Mark Knox’s music has been covered by Norman Conners, Grover Washington Jr., Gerald Veasley, Bob Thompson, and others. He’s been involved in world-class productions including Motown, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Heads Up International Records. Mark's compositions appear in TV commercials, films, CD albums, and corporate events and campaigns. As a composer, arranger, keyboardist, producer, and audio engineer, his unique perspective on "both sides of the glass" is evident in his Jazz, Funk, Pop, Cinematic, Orchestral, and World music.
On the other side of that glass, Mark was the recording engineer on two Grammy-nominated albums and has produced TV and radio commercials for Coca-Cola, Budget, Ford, Kia, Comcast, and Yuengling Bros. Brewery. He has mixed and mastered over 100 various CD's for many well-known recording artists.
Mark has been involved with well-known projects and organizations, including “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” “You Bet Your Life with Bill Cosby,” The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly Pops, The Opera Company of Philadelphia, "The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys," and many other high-profile productions, publications and events.
Mark's CD of original compositions entitled "Places" was released world-wide in 2006 and garnered many positive reviews from Jazz critics. As Keyboardist, Composer and Co-Producer, Mark has appeared on 9 of Gerald Veasley's CD releases. As an established arranger, MIDI programer, and virtual orchestra arranger, his realistic acoustic and orchestral arrangements stand out in his various works as well as other artists projects including composing and arranging a "virtual pit orchestra" for several theater companies.
A warm and reflective track that goes between 3/4 and 4/4 time making it a smooth and flowing tone poem that is a perfect fit for any situation involving emotion, fond memories, melancholy reflection or a nice minor-key underscore. Very smooth and mellow. Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
A warm and relaxing theme with a fretless bass playing the melody. A perfect underscore for a calm moment, floating in space or perhaps a fond memory of a peaceful time. Both mixes have an ideal musical arch that starts quietly with a gentle build that comes back down at the end. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Floating and lush, this composition takes you on an “omni-directional” journey that’s reminiscent of Weather Report’s earlier songs with a Jazz-Fusion flavor. Great underscore for a science or space themed visual. Can also be used as a main theme. An uplifting aural experience. Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
This ditty is in 3/4 time and would fit under almost any commercial underscore perfectly with it’s 60 and 30 second lengths. Very pleasing to the ear and lightly played to keep the tone soft and non-obtrusive. The melody is memorable and could also stand alone as a theme or scene underscore. Instrumental, New Age, Atmospheres
Great orchestral main theme for science fiction or underwater adventure. The first ethereal minute is perfect for show-opening voice-over that moves into a hard driving orchestral theme with heavy percussion and brass followed by another movement that quickly builds into a rip-roaring sci-fi ending. Instrumental, Science Fiction, Waterworld Music
An angelic choir ascends into the heavens in a soaring musical build that peaks and then serenely rests at the apex where total tranquility is achieved. A great piece for dramatizing upward motion towards a final resting place or a musical rendition of floating upwards or an outer space theme. Vocal Samples, New Age, Space Music