Oliver is among Canada's leading composers

of music for orchestra, chamber ensembles and electroacoustic media. Oliver’s music embraces a range of possibilities, resonating the past, and forging new and unusual associations that reflect our world.

“one of the most promising orchestral composers of today."

“…wonderfully creative music…”

– Lynn Bayley, Fanfare

"a delicate yet often complex sense of beauty"

"A tour de force of orchestral writing,
this work is a delightful listening experience."

– Elaine Keillor, CAML Review on Forging Utopia …more

Upcoming Events



Flight 182 Meditations with Renée Saklikar, poet. A work for poet and computer processing
Shaking the Core for string quartet
– commissioned by the Langley Community Music School
Scenes from an Intercultural Marriage for traditional Chinese Orchestra
– commissioned by the Little Giant Chinese Orchestra
World Enigma 1 for erhu and piano for the PEP Project.
– commissioned by Nicole Ge Li and Corey Hamm
Braque's Beach and Picasso's Reach for solo 4-octave classical guitar
– commissioned by Neil Douglas
Travels Without My Parrot for clarinet, shaker, guitar, and string quintet.



light ripple light for any instruments with computer.
Cool Cut for saxophone & chamber ensemble
– commissioned by Julia Nolan

On the Web

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Many early works and orchestral music are available for loan, rental, or purchase.

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Recent Recordings

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Flight 182 Meditations
with poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar

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Orchestral Works
Title track awarded "Classical Composition of the Year" at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards

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Featuring "Birds of Paradise Lost"

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Featuring A Dream of Africa

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Featuring Eagle Flies to Mountain
“deserves to become an intercultural standard”
-Georgia Straight

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PEP (Piano-Erhu Project) first recording. Oliver performs as guitarist on his trio composition Eternity Gaze. “…stunning” - Pianist William Aide
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