Oliver is a London based composer making acoustic music, electronic music and video. His work focuses on text, image, video, theatre and tangible human themes.
He was the recipient of a British Composer Award in 2016 and of the Royal Philharmonic Composition prize 2014.
Commissions have been given by groups such as London Sinfonietta, Festival Aix-en-Provence, the London Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Festival, Heidelbelberg festival, Musicon, Homo Novus/Valmiera theatre and St John Smith’s Square.
Collaborators and performers have included Apartment House, Ives Ensemble, Exaudi, Plus Minus, Philharmonia Orchestra, An Assembly, Trio Catch, GBSR Duo, Loré Lixenberg, Explore Ensemble, Matthew Herbert and John Harle.
Performances have taken place at the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Royal Opera House, Aldeburgh, Huddersfield (HCMF), LSO St Luke’s, St Martin-in-the-fields, Horniman Museum, The Forge, CNSDMP (Paris), RCM, GSMD, Milton Court, Howard Assembly Room, The Place, Handel House, Mexican Embassy (UK and Tokyo), Liszt academy (Budapest), Maison du Canada (Paris), Howard Assembly and Leeds Lieder. Visual art collaborations are exhibited at The Museum of Western Australia and recorded is music played on BBC Radio 3 and NTS radio.
He is a fan of scientific illustrations, gardening, film, tapestry, reality televison, wobbly sounds and the visceral. Upcoming projects include a new work for the Soundstate festival and for the 12 ensemble.