John Oliver is creating Music and videos
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patrons

Hi everyone. Thanks for visiting my page. If you like my music and videos, you can support me for as little as a dollar a month, becoming a member of my "Commissioning Collective." Help me create my next composition or recording, by joining an exclusive community of insiders. You can change or cancel your pledged amount at any time with no restrictions or fees.

Many of you are already fans: attending concerts, listening to recordings, or streaming/buying on Spotify, bandcamp, iTunes, etc. I thank you for your support. And that's good enough for me if you aren't in a position to contribute here.

About Me
You probably know me from performances of my music by symphony orchestras and chamber groups across Canada and beyond, or from recordings, especially of my electroacoustic music. And sometimes I'm seen behind a classical or electric guitar and/or computer. Recent projects include a sitar concerto, music for traditional Chinese instruments, a symphony, and electronic music duos. Check out my work at these links:

Why should you pledge?
As a freelance composer and musician, here's what I do every day:
Write music
Practice instruments
Design sounds
Brainstorm ideas
Connect with musicians
Connect with fans
I have several project on the go. With your help, I can make more music and videos. I will share all of my projects with you, my patrons, in timely updates that don't take too much time away from the work! You will have access to my Patreon activity feed where you will get the latest news, exclusive stories and behind the scenes content, as well as back-catalogue CDs, exclusive tracks and videos.

For those looking to get even more involved, I offer the opportunity for you to contribute text, a melody, or an audio clip to a future project. I also offer a composition lesson reward, and the opportunity to work directly with me to create a private commissioned work especially and uniquely for you.

What you support
For years I have wanted to devote more time to more varied projects that don't necessarily fit into the planning cycles of the big players. Here are a few examples of things I could do with your help:

Short pieces for solo instruments, for beginners to virtuosi
More electronic music for up to 16 loudspeakers
Videos of solo and chamber compositions and improvisations
Larger projects that always need more…

About Rewards
Patreon offers two funding models: monthly, or "per creation." I have chosen monthly because my work results in creations big and small, so the "per creation" method doesn't work for me.

I am honoured to have your support, even if just $1 or $3 per month. Every amount helps. At higher contribution levels, I invite supporters to submit sounds and other materials that I will include in my compositions. This is an exclusive offer that only Patreon supporters get.
Thanks for all your support, whether you contribute here, or just share links and listen.

Yours,
John


Rewards
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
Thanks for supporting me!

You get:

- access to patron-only activity feed and interaction with me as I create music.

- your name listed as a patron on my web site. (You may choose to be listed as "Anonymous.")

- A short video or track every month of me improvising or performing one of my compositions for you. This is exclusive content that may never be released to the public.

Cappuccino
$3 or more per month
You are a real fan. Thanks!

You get all of the above, plus:

- Digital download of my album VISITATIONS in full-quality audio;

- Early access to concert tickets and new releases;

- Your name listed on all album releases (or be listed as Anonymous if you prefer!)

Sustaining Support
$5 or more per month
Now you're getting serious!

All of the above plus

– I follow you on facebook and/or twitter

– 20% discount on all merchandise, and

 your choice to receive one of the following gifts every three months:

– download sheet music for one of my chamber music works;

– download stems of one track from my VISITATIONS album for your use in remix projects.


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Patron Circle
$10 or more per month
Now you get special stuff.

All of the above plus:

- you may choose to be listed as a supporter in the printed scores of any music I write while you are a patron. (You may choose to be listed as "Anonymous.")

– complete discography download of independent releases in full-quality audio

– invitations to private events online and wherever I perform.

– receive a signed CD from my back catalogue every three months.


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Story Teller
$15 or more per month
Be part of my story.

Patron Circle plus:

– contribute a story to my long-term project UNITY SONGS  and get priority consideration for inclusion in the project. See unitysongs.net for details.


Choosing this level does not guarantee that I will use your submission. But be assured that your name will appear as a collaborator if it does!


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Patron Circle Plus Concerts
$15 or more per month
Get tickets to concerts

Patron Circle plus:

At this level of support, I'll do my best to get you a complimentary ticket or discounted ticket to events where my music is performed, or wherever I am performing.


Since I am based in Vancouver, Canada, many of my compositions are performed here, and I perform intimate concerts of improvised or chamber music in the city. 


But if you're subscribed at this level, I'll try to get you tickets, wherever you and my music meet up.


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Noise Maker
$20 or more per month
Now we can work together:

Patron Circle plus:

– contribute your own sounds that I will incorporate into my electronic music; you are credited.


Choosing this level does not guarantee that I will use your sound in a publicly-released work of music. But be assured that your name will appear as a collaborator if it does!


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Advisor
$25 or more per month
I seek your advice.

Patron Circle plus:

– I will send you advance drafts of my compositions, whether musical scores or electronic works-in-progress and get your feedback and suggestions. No guarantee I'll implement what you suggest of course, but I like getting feedback along the way. This is an exclusive offer.


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Melody Maker
$30 or more per month
Now we can work together:

Patron Circle plus:

– contribute a short melody that I will make into a short composition just for you.


Choosing this level does not guarantee that I will use your melody in a publicly-released work of music. But be assured that your name will appear as a collaborator if it does!


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

The Student - Composition Lesson
$80 or more per month
Patron Circle plus:

Your monthly composition lesson with me, via Skype. I give you one hour of instruction. You provide me with PDF files of your compositions. I provide you with professional advice on how to improve your work: from correcting errors to professional presentation. This is a good choice if you are an emerging composer submitting scores to competitions, orchestras, etc.

Goals
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As I get more patrons, I will be able to devote more time to bigger projects, like the still somewhat secret project called UNITY SONGS for string quartet, electric guitar (me!) and computer musician, a big show with video projections and lights, featuring some great Vancouver artists… See unitysongs.net for more details. Your help also helps me keep my musical tools current: music production and notation software updates, musical instrument stuff. You keep me moving ahead!
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Hi everyone. Thanks for visiting my page. If you like my music and videos, you can support me for as little as a dollar a month, becoming a member of my "Commissioning Collective." Help me create my next composition or recording, by joining an exclusive community of insiders. You can change or cancel your pledged amount at any time with no restrictions or fees.

Many of you are already fans: attending concerts, listening to recordings, or streaming/buying on Spotify, bandcamp, iTunes, etc. I thank you for your support. And that's good enough for me if you aren't in a position to contribute here.

About Me
You probably know me from performances of my music by symphony orchestras and chamber groups across Canada and beyond, or from recordings, especially of my electroacoustic music. And sometimes I'm seen behind a classical or electric guitar and/or computer. Recent projects include a sitar concerto, music for traditional Chinese instruments, a symphony, and electronic music duos. Check out my work at these links:

Why should you pledge?
As a freelance composer and musician, here's what I do every day:
Write music
Practice instruments
Design sounds
Brainstorm ideas
Connect with musicians
Connect with fans
I have several project on the go. With your help, I can make more music and videos. I will share all of my projects with you, my patrons, in timely updates that don't take too much time away from the work! You will have access to my Patreon activity feed where you will get the latest news, exclusive stories and behind the scenes content, as well as back-catalogue CDs, exclusive tracks and videos.

For those looking to get even more involved, I offer the opportunity for you to contribute text, a melody, or an audio clip to a future project. I also offer a composition lesson reward, and the opportunity to work directly with me to create a private commissioned work especially and uniquely for you.

What you support
For years I have wanted to devote more time to more varied projects that don't necessarily fit into the planning cycles of the big players. Here are a few examples of things I could do with your help:

Short pieces for solo instruments, for beginners to virtuosi
More electronic music for up to 16 loudspeakers
Videos of solo and chamber compositions and improvisations
Larger projects that always need more…

About Rewards
Patreon offers two funding models: monthly, or "per creation." I have chosen monthly because my work results in creations big and small, so the "per creation" method doesn't work for me.

I am honoured to have your support, even if just $1 or $3 per month. Every amount helps. At higher contribution levels, I invite supporters to submit sounds and other materials that I will include in my compositions. This is an exclusive offer that only Patreon supporters get.
Thanks for all your support, whether you contribute here, or just share links and listen.

Yours,
John


Recent posts by John Oliver

Rewards
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
Thanks for supporting me!

You get:

- access to patron-only activity feed and interaction with me as I create music.

- your name listed as a patron on my web site. (You may choose to be listed as "Anonymous.")

- A short video or track every month of me improvising or performing one of my compositions for you. This is exclusive content that may never be released to the public.

Cappuccino
$3 or more per month
You are a real fan. Thanks!

You get all of the above, plus:

- Digital download of my album VISITATIONS in full-quality audio;

- Early access to concert tickets and new releases;

- Your name listed on all album releases (or be listed as Anonymous if you prefer!)

Sustaining Support
$5 or more per month
Now you're getting serious!

All of the above plus

– I follow you on facebook and/or twitter

– 20% discount on all merchandise, and

 your choice to receive one of the following gifts every three months:

– download sheet music for one of my chamber music works;

– download stems of one track from my VISITATIONS album for your use in remix projects.


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Patron Circle
$10 or more per month
Now you get special stuff.

All of the above plus:

- you may choose to be listed as a supporter in the printed scores of any music I write while you are a patron. (You may choose to be listed as "Anonymous.")

– complete discography download of independent releases in full-quality audio

– invitations to private events online and wherever I perform.

– receive a signed CD from my back catalogue every three months.


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Story Teller
$15 or more per month
Be part of my story.

Patron Circle plus:

– contribute a story to my long-term project UNITY SONGS  and get priority consideration for inclusion in the project. See unitysongs.net for details.


Choosing this level does not guarantee that I will use your submission. But be assured that your name will appear as a collaborator if it does!


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Patron Circle Plus Concerts
$15 or more per month
Get tickets to concerts

Patron Circle plus:

At this level of support, I'll do my best to get you a complimentary ticket or discounted ticket to events where my music is performed, or wherever I am performing.


Since I am based in Vancouver, Canada, many of my compositions are performed here, and I perform intimate concerts of improvised or chamber music in the city. 


But if you're subscribed at this level, I'll try to get you tickets, wherever you and my music meet up.


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Noise Maker
$20 or more per month
Now we can work together:

Patron Circle plus:

– contribute your own sounds that I will incorporate into my electronic music; you are credited.


Choosing this level does not guarantee that I will use your sound in a publicly-released work of music. But be assured that your name will appear as a collaborator if it does!


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Advisor
$25 or more per month
I seek your advice.

Patron Circle plus:

– I will send you advance drafts of my compositions, whether musical scores or electronic works-in-progress and get your feedback and suggestions. No guarantee I'll implement what you suggest of course, but I like getting feedback along the way. This is an exclusive offer.


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

Melody Maker
$30 or more per month
Now we can work together:

Patron Circle plus:

– contribute a short melody that I will make into a short composition just for you.


Choosing this level does not guarantee that I will use your melody in a publicly-released work of music. But be assured that your name will appear as a collaborator if it does!


(3 consecutive months subscription required.) 

The Student - Composition Lesson
$80 or more per month
Patron Circle plus:

Your monthly composition lesson with me, via Skype. I give you one hour of instruction. You provide me with PDF files of your compositions. I provide you with professional advice on how to improve your work: from correcting errors to professional presentation. This is a good choice if you are an emerging composer submitting scores to competitions, orchestras, etc.