Blue Jazz TV
Private Elevators

Adrian Knight (b. 1987, Uppsala, Sweden) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, and an active member of several groups, including Blue Jazz TV, Private Elevators, and Synthetic Love Dream. His works are published by Project Schott New York. Commissions and performances include pieces for Post:Ballet, 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 lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Yale School of Music, MM 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)


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 (2015), 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)


Vacation Man (2018, Galtta) Gotta Have It! (Purelle, 2018, Galtta) The New Age (Nick Stevens, prod. AK, 2018, Galtta) Blue Ragu Volume 1 (Blue Jazz TV, 2018, Galtta) Chiba Girl (Blue Jazz TV, 2018, Hunka) Karaoke Life (Blue Jazz TV, 2018, Hunka) The Royal Scotsman (Synthetic Love Dream, 2017, Galtta) Trios (Bearthoven, 2017, Cantaloupe) On the Prowl Again (solo, 2016, Galtta) My Side of the Story (Andy Meyerson, 2016, Slashsound) Obsessions (R. Andrew Lee, 2016, Irritable Hedgehog) 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, 2014/2016, Pink Pamphlet/Galtta) Cocktail Culture (solo, 2013/2016, Pink Pamphlet/Galtta) Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (solo, 2013, Pink Pamphlet) High Art (The Living Earth Show, 2013, Innova) Time of My Life (solo, 2010, Pink Pamphlet) Världens Undergång (solo, 2009, Pink Pamphlet) Ricky Bruch Album (solo, 2008, Pink Pamphlet)

Selected Works

The Continuing Dream (pno, perc, 60') Five Dreams (vln, pno, 9') The Ringing World (perc, pno, db, 8'30") Occultations (3 perc, 45') 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’) Metahymn (electr, 12’) Ricky Bruch (5 synths, 8’30”) Unruhe (6 el gtrs, 30’) Daedaldualism (el gtr, synth, 11’30”) Abide with me (pno, 10’)