Scanner (British artist Robin Rimbaud) traverses the experimental terrain between sound and space connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) and An Ascent (2020) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music.
To date he has scored 66 contemporary dance productions, including the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba Narnia, Qualia for the London Royal Ballet, and the world’s first Virtual Reality ballet, Nightfall, for Dutch National Ballet.
More unusual projects have included designing sound for the Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), the re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 2012 and the Cisco telephone system used in many offices around the world.
Scanner has released over 60 albums of music, performing around the globe, connects the points between a bewilderingly diverse array of genres – from film scores to computer music, digital avant-garde to contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances to fashion shows.
His work Salles des Departs is permanently installed in a working morgue in Paris whilst Vex, the residential house by Chance de Silva architects, featuring his permanent soundtrack, won the RIBA London Award 2018.
Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Dangermouse, Mika Vainio, David Toop, Wayne MacGregor, Alva Noto, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Michael Nyman, Steve McQueen, Laurie Anderson and Hussein Chalayan, amongst many others.