Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) and Stephen Vitiello

A performance by Scanner and Stephen Vitiello with guests David Shively (percussion) and Jennifer Choi (violin) of the Either/Or ensemble. Live visualizations by Madeleine Gallagher.


Scanner and Stephen Vitiello present the culmination of their research at MIT with a performance of immersive, spatialized sound. The program explores the resonance of the body by placing the audience within a group of speakers that shift and sculpt a sonic landscape.

The performance will be followed by a celebration of the student and visiting artist projects and the launch of our mobile-ready website and app Resonating MIT.


About the artists 

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. Learn more about Scanner (Robin Rimbaud).

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. Learn more about Stephen Vitiello.

Jennifer Choi has charted a career that breaks through the conventional boundaries of solo violin, chamber music, and the art of creative improvisation. Since giving her New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 2000, she has performed in venues worldwide like the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., Alice Tully Hall, the Mozartsaal in Vienna, and the RAI National Radio in Rome. She has premiered and performed over 50 new music works and has collaborated with composers like John Zorn, Christian Wolfe, Leo Wadada Smith, Elliott Sharp, Randall Woolf, and Susie Ibarra. Learn more about Jennifer Choi.

David Shively performs concert and installation works in media ranging from traditional percussion to Hungarian cimbalom to analog electronics and feedback systems. He has performed solo throughout North America and Europe, including Dia:Beacon, EMPAC, Miller Theatre, Performa 09, SONiC Festival, the American Academy in Rome, Other Minds 13, Staatsoper Stuttgart, and Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Münchener Biennale. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, he has been artistic co-director of Either/Or since 2004, curating its programming and festivals in New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. Learn more about David Shively.

Madeleine Gallagher is an interdisciplinary visual artist and designer working in film, photography, sculpture, digital media, and analog synthesis. She uses her work to investigate how media culture shapes human perception and interaction. Her work has recently been presented at Duke University, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center, Roulette NYC, Issue Project Room, and other public spaces. She is the Media Associate at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology. Learn more about Madeleine Gallagher.


This program is part of a semester-long residency produced in collaboration with the Center for Art, Science and Technology and part of the project Resonating MIT.


  • act cube
    E15-001 (Lower Level)
    20 Ames Street, Cambridge


  • date
    May 16
  • time
    7 pm
  • cost
    Free and open to the public

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