John Oliver, composer

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Scenes from an Intercultural Marriage Canadian Premiere

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June 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – “Music Garden” featuring Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra & Rong Jun at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden, Vancouver Read More...

Flight 182 Meditations premiere and CD launch with poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar

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Join award winning poet Renée Saklikar and renowned composer John Oliver for the Vancouver premiere of Flight 182 Meditationsan immersive experience of soundscapes interwoven with poems from Saklikar's long poem children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections. about the bombing of Air India Flight 182. The raw voice of the poet is the instrument for a new sonic journey.

These performances and CD launch mark the 30th anniversary of the Air India bombing, which is June 23, 2015.

CD Launch and 2 performances

June 3, 2015 - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Shiloh Sixth Avenue United Church,
1111 Sixth Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 2B7

June 13, 2015 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level
350 West Georgia St.
Vancouver V6B 6B1
Phone: (604) 331-3603

Available in the soundshop.
Poetry available at Harbour Publishing.


Learn about the bombing of Air India Flight 182 by watching this documentary Read More...

Eagle Flies to Mountain - Ontario premiere

SOUND OF DRAGON MUSIC FESTIVAL MAKES ONTARIO DEBUT MAY 20-24, 2015
– W/ DATES IN TORONTO / LONDON / WATERLOO


featuring the Ontario premiere of Oliver’s “Eagle Flies to Mountain” conducted by Taiwan’s Chih-Sheng Chen. Read More...

Musique en quarts et en seizièmes de ton - Bruce Mather

Featuring the world premiere of Oliver’s Prelude and Fantasie No. 3 for 16th-of-tone piano, written for and dedicated to Bruce Mather.
Also music by Wyschnegradsky, Mather, Lemire, and Goodall

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:30pm (EST)
Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
4750 Henri Julien, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2C8

Tickets: $12 at the door Read More...

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's "Just Inference" USA performances San Francisco + New York performance

Oliver’s quadraphonic electroacoustic work Just Inference was performed in the USA on Tom Erbe’s Sweet Thunder Listening Room series at the Sweet Thunder Music Festival in the Fleet Room of the Fort Mason Center, San Franscisco on April 24, 2014. It has also been selected to be performed on concert number 6 of the Circuit Bridges concert series hosted by Vox Novus in New York City, taking place on July 24, 8 pm at Gallery MC. For more details, visit the web page here.

This piece is featured on the earsay DVD-audio disc
Time is Dust. Listen to an excerpt here.
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Oliver's "Just Inference" USA premiere, UC San Diego

Oliver’s quadraphonic electroacoustic work Just Inference was performed in the USA for the first time on concert #3 of the Negative Space series, curated by Eliot Patros, at UC San Diego’s Conrad Presbys Music Center Experimental Theater. Read More...

World Premiere of Eternity Gaze for erhu and piano

On December 6, 2013 at 8 pm,
Recital Hall, School of Music
6360 Memorial Road, UBC campus
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver audiences will hear the world premiere of the revised version of Eternity Gaze. The second (slow) movement is revised and a fourth movement has been added, making this a major opus for the combination of erhu and piano. Read More...