Oliver Miller is a hybrid artist and has led an eclectic career as a filmmaker, cello player, pianist,
composer, arranger, sound engineer, music producer, antique restorer, and
photographer, and is a co-founder of the improvising ensembles The NOISE
string quartet, Amphibious and Bungarribee. Oliver worked closely over a 10
year period with the composer Georges Lentz and architect Glenn Murcutt
recording and developing the Cobar Sound Chapel, a permanent sound
installation recently constructed in the Australian outback.
Early 2019 Oliver directed Electric, a 23-minute short film focused on the
world’s first experiments with shock therapy in Italy 1938. Starring Socratis Otto
and Nicholas Hope, it screened in festivals in London as well as in Italy and
Over 2019 and 2020 Oliver worked extensively directing and creating filmed
performances of music and dance including work with Synergy, Taikoz, The
Australian String Quartet, Pinchgut Opera, Bandaluzia, The Australian Haydn Ensemble and
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
Oliver has been commissioned by a number of Australian contemporary music
and arts organisation to create experimental films including Read/Write Error
(2018) for Ensemble Offspring and Video Tunnels (2019) for Backstage music.
He recently was commissioned by Fiona Hill and Alicia Crossley to create an
experimental film titled Into the Darkness completed in 2022.
In addition to composing music for his own ensembles, Oliver also composes
music for film, and has recently created scores for a range of AFTRS graduate
films, including What do you see (2019) which premiered at Frameline Film
Festival (San Francisco) and Queer Screen Sydney Gay Mardi Gras Film
Oliver was principal cello with the Australian Youth Orchestra and has since
performed extensively as a cello player with the Australian Brandenburg
Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonia. He has worked with a diverse range of
artists including Delta Goodrem, Veronique Serret, Christian Winther and Kim
Moyes of the Presets. He is currently completing work on the first studio album
for his quartet Bungarribee, and will be touring the album nationally with fellow
band members Gary Daley, Paul Cutlan and Chloe Kim, through a grant
received through the Sydney Improvising Music Association.
In 2018 Oliver completed a a Masters in Arts of the Screen at the Australian
Film Television and Radio School and he continues to develop a cycle of films
based around the life of the Australian poet Francis Webb.
Visit Oliver's Instagram portfolio at this link to view some of his latest photographic work:
For more details on the Cobar Sound Chapel follow the following link: www.cobarsoundchapel.com
More info on the Noise string quartet follow this link www.thenoise.com.au
Oliver worked closely with the Australian Brandenburg and Australian Haydn Ensemble to develop their online Digital platform over @ www.brandenburg.com.au and www.australianhaydn.com.au
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