"a delicate yet often complex sense of beauty" - Musicworks
"I hope you ask John Oliver to write more trio work for you. His cycle was stunning!" - William Aide, pianist, on recent recording of Eternity Gaze for erhu, piano, and guitar by PEP. (See Recordings)
“one of the most promising orchestral composers of today." - Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review
…a spectacular success…a triumph – Alex Varty in MUSICWORKS on PRESSED FOR TIME (sitar concerto with Mohamed Assani)
of music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, opera, and electroacoustic media.
Oliver’s music embraces a range of possibilities, resonating the past,
and forging new associations that reflect our time and place.
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