Composer/trumpeter/sound artist

Peter Knight is a multidisciplinary musician who has gained wide recognition for his eclectic approach, which integrates jazz, world music, and experimental traditions. Peter leads and composes for several ensembles including the internationally acclaimed cross-cultural sextet, Way Out West. He also performs solo, processing the trumpet through various electronic media. He has composed chamber music, short-film scores, created sound installations, and theatre/ dance scores. Peter is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a recent Victorian Green Room Awards nomination for ‘Best Composition and Sound Design’ for his score for theatre work, Pin Drop. He was also a finalist twice in the APRA/AMC Art Music Awards (2011 & 2012). In 2009 he won (with Way Out West) the Bell Award for ‘Australian Jazz Ensemble of the Year.’ In 2007 he was awarded the Rolston Music Fellowship by the Banff Centre for the Arts. His most recent release, Fish Boast of Fishing, was mentioned in the New York City Jazz Record ‘Best of 2011’.