November 2002

Strom Thirty Eight.


The skies above London are still fresh with the aroma of spent fireworks from our annual November celebrations and I'm ready to set off on another series of travels, this time beginning with the letter 'M.' Having just been to Madrid and Munich, I'll now be found in Milano and Munich. Perhaps the alphabet is the most practical guide to the globe?

The Bette CDs have proved very popular which is super, and as if these releases are not enough to distract you with your money, then more are on their way. My collaboration with Kim Cascone, ‘The Crystalline Address’ is about to hit the streets on Sub Rosa from Belgium, a very abstract and elegant work I feel. My Sound Polaroids project with Tonne is just fresh off the press from France’s Bip Hop label, featuring live recordings from our travels with this work as well as an exclusive new work by Stephen Vitiello. Bip Hop are also releasing the Sound Toys project of Tonne’s with not only mixes by Si-Cut Db, Håkan Lidbo, Tonne and myself, but the Sound Toys software itself and numerous free samples to use and abuse in your own time.

An irresistible chance to find a free cd compilation EMITONE, celebrating the launch of emit is available from Australia. Featuring exclusive works by myself alongside DJ Olive, David Toop, Frost, David Shea, I/O, Philip Samartzis and many others, email emit@qut.com for details on how to obtain your free copy.

Continuing the free theme, if you point your browser at The Iowa Review Web, a journal of New Media and experimental writing and art, you can not only find an interview with yours truly to lull you into sleepy land but you can download for free the entire "Listening at the Pictures" project I created in the UK earlier this year as an MP3.

There’s also a chance to tune in and listen in to the saucily titled X-Rated show that happened in Amsterdam last week. Featuring live performances by Banabila, Biosphere, Vidna Obmana and myself, in celebration of the release of the CD (which incidentally presents new works by all the above plus Coil, Michael Wells, Kim Cascone and many more), listen on Kink FM on Sunday 1st December between 21.00 and 24.00

Disappointingly perhaps, with a title like X-Rated, there is little show of flesh or naughty bits, though I believe I showed my tummy at one point on stage. Bootleg it all while you have the chance.

Continuing the Dutch theme, just opening in Amsterdam is the new exhibition, ‘Haunted by Detail,’ at De Appel museum which features a work of mine entitled ‘Battery’ which features over 1000 found cassettes in a sculptural work. Finally a chance to include Mariah Carey and Metallica in my work!

And on that note I shall bid farewell, and as always, if receiving this little infrequent mail is troublesome then simply let me know.


Robin / Scanner

::: diary dates :::

9      Scanner Scans Sciarrino with D-Fuse, Spazio Antologico, Milano
15    Lecture at Elektra Festival Montreal
16    ‘Alphaville’ at Elektra Festival Montreal
20    ‘Temporary Broadcasts’ Bath Spa University College UK
22    ‘Alphaville’ at Ashcroft Arts Centre
27    Mediated Music Meeting at Enschede The Netherlands

6      S. Chiara Church, Sardinia
9      Portees A L / Ecran Festival at La Maroquinerie Paris

16     Sprawl birthday party London with I/O, David Toop, Scanner collaboration
23     Fondation Cartier Paris with Stephen Vitiello
In the framework of the exhibition ‘Unknown Quantity

5      Transmediale Berlin with Si-Cut Db, Tonne, David Toop

::: exhibitions :::

Battery’ as part of Haunted by Detail
A project by the Curatorial Training Programme 2002
De Appel Amsterdam
16 November ­ 5 January 2003

‘Espirits de Paris’ installation with Mike Kelley
Sonic Process: Centre Pompidou Paris
16 October ­ 6 January 2003

Into the Blue’ installation
The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s Belfast Ireland
24 October ­ 10 November 2002

'Friendscan' installation
Game On: Royal Museum Edinburgh Scotland
18 October ­ 2 February 2003

'Where do we go from here'
Cornerhouse Manchester
16 November - 22 December

::: listen :::
CM Von Hausswolff: A Lecture on Disturbances in Architecture (Firework)
Smog: Accumulation: None (Domino)
Meat Beat Manifesto:RUOK ((Run Recordings)
Coil: Moons’s Milk(in Four Places) (Eskaton)

::: read :::
Max Neuhaus: Ears (Onestar Press)
Reinaldo Arenas: Before Night Falls (Serpents Tail)
Cabinet Magazine Issue 8 Fall 2002
Santiago Sierra: Works 2002-1990 (Ikon)

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