My compositions are developed from materials captured from the human and natural world, seeking to explore the beauty in everyday objects.

I am particularly interested in how these materials are interpreted by audiences, and how these interpretations relate to our experience of the real and the virtual. 

  • Atra-Hasis (2021)
    Beach soundscapes and choral works sung from portions of the ancient flood myth poem Atra-Hasis. Written nearly 4000 years ago, the Babylonian Atra-hasis is an iconic poem with an eternal message for mankind. It tells the story of how a thoughtless mankind weighs heavily upon… Read more: Atra-Hasis (2021)
  • Whispers of the Past
    Three soundscape miniatures for geolocated soundwalk. ‘Whispers of the Past’ explores and presents stories from archives from men and women who worked at the Chatham Dockyard before it became a museum. We hear personal accounts, moving stories, descriptions, memories and anecdotes that become vivid and… Read more: Whispers of the Past
  • Gerstl’s Ghost
    String Quartet – Soundtrack Gerstl’s Ghost is an immersive film / VR piece by Peter Bathurst which explores the last days of the painter Richard Gerstl. I was commissioned to compose original music to underscore the dramatic narrative sequence leading to Gerstl’s suicide and subsequent… Read more: Gerstl’s Ghost
  • A Sonic Palimpsest: Revisiting Chatham Historic Dockyards – AHRC Research Grant (Co-Investigator)
    I am delighted to be Co Investigator on this major AHRC project, which started in September 2020 and is running until the end of 2022. It aims to recreate soundscapes of the past and explore the use of sound in heritage contexts. The project emanates… Read more: A Sonic Palimpsest: Revisiting Chatham Historic Dockyards – AHRC Research Grant (Co-Investigator)
  • Over Lunan
    Soundtrack / Radio play / Live Performance – Choir, Marimba, Trumpet, Sound Our world is formed and connected by the sea. Thousands of years ago, these coastlines were shaped by cataclysmic events; in Mesopotamia too, mythical floods gave rise to stories of the Apkallū –… Read more: Over Lunan
  • Chase (2020)
    for Lead Theremin & Theremin Ensemble “This piece should be interpreted playfully. The lead Theremin selects and plays the notated gestures, while the ensemble seek to follow and imitate the leader. The ensemble are variously instructed to follow more or less closely, and the natural… Read more: Chase (2020)
  • We Choose To Go To The Moon (2019)
    Documentary Soundtrack (5.1) – [Dir. Tim Fitzpatrick] This evocative soundtrack was composed to underscore a short documentary film directed by Tim Fitzpatrick. Using NASA recordings from the Apollo 12 mission and extended Trumpet techniques performed by Bede Williams, the piece seeks to evoke the impression… Read more: We Choose To Go To The Moon (2019)
  • GONG (2019)
    35mm Optical Sound, Stereo – [Dir. David Leister] The greatest British film company emblematically deconstructed. Gong (2019) – Excerpt from Andrew Knight-Hill on Vimeo. This work was premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival, in the Experimenta – Double Vision Programme. Full programme details… Read more: GONG (2019)
  • Immersive Hyperreal Soundscapes
    A collaboration between myself, Paula Fairfield, Brona Martin and L Acoustics, funded by HEIF. A collaborative project to develop immersive hyperreal soundscapes, and research creative workflows for adapting linear timeline-based composition workflows towards new object-based panning systems, such as those used in the new L-ISA… Read more: Immersive Hyperreal Soundscapes
  • Spectral Spaces – Trumpet and Electronics [2nd Mvmt.] (2019)
    3rd Order Ambisonics & Trumpet performance – This work for trumpet and electronics was collaboratively devised to explore the potentials of trumpet timbre and the spatial possibilities in 3OA. Just as the sonic materials seek to dissolve the boundaries between live and projected trumpet, the… Read more: Spectral Spaces – Trumpet and Electronics [2nd Mvmt.] (2019)
  • Attack and Continuants – Trumpet and Electronics [1st Mvmt.] (2019)
    3rd Order Ambisonics & Trumpet performance – This work for trumpet and electronics was collaboratively devised to explore the potentials of trumpet timbre and the spatial possibilities in 3OA. Just as the sonic materials seek to dissolve the boundaries between live and projected trumpet, the… Read more: Attack and Continuants – Trumpet and Electronics [1st Mvmt.] (2019)
  • Biggest Neon Sign in the World (2019)
    Soundtrack – Trumpet player Bede Williams sent me a recording of himself Roberto Kuhn (guitar) , Alex Waber (percussion) made in the Silo at Cupar, a highly reverberant space, and asked me to edit and complement these recordings to make a soundtrack for a short… Read more: Biggest Neon Sign in the World (2019)
  • Child of the Big City (2019)
    Ensemble Performance – Trumpet, Flute, 2 Bassoons, Bass Trombone, Percussion. – Dir. Evgeni Bauer – The great privilege in developing this new score has been to discover and tease out the many subtleties and underlying themes within Bauer’s film. The music seeks to reflect the… Read more: Child of the Big City (2019)
  • VOID (2019)
    Audiovisual Composition (2k Video with 48kHz Stereo Sound) – “The non-place never exists in pure form; places reconstitute themselves in it; relations are restored and resumed in it”. Marc Augé – Non-Places Inspired by Marc Augé’s notion of non-place, this audio visual composition explores how… Read more: VOID (2019)
  • Europe Endless (2018)
    Soundtrack – Following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016, literary critic and film producer Colin MacCabe visits celebrated writer Patrick McCabe in his hometown of Clones, Co. Monaghan, to discuss his novels, the impact of the referendum on the Irish… Read more: Europe Endless (2018)
  • Double Take (2018)
    Soundtrack for Dance Performance and Media – “Double Take: Looking back at yourself” an international performance that connects the Past with the Now. An amalgamation of physical and virtual dancers. Some 30 years ago, choreographer Gregory Sporton and dancer Sandra Norman collaborated on a stylish… Read more: Double Take (2018)
     A touring collaborative programme of works, developed in collaboration with artist Jim Hobbs, commissioned by the 16mm Film Collective in New York MONO NO AWARE, delving into the archives of the New York Public Library and LUX, the experimental film collective in London, the programme… Read more: (I)MAGE/SOUND(S)
  • incandescence (2016)
    Stereo audio – This work is composed from materials captured on the factory floor of one of the largest factories producing utilities in the US, Nela Park, Cleavland, Ohio – GE’s lightbulb factory. The humble lightbulb is ubiquitous, driving our modern culture and providing us… Read more: incandescence (2016)
  • Projections (2016)
    Quadraphonic electronic sounds & 16mm Projector – Performance Instructions The projector is the performer.  The piece begins with the lighting illuminating a centre spot on the stage. The projector is then wheeled on to the stage by the operator and positioned as outlined above.  Once… Read more: Projections (2016)
  • Sounds of the Cultural Quarter
    Historical Soundscapes & Sound Map – The premise of my contribution to the project was explore the soundscapes of the cultural quarter, reconstructing historical soundscapes as a way to engage local people to explore and connect with the history of the area through sound. I… Read more: Sounds of the Cultural Quarter
  • Precious – Flora (2014)
    Sound Installation – Commissioned by Jasie McArdle and Ellen Bianchini to develop a soundtrack that serves to enrich the visual and tactile aspects of the work and to evoke associations with nature and the environment. Brief: To design a soundscape for the installation Precious… Read more: Precious – Flora (2014)
  • Stille Lyd: Part II – Høvringen (2014)
    Stereo for diffusion – (adapted for 3rd Order Ambisonics in 2019) – Stille Lyd means ‘Quiet Sound’. This piece was developed from recordings made in January 2014 around the log cabins at Høvringen, 1000 meters above sea level on the edge of the Rondane National… Read more: Stille Lyd: Part II – Høvringen (2014)
  • Stille Lyd: Part I – NOTAM (2014)
    Stereo Acousmatic – Stille Lyd means ‘Quiet Sound’. This work was entirely developed from sounds recorded within the NOTAM centre itself. The majority of the recordings were made in the last few days before Christmas 2013, when the building was empty and when it was… Read more: Stille Lyd: Part I – NOTAM (2014)
  • Digital Building Heritage Group
    Soundtracks – On this project I worked as Sound Designer alongside architects and 3D modelling designers to develop facsimiles of historical soundscapes in the reconstruction of historic sites and buildings.
  • Abstracted Journeys (2013)
    Acousmatic Stereo – Abstracted Journeys was comissioned as part of the ‘EARS2’ / ‘Compose with Sounds’ project and was premiered in Paris at the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM), Akousma festival, January 2013.  The work seeks to playfully explore the sonic textures present within audio recordings,… Read more: Abstracted Journeys (2013)
    Documentary Film – I was invited to join and take part in the Dirty Electronics workshop at the Dartington International Summer School . This documentary captures the activities and the essence of the project as we built and performed with a new instrument. Charge/Discharge (2012)… Read more: CHARGE / DISCHARGE (2012)
  • Perpetual Motion (2012)
    Stereo Audiovisual – This work was inspired by and developed exclusively from materials collected in the Paternoster lift at the Attenborough tower, Leicester. The paternoster lift itself is in constant motion, the open compartments slide slowly between floors in a never ending loop, rising and… Read more: Perpetual Motion (2012)
  • Vox Loop-o (2011)
    Stereo The work is both playful and reflective exploring the musical possibilities within edited sound and shifting between moods to reflect the complexities of the vocal material and human sound source. The human voice presents diverse possibilities for the composer both in terms of a… Read more: Vox Loop-o (2011)
  • Phase (2008)
    Stereo Audiovisual – This work is inspired by the concept of transformation in a thermodynamic system, from one state of matter to another. It uses colour and texture to evoke the complex interaction of energy and matter as they combine, react and transmute. Phase from… Read more: Phase (2008)
  • Decomposing the Light (2008)
    Stereo Audiovisual – “I open my eyes to the light, and see at first only a maze of light and colour. I touch, I move forwards, I touch again, and as I look the chaos insensibly clears. Touch in some way decomposes the light, separates… Read more: Decomposing the Light (2008)
  • FLUX (2008)
    Stereo Audiovisual – An audiovisual piece inspired by cyclic patterns, exploring sound and image relationships. Flux from Andrew Knight-Hill on Vimeo.
  • Adagio for the Shipping Forecast (2007)
    Piano and Electronics – Composed as part of my final year Undergraduate composition portfolio. With piano sounds transformed and granulated live using Max / MSP.