Today’s guest deejay is Robin Rimbaud, AKA Scanner. I discovered Robin last century on a compilation album. At the time, Robin was snatching phone conversations from the ether and incorporating them into his music. It was at once intimate and troubling because the very act of listening to Robin’s music made you complicit in his eavesdropping. Those tracks, however, are just one area he explores in his music. If you delved into his work, you’d find that it is not incongruous to find him straddling minimalism, classical music, soundtracks and more. Robin has some words about his mix, which you can read below. Join us next week when our guest deejay will be Peter van Cooten, host of Ambientblog.net and DreamScenes on Concertzender. See you then! I always find it challenging to know how to begin to choose music from literally hundreds of thousands of pieces of music that I own. Music lives with me from the moment I wake up early in the morning until I go to bed at night (at a very reasonable time). So, I thought it might be of interest to simply make a collage of a few of the many pieces of music that have accompanied me in the last seven days. These are playing as I work on emails, administration, accounts, and so on through my day. A brief picture of a moment in a day for my ears. Ø “Otava” Roméo Poirier “Thalassocratie” Stephen Vitiello “Light Readings” Nurse with Wound “Echo Poeme Sequence N° 2” Blank Gloss “Of a Vessel” Brian Eno “Top Boy” Disjecta “Are You an Echo” Benjamin Britten “Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Chant” John Cage “Dream” strië “Hallilaul” Mark Pritchard “Beautiful People (feat. Thom Yorke)” Bersarin Quartett “Oktober”--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/soundwavemix/message
Chapters00:32 - Personal History and storing memories01:28 - Tape recorders capturing birthdays and school trips02:59 - Ambient football on cassette03:46 - Discovering John Cage04:31 - Scores of Stockhausen05.18 - Live music05:52 - David Tudor07:39 - Modular Synth discovery09:23 - In the Studio playtime, Modular Synths, Gesture Arcade11:24 - Lorre-Mill Keyed Mosstone, Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus 211:53 - Lorre-Mill Double Knot, Eventide H913:16 - Macumbista Benjolin17:38 - Morphagene17:57 - Musique Concrète20:41 - Teac Reel-to-Reel21:16 - Tape Loops22:30 - Dinner for Two24:59 - Avoiding the screen25:16 - Going in a loop26:04 - How nothing has changed27:01 - OutroRobin Rimbaud BiogScanner (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), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music. To date he has scored 65 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 new Cisco telephone system used in many offices around the world. 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, Wayne MacGregor, Mike Kelley, Torres, Michael Nyman, Steve McQueen, Laurie Anderson and Hussein Chalayan, amongst many others.http://www.scannerdot.comHis latest album, An Ascent, was recently released on the DiN Records label - https://din.org.uk/album/an-ascent-din63Where To Get The KitGesture ArcadeLorre-Mill Keyed MosstoneCiat-Lonbarde CocoquantusLorre-Mill Double KnotMacumbista BenjolinMorphagene
I try not to reveal my super-fandom very often, but Robin Rimbaud (aka Skanner) maps to a critical time in my life. Back when he was putting out the early Scanner stuff, my ears were opening to more adventurous electronic work, and his efforts slammed directly into my interests. I've been a fan ever since, and was blown away to get to talk with him. And what a great conversation - we cover everything from his background (of course) to details on working on the Vex project - a site-specific work done in conjunction with an architect. Combining that we discussions about the surveillance state, the value of literature in an artist's life, and making a career without surrounding yourself with managers, agents and publicists - we were all over the map, but in a good way. If you aren't familiar with Robin's work - well, I'm not sure what to say about that. But you should be. You can check it out, as well as his ongoing stream-of-consciousness blogging, on his website: http://scannerdot.com/. This is a great jumping off point for all sorts of interesting parts of his different practices as well as his quirky view of the world. If you haven't guessed, this is probably my favorite interview ever. So I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Transcription: http://www.darwingrosse.com/AMT/transcript-0331.html
Robin Rimbaud is Scanner. He's a sound artist and composer who explores the experimental terrain between sound and space. He introduced his work and his life in sound on stage at MTFBerlin in 2016. The post 53. Robin Rimbaud – Scanner appeared first on MTF Labs.
S4E24: The Widening Landscape with Robin Rimbaud, a.k.a. Scanner
Notebook on Cities and Culture
Colin Marshall sits down in London's Tower Hamlets with composer and artist Robin Rimbaud, better known as Scanner. They discuss the usefulness of a new place's disorientation; the fun of grasping that new place's systems and making its connections; other skills in the set gained from a lifetime of travel; the "great change" he has observed living in east London for fourteen years, where he arrived in search of "light and high ceilings"; the value of his work's taking him to places he doesn't choose; what he learned long ago when his visiting American friend's girlfriend reflexively called every difference in England "really stupid"; the ease of complaint and the difficulty of embracing these differences; the importance of pattern in all areas of life; the complex question of how to cross a street in Vietnam; travel as a means of seeing your own home; photography as a means of notetaking; his shelves of diaries, kept every single day since age twelve, and what it says about his overarching skill of discipline; self-documentation's need of a system to give it meaning, and how his famous early Scanner work gave meaning to other people's phone calls; the intriguing question of how, exactly, you ended up interested in something, friends with someone, or in a place; whether not liking a piece of culture just means you can't connect anything else to it; the greater fascination of why others love something you don't love, and the need to experience it all in order to value what you do love; why we had such strong allegiances to music as teenagers; Nick Drake, B.S. Johnson, and the non-connected creator alone against the world; how he facilitates connections himself by staying available at all times; what he listens to in London, especially the local accents and terms of address like "mate," "love," and "boss"; how friends visit London and fail to connect to the west end, whereas he remains excited by the rest of the city; and the joy of walking by the historic site of George Orwell's arrest.
Robin Rimbaud aka SCANNER - Past Present Imperfect
Playliste de Robin Rimbaud Scanner pour webSYNradio : Past Present Imperfect. Avec les sons de Scanner- Hermann Nitsch- Glenn Branca- Joseph Beuys – Blixa BargeId – Max Neuhaus – William S. Burroughs – John Duncan …