Alternative Ambient Instrumental Sound Art
From the land down under to the land of forty below is soundscape cellist, Rob Knaggs. Knaggs has performed for belugas on the Hudson Bay, collaborated with throat singers, didgeridoo/yidaki players, and members of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He has shared stages with Montreal sound-wizard Tim Hecker, The Saints’ Ed Kuepper, and US singer-songwriter Toni Childs. Drawing from ambient post-rock and neo-classical minalism, Knaggs’ original works move from fiery fuzzing roars to delicate meditative shimmers, showcasing a dynamic performance that is inspiring and bittersweet.
Rob's latest work, No Accidents, is a hit of dramatic orchestral bliss, from the urgent driving pace of Flooded to the shifting melancholic wonder of No Accidents, Knaggs' emotive compositions are grandiose and aim for the stars.
FFO. sigur ros, arcade fire, julianna barwick. if the nyc philharmonic performed at CBGBs.
“I am completely mesmerised by the expansive nature of this tune, it stretches out for eons and I am completely transfixed by your brilliance” - Nkechi Anele - Triple J Unearthed on Ghosting
"Rob Knaggs will make you feel as though you are gliding through the deep dark ocean alongside the magnificent graceful whales. It's a dream, come share in it." - Savannah Wild
The best part of watching Rob Knaggs play is not only the fact that he’s absolutely amazing but watching anyone who has never seen him just turn in absolute awe.- Ronnie Ladobruk