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Adrian Knight
May 3, 2010, 12:09 am
Filed under: Composers


Adrian Knight

Born: January 3, 1987

Current Location: New Haven, CT



Adrian Knight is a composer (b. 1987, Uppsala, Sweden) of mainly works for mixed ensembles of acoustic and electronic instruments. Between 2006 and 2009 he studied with among others pär lindgren and jesper nordin at the royal college of music in stockholm, and is now pursuing a master’s degree in composition at Yale School of Music, studying with David Lang. His music is generally characterised by its sense of breath through the use of volume envelopes, monolithic forms, pulse textures and harmonic saturation. He has collaborated with among others pianist Stefan Lindgren, the Swedish Wind Ensemble with Michael Bartosch, harmonica virtuoso Filip Jers, Jan Risberg’s Futurum Ensemble, and KMH Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Blendulf. Recent works include “till minne av” for sixteen solo strings, “livet innanför väggarna” for two violas, ‘cello and double bass; “världens undergång” for four loudspeakers; “ricky bruch” for five micro modular synthesizers; “manchester” for large orchestra with electronics; and “music of spaces” for chromatic harmonica, piano, percussion and fixed and live electronics. Since 2008, he operates “the smallest record label in the world”, Närproducerat, and has released five albums so far, with, in addition to his own works, music by fellow composers Magnus Bunnskog, Sebastian Lakatos and Victor Lisinski.

Music © 2010 Adrian Knight

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