Jeremiah Oliver

Jeremiah Oliver has been composing since 1995, mainly for piano, but for harp, chorus, and chamber ensembles as well. He graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. Language holds great interest for him—its sounds, its grammar, its attempts to help convey abstract thoughts and feelings. He teaches French, and has studied Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, and Ancient Greek.

While on exchange in Paris, spring of 2003, he wrote his first Comptine, inspired by the music of Yann Tiersen. He has since developed the style with many more. His compositions have been premiered by Ancora (under the direction of Tess Orozco), Diverse Harmony, the Seattle Chamber Players, Seattle clarinetist Rosalyn DeRoos (a member of Choroloco), the Saint Helens String Quartet, and members of the West Seattle Community Orchestra.

He has drawn a lot of inspiration from Yann Tiersen (his Comptines), Chopin, Debussy, and Grieg.

He has accompanied the women's chorus, Ancora, the gay-straight alliance youth chorus, Diverse Harmony, the Seattle Girls' Choir, and Seattle-area middle and high school choirs; performed as a harp-weilding gypsy at Renaissance Faires, and with the a cappella choir, The Esoterics.

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