Dance Commissions and Licensing
The Junkman™ has always maintained a keen interest in working with dancers and choreographers. Throughout the years, he has composed and performed music with an extremely broad range of styles: from classical ballet to avant garde, from industrial to jazz. And he has collaborated with dance companies both large and small, including American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Washington Ballet, American Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, Ballet Manchester, Twyla Tharp Dance, Pittsburg Ballet Theatre, Sommerballet pa Frederiksberg, Boulder Ballet, Twyla Tharp, Murray Louis, Bella Lewitzky, Anna Licea, Donna Sternberg, Linda Swiniuch, Motion X, Eva Dean Dance, and Introdans.
His collaborations with dancers and choreographers involve a high level of sensitivity, ethics, humanity, attention to detail, and dedication to the ideas and goals of the collaboration. Always punctual and professional, The Junkman has worked in all settings, from focusing purely on the big picture to the micro management approach, in which each and every detail of movement and energy receive patient attention.
The main ingredients The Junkman applies to all collaborations are listening, openness, and flexibility.
The Junkman™ is available for bespoke music scores that can be created to include or not include his presence as a performing musician.
An album of dance music is available for listening upon request and his existing music catalogue is also available for licensing.
Knaack is currently involved in producing his JPEDM (Junk Percussion Electronic Dance Music) several tracks have been licensed to Nike, The NBA, and Electronic Arts. This track, Abracadabra is a part of an eleven track FOOTLOOSE project which is scheduled for a September release. Other tracks can be made available to you via a personal request.