John Oliver composer



  • As of today, current projects include developing new works with my trio Squid in Chains, as well as a special series of duo pieces with composer/performer Douglas Schmidt that are vast sonic meditations of symphonic proportions.

  • UPDATE of 2020 to 2022 projects. The COVID pandemic tossed me back into the studio where I created many studio albums that you will find mentioned in the New Works section. Since my last post here, 2 and a half years ago, I have been commissioned by the Turning Point Ensemble to create a new work called STEADFAST while around me the world crumbles for trumpet and computer, and the Vancouver Inter-cultural Orchestra commissioned two works, Gradual and Arch for my new 88 Strings ensemble.

  • This year (2020) I'll be creating a new set of studies for classical guitar called MINIMUSICA, Book 2. Gone are the latin titles this time around. I've got two studies already done.

  • Duos for friends: a project with computer-generated and processed sound that I perform with friends, so far clarinetist Fran├žois Houle, singer/performer Carol Sawyer, and cellist Marina Hasselberg.

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