Rimbaud, Robin (a.k.a. Scanner)


Remembering How to Forget: An Artist's Exploration of Sound

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 11. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 65-69.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/lmj

Language(s): English


Referential Sound Digital Aesthetics Sampling Acoustic Communication


This article is an introduction to the work of electronic sound artist Scanner, which explores the place of memory, the cityscape and the relationship between the public and the private within contemporary sound art. Beginning with a historical look at his CD releases a decade ago, the article explores his move from his cellular phone works to his more collaborative digital projects in recent times. With descriptions of several significant performance works, public art commissions and film soundtrack work, the piece explores the resonances and meanings with the ever-changing digital landscape of a contemporary sound artist.