Oliver Vibrans

Composer & Musical Director

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Composition

Oliver Vibrans is a Composer and Musical Director. Oliver has composed music for theatre, film, art installations, radio and the concert hall. Recent commissions include From The Crowd a commemoration of Peterloo, part of the unveiling of the memorial by Jeremy Deller, A Snail of Two Cities, a comic animated short film, an outdoor production of The Merchant of Venice for Stafford Shakespeare Festival, Rutherford & Son for Sheffield Theatres, This Is Not For You, an outdoor contemporary opera performed at Greenwich + Docklands International Festival in 2018, The Stars Come Out at Night installation for Stellar Projects at Leeds Art Gallery, Strangers on A Train Set for LipService Theatre, an original score for The Midwich Cuckoos, John Wyndham's classic sic-fi novel adapted for BBC Radio 4, Shakespeare’s The Tempest for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Hurricane Protest Songs for Graeae Ensemble, The Pitmen Painters by Lee Hall for The New Vic Theatre, Edward II at Cambridge Arts Theatre and Mr Darcy Loses the Plot, a national touring production for LipService. Oliver also created original music for The Vostok K Incident for BBC R&D, an experimental radio drama that utilises electronic devices such as phones and laptops to create an improvised surround sound experience. Oliver is a founding member of Night Train Theatre, an ensemble theatre company dedicated to sharing vibrant and compelling stories from around the world. Oliver is a Music graduate of Cambridge University. He is studying for a Masters in Composition for Screen at Royal College of Music and is a recipient of the Humphrey Searle scholarship.

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Musical Direction

Oliver was Assistant Musical Director on The Threepenny Opera, a co-production between Graeae, The New Wolsey, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Nottingham Playhouse and Birmingham Rep. He was also Assistant Musical Director for Ramps on the Moon production of The Who's Tommy. He was Musical Director for The Real Inspector Hound, which featured a live six piece band, at ADC Theatre Cambridge. Oliver is famed for his collaborative process - in Edward !! at Cambridge Arts Theatre, Oliver worked with the cast devising a sound palette which was recorded, sampled and used as a basis for the score. In his commission for the Liberty Festival at the Southbank, Oliver used the 30th article of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the basis for a multi media soundscape.The piece also used found sound and vox pops.

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Drumming

Oliver is an accomplished drummer. His jazz trio The Four Legged Trio won the Reinstein Prize for jazz in 2015 and has performed widely. Oliver has done many theatre gigs on kit including The Blues Brothers Live and The Rat Pack at the Edinburgh Festival.