A new film created by Anna Katharina Scheidegger to accompany Daylit Daylight
Television is the medium of the masses, or the ‘drug of the nation.’ More on a special TV art project
A little playfulness at Halloween with one tiny synth
A little playful vaporous piece of music, created whilst in motion, filmed in Madrid, adrift above the earth. A little piece of magic 🙂
Promotional film for Fibolae (Pomperipossa Records) Directed Maria von Hausswolff, who says of it
A mesmerising improvised modular synth performance from Scanner at Modular Meets Leeds 2017
Short documentary on Scanner’s installation at Little Moreton Hall.
Promotional video for The Great Crater, on Glacial Movements. Directed by Uršula Berlot & Sunčana Kuljiš Gaillot
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 Complex Oscillator and Endorophins.es Furthrrr Generator Oscillator creating the melodies. These are filtered through a […]
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 some additional percussion follows from ALM/Busy Circuits Dinky’s Taiko ever changing from Qu-Bit Electronix Chance.
Performing Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie No.1 on my Roland System-1m system
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 movement and sound.
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.
More playing with the Qu-Bit Electronix Rhythm Eurorack module. Here it is trigging the Wave module. As simple as that. A little bit of filtering, but no additional instruments or effects
In anticipation of a special release of a radical remix album of the Scanni album (http://scanni.co.uk) I let the machines have their evil way again. This time I extensively used the Make Noise Phonogene in a very simple patch, alongside the Endorphin es Furthrrr Generator biting and easing its way into the soundscape. Despite the […]
The magic of working with a modular synth set up is the utterly unexpected. The pulse simply ‘appeared’ when setting up the system today and within minutes this live recording was born. It’s dark, cinematic and exploratory and hope you might enjoy it. Notes on the patch below. The pulse is from the Harvestman Piston […]
Robin Rimbaud shows off his live rig at Bells ‘n’ Whistles, Crackles ‘n’ Pops in Peterborough. Full Piece: SonicState News: scanner-live-modular-rig-/
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Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner) has been an important figure in the British electronic music scene, for the past twenty years. With a body of work that covers the far reaches and beyond that of the majority of his contemporaries, he continues to bring us face to face with everyday sounds and noises, revealing them under […]
In anticipation of my participation in a BBC Radio show about the work of poet Michael Dohaghy and white noise in music I began exploring using my voice and my Eurorack Modular synth set up. Here you can listen to my live voice reading the work of Dohaghy directly into Mutable Instruments Clouds and how […]
We invited London based sound artist and electronic musician Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner) to ROLI HQ to check out the Seaboard and record some music with us. Scanner’s work traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways. His work has won him […]
First explorations using my almost complete Verbos Electronics modular system. Featuring Amplitude & Tone controller, 2 x Complex Oscillators, Dual Four Pole Filter, Voltage Multistage, Manhattan Analog mixer, Doepfer a-143-3 Quad LFO, Toppobrillo Dual 281 Function Generator. Powered by Tiptop Audio Zeus Access and housed in a handsome Lio & Linn Wood + Metal 6u […]
An excerpt of an improvisation on the Magnetic Resonator Piano at Magnetic Field, an installation by These New Puritans and Andrew McPherson in London. Recorded at 180 The Strand London, 18th April 2014. The Magnetic Resonator Piano (MRP) is an electronically-augmented acoustic piano which uses a series of magnets combined with sensors to resonate, bend […]
In this exclusive Brighton Festival commission, Britain’s hippest young classical ensemble joined forces with composer Scanner and video artist Matt Watkins for an immersive multisensory event inspired by one of the UK’s most influential bands, Joy Division. Using the latest sound design and other creative technologies (the players performed inside a giant gauze cube, around […]
Robin Rimbaud a.k.a. Scanner talks about music, film and contemporary dance for the Vision Sound Music Festival. http://visionsoundmusic.com
Robin Rimbaud a.k.a. Scanner talks about his favourite uses of music in film, from Terrence Malick to David Lynch, for the Vision Sound Music Festival. http://visionsoundmusic.com
Robin Rimbaud, a.k.a. Scanner, talks about working as an avant garde music artist in the commercial world with Vision Sound Music festival director, Andrew Missingham http://visionsoundmusic.com
Robin Rimbaud, a.k.a. Scanner, talks about the relationship between music and visual culture on the internet, and points towards trends that are exciting him, with Vision Sound Music festival director, Andrew Missingham
Taking cues from Edgard Varèse’s complete recorded work, british Electronic Artist par excellence Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, presents his new score for John S. Robertson’s silent film version of Stevenson’s classic horror story. Here is an excerpt of this feature length work. Its a little known fact that the composer Edgard Varèse, celebrated for his […]
Scanner collaboration with Live Video Ensemble Directed by Claudio Sinatti 15 February 2010 O’ Artoteca, Milan Italy Video: with Paola Orlandini, Rosarita Crisafi, Gabriele Falwithi, Anna Vivo, Alessandro Bono, Manuel Ceci, Virginia Capoluongo, Jacopo Rovida, Alex Brunori, Mattias Turini Audio: Scanner http://www.livevideoensemble.com/15