Scanner: Axis, Choice | Pew Library, Grand Valley State University - Michigan - United States

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Scanner

Axis, Choice

Pew Library, Grand Valley State University - Michigan - United States

lat.: 42.96336, long.: -85.66809

About the work

Performed and produced by Robin Rimbaud - Scanner
The Factory Studio 2017

The sheer vast scale of this image, combined with the slow moving tension, suggests a world of imaginary libraries as projected by Borges in a science fiction world. My soundtrack is a dark abstract soundscape that evolves around itself, never growing, never retreating, created entirely live on my Eurorack modular system.

About the artist

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 The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music.

He scored the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba (2007) and Narnia ballet (2015) based on the popular children’s book, Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), the re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 2012 and in 2016 installed his Water Drops sound work in Rijeka Airport in Croatia.

His work Salles des Departs is permanently installed in a working morgue in Paris whilst Vex House, the residential house he designed a permanent soundtrack with Chance de Silva architects, was finished to critical acclaim in 2017.

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.