School of the Arts Faculty
Part Time Faculty (2004)
B.A. State University of New York, Geneseo, M.A. Emerson College, M.A. Brown University, Ph.D. Brown University
Brian Knoth is a digital media artist, musician, and interactive systems designer specializing in music composition/production, sound design, digital video/computer graphics, and interactive multimedia.
Brian Knoth is a digital media artist, musician, and interactive systems designer specializing in music composition/production, sound design, digital video/computer graphics, and interactive multimedia. His work explores concepts related to multi-sensory perception, empathy, and human/environment interaction. This work is realized in several formats including electronic music composition, works for digital video and sound, interactive multimedia performance, installation art, and interactive systems for mind-body rehabilitation.
As a composer, engineer and producer, the music he has worked on is distributed widely through digital outlets including iTunes, eMusic, and CDBaby. Knoth also creates sound designs and musical scores for award winning independent films. As an instrumentalist he spent 2002-2005 performing live (guitar/electronics) throughout New England and the East Coast with Nikulydin, an improvisational electronic music and multimedia collective. Before that he played with numerous Boston-based groups between 1999-2002. Now based in Providence, RI, he is currently composing and performing improvisational electro-acoustic music with groups such as Drums and Circuits (Drums and Circuits).
He has collaborated on several award-winning projects and has presented/performed at numerous festivals/conferences/galleries/venues including: The Middle East (Cambridge, MA), The Paradise Rock Club (Boston), The Lion's Den (NYC), Nectar's (Burlington, VT), Boston Cyberarts, The Visual Music Marathon (Northeastern University), Art Interactive (Cambridge, MA), the NWEAMO festival (Apple Store, NYC), The Pixilerations Digital Media Arts Festival (Providence, RI), Grant Recital Hall (Brown University), The David Winton Bell Gallery (supporting Magaly Ponce), The International Computer Music Conference '07 (Copenhagen Denmark), AS220 (Providence, RI), Firehouse 13 Gallery (Providence, RI), The Extensible Electric Guitar Festival (Clark University, Worcester, MA), Axiom Gallery (Jamaica Plain, MA), Machines with Magnets Gallery (Pawtucket, RI), and The University of Manchester (UK).
Knoth's interactive music and multimedia systems have also been useful in the field of rehabilitative medicine. Through collaboration with Dr. Amir Lahav and Harvard Medical School, he led software development on an interactive music therapy program for facilitating recovery processes in patients with physical disabilities. The program featured a real-time data collection component aiding the scientific research. Knoth and Lahav are now in the process of formalizing those results in a paper to be published soon.
In addition to Emerson, Knoth has taught at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Bryant University, RISD (CE), Brown University (as a Graduate Teaching Fellow) and the New England Institute of Art.