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Q&A Special: Composer Scanner | reviews, news & interviews

Q&A Special: Composer Scanner

Q&A Special: Composer Scanner

From morgues to chill-out zones, the sound sculptor now makes an aural forest

Robin Rimbaud 'cultural engineer': he called himself Scanner after his equipment

Over this weekend the spaces of London's Royal Opera House will be transformed by strange sounds, vaguely operatic, vaguely foresty, thoroughly chilled. The ambient atmospheres will be made by Scanner, who calls himself a “cultural engineer” and has made sounds for morgues, dances, Philips wake-up lights and chill-out rooms in clubs, during an extraordinarily eclectic career that seems to exist somewhere on the very edge of technology.

Over this weekend the spaces of London's Royal Opera House will be transformed by strange sounds, vaguely operatic, vaguely foresty, thoroughly chilled. The ambient atmospheres will be made by Scanner, who calls himself a “cultural engineer” and has made sounds for morgues, dances, Philips wake-up lights and chill-out rooms in clubs, during an extraordinarily eclectic career that seems to exist somewhere on the very edge of technology.

One of his bigger breaks came from composing music for drug-addled party-goers to wind down to in chill-out rooms

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