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Doing a big socials push at the moment around the release, next Friday 26 April, of my portrait album with Birmingham Record Company – TOO MANY SWEETS. The first video is a clip from awesome US pianist Dorothy Chan‘s recording of Too Many Sweets (when Dorothy met Blake).


London Sinfonietta present the world premiere screening of ANIL SOOD by Alys Scott-Hawkins.

The film, accompanied by my score A-Listers, tells the story of Southampton local Anil Sood. Anil is well-known in Southampton for running a dance music record shop and drum’n’bass events in the 1990s and 2000s. Through an interview Anil tells the stories of highs and lows; most recently having to close his latest business during the pandemic. The film brings together my music, archive material, interview footage and animation to interpret Anil’s story.

Also on the bill is my ‘Too Many Sweets (when Dorothy met Blake) for toy pianos and electronics.

Benjamin Oliver  Too Many Sweets (UK premiere)
Steve Reich  Electric Counterpoint
Julia Wolfe  East Broadway
Benjamin Oliver, Alys Scott-Hawkins and Anil Sood in Conversation
Benjamin Oliver / Alys Scott-Hawkins
  ANIL SOOD (Community Commission film world premiere showing)

Dorothy Chan premieres ‘Too Many Sweets…’

Dorothy Chan will premiere Too Many Sweets (when Dorothy met Blake) for toy pianos and PICO synthesiser at The Cell, New York, on 15 December. Dorothy approached me to write this piece at the end of 2020 and it features 3 of her toy pianos (Lil’ Blue, Perry, Beu) and a new wavetable synth designed by Blake Troise (aka Protodome).