Robin Rimbaud, Scanner, is an artist and composer working in the UK, whose works traverse the experimental terrain between sound, space, and form, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres – a partial list would include sound design, film scores, computer music, contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances, product design, architecture, fashion design, rock music and jazz.
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 campaigns for Nike, Chanel, Mercedes, Versace, Sprint FCUK, and in 2018 CISCO telephones the world over feature his sound design.
To date he has scored 65 contemporary dance productions, including works for the London Royal Ballet and Merce Cunningham in NYC. In 2016 he installed his Water Drops sound work in Rijeka Airport in Croatia, Ghosts at Cliveden National Trust UK, and scored the world’s first ever Virtual Reality ballet, Nightfall.
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 currently an App that measures the quality of soil in Europe with live data with artist Kasia Molga. 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.
Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he has collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Michael Nyman, Laurie Anderson, The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor, Steve McQueen, Hermes, Hussein Chalayan, Philips Design, Mike Kelley, and Miroslaw Balka. His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.