is an Australian composer and performer, specialising in new and emerging technologies. His creative work spans the fields of composition for theatre, dance, film and television, electronic music, sound and new media arts, popular music and record production. Since the mid-1980s, he has established himself as a prominent artist in the area of electronic and new music, achieving significant critical recognition for his performances and recordings.
Although working primarily as a solo artist, he has been a member of the experimental sound art ensemble Social Interiors
since the early 90s and has collaborated with a wide range of Australian and international artists. In recent years, his work has been presented at venues and events such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
, Experimental Intermedia
in New York City, the Seoul International Performance Art Festival
, The Melbourne International Film Festival
, What Is Music
, the Sydney Opera House
, the International Computer Music Conference
, and a range of major arts venues.
Knowles has an extensive background in the popular music area, having been involved in the Australian and UK independent music scenes from the mid 1980s onwards as a performer, programmer and producer in bands such as The Shrinking Violets
(guitar, keyboards, production),......