Scanner joins Music Sales

Scanner joins Music Sales

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner has entered a long term publishing agreement with Chester Music, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies.

  He is very experimental because he is searching in a realm of sound which is not usually used for music... he has a good sense of atmosphere.
Karlheinz Stockhausen, BBC

Scanner comments:

I am delighted to have signed with Chester Music, as for me it now offers an amiable and professional supportive base for my practice which has long been fiercely independent and exploratory in spirit. It connects my work with a wealth of history, with fellow composers and writers who have often changed how we listen to music today. In a creative world that has become increasingly disenchanted with the 'business' of music, it's a joy to come aboard with people who truly cherish music. I believe my work will bring something unique and distinguished to their catalogue and long after I'm gone that they can continue to share it with the world at large.

James Rushton, Managing Director of Chester Music, comments:

Robin Rimbaud is an exceptionally creative artist and composer. His original thinking and original approach to the creation of and delivery of music across a wide range of genres, idioms and platforms is very attractive to us and very much of our time. We are extremely excited about the potential of the relationship and of Robin's music. We warmly welcome him to the Music Sales Group.


The Dutch Queen Beatrix officially opened the new Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam on September 22. Scanner scored the music for the opening.

Scanner was commissioned to write the music for the recent Hussein Chalayan fashion collection in Paris.

About Scanner...

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner is an artist, writer, plasticien sonore and composer working in London, whose works traverse the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres - a partial list would include sound design, film scores, computer music, avant garde, 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), wrote Europa 25 a new National Anthem for Europe in 2005, premiered his six-hour show Of Air and Ear (2008) at the Royal Opera House in London, designed the sound for the new Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), and campaigns for Nike Hyperfuse (2011), Chanel's Fall-Winter collection (2012) and Mercedes Benz A Class car (2012).

In 2012 Scanner designed the campaign for Sprint phones for presentation in cinemas across America, reaching 200 million spectators every month. In May his ambitious audiovisual spectacle with Heritage Orchestra premiered in The Brighton Festival, and in June Canta Danst, a new transmedia production with handicapped cars and ballet dancers, in Amsterdam. He recently composed the score for The Big Dance in Trafalgar Square and the Olympic Ceremony in London.

Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners, he has collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Dangermouse, Laurie Anderson, The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor, Flanders Royal Ballet, Hermes, Steve McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Philips Design, Mike Kelley, and Douglas Gordon. His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. He is currently Visiting Professor at Le Fresnoy National Centre for Contemporary Arts in France.

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