John Oliver, composer

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Oliver "A Dream of Africa" now available on CD

Oliver arranged his much-loved piece A Dream of Africa for the Chinese quartet Red Chamber and it has now been released by the ensemble on a great collection of collaborations with great Vancouver musicians and composers, a CD titled Gathering.

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A Dream of Africa, originally written by Oliver for his duo with ruan player Zhimin Yu, who also plays in Red Chamber, has been transcribed for violin and guitar, viola and guitar, two guitars, and now, this version for the Chinese quartet of pipa, zhongruan, guzheng, and daruan. Available from ZaDiscs. More information here.