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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

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

Let the Waves Take You

A little playful vaporous piece of music, created whilst in motion, filmed in Madrid, adrift above the earth. A little piece of magic 🙂

Let the Waves Take You

A little playful vaporous piece of music, created whilst in motion, filmed in Madrid, adrift above the earth. A little piece of magic 🙂

Spirit Cluster

A featured track from the forthcoming Scanner album, Fibolae (Dec 2017), out on Pomperipossa Records. Film directed and created by Maria von Hausswolff, who says of it: “The video is set in a recently burnt down apartment: a mysterious and

Spirit Cluster

A featured track from the forthcoming Scanner album, Fibolae (Dec 2017), out on Pomperipossa Records. Film directed and created by Maria von Hausswolff, who says of it: “The video is set in a recently burnt down apartment: a mysterious and

Scanner Performance – Modular Meets Leeds 2017

CHECK OUT THE RIG RUNDOWN VIDEO HERE – https://youtu.be/SrGbdaqY-zs Here’s another mesmerising improvised modular synth performance from Scanner. Scanner closed the Saturday of Modular Meets Leeds 2017 with only 6U of modular and the Eventide H9 FX Scanner takes us

Scanner Performance – Modular Meets Leeds 2017

CHECK OUT THE RIG RUNDOWN VIDEO HERE – https://youtu.be/SrGbdaqY-zs Here’s another mesmerising improvised modular synth performance from Scanner. Scanner closed the Saturday of Modular Meets Leeds 2017 with only 6U of modular and the Eventide H9 FX Scanner takes us

The Dreamer is Still Asleep – Sound installation at Little Moreton Hall

Film maker Gavin Repton introduces the 2017 Trust New Art commission at Little Moreton Hall. Internationally recognised artist and composer Scanner, (Robin Rimbaud) creates a sensory art installation exploring the state between sleeping and waking. Combining sound and smell, visitors

The Dreamer is Still Asleep – Sound installation at Little Moreton Hall

Film maker Gavin Repton introduces the 2017 Trust New Art commission at Little Moreton Hall. Internationally recognised artist and composer Scanner, (Robin Rimbaud) creates a sensory art installation exploring the state between sleeping and waking. Combining sound and smell, visitors

Cast to the Bottom

Promotional video for opening track on forthcoming Scanner album, The Great Crater, on Glacial Movements, 2017 Order it HERE: The Great Crater – Press on Glacial Movements http://www.glacialmovements.com Music: Robin Rimbaud – Scanner Video: Uršula Berlot & Sunčana Kuljiš Gaillot

Cast to the Bottom

Promotional video for opening track on forthcoming Scanner album, The Great Crater, on Glacial Movements, 2017 Order it HERE: The Great Crater – Press on Glacial Movements http://www.glacialmovements.com Music: Robin Rimbaud – Scanner Video: Uršula Berlot & Sunčana Kuljiš Gaillot

When All Else Fails…

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

When All Else Fails…

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

Klee Didge

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

Klee Didge

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

Slow Satie

After an especially troubling day I decided to set up the Roland System-1m and play this Erik Satie piece with it, Gymnopédie No.1, as an excuse to breathe and relax again 🙂 The footage was taken in Captiva on the

Slow Satie

After an especially troubling day I decided to set up the Roland System-1m and play this Erik Satie piece with it, Gymnopédie No.1, as an excuse to breathe and relax again 🙂 The footage was taken in Captiva on the

Flamenco Explorations

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

Flamenco Explorations

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

Floe

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.

Floe

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.

Rhythm Tunnel

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

Rhythm Tunnel

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

The Phonogene Sisters

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 Phonogene Sisters

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 Pulse that Simply Arrived

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

The Pulse that Simply Arrived

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

Scanner: Live Modular Rig

Robin Rimbaud shows off his live rig at Bells ‘n’ Whistles, Crackles ‘n’ Pops in Peterborough. Full Piece: SonicState News: scanner-live-modular-rig-/

Scanner: Live Modular Rig

Robin Rimbaud shows off his live rig at Bells ‘n’ Whistles, Crackles ‘n’ Pops in Peterborough. Full Piece: SonicState News: scanner-live-modular-rig-/

In Conversation: Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner

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

In Conversation: Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner

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

Acts of Contrition

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

Acts of Contrition

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

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner meets the Seaboard

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

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner meets the Seaboard

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

Discrete Transmission

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

Discrete Transmission

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

Scanner improvising on Magnetic Resonator Piano

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

Scanner improvising on Magnetic Resonator Piano

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

Live_Transmission – Scanner and Heritage Orchestra rework Joy Division

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

Live_Transmission – Scanner and Heritage Orchestra rework Joy Division

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

Scanner – Vision Sound Music Festival Part 1

Robin Rimbaud a.k.a. Scanner talks about music, film and contemporary dance for the Vision Sound Music Festival. http://visionsoundmusic.com

Scanner – Vision Sound Music Festival Part 1

Robin Rimbaud a.k.a. Scanner talks about music, film and contemporary dance for the Vision Sound Music Festival. http://visionsoundmusic.com

Scanner – Vision Sound Music Festival Part 2

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

Scanner – Vision Sound Music Festival Part 2

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

Scanner – Vision Sound Music Festival Part 3

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

Scanner – Vision Sound Music Festival Part 3

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

Scanner – Vision Sound Music Festival Part 4

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

Scanner – Vision Sound Music Festival Part 4

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

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde- Scanner/Varese

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

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde- Scanner/Varese

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

Video Ensemble Milan 2010

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:

Video Ensemble Milan 2010

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:

The Nature of Being

Performance collaboration with filmmaker Olga Mink, exploring a more natural and emotional approach to digital arts. Recorded live at the Mapping Festival Geneva, 11 April 2008 at Museum of Contemporary Arts

The Nature of Being

Performance collaboration with filmmaker Olga Mink, exploring a more natural and emotional approach to digital arts. Recorded live at the Mapping Festival Geneva, 11 April 2008 at Museum of Contemporary Arts

Moskau Disko

Video for 12″ release on Bine Music (www.binemusic.com) Germany 2007. Directed by Sophie Clements. Composed out of 4500 still photographs, no moving images were shot for this film. A mesmerizing journey through the day and night of Berlin in four

Moskau Disko

Video for 12″ release on Bine Music (www.binemusic.com) Germany 2007. Directed by Sophie Clements. Composed out of 4500 still photographs, no moving images were shot for this film. A mesmerizing journey through the day and night of Berlin in four

My LCA :: Githead music video, 2005

GITHEAD My LCA (2005) Githead promotional video for top pop song, directed by the band themselves.

My LCA :: Githead music video, 2005

GITHEAD My LCA (2005) Githead promotional video for top pop song, directed by the band themselves.

Backwood :: music video, 2002

SCANNER Backwood music promo (2002) Video to illustrate 12" vinyl ‘Lost Without Light’ release on Underscan Berlin (http://www.underscan.de). Directed by John DeKron & Markward Wagner

Backwood :: music video, 2002

SCANNER Backwood music promo (2002) Video to illustrate 12" vinyl ‘Lost Without Light’ release on Underscan Berlin (http://www.underscan.de). Directed by John DeKron & Markward Wagner

52 Spaces (Antonioni) :: EVENT, 2002

SCANNER 52 Spaces (Antonioni) (2002) Commissioned by The British School at Rome for film director Michelangelo Antonioni’s 90th birthday in 2002, 52 Spaces uses sounds and elements of The Eclipse (1962) to create a soundtrack of an image of a

52 Spaces (Antonioni) :: EVENT, 2002

SCANNER 52 Spaces (Antonioni) (2002) Commissioned by The British School at Rome for film director Michelangelo Antonioni’s 90th birthday in 2002, 52 Spaces uses sounds and elements of The Eclipse (1962) to create a soundtrack of an image of a

Spinique :: Scannerfunk music video, 2000

SCANNERFUNK Spinique (2000) Collaboration with motion artists D-Fuse for opening song on Scannerfunk:Wave of Light by Wave of Light album (2000)

Spinique :: Scannerfunk music video, 2000

SCANNERFUNK Spinique (2000) Collaboration with motion artists D-Fuse for opening song on Scannerfunk:Wave of Light by Wave of Light album (2000)

Light Turned Down :: Scannerfunk music video, 2000

SCANNERFUNK Light Turned Down (2000) Collaboration with motion artists D-Fuse for opening song on Scannerfunk:Wave of Light by Wave of Light album (2000)

Light Turned Down :: Scannerfunk music video, 2000

SCANNERFUNK Light Turned Down (2000) Collaboration with motion artists D-Fuse for opening song on Scannerfunk:Wave of Light by Wave of Light album (2000)

I Am Calm :: Scannerfunk music video, 2000

SCANNERFUNK I Am Calm music video (2000) Collaboration with motion artists D-Fuse for opening song on Scannerfunk:Wave of Light by Wave of Light album (2000)

I Am Calm :: Scannerfunk music video, 2000

SCANNERFUNK I Am Calm music video (2000) Collaboration with motion artists D-Fuse for opening song on Scannerfunk:Wave of Light by Wave of Light album (2000)

Scanner & Stephen Vitiello at Knitting Factory NYC, 1999

Live improvisation between Scanner & Stephen Vitiello at Knitting Factory NYC, circa 1999. Projections by Lisa DiLillo

Scanner & Stephen Vitiello at Knitting Factory NYC, 1999

Live improvisation between Scanner & Stephen Vitiello at Knitting Factory NYC, circa 1999. Projections by Lisa DiLillo

per/Son 1998

per/Son, Cologne, Germany — a concert series of solo and collaborative pieces also featuring Pauline Oliveros, Scanner, Stephen Vitiello, Frances Marie-Uitti and Andres Bosshard. Per/Son was broadcast by WDR radio’s Studio Akustische Kunst program, 1998. Directed by Anthony Moore of

per/Son 1998

per/Son, Cologne, Germany — a concert series of solo and collaborative pieces also featuring Pauline Oliveros, Scanner, Stephen Vitiello, Frances Marie-Uitti and Andres Bosshard. Per/Son was broadcast by WDR radio’s Studio Akustische Kunst program, 1998. Directed by Anthony Moore of

The Frame 1998

Another VHS Scanner Archive find, this time a BBC TV show from around the year 1998 focusing on my suite of work that used mobile phone recordings as the focus of ambient music. Filmed in my South London studio of

The Frame 1998

Another VHS Scanner Archive find, this time a BBC TV show from around the year 1998 focusing on my suite of work that used mobile phone recordings as the focus of ambient music. Filmed in my South London studio of

per->SON :: Scanner, Pauline Oliveros, Frances-Marie Uitti & Stephen Vitiello, 1998

SCANNER, PAULINE OLIVEROS, FRANCES-MARIE UITTI & STEPHEN VITIELLO per->SON (1998) A 4-night sound event recorded live at Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln / Academy of Media Arts featuring Pauline Oliveros (Kingston/New York), Robin Rimbaud/Scanner (London), Frances-Marie Uitti (Amsterdam) and Stephen Vitiello

per->SON :: Scanner, Pauline Oliveros, Frances-Marie Uitti & Stephen Vitiello, 1998

SCANNER, PAULINE OLIVEROS, FRANCES-MARIE UITTI & STEPHEN VITIELLO per->SON (1998) A 4-night sound event recorded live at Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln / Academy of Media Arts featuring Pauline Oliveros (Kingston/New York), Robin Rimbaud/Scanner (London), Frances-Marie Uitti (Amsterdam) and Stephen Vitiello

South Bank Show Part Two

Part TWO of a South Bank Show UK television documentary directed by Chris Dooks (www.dooks.org), featuring Robin Rimbaud speaking about his practice and ideas. 1997199

South Bank Show Part Two

Part TWO of a South Bank Show UK television documentary directed by Chris Dooks (www.dooks.org), featuring Robin Rimbaud speaking about his practice and ideas. 1997199

South Bank Show Part One

South Bank Show UK television documentary directed by Chris Dooks (www.dooks.org), featuring Robin Rimbaud speaking about his practice and ideas. 1997

South Bank Show Part One

South Bank Show UK television documentary directed by Chris Dooks (www.dooks.org), featuring Robin Rimbaud speaking about his practice and ideas. 1997

Barcode 1997

Found on an old dusty VHS tape here’s a video very much of its time, from 1997. It was commissioned by the label Rawkus in NYC to accompany the release of my Delivery album, featuring Barcode from the release. The

Barcode 1997

Found on an old dusty VHS tape here’s a video very much of its time, from 1997. It was commissioned by the label Rawkus in NYC to accompany the release of my Delivery album, featuring Barcode from the release. The

South Bank Show :: 1997

SCANNER South Bank Show (1997) Scanner: South Bank Show (1997) from Scanner on Vimeo. South Bank Show UK television documentary directed by Chris Dooks (www.dooks.org), featuring Robin Rimbaud speaking about his practice and ideas.

South Bank Show :: 1997

SCANNER South Bank Show (1997) Scanner: South Bank Show (1997) from Scanner on Vimeo. South Bank Show UK television documentary directed by Chris Dooks (www.dooks.org), featuring Robin Rimbaud speaking about his practice and ideas.

Heidi :: MTV Clip, Live 1997

SCANNER Heidi (MTV Clip Live) (1997) Scanner live at Other Music record store in NYC to promote Delivery CD.

Heidi :: MTV Clip, Live 1997

SCANNER Heidi (MTV Clip Live) (1997) Scanner live at Other Music record store in NYC to promote Delivery CD.

Lost In Music :: Interview 1996

SCANNER Lost In Music (Interview) (1996) Lost in Music (1996) from Scanner on Vimeo. Part of a German documentary series Lost in Music, this episode Electronic Jam featured interviews with Scanner, Air Liquide, Source Records, Aphex Twin, Alex Empire, Atom

Lost In Music :: Interview 1996

SCANNER Lost In Music (Interview) (1996) Lost in Music (1996) from Scanner on Vimeo. Part of a German documentary series Lost in Music, this episode Electronic Jam featured interviews with Scanner, Air Liquide, Source Records, Aphex Twin, Alex Empire, Atom

Lost in Music: Electronic Jam

Part of a German documentary series Lost in Music, this episode Electronic Jam featured interviews with Scanner, Air Liquide, Source Records, Aphex Twin, Alex Empire, Atom Heart and Oval. Produced by Turner & Tailor Berlin Germany. Broadcast March 1996

Lost in Music: Electronic Jam

Part of a German documentary series Lost in Music, this episode Electronic Jam featured interviews with Scanner, Air Liquide, Source Records, Aphex Twin, Alex Empire, Atom Heart and Oval. Produced by Turner & Tailor Berlin Germany. Broadcast March 1996

Mass Observation :: 1995

SCANNER Mass Observation (Official Promo) (1995) Taken from K7’s longvideo X-Mix 3 Enter Digital Reality mixed by Richie Hawtin & John Acquaviva

Mass Observation :: 1995

SCANNER Mass Observation (Official Promo) (1995) Taken from K7’s longvideo X-Mix 3 Enter Digital Reality mixed by Richie Hawtin & John Acquaviva

MTV :: Europe Adverts 1995

MTV Seven adverts across Europe I was commissioned to create the images and soundtrack for seven MTV idents to be shown on screens throughout the day and night. I was filmed scanning the airwaves, walking through Hampstead Heath listening to other peoples

MTV :: Europe Adverts 1995

MTV Seven adverts across Europe I was commissioned to create the images and soundtrack for seven MTV idents to be shown on screens throughout the day and night. I was filmed scanning the airwaves, walking through Hampstead Heath listening to other peoples