February 2003

Strom Forty One.


The cold air and dank skies of London refuse to depart, snow keeps falling in countries where I least expect it to, and the global climate is ever more unsettling. In fact just to avoid the frosty weather, I’ve been working indoors recently on some intriguing projects that will be ready for public consumption at some point later this year, including a special radio commission around Andy Warhol’s voice, re-constructions of Michael Nyman’s new Indian music project, and a horror soundtrack for a movie, not recommended for children.

I have just returned from the Transmediale Festival in Berlin which was a very active place, for those of you interested you can hear my entire live set as downloadable MP3s at:

Following extraordinarily agile and intimate sets from Tonne, Si-Cut-Db and Menu Exit, mine span all over the place, so please enjoy it at your leisure. Switch off the lights, turn up the volume and fill the room with the aroma of spent cigarettes and alcohol and you can share in that Berlin club experience.

Though I can’t be there personally due to work commitments those who can should check out over 60 performers playing into six transmitters as part of Tune(In))) on 1st March 2003 at the New York Center for the Media Arts.

There will be no sound in the space. Performers will perform into transmitters. Attendees receive a radio with headphones, to access the performances. They will also receive a "schedule" listing what performances are on which frequencies throughout the evening. Attendees then can choose to listen to those frequencies, other commercial frequencies available, or the minimal ambient room noise.

Do not forget that much of my back catalogue is now available exclusively at:

In fact many items are the last remaining copies on both vinyl and CD and likely not to be seen again, so take advantage if you are curious.

Lots of travelling about to strike again, so hope to see some familiar and friendly faces across the borders of the world.

Best wishes

Robin / Scanner

::: diary dates :::

14    Ankara Turkey
15    Istanbul Turkey

1      Tune(In))) Remote Performance NYC USA
6      Presentation, LCP London
9      Nerd, London Electricity Showrooms, UK
12    Presentation, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
15    Alphaville: Wadsworth Theater LA, USA
20    Presentation, CCAC Oakland California, USA
23    Haus der Berliner Festspiele, MaerzMusik Festival Berlin, Germany
28    Presentation, Auckland, New Zealand
29    Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

2      Alphaville: Brisbane Southbank Parklands, Australia
4      Alphaville: Perth, Australia
12    La Raffinerie/The International Vjing Festival Brussels, Belgium with D-Fuse

::: exhibitions :::

"Echo Days" with Katarina Matiasek
Extended Play:art remixing music
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Feb 22 - April 26, 2003


::: listen :::
Calla:Televise (Ryko)
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto: Vrioon (Raster Noton)
Yann Tiersen: Amelie (Virgin)
Chris Watson:Tranquility BBC documentary (CDR)

::: read :::
Jacqueline Caux: Presque Rien avec Luc Ferrari (Main D’Oeuvre)
Sophie Faucher: La Casa Azul (Oberon)
The Oulipo: Winter Journeys (Atlas)
Toby Litt: Exhibitionism (Penguin)

::: film :::
City of God: Katia Lund & Fernando Meirelles, Brazil
Punch-Drunk Love: Paul Thomas Anderson, US
The Man Without A Past: Aki Kaurismaki, Finland
Derrida: Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering Kofman, US

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