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The Opera Hour Interview

Host Richard Scott and I discuss my operas from Black and and Blue through to Singularity in Resonance FM's highly recommended "The Opera Hour" - broadcast on the 5th May 2016 and now available as a podcast on this page

BBC Radio 3 Interview

Carla Rees and I discuss our 10-year collaboration for BBC Radio 3's "Hear and Now" as part of their "Modern Muses" series - broadcast on the 14th November 2015 and subsequently available as a podcast on this page

Published Works

My music is published by Tetractys.

For more details go to the Tetractys website on this page

Recordings

Two albums of chamber pieces for various instruments and electronics,"Nocturne - rarescale plays Michael Oliva", and "Apparition and Release - rarescale plays Michael Oliva", are out on rarescale records, and available to buy at iTunes and at Amazon mp3.

For more details of these albums go to this page.

Twofold is available on the album Poetry by Mainly Two available here

A 4 minute extract from Apparition and Release was also out on "The Wire Tapper 20" CD, a compilation on the cover of the October 2008 issue of The Wire magazine (issue 296 - out in the UK 11/9/2008). The extract is also available from The Wire's website.

 

Future performances

Recoil

30th November 2016, 8:00pm

Hug and Pint, Glasgow

 

Recoil

5th November 2016, 8:00pm

Iklectik, London

 

Apparition and Release

8th October 2016, 1:45pm

La Cote Flute Festival, Gland, Switzerland

 

River Swoon

19th June 2016, 8:00pm

Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire

 

Bereft Adrift

19th June 2016, 8:00pm

Iklectik, London

 

New Work for Trio Aporia

20th May 2016, 8:00pm

Kings Place, London

 

New Work for Mainly Two

13th December 2015, 5:00pm

Zaha Hadid Design Gallery, London

 

New Work for rarescale

26th November 2015, 6:30pm

Handel House Museum, London

 

Rain Drive

30th September 2015, 7:30pm

The Forge, London

 

Singularity - an opera in 3 acts

2nd July 2015, 7:30pm

Royal College of Music, London

 

Apparition and Release and Night Crossing

5th May 2015, 7:30pm

RNCM, Manchester

 

Nocturne

15th April 2015, 7:30pm

The Forge, London

 

Les Heures Bleues

15th February 2015, 4pm

Eglise St Merry, Paris

 

New Work

14th September 2014, 5pm

Micro Soundworlds Festival, Jazzschmeide,

Düsseldorf, Germany

 

An Autumn Regret, Rain Drive

16th, August 2014 2pm

Colourscape Festival, Bath

 

Les Heures Bleues, Moss Garden

16th, August 2014 7:30pm

Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire

 

Les Heures Bleues

10th, August 2014 11:30am

National Flute Association Convention

Hilton, Chicago

 

A Memory of Spring

28th, June 2014 2pm

The Exponential Horn, Media Space, Science Museum, London

 

Dungeness and An Autumn Regret

27th May 2014, 7:30pm

The Forge, London

 

Twofold

26th, May 2014 6pm

Zaha Hadid Gallery, London

 

Twofold

21st, May 2014 2pm

The Exponential Horn, Media Space, Science Museum, London

 

Apparition and Release

6th, October 2013 4:15pm

The Rest is Noise Festival , Southbank Centre, London

 

Dungeness

5th, October 2013 7:30pm

St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch High St., London

 

A Memory of Spring

12th August 2012, 10:30 am

National Flute Association Convention

Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

 

Night Crossing

20th, July 2012 7:30pm

St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch High St., London

 

Threnody

6th July 2012 , 7:30pm

St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch High St., London

 

A Memory of Spring

23rd June 2012, 7:30pm

St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch High St., London

 

A Memory of Spring, Night Crossing, Apparition and Release

15th September 2013, 1pm

Colourscape Festival, Clapham Common, London

 

Bereft Adrift

3rd July 2013, 9pm

Nonclassical, The Macbeth, London

 

Rain Drive

10th June 2013, 7:30pm

Spitalfields Festival , Hoxton Hall, London

 

Scene from Singularity

18th May 2012 , 6:30pm

Variable Geometry Ensemble

Royal College of Music, London

 

A Memory of Spring

16th May 2012, 7:30pm

Colston Hall, Bristol

 

A Memory of Spring, A Memory of Winter

23rd November 2011, 7:30pm

St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch High St., London

 

A Memory of Winter

15th September 2011, 7:30pm

St. Marylebone Parish Church, London

 

We2

6th May 2011, 7:30pm

Kieran Sheehan Dance Theatre

Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

 

Threnody, Bereft Adrift

16th February 2011, 8:00pm

Ruth Gant Recital Hall

St Cloud State University, Minnesota

 

Apparition and Release

12th February 2011, 8:00pm

Conrad Prebys Music Centre

University of California, San Diego

 

Requiem

20th November 2010, 7:00pm

Mosaic Chamber Choir

St Albans Cathedral

 

Dover Beach

18th September 2010, 7:30pm

St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch High St., London

 

A Memory of Spring

12th April 2010, 7:30pm

Aros Centre, Portree, Isle of Skye

 

Apparition and Release

14th February 2010, 11:00am

Flute Feast, Stockholm , Sweden

 

A Memory of Winter

11th February 2010, 7:30pm

Royal College of Music, London

 

A Memory of Spring, A Memory of Winter

26th September 2009, 7:30pm

St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch High St., London

 

Apparition and Release, A Memory of Spring

14th August 2009, 7:30pm

National Flute Association Convention

Marriott Marquis Hotel

New York

 

Songs of a Recollected Lover

6th & 7th August 2009, 10:00pm

Tete a Tete Opera Festival

Riverside Studios

London

 

Torso

5th July 2009, 7:30pm

WASBE Conference

University of Cincinnati

 

New work

27th June 2009, 7:30pm

St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch High St., London

 

Night Crossing, Apparition and Release

3rd June 2009, 9pm

Nonclassical, The Macbeth, London

 

Apparition and Release

1st April 2009, 7:30pm

Raasay House, Raasay, Scotland

 

Night Crossing

3rd February 2009, 7:30pm

Royal College of Music, London

 

Moss Garden, Bereft Adrift

26th January 2009, 7:30pm

All Saints Church, Whetstone, London

 

Night Crossing, Summer Song

13th December 2008, 7:30pm

St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch High St., London

 

New Work/Improvisation

4th October 2008, 7:30pm

Sonic Circuits Festival

Washington DC

 

New Work

13th September 2008, 7:30pm

rarescale 5th Anniversary Concert

St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch High St., London

 

Rain Drive

5th September 2008, 6:30pm

National Portrait Gallery

London

 

The Girl Who Liked To Be Thrown Around

20th August 2008, 8:00pm

Grimeborn Festival

Arcola Theatre , London

 

Rain Drive

17th July 2008, 7:30pm

The Space

Westferry Road, London

 

Improvisation

10th July 2008, 7:00pm

'Making Music' at the Dana Centre

Science Museum , London

 

Torso

1st July 2008, 7:00pm

RNCM Wind Orchestra, cond. Tim Reynish

Haden Freeman Concert Hall

Manchester

 

Bereft Adrift

28th June 2008, 7:30pm

Allington Village Hall

near Grantham, Lincolnshire

 

Night Crossing/Bereft Adrift

2nd May 2008, 5:30pm

Royal Exchange Theatre

Manchester

 

Apparition and Release / Improvisation

25th April 2008, 1:10pm

The Clothworkers Concert Hall

University of Leeds

 

Apparition and Release

28th February 2008, 11:00am

Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Night Crossing

9th December 2007, 11:30am

Lauderdale House

Highgate Hill , London

 

Rain Drive

23rd November 2007, 5:00pm

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

St Paul's Hall, Huddersfield

 

Bereft Adrift

13th November 2007, 8:00pm

10th London New Wind Festival

St. Cyprian's Glentworth St. London

 

Night Crossing, Traum, Moss Garden

15th September 2007, 11:00am

Colourscape Festival

St. Sampson Square, York

 

The Girl Who Liked To Be Thrown Around

23rd and 24th August 2007, 8:30pm

Tete a Tete Opera Festival

Riverside Studios, London

 

Moss Garden, Rain Drive

4th August 2007, 7:30pm

San Francisco Chamber Wind Festival,

Osher Salon, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

 

Apparition and Release, Bereft Adrift

3rd August 2007, 8pm

Old First Concerts, San Francisco

 

Night Crossing

14th July 2007, 7:30pm

St. Nic's Church, Nottingham