Work

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 Bearthoven, Karl Larson and Maya Bennardo, David Lackner, Post:Ballet, The Living Earth Show, R. Andrew Lee, Minnesota Orchestra, Mobius Trio, Red Light Ensemble, TIGUE, Margaret Lancaster and the Yale School of Drama among many others. His recordings have been released on Galtta Media, Cantaloupe, Irritable Hedgehog, Perfect Wave, Slashsound, Innova and Pink Pamphlet. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

 

2009-2011

MM

Yale School of Music

2006-2009

BA

Royal College of Music Stockholm

 

 

 

2000-2006

Piano studies

Stellan Alneberg

2000-2001

Clarinet studies

Catarina Lundegårdh

1999-2001

Organ studies

Andrew Canning

1993-2000

Piano studies

Kristina Eriksson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work

 

 

2011-

Music Engraving, Music Editing

Schott Music Corporation

1993-

Composer, Performer

 

 

 

 

2010-2011

Teaching Fellow

Yale College Department of Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

 

 

2018

FST (Society of Swedish Composers)

 

2015

FST (Society of Swedish Composers)

 

2013

FST (Society of Swedish Composers)

 

2012

Musikens Hus Vänner Uppsala

 

2012

Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute

 

2011

STIM Sweden

 

2011

ASCAP Morton Gould Award for ‘Comblé’

 

2010

ASCAP Morton Gould Award for ‘Manchester’

 

2010

STIM Sweden

 

2008

Royal Swedish Academy of Music

 

2005

Royal Swedish Academy of Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of works

 

 

 

2020

Twinlings (Volume 1)

2 el pno/ac pno

15’

2019

Idea to Life (Success Stories)

alto sax, el gtr, perc, Rhodes/synth

67’

2018

The Continuing Dream PSNY

pno, perc

55’

2018

Five Dreams PSNY

vln, pno

8’30”

2016-2017

Damn the Flood

el gtr, perc, synth, electr (2.0)

9’30”

2015

The Ringing World R PSNY

perc, pno, db

8’30”

2015

Occultations

3 perc

45’

2015

Theban Plays

electr. (2-16ch) or 16 sax.

26’

2014

The Royal Scotsman R

sax, el gtr (opt: pno, perc)

30’

2014

Dead In The Water

b fl, electr (4.0 or 2.0)

8’30”

2013-2014

Obsessions R PSNY

pno

50’

2013

Humble Servant R PSNY

perc (vib, 1 crot, 4 cym, vibrators)

8’

2012

Bon Voyage PSNY R

3 gtrs (amplified)

6’45”

2012

Long Gone John

electr (4.0)

4’33”

2011-2012

Family Man R

el gtr, perc

18’

2011

Trio PSNY

vln vc, pno, live electr (2ch)

5’30”

2011

Ted Bundy’s Requiem

electr. (8ch)

8’00”

2011

Mary’s Waltz SMIC

13 players

7’30”

2010

Comblé SMIC

orchestra

18’

2010

The Caligari Project

cl, vla, vc, acc/electr, pno, perc

5’40”

2010

20 Maj PSNY

string quartet

6’40”

2010

The Tears PSNY

harp, electr. (2 players)

8’

2010

The Interiors Of Me

textiles, prints by Seoyoung Shin;

live electr. (2ch) by Adrian Knight.

2009-2010

The Dividing Line

4ch video by Laura Grey

4ch audio by Adrian Knight

2009

Till Minne Av SMIC

4 vln, 4 vla, 4 vc, 4 db

20’

2009/2012

Death Of Paneloux R PSNY

pno

7’

2009

Världens Undergång R

electr (4ch)

25’40”

2008-2009

Livet Innanför Väggarna

2 vla, vc, db

60’

2008

Manchester SMIC

large orchestra

15’

2008

Cabrini-Green SMIC R

disklavier, live electr.

11’

2008

Metahymn SMIC R

electr. (4ch)

12’

2008

Ricky Bruch R

five micro modular synthesizers

8’30”

2008

Unruhe SMIC R

six el gtrs

30’

2007-2008

Vain Attempts PSNY

pno, electr (2ch)

12’

2007

Daedaldualism PSNY R

el gtr, synth, live electr. (2 players)

11’30”

2007

Abide With Me PSNY R

pno

10’

 

 

 

 

    PSNY = published by Project Schott New York (https://www.eamdllc.com/psny/)

    SMIC = published by Swedish Music Information Center (http://www.mic.stim.se)

    R = commercial recording available

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solo Releases

 

 

 

Pleasure Center

CD

Galtta

2020.08.07.

Fly by Night

2CD

Thanatosis Prod.

2019.12.12.

Vacation Man

CS

Galtta

2018.12.19.

On the Prowl Again

CS

Galtta

2016.12.25.

R. Andrew Lee: Obsessions

CD

Irritable Hedgehog

2016.03.04.

Pictures of Lindsey

CS/CD

Galtta

2014.08.01.

Cheap Love

CS

Galtta/Pink Pamphlet

2014.01.23.

Cocktail Culture

CS

Galtta/Pink Pamphlet

2013.09.04.

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights

CD

Pink Pamphlet

2013.04.30.

Death of Pianos

CS

Pink Pamphlet

2012.12.13.

Time of my Life

CD

Pink Pamphlet

2011.10.31.

Världens Undergång EP

CD

Pink Pamphlet

2009.05.17.

Ricky Bruch Album

CD

Pink Pamphlet

2008.11.25.

 

 

 

 

With Blue Jazz TV

 

 

 

Blue Ragu Volume 2: Live at Magick City

CD

Dick Move Records

2020.10.01.

Karaoke Life

LP

Hunka Vinyl

2018.03.09.

Chiba Girl

LP

Hunka Vinyl

2018.03.09.

Blue Ragu Volume 1

CD*

Galtta

2018.02.12.

Assholes

CS

Galtta

2015.03.08.

 

 

 

 

Other Collaborations/Sideman

 

 

 

Mike Wexler: Mike Wexler with Synthetic Love Dream

LP/CD

Three:Four Records

2020.10.16.

Bryce Hackford: Safe Exits

2LP

Spring Theory

2020.04.09.

Tom Noble: Flashlight

LP

Rush Hour

2020.02.21.

Billy N’ Dave: Share My Chaise

CS

Galtta

2020.01.21.

Mobius Trio: Bon Voyage

CD

Mobius Trio

2019.12.10.

Purelle: Gotta Have It!

CS

Galtta

2018.10.16.

Nick Stevens: The New Age

CS

Galtta

2018.07.06.

Family In Mourning ft. Lydia Lunch: Eulogy

LP

Galtta

2017.10.27.

Private Elevators: L.A. Looks

CS

Perfect Wave

2017.09.10.

Synthetic Love Dream: The Royal Scotsman

CS/CD

Galtta

2017.06.06.

Alice Cohen: Compilation 1

CD

38

2017.05.25.

Bearthoven: Trios

CD

Cantaloupe

2017.05.05.

Anthony Vine: Remnants

CS

Galtta

2017.02.14.

Andy Meyerson: My Side of the Story

CD

Slashsound

2016.09.30.

Private Elevators: ‘First Feelings’

CS

Perfect Wave

2014.12.09.

David Lackner: Synthetic Love Dream

CS/CD

Galtta

2014.08.01.

The Living Earth Show: High Art

CD

Innova

2013.11.19.

 

 

 

 

(All titles available digitally unless marked *)