That same year, he composed the soundtrack to a short film, A Horse with No Name, directed by Phil Viner, shown at the London Film Festival. In 1989, he was commissioned to contribute to the Cultural Icons publication (Bloomsbury) edited by James Park, writing many articles on contemporary art, literature, music and dance. His debut Scanner CD was released in 1992 on Ash International, a subsidiary label of London's Touch Music record label. He continued to produce the first dozen releases with Mike Harding of Touch, including Scanner 2 Mass Observation, Blind, and Runaway Train, a real-time recording of the captivating radio contact between Alfie, controller of the line and Wesley, the driver of a runaway train. Location: New Brunswick, Canada. Dateline: 9 March 1948. In 1994, he pioneered one of the first webzines, in the very early days of the internet, I/O/D, in collaboration with Matthew Fuller and Graham Harwood.
In 1998, he presented Surface Noise on a London bus, commissioned by Artangel, and won the Imaginaria 99 Award for Digital Arts, ICA London the following year. He re-soundtracked Jean Luc-Godard's Alphaville movie in a series of performances around the world, whilst playfully presenting 16 concerts in one evening using a series of Scanner look-alikes to perform in his absence. For 2003, he installed a permanent installation in Raymond Poincaré hospital in Garches, France as part of the bereavement suite (‘Channel of Flight’). In 2004, Tate Modern commissioned Sound Surface in collaboration with Stephen Vitiello as their first sonic arts work.
In the same year, he composed "Europa 25", an alternative National Anthem for Europe that was freely distributed via 10,000 CDs and a website. He has continued to collaborate with classical musicians – Michael Nyman for Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, Musique Nouvelles in Belgium for their 'Play Along' collaborative string quartet, and opera singer Patricia Rozario for a new untitled work in 2007. From 1994-2000, he set up and curated The Electronic Lounge club at London’s ICA, where these monthly sessions presented nights of music in a social environment. Nights included exclusive presentations with Warp Records, Irdial, Ninja Tune, Touch, Mego, Leaf and many others. Working with choreographer Wayne McGregor, he created Nemesis for Random Dance in 2002, Detritus for Ballet Rambert in 2003, and Qualia for the Royal Ballet in 2004. He continues to work with dance, with new works for Shobana Jeyasingh and Siobhan Davies in 2007. In 2006 he created the sound for Merce Cunningham’s E:vent at London’s Barbican theatre. In 2006, he created Night Haunts with Artangel, a monthly online artwork, working with writer Sukhdev Sandhu and designers Mind Unit.
He sound-designed Aitan Errusi’s new British horror film Reverb. In 2005, he was a contributing curator ‘J’en rêve’ at Fondation Cartier Paris, and in 2006, jointly curated the video art exhibition ‘Mobile’ at Espace Landowski Paris. His BBC radio production of Jean Cocteau’s ‘The Human Voice’ won the Prix Marulic Award and recently, he won First Prize Neptun Water Prize for his installation ‘Wishing Well’ in Germany, in collaboration with Austrian artist Katarina Matiasek. In 1998, he became ‘Professor Scanner’ at John Moore’s University in Liverpool. He is a Contributing Editor of kultureflash.net, a London centric e-zine which goes out weekly via HTML email to 27,000+ subscribers. More about Robin Rimbaud: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Rimbaud Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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