Scanner


Robin Rimbaud, Scanner, is an artist and composer working in London, whose works traverse the experimental terrain between sound, space, and form, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres – a partial list would include sound design, film scores, computer music, contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances, product design, architecture, fashion design, rock music and jazz.

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. He scored the hit musical comedyKirikou & Karaba (2007), designed the sound for the new Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), and campaigns for Nike Hyperfuse (2011), Chanel’s Fall-Winter collection (2012) and The Financial Times (2014).

More recently Scanner designed the campaign for Sprint phones in cinemas across America, reaching 2.5 billion spectators, premiered an ambitious audiovisual spectacle based on the songs of Joy Division with Heritage Orchestra, and scored The Big Dance in Trafalgar Square and the re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, in the company of Queen Beatrix. In 2014 he was Visiting Artist at MIT in Cambridge USA

Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he has collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Michael Nyman, Laurie Anderson, The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor, Steve McQueen, Hermes, Hussein Chalayan, Philips Design, Mike Kelley, and Miroslaw Balka. His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. – www.scannerdot.com

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