Biography

Michael is a classically trained musician with knowledge in both the pro audio industry and marketing. He is a multi talent and has been working as a designer, photographer, musician and author. As a musician he focusses on creating everything he plays live. Since 2013 he uses a custom built setup comprised of analogue synthesizers, samplers and drumcomputers that is fed into a digital mixing and sound manipulation environment. This enables him to create futuristic sounding electronic music with a very human touch. A free improvisation where only the duration of his performance is planned. Music that exists only for the very moment it is created – in a similar fashion a Jazz musician would play. His signature sound is progressive, melodic, rhythmically complex music that sits in between all genres. It ranges from Ambient to Chillout, from Electronica to Electro-Acoustic Songs. 

Michael also composes and produces music for almost all art forms and enjoys working together with creative people from different fields. He offers music production as a service for image films, youtube publishers and videogames but also for usage as ambient sound – ie. for hotel lobbys, events or as an integral part of a visual installation.

References (Live Performances)

  • Galao, Stuttgart
  • Contain’t, Stuttgart
  • Daimler AG
  • Followred Branding Experiences, Stuttgart
  • Freikonzert, Stuttgart
  • Freies Radio für Stuttgart
  • Frisky Radio (www.friskyradio.com)
  • Kulturmenu Bad Cannstatt
  • Komme Was Wolle, Stuttgart
  • Lange Nacht der Museen, Stuttgart
  • Outer Rim Kunstverein e.V.
  • SEMF (Stuttgart Electronic Music Festival)
  • Wintergarten (ex Suite 212), Stuttgart

Discography

  • Michael Knead – Springtime Rain (free track)
  • Michael Knead – Inner Voices EP, Tales From The Inside, Germany
  • Anton Sword – The Air (Michael Knead Remix), Detox Rec., Detroit / USA
  • Michael Knead – Rainbow Coloured Picture, Baroque Rec., UK
  • Michael Knead – Golstaub EP, Tales From The Inside, Germany
  • Michael Knead – What If – Babylon Rec., UK
  • Knead And Sting – Shattered EP, Tales From The Inside, Germany
  • Michael Knead – Nova EP, Tales From The Inside, Germany
  • Michael Knead – Concentrated Measurements, Baroque Rec., UK
  • Michael Knead – Plastic Empire, Detox Rec., Detroit
  • Michael Knead – State Of Mind, Baroque Rec., UK
  • Michael Knead – Advanced Chemistry, Babylon Rec., UK
  • Michael Knead – Born Electric, Detox Rec., Detroit
  • Michael Knead – Hyper Real, Detox Rec., Detroit
  • Michael Knead – Plastic Empire EP, Detox Rec., Detroit
  • Rob Macson – Inferno (Michael Knead Remix), Detox Rec, Detroit
  • Michael Knead – Slick, Cosmic Core
  • Michael Knead – Liquid Plastic EP, Detox Rec, Detroit
  • Michael Knead ft. Alexander Sting – Singularity, Detox Rec, Detroit
  • Michael Knead – Conversations II, IDMf Netlabel
  • Michael Knead vs. lucky one – Higher, Cosmic Core

Clients & Collaborations

  • Carl Aborg, Stockholm
  • Kiki Brunner, Berlin
  • Figurentheater Bremerhaven
  • Kemira Germany GmbH, Frankfurt
  • Luzia Simons, Berlin
  • vanOns Communication Consultants, Frankfurt
  • Claude Young, Portland
  • Zimmermannfilm, Ludwigsburg
  • Quantize Courses, London
  • Finish More Music, London