Gareth Davis & Scanner
Gareth Davis & Scanner play live at Volkstheater “Rote Bar” on May 5 – 22:30
Scanner (British artist Robin Rimbaud) traverses the experimental terrain between sound and space connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings. He scored the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba (2007), Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), The Big Dance in Trafalgar Square for 1000 dancers and the re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 2012. Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he has collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Wayne MacGregor, Mike Kelley, Michael Nyman, Steve McQueen, Laurie Anderson and Hussein Chalayan.
Bass clarinetist Gareth Davis’ broad and generally unanchored musical tastes have allowed him to participate in recordings, projects and performances that include contemporary classical music, free improvisation, orchestral music, rock, noise, and electronica. He has worked with composers such as Jonathan Harvey, Toshio Hosokawa, and Bernhard Lang, whose works he has also premiered. Gareth has performed with various ensembles and performers (Arditti Quartet, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart), improvisers (Elliott Sharp, Frances-Marie Uitti), and electronic artists (Merzbow, Robin Rimbaud). He has also contributed to multimedia works by artists such as Christian Marclay and Peter Greenaway.