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January 2003

Strom Forty.

Salut

Greetings into a fresh year, late though this is.

This is an especially lucid 2003 too because I am viewing the world through new eyes, having had corrective eye surgery at the close of 2002. Everything has a clarity and sharp definition that I have never known before.

With that comes a quiet period, a moment of reflection and entertainment. My website has finally had a major re-design courtesy of Tonne. It offers a simpler accessible approach to navigation, and additionally contributes an almost full discography and new MP3s to download, including the complete Surface Noise project commissioned by Artangel from 1999. Please check back regularly as this page will frequently change now.

The ‘Lost Without Light’ 10" EP on Underscan out of Berlin has almost sold out now so if you wanted some dubby out slippery beats to exercise to in the mornings then this might be your last chance. Incidentally many of my releases will soon be available at:
http://www.posteverything.com/bette

Including some last remaining vinyl editions of old Scanner releases. They will all be available from the end of January at this location only.

My strictly limited edition of 200 CDs is out on Mr Mutt from Italy this month too.
http://www.tu-m.com/mrmutt/home.htm

If you have too much time on your hands you may be interested to listen to Studio 360 on PRI (Public Radio International) where all manner of characters discuss surveillance culture and the politics of private space.
http://www.studio360.org

Some intriguing travels forthcoming so hope to see some familiar and some new faces at these performances. Finally, apologies to any friends in Australia as the first part of my trip for this year has had to be cancelled at very late notice due to airline problems.

Salut

Robin / Scanner


::: diary dates :::

February
5       Transmediale Berlin with Si-Cut Db, Tonne, David Toop, Germany
http://www.transmediale.de
14    Ankara Turkey
15    Istanbul Turkey

March
6      Presentation, LCP London
12    Presentation, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
15    Alphaville: UCLA, USA
http://www.uclalive.com
20    Presentation, CCAC Oakland California, USA
http://www.ccac-art.edu/cgi-bin/dad?dbase=calendar_breakdown&record=graduate
23    Haus der Berliner Festspiele, MaerzMusik Festival Berlin, Germany
http://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/
28    Presentation, Auckland, New Zealand
29    Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

April
2      Alphaville: Brisbane Southbank Parklands, Australia
4      Alphaville: Perth, Australia
12   Halles de Schaerbeek 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
http://www.govettbrewster.com

'Friendscan' installation
Game On: Royal Museum Edinburgh Scotland
18 October ­ 2 February 2003
http://www.nms.ac.uk/gameon

::: listen :::
Jon Appleton: Contes de la mémoire (Diffusion iMedia)
Philip Glass: The Hours (Nonesuch)
The Angels of Light: Everything is Good Here (Young God Records)
The Hafler Trio: La Chanson Dada (Raft)

::: read :::
Alain de Botton: The Consolations of Philosophy (Penguin)
Various: Je Veux (One Star Press)
Takashi Murakami: Kaikai Kiki (Fondation Cartier)
Paul Virilio: Ce Qui Arrive (Fondation Cartier)

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