John Oliver, composer

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Oliver Tossing and Turning for solo violin on new CD release

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Release date: February 12, 2016

In 2005, violinist and composer Piotr Szewczyk developed the Violin Futura Project, a collection of commissioned miniatures for solo violin that highlights over thirty international contemporary composers and how they are re-imagining the solo violin. “The purpose of the Violin Futura Project,” says Szewczyk, “is to sample the creative environment of our times by showcasing the wide variety of styles present in the 21st century, and to create a body of new solo violin repertoire.” Navona Records presents the album release of Szewczyk’s project, VIOLIN FUTURA.

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CD Launch - PEP Project - featuring ETERNITY GAZE

PEP Modulus Festival CD Release Concert - Erhu and piano virtuosos Nicole Ge Li and Corey Hamm of PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) present a concert of World Premieres at the Roundhouse, Vancouver as part of Music on Main's Modulus Festival.

Oliver's ETERNITY GAZE is featured on the CD with Oliver performing on electric guitar.

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Oliver "A Dream of Africa" now available on CD

Oliver arranged his much-loved piece A Dream of Africa for the Chinese quartet Red Chamber and it has now been released by the ensemble on a great collection of collaborations with great Vancouver musicians and composers, a CD titled Gathering.

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Oliver "Eagle Flies to Mountain" now available on CD

Oliver appears as guest conductor for his composition Eagle Flies to Mountain on the recent release by the BC Chinese Music Association of their 10th Anniversary Celebration CD titled Bamboo Shoots in Spring.

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Oliver new releases

Canadian composer John Oliver saw two releases dedicated to his music during the first half of 2012: "Time is Dust", a DVD-audio of immersive surround music was released on February 20, and a CD of his orchestral music was released on the Centrediscs label on May 11. Read More...