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Blue Jazz TV
Private Elevators



Adrian Knight (b. 1987, Uppsala, Sweden) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. His works are published by Project Schott New York. Commissions and performances include pieces for The Living Earth Show, R. Andrew Lee, Minnesota Orchestra, Mobius Trio, Red Light Ensemble, Nonsemble 6, Tigue, Margaret Lancaster and the Yale School of Drama. In 2008 he founded the record label Pink Pamphlet as an outlet for his own and his friends’ recorded work. He is a founding member of Blue Jazz TV and ambient duo Private Elevators. He performs and writes regularly with David Lackner in the Synthetic Love Dream Band.

Education

Yale School of Music, MA Compostion (2009-11); Royal College of Music in Stockholm, BA Composition (2006-09); Piano, Stellan Alneberg (2000-06); Clarinet, Catarina Lundegårdh (2000-01); Organ, Andrew Canning (1999-2001); Piano, Kristina Eriksson (1993-2000)

Work

Composer and Performer (1993-); Schott Music Corporation, Copyist and Music Editor (2011-); Teaching Fellow, Yale College Department of Music (2010-11)

Awards and grants

Society of Swedish Composers (2013), Musikens Hus Vänner Uppsala (2012), Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute (2012), STIM Sweden (2011), ASCAP Morton Gould Award (2011), ASCAP Morton Gould Award (2010), STIM Sweden (2010), Royal Swedish Academy of Music (2008), Royal Swedish Academy of Music (2005)

Discography

Assholes (Blue Jazz TV, 2015, Galtta) First Feelings (Private Elevators, 2014, Perfect Wave) Fly by Night (solo, 2014, Pink Pamphlet) Synthetic Love Dream (David Lackner, 2014, Galtta) Pictures of Lindsey (solo, 2014, Galtta) Cheap Love (solo, 2014, Pink Pamphlet) Cocktail Culture (solo, 2013, Pink Pamphlet) Time of my Life (solo, 2010, Pink Pamphlet) Ricky Bruch Album (solo, 2008, Pink Pamphlet)

Selected Works

Theban Plays (sound installation, or 16 live saxophones, 26’) The Royal Scotsman (el gtr, sax, pno, perc, ∞) Dead in the Water (b fl, electr, 8’30”) Obsessions (piano, 50’) Lisa (voice, fl, cl, pno, vln, vc, 50’) Humble Servant (perc, 9’) Bon Voyage (gtr trio, 7’) Long Gone John (electr, 4’33”) Family Man (el gtr, perc, 18’) Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (actors, chorus, prerecorded tracks, 60’) Trio (vln or vla, vc, pno, 5’30”) Ted Bundy’s Requiem (electr, 8’) Mary’s Waltz (various instrumentations, 8’) Comblé (orchestra, 18’) The Caligari Project (cl, vla, acc/synth, pno, perc, 5’40”) 20 Maj (str quartet or voice, tpt, tbn, b cl, 7’) The Tears (harp, electr, 9’) The Dividing Line (sound/video installation, ∞) Till Minne Ave (4 vln, 4 vla, 4 vc, 4 db, 20’) Death of Paneloux (piano, 7’) Världens Undergång (electr, 25’40”) Livet innanför Väggarna (2 vlas, vc, db, 60’) Pulse and Vibration (2 pnos, 13’) Manchester (orchestra, 15’) Liebeslied September 29 2008 (pno, 30’) Cabrini-Green (disklavier player pno, live electr, 11’) Metahymn (electr, 12’) Ricky Bruch (5 synths, 8’30”) Unruhe (6 el gtrs, 30’) Vain Attempts (pno, electr, 12’) Daedaldualism (el gtr, synth, 11’30”) Abide with me (pno, 10’)