s begin. I began my role at Visiting Artist at

February 2014

February 2014 Hello Freshly back from Sydney Australia as I write this, and back into the strange winter European weather that slips between the apocalypse and a pretend-Autumn, so it’s all very confusing indeed. The Sydney Festival was extraordinary fun,

February 2014

February 2014 Hello Freshly back from Sydney Australia as I write this, and back into the strange winter European weather that slips between the apocalypse and a pretend-Autumn, so it’s all very confusing indeed. The Sydney Festival was extraordinary fun,

January 2014

January 2014 Hello Welcome to the 2014, a year that the United Nations have designated as the International Year of Family Farming and Crystallography so make of that what you will. I’m writing this over in The Netherlands where I’ve

January 2014

January 2014 Hello Welcome to the 2014, a year that the United Nations have designated as the International Year of Family Farming and Crystallography so make of that what you will. I’m writing this over in The Netherlands where I’ve

December 2013

December 2013 Hello So it’s now approaching the festive season, where tummies will generally grow fatter, wallets a little lighter and I’ll take advantage of the silence days ahead to catch up with work and projects. Though this last month

December 2013

December 2013 Hello So it’s now approaching the festive season, where tummies will generally grow fatter, wallets a little lighter and I’ll take advantage of the silence days ahead to catch up with work and projects. Though this last month

November 2013

November 2013 Hello So the clocks slipped back, offering us another comforting hour in bed (or more time to work for some of us) but somehow there’s still never enough hours to keep up with everything is there? October was

November 2013

November 2013 Hello So the clocks slipped back, offering us another comforting hour in bed (or more time to work for some of us) but somehow there’s still never enough hours to keep up with everything is there? October was

October 2013

Hello So I’m writing this towards the end of my Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked tour around the UK with Heritage Orchestra, a trip that which has taken me from a sold out concert at the Royal Festival Hall London, via

October 2013

Hello So I’m writing this towards the end of my Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked tour around the UK with Heritage Orchestra, a trip that which has taken me from a sold out concert at the Royal Festival Hall London, via

September 2013

Hello So beginning on a very positive personal note, after some rather cloudy and murky months after the death of my mother I’m delighted to write that August brought some radiant and luminous joy when I married Mrs Scanner. In

September 2013

Hello So beginning on a very positive personal note, after some rather cloudy and murky months after the death of my mother I’m delighted to write that August brought some radiant and luminous joy when I married Mrs Scanner. In

August 2013

Hello As summer finally appears and then disappears just as quickly, it’s time to take a brief Scanner holiday break to Madrid and Sevilla but before I slip away it’s time to review the month and anticipate the hectic times

August 2013

Hello As summer finally appears and then disappears just as quickly, it’s time to take a brief Scanner holiday break to Madrid and Sevilla but before I slip away it’s time to review the month and anticipate the hectic times

July 2013

Hello As months go I would like this to be a rarity, since much of these last weeks have been spent in a blur of mourning, administration, preparation and then funeral for my late mother Janet. I’m keen to now

July 2013

Hello As months go I would like this to be a rarity, since much of these last weeks have been spent in a blur of mourning, administration, preparation and then funeral for my late mother Janet. I’m keen to now

June 2013

Hello Firstly I apologise for the brevity of the newsletter, but my mother just suddenly passed away in hospital and I’m trying to deal with all the complex grief of this loss. I have just returned from Sydney Australia where

June 2013

Hello Firstly I apologise for the brevity of the newsletter, but my mother just suddenly passed away in hospital and I’m trying to deal with all the complex grief of this loss. I have just returned from Sydney Australia where

May 2013

Hello So I write this in some pain with a torn ligament in my left foot. Departing Amsterdam yesterday I fell down a flight of stairs with my suitcase and unfortunately landed with my full body weight onto my left

May 2013

Hello So I write this in some pain with a torn ligament in my left foot. Departing Amsterdam yesterday I fell down a flight of stairs with my suitcase and unfortunately landed with my full body weight onto my left

April 2013

Hello And what an intensely busy month March turned out to be, beginning with the opening of my show Scanner: A Month in the Life of an Artist at Melkweg in Amsterdam. After weeks of detailed preparation the show opened

April 2013

Hello And what an intensely busy month March turned out to be, beginning with the opening of my show Scanner: A Month in the Life of an Artist at Melkweg in Amsterdam. After weeks of detailed preparation the show opened

March 2013

Hello February has been a month of massively multitasking with intense preparations for forthcoming projects and adventures, many of which will be unleashed in the coming months. So whilst I sit here in seemingly sub zero temperatures in Amsterdam let’s

March 2013

Hello February has been a month of massively multitasking with intense preparations for forthcoming projects and adventures, many of which will be unleashed in the coming months. So whilst I sit here in seemingly sub zero temperatures in Amsterdam let’s

February 2013

Hello So this year is already developing into a very adventurous one with plans in motion for all manner of surprises and challenges. I began the year wondering if I might just simply become an Apple engineer with the volume

February 2013

Hello So this year is already developing into a very adventurous one with plans in motion for all manner of surprises and challenges. I began the year wondering if I might just simply become an Apple engineer with the volume

January 2013

Welcome to a New Year, the 13th year of the 3rd millennium, and the first year to be denoted by four different digits in 26 years, since 1987. I hope you all had a safe and cheerful entry into this

January 2013

Welcome to a New Year, the 13th year of the 3rd millennium, and the first year to be denoted by four different digits in 26 years, since 1987. I hope you all had a safe and cheerful entry into this

December 2012

Hello So another year closes as a new one begins and an opportunity to mentally rewind, pause, reflect and digest all that has happened in just twelve months. As always it’s been a remarkably positive year, with adventures far beyond

December 2012

Hello So another year closes as a new one begins and an opportunity to mentally rewind, pause, reflect and digest all that has happened in just twelve months. As always it’s been a remarkably positive year, with adventures far beyond

November 2012

Hello October took me from Liverpool to Warsaw, Salford to Pittsburgh, NYC to Chicago, so I’m delighted to announce no more live performances for the remainder of the year. Most significantly my new album is now out on general release.

November 2012

Hello October took me from Liverpool to Warsaw, Salford to Pittsburgh, NYC to Chicago, so I’m delighted to announce no more live performances for the remainder of the year. Most significantly my new album is now out on general release.

October 2012

Hello Now this has been another adventurous month and as a months rainfall batters the UK in just one day, let me travel back in time briefly for a moment. September began over in Stockholm for More Than Sound, an

October 2012

Hello Now this has been another adventurous month and as a months rainfall batters the UK in just one day, let me travel back in time briefly for a moment. September began over in Stockholm for More Than Sound, an

September 2012

Hello This month I write to you from the seclusion of Rockfield Studios in Monmouth in Wales, the legendary studios doubling up as a farm where such acts as The Stone Roses, Rush and Simple Minds have recorded in the

September 2012

Hello This month I write to you from the seclusion of Rockfield Studios in Monmouth in Wales, the legendary studios doubling up as a farm where such acts as The Stone Roses, Rush and Simple Minds have recorded in the

August 2012

Hello So The 2012 Olympics have begun and a world can now marvel at the surreal, playful nature of British culture, especially displayed in the extravagant and utterly mad opening ceremony directed by Danny Boyle. With Studio Scanner a mere

August 2012

Hello So The 2012 Olympics have begun and a world can now marvel at the surreal, playful nature of British culture, especially displayed in the extravagant and utterly mad opening ceremony directed by Danny Boyle. With Studio Scanner a mere

July 2012

Hello As I sit here listening to the soothingly relaxing ripple of the canal beneath my houseboat in Amsterdam it’s hard to think that these last weeks have been literally awash with the most horrendous storms and weather conditions across

July 2012

Hello As I sit here listening to the soothingly relaxing ripple of the canal beneath my houseboat in Amsterdam it’s hard to think that these last weeks have been literally awash with the most horrendous storms and weather conditions across

June 2012

Hello So May was a month of numbers, from audience figures through to adding one more year to my very own human life form. The The Big Dance School’s Pledge took place on 18 May, the very same day the

June 2012

Hello So May was a month of numbers, from audience figures through to adding one more year to my very own human life form. The The Big Dance School’s Pledge took place on 18 May, the very same day the

May 2012

Hello! And so another manic month passes by and as fast as I think I have defeated deadlines I find another one raises its gluttonous head, wanting attention. It’s a zombie existence! April began in Amsterdam with an intimate live

May 2012

Hello! And so another manic month passes by and as fast as I think I have defeated deadlines I find another one raises its gluttonous head, wanting attention. It’s a zombie existence! April began in Amsterdam with an intimate live

April 2012

Hello! As if by magic the sun has appeared from grey skies and spirits everywhere have risen in accordance and yet typically I’ve been immersed in a studio beavering away on projects. March began in chilly Warsaw where I ran

April 2012

Hello! As if by magic the sun has appeared from grey skies and spirits everywhere have risen in accordance and yet typically I’ve been immersed in a studio beavering away on projects. March began in chilly Warsaw where I ran

March 2012

Hello This year is already very much a blur with days and now months zipping past, projects opening and closing as swiftly as I blink. February was an utterly frenzied month and March looks set to offer little respite either,

March 2012

Hello This year is already very much a blur with days and now months zipping past, projects opening and closing as swiftly as I blink. February was an utterly frenzied month and March looks set to offer little respite either,

February 2012

Hello February has arrived with a chilly blast, with temperatures plummeting overnight and the employment of Scanner Thermals with immediate effect, and with typical poor scheduling I’m soon departing to Warsaw Poland in February where night lows hover around an

February 2012

Hello February has arrived with a chilly blast, with temperatures plummeting overnight and the employment of Scanner Thermals with immediate effect, and with typical poor scheduling I’m soon departing to Warsaw Poland in February where night lows hover around an

January 2012

Hello So welcome to the 12th year of the 3rd millennium, and according to some interpretations, the apocalyptic end of our world as we know it so hope once again these readings are widely incorrect. January begins just as December

January 2012

Hello So welcome to the 12th year of the 3rd millennium, and according to some interpretations, the apocalyptic end of our world as we know it so hope once again these readings are widely incorrect. January begins just as December

December 2011

December 2011 Hello It’s time to close the door on 2011 and slip gently into 2012 and as much as the Scanner Office would like to be planning their annual festive party the wall chart with its heap of deadlines

December 2011

December 2011 Hello It’s time to close the door on 2011 and slip gently into 2012 and as much as the Scanner Office would like to be planning their annual festive party the wall chart with its heap of deadlines

November 2011

November 2011 Hello Every month I seem to be reviewing my time whilst in transit, this time on Eurostar returning from Paris and with a busy month ahead of many more travel adventures. October began on a scale that

November 2011

November 2011 Hello Every month I seem to be reviewing my time whilst in transit, this time on Eurostar returning from Paris and with a busy month ahead of many more travel adventures. October began on a scale that

October 2011

October 2011 I’m writing this whilst over in Toronto, about to launch Nuit Blanche on 1 October, preparing for a sleepless night as the city becomes a playground for artists. I’m here at the invitation of artists Iain Forsyth

October 2011

October 2011 I’m writing this whilst over in Toronto, about to launch Nuit Blanche on 1 October, preparing for a sleepless night as the city becomes a playground for artists. I’m here at the invitation of artists Iain Forsyth

September 2011

September 2011 Hello It’s been a month of adjusting to and contemplating the unpredictable weather systems we must now embrace in the world, which affect both our lives and work, and trying to work out to carry either an umbrella

September 2011

September 2011 Hello It’s been a month of adjusting to and contemplating the unpredictable weather systems we must now embrace in the world, which affect both our lives and work, and trying to work out to carry either an umbrella

August 2011

August 2011 Hello Back to London and to our imaginary summer for a moment, though at the time of writing it seems to have mysteriously reappeared. Keep it quiet… As ever, July was an adventurous month. After wearing my

August 2011

August 2011 Hello Back to London and to our imaginary summer for a moment, though at the time of writing it seems to have mysteriously reappeared. Keep it quiet… As ever, July was an adventurous month. After wearing my

July 2011

July 2011 Hello Greetings from sunny New York City where I’m learning to understand this universal language of taking a ‘holiday/vacation,’ a term as yet unknown to me, and where so far I have discovered that it should involve many

July 2011

July 2011 Hello Greetings from sunny New York City where I’m learning to understand this universal language of taking a ‘holiday/vacation,’ a term as yet unknown to me, and where so far I have discovered that it should involve many

June 2011

June 2011 Hello Once again at the time of writing I am somewhere else, as often as not it seems. This time I am over in Munich Germany to play another live date with Jochen Arbeit of Einstürzende Neubauten, where

June 2011

June 2011 Hello Once again at the time of writing I am somewhere else, as often as not it seems. This time I am over in Munich Germany to play another live date with Jochen Arbeit of Einstürzende Neubauten, where

May 2011

May 2011 Hello As the UK and much of the rest of world recovers after Royal Wedding fever, my month has selfishly only left brief moments to stop, rest and play, whilst May looks set to offer little respite, but

May 2011

May 2011 Hello As the UK and much of the rest of world recovers after Royal Wedding fever, my month has selfishly only left brief moments to stop, rest and play, whilst May looks set to offer little respite, but

April 2011

April 2011 Hello I’m writing this en route to London from participating in a conference at the celebrated cinema school in Paris, La Fémis, which was most entertaining, especially with regards to the hotel. Returning to my room after breakfast

April 2011

April 2011 Hello I’m writing this en route to London from participating in a conference at the celebrated cinema school in Paris, La Fémis, which was most entertaining, especially with regards to the hotel. Returning to my room after breakfast

March 2011

March 2011 Hello With an already intense schedule lined up it’s reassuring to remember that the origins of March are from ancient Rome, celebrating Martius aka Mars, the Roman god of war, so it’s into battle for another month.

March 2011

March 2011 Hello With an already intense schedule lined up it’s reassuring to remember that the origins of March are from ancient Rome, celebrating Martius aka Mars, the Roman god of war, so it’s into battle for another month.

February 2011

February 2011 Hello One month into 2011 and I’ve calculated that I have already worked on sixteen projects this year so I imagine it’s going to be another adventurous and super busy time ahead. After the respite of

February 2011

February 2011 Hello One month into 2011 and I’ve calculated that I have already worked on sixteen projects this year so I imagine it’s going to be another adventurous and super busy time ahead. After the respite of

January 2011

January 2011 Hello Into a New Year, a new decade, MMXI, and after a rather ferocious 2010, The Year of the Rabbit, The International Year of Forests and International Year of Chemistry, a curious combination indeed. Weather conditions all over

January 2011

January 2011 Hello Into a New Year, a new decade, MMXI, and after a rather ferocious 2010, The Year of the Rabbit, The International Year of Forests and International Year of Chemistry, a curious combination indeed. Weather conditions all over

December 2010

December 2010 Hello We are now moving towards the end of the year and to begin this month I’m over in Wollongong, Australia to present my work and escape the brutally cold winter arriving back in London for some milder

December 2010

December 2010 Hello We are now moving towards the end of the year and to begin this month I’m over in Wollongong, Australia to present my work and escape the brutally cold winter arriving back in London for some milder