Benjamin Oliver is a composer, conductor, electronic musician and (sometimes) pianist. He has had almost fifty 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.

Things some people have said:

“…a wonderful new piece by Benjamin Oliver…which sounded a little like King Crimson’s Robert Fripp guesting with the Young Marble Giants.”
Keith Bruce on Extending from the inside for solo theorbo

“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

“He must have been drunk when he wrote this.”
Overheard Deal Festival audience member on Piano Trio (with whistles)