The Engine Room Live: SCANNER / JO THOMAS

0 Posted by - July 15, 2019 - Music: past

The Engine Room and IKLECTIK present,




Saturday 19 October – doors 8pm – start 8.30pm | £10 adv – £12 otd | BUY TICKETS

This event is part of the series of parallel events organised in collaboration with The Engine Room 2019 Exhibition and IKLECTIK’s 5th anniversary.



Scanner (British artist Robin Rimbaud) has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings for over a quarter of a century, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. He scored the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba (2007) and Narnia ballet (2015) based on the popular children’s book, Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), and was the first sound artist to be commissioned by Tate Modern London in 2005. In 2019 he designed the sound for the Cisco telephone systems used in offices around the world, whilst his sound work in Vex House in London was voted as RIBA House of the Year. His work Salles des Departs is permanently installed in a working morgue in Paris.

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.


Jo Thomas

Jo Thomas is a London based electronic music artist. She composes large landscapes of visceral sound. Her work can be live, pre-recorded or compose for installation. Her work has been performed in the Tate Modern, across the USA, Cafe Oto, Paris, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Prix Ars Electronica, New Federation Square Melbourne, MIT Boston, Stanford University, EMS Stockholm, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Norberg, Tempo Reale, Tempora Festival Bulgaria. Her work stems from her voice, electroacoustic, glitch based work, electronic generated signals and often new and innovate electronic instruments.

In 2012 Jo Thomas won the Golden Nica in Prix Ars Electronica in the Digital Music and Sound Art Category for “Crystal Sounds of a Synchrotron” In 2012 her album Alpha was nominated for a quartz award in the discoveries section. When working live her work often explores improvisational structures and she has written electroacoustic work for several years.

Jo Thomas has been commissioned by in studios internationally such as INA GRM Paris. She has composed in the Djerassi studios, San Francisco. She has a PhD in electroacoustic composition from City University (2005). She now works as a freelance artist, runs a label called Soft Apple which holds meetups, new music events and walks around London and beyond. She is an advocate of diversity in the arts.


The Engine Room

The Engine Room is a Morley College London initiative, continuing Morley’s legacy as a leading centre for electronic and experimental music and sound art. The Engine Room is a platform for the exploration, education and promotion of experimental sound and music. It aims to engage with students, emerging and established artists to encourage and promote new work. The Engine Room holds annual events, showcases and exhibitions. Previous events have included a festival, conference, competitions, exhibitions and performances. Courses are offered as part of Morley’s extensive portfolio of courses.