Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) is an artist and composer working in London. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, concert production, installations and recordings. His albums include Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998). His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.


Stephen Vitiello is an electronic musician and media artist. His sound installations have been presented internationally including at MASS MoCA, the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the 2006 Biennial of Sydney, the Cartier Foundation, Paris and in many public spaces. Vitiello is an Associate Professor in the department of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.


While in residence at MIT, Scanner and Stephen contributed to course 4.373 Advanced Studio in Production of Space: Sound Installations, which explored how sound can offer new ways of understanding space and place. The class was taught by artist Gediminas Urbonas, Associate Professor in MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT), in conjunction with two composition classes, 21M.065 (Introduction to Music Composition) and 21M. 351 (Music Composition), both taught by Keeril Makan, Associate Professor of Music at MIT.

Sonic Bodies, May 16, 2014 was a performance by Scanner and Stephen Vitiello with guests David Shively (percussion) and Jennifer Choi (violin) of the Either/Or ensemble, and digital visualizations by Madeleine Gallagher. They presented the culmination of their research at MIT with a performance that explored the resonance of the body by placing the audience within a group of speakers that shift and sculpt a sonic landscape.


More at the artist’s website: Scanner (Robin Rimbaud).

More at the artist’s website: Stephen Vitiello.