John Oliver, composer

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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...

RADIOED - Oliver chamber ensemble piece with DX7 from the archives

I’ve been scanning old scores so I have a complete PDF archive of my music. Here’s a find from 1993.

What happens when you get “radioed?” Think shortwave radio; think messages being “radioed” from control centres to flight decks, etc.; think “Ground control to Major Tom.” Now imagine a music made for instruments and synthesizers that mimic old-time dial radios, and on that radio we’re finding music that sounds something like complex Greek folk music…

Listen to an excerpt here.
Oliver Radioed original title page
Back in the early 1990s, Macintosh computers had MacDraw, a drawing program that I used to use for title pages. This is a copy of the dot-matrix printout!


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