Oliver (b.1990) is a London based composer making acoustic music, electronic music and video. He was the recipient of a British Composer Award in 2016 and of the Royal Philharmonic Composition prize 2014. His work focuses on text, video, theatre and tangible human themes. Recent pieces have taken their beginnings in internet culture and authenticity.

Music and videos have been performed by the likes of the London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Philharmonia Orchestra, Opera North Orchestra, plus-minus ensemble, the Ives ensemble, John Harle, Loré Lixenberg, Matthew Herbert, Explorensemble, KSQ and Exaudi. The music has been heard at places such as Festival D’Aix-en-Provence, The Barbican, Milton Court, The Royal Opera House, The Royal Festival Hall, St. Lukes, St. John Smith’s Square, St Martin-in-the-fields and The Horniman. Visual art collaborations are exhibited at The Museum of Western Australia and recorded music played on BBC Radio 3 and NTS radio.

 

He is a fan of scientific illustrations, gardening, film, tapestry, terrible televison and the visceral. Upcoming projects include a large work for George Barton and Siwan Rhys Duo (about OCD & Superstition) and a piece for the Tanglewood Music Centre.