Peter Knight’s work sets up a post-minimal logic that refracts and disintegrates as we listen. The instrumentation of the chamber jazz orchestra is expanded with the unexpected additions of turntables, a reel-to-reel tape machine and live laptop signal processing. The sounds of acoustic instruments and voices are interwoven with field recordings cut onto vinyl and are filtered/augmented as Knight plays with our perceptions of what we hear & what we imagine we have heard. Time folds into itself in a very Calvino-esque manner, leaving us with the trace residue of moments half remembered.
As Artistic Director of one of Australia’s leading contemporary music ensembles, the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO), Peter Knight has emerged as a significant force in contemporary music, initiating commissions, collaborations & performances with a diverse range of artists including recently: Anthony Braxton, Nicole Lizée, Amir ElSaffar and Alvin Lucier.
Label: Hospital Hill
Catalogue Number: HHLP03210750