Oliver’s music embraces a range of possibilities, resonating the past,
and forging new and unusual associations that reflect our world.
“His new recording of orchestral works, Forging Utopia (CMC 17612) makes it clear that Canada has a new voice, emerging full-blown to those of us who have never heard him.”
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review
"A tour de force of orchestral writing, this work is a delightful listening experience."
– Elaine Keillor, CAML Review on Forging Utopia …more
“four powerful orchestral works”
– David Olds on Forging Utopia CD, The Wholenote
“Oliver at his considerable best”
– Ronald E. Grames on Unseen Rain, Fanfare
“a delicate, yet often complex sense of beauty”
– Randy Raine-Reusch on Up Wind, Musicworks
– Victoria Times-Colonist
“…dramatic and emotional…”
– Ottawa Citizen