Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Joshua A Knowles

Josh Knowles is a violinist, singer/songwriter, and composer based in Boston, MA. Formerly educated at Berklee College of Music, he brings an eclectic array of influences to his work. He has trained from the age of four as a classical violinist and is continually striving to fuse his traditional foundation with a myriad of contemporary styles.

Knowles is also a musical artist and poet for Cirio Collective and Boston Ballet, with whom he has appeared on stage for historic runs at the Boston Opera House and the Lincoln Center in New York. He first collaborated with the Collective in 2015, and shortly after was asked to arrange the music and perform alongside violist Anna Stromer for Cirio Collective's piece, "Efil Ym Fo Flah", which premiered at the Vineyard Arts Project in summer 2016. He currently resides as a Community Luminary at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he performs regularly.

In February of 2018, Knowles released "Spin Without A Sound," his debut album of instrumental solo electric violin pieces. Largely recorded live, each of the original compositions is built on loops and improvisations spawned entirely from sounds created by the violin, manipulated by multiple effect pedals. Riding the line somewhere between contemporary new age and alternative classical, the result is both symphonic and electronic, unique in its combination of melodic foundation and technical prowess.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Josh
Job Title/Position: 
Musician
Physical Address: 
4 Dove St.
Dorchester, MA 02125
Last Name: 
Knowles
Phone: 
8576361963

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - New
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Music - Band
Music - Composition
Music - Folk
Music - New
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - Solo / Recital
Year Founded: 
2013
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Events Per Year: 
85
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
International

I am a Touring Artist

State of Residence: 
Massachusetts

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors