Scanner

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Robin Rimbaud (born 1964 in Southfields, London) is an electronic musician who works under the name Scanner due to his use of cell phone and police scanners in live performance. He is also a member of Githead with Wire’s Colin Newman and Malka Spigel and Max Franken from Minimal Compact.

Rimbaud is also a writer, media critic, multi-media artist and record producer. He borrowed his stage name from the device he used in his early recordings, picking up indeterminate radio signals in the airwaves and using them as an instrument in his compositions.

Growing up, Scanner was interested in avant garde literature, cinema and music, attended Kingston University in Surrey, earning a degree in Modern Arts (BA). He created music as Dau Al Set and The Rimbaud Brothers, releasing cassette editions in the early 1980s.

He is a Contributing Editor of kultureflash.net, a London centric e-zine which goes out weekly via HTML email to 27,000+ subscribers.

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