British artist Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner (born 1964 in Southfields, London) traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways. From his early controversial work using found mobile phone conversations, through to his focus on trawling the hidden noise of the modern metropolis as the symbol of the place where hidden meanings and missed contacts emerge, his restless explorations have won him international admiration from amongst others, Bjork, Aphex Twin and Stockhausen.
Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation
(1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal
(1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music.
Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he has collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Wayne McGregor, Mike Kelley
, Carsten Nicolai
, Michael Nyman, Steve McQueen, Laurie Anderson
and Hussein Chalayan, amongst many others.
His work connects the points between a bewilderingly diverse array of genres—a partial list would include sound design, film scores, computer music, digital avant garde, contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances, product design, architecture, fashion design, rock music and jazz.