March 1998

Strom Nine.

Hello again,

Having begun my fellowship at Liverpool University I will of course be expected to be referred to as Professor scanner in future now, but stay tuned for details of some amazing sound work related to ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Arts) approaching in September this year. It will feature a truly amazing and diverse range of artists. Contact (isea@fact.co.uk) for details. Also please forward the following text about HOPE to as many people as possible to ensure a positive work and feel free to contribute towards it.

Off travelling as much as ever but will try my best to keep in touch with people.

Don't forget if you are in London that my little club The Electronic Lounge will be four years old in April and to celebrate we shall be eating sugary cakes and releasing the collection inspirationally entitled Sounds From the Electronic Lounge in May/June. If you are ever in London just remember it is the first Tuesday of every month at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, SW1) from 21:00-01:00 and I will always be around to meet and greet.

For any interested parties and to all those who kindly contributed towards the Wishing Well project in December, the exposition begins on 07 June 1998 and runs through to 19 July 1998. Further details can be attained from the Klangturm: St Poelten.


All the best for now and thank you as always for continued support.


::: recent releases :::

Die Haut - Springer - Remixes of influential German band by Atom Heart, Jim O'Rourke, Oval, Air Liquide, To Rococo Rot, Alan Vega and others (Rough Trade Germany CD/RTD 19533632)

Tone Rec vs Scanner - Halogen Street Lamp/Vicuna Slope Adaptation (Sub Rosa 12" only Quantum089) - exclusive mixes on authentic vinyl only of French experimental rock band. Check out their cd Pholcus on Sub Rosa. An amazing amalgram of digital cut and paste rock beats strong to eat Postie Rock for breakfast.

Robin Rimbaud / Scanner > The Garden is Full of Metal - (Sub Rosa SR104 CD)
Sound portrait of the late Derek Jarman, film maker extraordinaire. Includes CDR film on disc.

si- {cut}.db vs Scanner - Bovine Revolver 12" ep on Sprawl Imprint (SP-VIN 01)
info tel/fax 0171 700 7569

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A Collection of Minute Soundworks
Audio CD - Various Artists


We would like to invite you to contribute to a limited edition audio CD compilation of one-minute pieces by international sound artists, experimental composers, noise makers and other audio creators. We are asking contributors to create an original recording of one-minute duration for the CD on the theme of HOPE.

The CD will be made available in the first instance to delegates of the ninth International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA98), to be held in Liverpool and Manchester in September 1998. Staged in a different city each year, the presentation of the ninth ISEA in Liverpool and Manchester in 1998 represents the first time that Britain has hosted the event. Previous ISEAs have been staged in Sydney, Helsinki, Montreal, Rotterdam and Chicago.

We are planning to focus on sound a lot more than previous ISEAs and will be inviting a number of contributors over the following months. Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner will be a Visiting Fellow at Liverpool Art School for a period leading up to September and will present a work at the event.

The theme of ISEA98 in Liverpool is Revolution and in Manchester, the Terror. Amidst Revolution and the Terror there lies HOPE and our goal is to compile a CD of a broad variety of one-minute soundworks all referring to this theme of HOPE. The purpose is not to demonstrate musicianship, but more to create an opportunity for sound artists to think thematically, as well as providing listeners with further insight into the artists work.

This project is not a profit-making concern. We are producing the CD to further interest in, and discussion around, the nature of sound and the theme of HOPE. Consequently we are not offering a fee. Our seeking of a one-minute example of your work to be included in the project is restricted to this limited edition (1,000). We are not seeking the right to reproduce outside of the project or pass such right to any third party. Nor do we seek any exclusive rights to your contribution.

All chosen contributors will receive two copies of the CD and a copy of any allied documentation. The CD will also be included on a listening station in the Hope Street Gallery at Liverpool Art School during ISEA98 with biographical and contact information of the participating artists.

All work should be recorded on DAT and should arrive no later than May 1st, 1998.

Please contact us as soon as possible if you plan to participate or if you have any enquiries.

If you know of any other sound artists who may be interested in this CD, please forward a copy of this letter to them, or send us their contact information.

This project has been made possible thanks to a research award from Liverpool Art School.


The Theme

All soundworks must refer to the theme of HOPE whether personal or universal and whether directly, obliquely, humorously, ironically, romantically, musically, noisily, lyrically or in their title.


All submissions must be received on DAT at 44.1kHz sampling rate. Your submission must be at the beginning of the tape, and there must be no other sound on it. Please label tapes with your name and the title of the piece.


Taped works must be of one-minute duration.

Submissions should also provide these details, on an A4 sheet of paper

Please include:
> Your name, address, telephone, fax and e-mail number.
> Title of work

Also include the following to be used as credit notes. They should reflect who you are and what you would like people to know about you. Maximum 200 words.
> Short biographical information.
> Short, relevant details regarding your recording.


All tapes must be received no later than May 1st, 1998.

Please submit DAT and the information outlined above to:

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Art School, 68 Hope Street,
Liverpool L1 9EB

If there are any copyright permissions we need in order to include your work in HOPE, we will accept your guidance in securing them, otherwise by your acceptance of this invitation and delivery of your work, we are entitled to assume that the work is free of any and all claims and or demands relating to its copyright, publishing and performing rights and that, by delivery of the work to us you are deemed to have provided us with an indemnity against any claims made in relation to the work.

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Art School
68 Hope Street
Liverpool L1 9EB
Tel: +44 (0)151 231 3110                     
Fax: +44 (0)151 231 5096
E-mail: c.fallows@livjm.ac.uk