Benjamin Oliver

composer

Benjamin Oliver is a composer of, in the main, contemporary instrumental music. More than fifty of his works have been performed, his music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and his ‘Loop Concerto for jazz trio & large ensemble’ was nominated in the Contemporary Jazz category of the British Composer Awards 2017. His musical ideas often contain loops that reference jazz and other riff-based music but are combined, or offset by, a fascination with mechanical devices and systematic processes. He is Associate Professor in Composition at the University of Southampton and conductor of Workers Union Ensemble.