Venus and Elgar

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World premiere of Venus and Elgar.

Invited by Danish composer Carsten Bo Eriksen to collaborate on a live performance in Denmark in August 2014, we agreed on a reworking of the music of Elgar. The performance began with Carsten performing live with cellist Zoe Martlew. We then connected for a five minute collaborative section, then Carsten left the stage and I continued for the duration of my set, with Zoe improvising live to the electronic score.

Here's both a studio recording of the piece, and a live iPhone recording made at the time that captures the true magic of the live instrumentation.

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released January 20, 2016

Thanks to Carsten Bo Eriksen for the support.
Cello: Zoe Martlew
Photos by Zarina Rimbaud-Kadirbaks
Commissioned for Kultur Mødet Mors Festival, Denmark, August 2014

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Scanner London, UK

Robin Rimbaud - Scanner is an artist and composer working in London. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums 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. ... more

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