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Mark 'TDK' Knight

Mark Knight, also known as madfiddler, "TDK" (or The Dark Knight) is a well-known Amiga demoscene musician, video game composer/sound designer and electric violinist.

Born January 8, 1973, in Brighton, England, the oldest of two children, he received his musical education during his school years from his Polish Grandfather, Edward Hanka, Heather Cowl, and Andrew Sherwood.

As a member of Melon Dezign and Anthrox, his chip music sounds often appeared in Crystal and Anthrox cracktro's. As a game musician, he converted several existing game tunes to the Amiga, and also made a number of original compositions for many formats from the Nintendo Entertainment System through to the PlayStation and PC.

After leaving the Amiga demo scene in 1993, he has worked for the computer game developers - Mindscape Group, 3D Realms, Bullfrog Productions, Electronic Arts, Climax Group, Visual Science and is currently working for Codemasters. His notable music compositions are used in titles such as Dungeon Keeper 2, Populous: The Beginning, Warhammer: Dark Omen, Wing Commander amiga version, Duke Nukem 3D Total Meltdown, and he has since had sound design credits in games such as the Develop Magazine Audio Accomplishment nominated Race Driver: GRID, Develop Magazine Best art and sound nominated Sudeki, Shox, Formula One, and Theme Park World - which won a BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards award in 2000 for 'best sound in a video game'.

As a semi professional electric violinist, Mark performs live under the pseudonym madfiddler. He has played, amongst others, the folk punk band Tricks Upon Travellers (1994-2000), K-Passa (2000-2001) - (2008-present), Blue Horses (2002-2003), 4-4-2 (2004), Laura Kenny (2006), Silver Dogs (2006-2007), Bleeding Hearts (2008-2010) and has worked as a session musician for bands such as Pepe Deluxé, The Divine Comedy, C64, and Massive Attack. He is currently playing with electric ceilidh band 'MoonDance', the DJ led improvising crew 'DiscQuartet', Bristol based 'K-Passa', and the Commodore 64 rock covers band 'SID80s'. Mark is also the demonstrator for the electric violin manufacturer 'Bridge Violins', and is also the owner/administrator of the 'Fiddle and Alternative Strings Forum'. In 2010 Mark performed with the electric violin on 'The Dividing Line' by neo-progressive rock supergroup Frost*.