Benjamin Oliver is a composer of, in the main, contemporary instrumental music. More than sixty of his works have been performed, his music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and his piece Loop Concerto 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.
Biography last updated: 2022