The Olyver New Music Collective is a new music ensemble and concert series founded by Matthew Olyver.
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This piece for Cello Solo by Joseph Lim is inspired by the poem 'Spring Rain', written by Li Shangyin. The piece was performed by ONMC cellist and composer Sarah Gait
This is a piece for solo clarinet and electronics by Joseph Howard performed by Holly Isherwood
Sarah Gait in action at our inaugural concert.
This is a piece by Michael Cryne performed by ONMC flautist Yi-Hsuan Chen at the Olyver New Music Collective Concert #4. ‘In Cloud Light’ is inspired by a work by American artist Anthony Howe, who creates what he calls 'kinetic wind sculptures', which are large, metal constructs which move in the wind. The kinetic sculpture 'In cloud light' is made from stainless armatures that rotate around a circular axis as the wind blows - the speed of the movement is determined by the speed of the wind. The pitch material for the piece comes from a rotating number pattern, and the electronic sounds are all created from metal sound sources.
This is a solo guitar piece by Matthew Olyver performed by Fabricio Mattos in the October Gallery at the ONMC/New Stages concert 'Empty'. Matthew Olyver’s Pastoral Song relates to ‘emptiness‘ as a nostalgic feeling towards a place to which we belong and that exists as memories, but is, however, out of reach. The musical results of Olyver‘s approach are akin to folkloric music, in which simplicity and clear lines deliver deeply ingrained feelings.
ONMC Mezzo-Soprano Rosie Middleton in action alongside Sarah Gait at our Christmas Concert
This is a piece by ONMC founder, Matthew Olyver, and is a live performance by ONMC musicians Irantzu Agirre-Arrizubieta (harp), Varinia Oyola Rebaza (viola) and Sarah Gait (cello) from our concert 'Towards Bach', which took place at St. James's Paddington. The piece is a nostalgic evocation of Matthew's home village in Suffolk, Stoke by Clare.
This is an excerpt from Matthew Olyver's song 'spring mists', performed by Rosie Middleton, Yi-Hsuan Chen and Sarah Gait. The piece was premiered at our Christmas Concert at the October Gallery.
Mikey Sluman starred in our Summer Concert at the Brunel Museum. Listen below to Mikey perform 'Lamproptera', for oboe d'amore and air drone, live from this concert.
This is a hauntingly powerful duet for cello and flute by Roy Watkins performed by ONMC musicians Sarah Gait and Yi-Hsuan Chen at the October Gallery.