Scanner

Born in 1964 in Londres (United Kingdom)

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), 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 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 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. Listening Forest, developed with artist Rafael Lozano Hemmer, is currently on display at Crystal Bridges Museum, USA until 2024.

He collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Wayne MacGregor, Mike Kelley, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Michael Nyman, Steve McQueen, Laurie Anderson and Hussein Chalayan, amongst many others.