January 2000

Strom Sixteen.

Hello new space people.

Well, the world never ended and my views never really expanded but my waistline did.

The Scanner world continues with amusingly unusual projects - having spent 1999 travelling a great deal and getting to work with some wonderful people this year is soon filling up. A little updated diary is tucked away at the bottom here so our paths might cross at some point over a glass of orange juice.

The long anticipated DJ Spooky / Scanner CD is on its way very soon, with some mixed up live dates to follow. Out of focus beats melted into abstract textures. This is followed by the second in the Meld series by NYC based artist Stephen Vitiello: 'Funky Marimba': beats aplenty with processed drums and guitars.

For the first time in my memory the UK has a host of interesting sound related shows worth checking out too - at the Hayward Gallery London in April 'Sonic Boom' curated by David Toop, then 'Audible Light' at the MOMA Oxford and another in Cambridge. Vienna in Austria balances the scales with its own 'Sounds & Files' show at the Kunstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5 March 10 - April 16. Switch off that Mariah Carey/Squarepusher Mix CD you got for Christmas and go out...

So for now, hoping you are well.

Keep in touch.

Robin Rimbaud


::: releases :::

MELCD001 DJ Spooky Vs Scanner 'The Quick & The Dead' February 7
MELCD002 Stephen Vitiello 'Funky Marimba' March 6

::: diary dates :::

18    Rennes:Station Arts Electronique FRANCE
19    Poitiers: Confort Moderne FRANCE
20    Pompidou: Paris (with David Shea/Pole/Bernd Friedmann) FRANCE

03    Sound Polaroids: Tunnel Club Milano ITALY
as part of VISUAL EXPANDED festival of new media/cinema with performances and films by Yann Beauvais &Thomas Koener (02.02) as well as numerous experimental film showings. Will be broadcast on Radio Lilliput
& Radio Zivago
10  MOMA: Oxford UK
Talk as part of AUDIBLE LIGHT which features the work of Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis, Tommi Gronlund and Petteri Nisuen, Ann Lislegaard, Ann Veronica Janssens, Carsten Nicolai and Carl Michael von Hausswolff.
12    Haarlem: Patronaat Club THE NETHERLANDS as part of Toon & noot Festival. Live show with Locust / Groenland Orchester
16   13th Note club: Glasgow SCOTLAND
20   Zodiac Club Oxford UK. Live show with Christian Fennesz / Ticklish/ Carsten Nicolai (Noto)

03    Imax Cinema London UK. Live soundtrack to Godard's Alphaville
16-18  Other Minds Festival VI San Francisco USA. Three days of concerts and think tank with Peter Garland, Annie Gosfield, Hamza el Din, Leroy Jenkins, David Lang, Hyo-shin Na, Paul Miller/DJ Spooky, Jacob ter Veldhuis and Christian Wolff.
25    Nantes FRANCE Noise Museum Festival

::: listen :::
Various: Clicks & Cuts (Mille Plateaux)
Senking: Ping Thaw (Karaoke Kalk)
The Necks: Hanging Gardens (Fish of Milk)
Tarwater: Silur (Kitty-Yo)

::: read :::
Sophie Calle: Double Game (Violette Press)
Francis M Naumann: Marcel Duchamp - The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Harry N Abrams)
nu: The Nordic Art Review