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allmusic.com: Battersea-based ambient composer Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, takes his curious pseudonym from his compositional tool of choice; the cellphone scanner. Although only recording and releasing music since the early '90s, Rimbaud has already earned a reputation as a boundary pushing experimentalist, wedding scanned vocal samples with sparse electronics and other textural elements that underscore the degree of strain and isolation often associated with modern telecommunications technology.



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Battersea-based ambient composer Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, takes his curious pseudonym from his compositional tool of choice; the cellphone scanner. Although only recording and releasing music since the early '90s, Rimbaud has already earned a reputation as a boundary pushing experimentalist, wedding scanned vocal samples with sparse electronics and other textural elements that underscore the degree of strain and isolation often associated with modern telecommunications technology. Though working increasingly toward other, more musical compositional devices, his first several releases went heavy on the lifted convo, attracting as often the comment of postgrad pocket theorists interested in the critical implications of Rimbaud's work as the music critics. Read more

Links:
Robin Rimbaud's offical homepage

Downloads:
Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner - BBC Radio Works 1998-2002 Three full-length works created specially for radio: "The Human Voice" (1998), a production of the Jean Cocteau play starring Harriet Walter; "The Three Women" (2000), based on poetry by Sylvia Plath consisting of three intertwining interior dialogues; and "The Sounds of Love" (2002), a musical feature using the extraordinary sounds of love to be found in nature, starring a cast of hundreds of humans and animals. These three works can be downloaded as full MP3 files, free of charge and completly legal at Ubu.com

Surface Noise
Artangel Commission London UK November 1998
Surface Noise 2.0: Sonarmatica Festival Spain June 2001.
Commissioned to create a work around the city of London this work took a red double-decker bus as it’s focus. Making a route determined by overlaying the sheet music from London Bridge is Falling Down onto a map of London, I recorded the sounds and images at points where the notes fell on the cityscape. Download it here

Stopstarting
Sounds and noises from liverpool. Download it here .



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