How do we listen to music today, and what is the value of recorded music as such?
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.
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.
A project that celebrates the quality of soil in collaboration with Kasia Molga
The importance of recognising failure as part of the creative process
A graphical celebration of the genius of Mark E Smith (1957 – 2018) of The Fall
The story of Lost at Sea, an award winning community music project in Fife Scotland
The story of sonic art outdoors, with reference to my work Dark as a Raven
Four Words Technology Tech Hub Leeds UK 23 November 2017 – 28 February 2018
A collaboration with artist and film director Bruno Nuytten using 1000 images
The Dreamer is Still Asleep :: Little Moreton Hall 29 July – 29 October 2017 Sound Installation with smell
Flames and Fire explores an interest in the complex rhythms of flamenco dance
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 of physical forces (electromagnetism, crystallization) with new original Scanner scores.
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 these paintings, from a noisy bar, insects, pipe smoking, laughter and much more. The work […]
Vex :: House in Stoke Newington, London Permanent Sound Installation
Ghosts Cliveden National Trust Sound installation
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 how sound originated from the sounds of the human body and how we interact with […]
Whispers and Dreams Il Suono in Mostra Udine 03-12 August 2016 Sound Installation For 400 years the words, themes and ideas of Shakespeare have permeated our language and history. Ambition, deceit, loyalty, corruption, fate, power, love and disguise defined our lives then as they do still today. A recurring theme in Shakespeare’s work is the […]
Dark as a Raven Hazel & Thoroughsale Woods Corby, Northamptonshire Sound installation in the woods 01 August – 31 October 2016 As part of a group show, Beyond Seven Mountains, Scanner presented a new sound installation Dark as a Raven. The meaning of Corby is ‘dark as a raven’ which offers a very cinematic image. […]
Waterdrops Rijeka Airport Departure Lounge Croatia Permanent Sound Installation Water plays a large part in the make up of the area, with over 600 sq.km of sea and 1000km of island coastlines and mountains very close by, so Water Drops is inspired directly by the location. Airports frequently draw people together from different backgrounds, continents […]
Between the Bullet and the Hole The Sydney Biennale 18 March – 16 June 2016 Exhibition of work with artist Aura Satz. Features a short film that Scanner designed all the sound for, which examines the role of women in ballistic research, early computing and pattern perception in warfare.
The Difference Between a Microphone and a Telescope An interactive performance 20 minutes This work explored an interactive approach to how we listen, how we interpret, how we share information. Does one sound make one person happy whilst annoyed is frustrated by it? Is there a universal understanding what sounds can annoy or please others? […]
Weaklings Fierce Festival – Warwick Arts Centre Axis Arts Centre Crew Theatre in the Mill Bradford Theatre show October 2015
Humber Calling Freedom Festival Hull UK Humber Calling is a collection of six brand new, non-art-form-specific artist commissions* curated by UK sound artist Scanner , whose controversial early work incorporated mobile phone conversations found by scanning police airwaves. Scanner is renowned for creating cinematic, immersive sound scores and has composed a new piece of music […]
Bridging The World Museum of London Docklands Sound installation of multiple hanging speakers To celebrate Bridge at Museum of London Docklands, the museum – in collaboration with Sound & Music – commissioned Scanner to create a new, immersive sound installation. Entitled Bridging the World, the installation was launched mid-way through the exhibition run at the […]
POSTmatter Accademia di Brera Milan, Italy
Peace in an Open Space An exhibition of Sound Art The Gallery of Light Ducta, Dubai 13-26 January 2014 Artists featured include the British musician Scanner and the early musique concrète figure Dr. Halim El-Dabh, as well as Porya Hatami (Sanandaj, Iran), the British-Iranian Soosan Lolavar, Leopoldo Amigo Perez (among his works is a recreation […]
Public Record: Estuary Soundtrack to audio-poetry by Justin Hopper Shorelines Festival November 2013