Returning to Tiny Gallery is Brisbane avant-cellist Rob Knaggs for the second episode of Tiny Shows at 84 ½ Albert St. Our Tiny Shows aim to provide an alternative music venue, a more intimate and connected experience while allowing the audience to take in the artwork at Tiny Gallery.
Rob Knaggs is fast gaining a reputation with audiences for his dynamic walls of sound and live performances that transport them to the northern reaches of his adopted home in the sub-arctic. In the last five years, he’s performed concerts for beluga whales and beneath the northern lights, collaborated with throat singers, played support to Montreal sound wizard Tim Hecker, represented Manitoba at travel conferences across North America, and captivated audiences at the renowned Woodford Folk Festival.
Taking influence from the allusive ethereality of Bjork and the epic orchestrations of Arcade Fire, with the aggressive delivery of punk and metal, Knaggs runs his cello through an array of effects and loop stations to compose his spine-tingling works. Knaggs’ evocative performance is enhanced by a stunning visual display of Canada’s north, recounting his years spent living in the town of Churchill, Manitoba. Rob has just wrapped up a tour across regional Australia with Toni Childs and will be returning to Canada in July 2019 for a run of dates and festival appearances.