Knut Vaage lives in Bergen where he works as a composer. He graduated as a pianist and composer from the Grieg Academy in Bergen. Knut has worked in different genres, but concentrates on improvised and contemporary music. Many of Knut's projects have investigated the boundaries between improvisation and composition. His production ranges from symphonic works and opera to solo pieces. His music is frequently performed at concerts and festivals in Norway and abroad. Knut was in 2022 nominated to the Nordic Council Music Prize for the work Hybrid Spectacle, premiered at Borealis in 2019.