Benjamin Oliver is a composer, conductor, electronic musician and (sometimes) pianist. He has had more than forty works performed by ensembles including Århus Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Ben was appointed as Lecturer in Composition at the University of Southampton in 2012 and is conductor of the Workers Union Ensemble. He is one of Sound and Music’s New Voices 2014 and his work is available from Composers Edition.

In a workshop with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Aaron Holloway Nahum

“It’s sort of Morton Feldman meets…well, you!”

Patrick Nunn on Prelude, Fugue and Riffs


“I loved your piece. Well, loved in the sense of taking pleasure in music sometimes so frightening it makes you feel like there are maggots in your stomach trying to eat their way out.”

Yshani Perinpanayagam on Lullaby for Joni