"A tour de force of orchestral writing, this work is a delightful listening experience." - Elaine Keillor, CAML Review on Forging Utopia
music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, opera, and electroacoustic media.
…embracing a range of possibilities, resonating the past,
and forging new associations that reflect our time and place.
…embracing a range of possibilities,
resonating the past,
and forging new associations
that reflect our time and place.
"a delicate yet often complex sense of beauty" - Musicworks
John Oliver’s music is alive, vibrant, and exciting. His artistry and craft in composition challenges and delights the performers. - Saxophonist Julia Nolan
…a spectacular success…a triumph – Alex Varty in MUSICWORKS on PRESSED FOR TIME (sitar concerto with Mohamed Assani)
“…wonderfully creative music…” - Lynn Bayley, Fanfare
"…blown away by the John Oliver piece" [Traces performed by the Vaughan String Quartet, Edmonton, AB, April 2, 2016] - Dave Selsky
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