John Oliver

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– 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.

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About John Oliver

Hi everyone. Thanks for visiting my page. If you like what I do, you can support me for as little as a dollar a month. Help me create my next composition or recording, by joining an exclusive community of insiders, my "Commissioning Collective." 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 may know me from performances or recordings of my music by symphony orchestras, chamber groups and musicians across Canada and beyond, or from my own performing and recording activities. 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 presenters

With your help, I can make more music and share it with you here first. 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 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.


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As I get more patrons, I will be able to devote more time to bigger projects. Your support also helps me keep my musical tools current: music production and software updates, musical instrument stuff. You keep me moving ahead!
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