Oliver Farrow

Band Member, Composer, Pianist, Music Producer

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Audio

Whoopee

Music set to text from The Last Lunch by Yoel Wulfhart.

01Whoopee
02Verde

Credits & experience

2019
  • Radiophrenia Glasgow - http://radiophrenia.scot/may-24th/ : My electronic composition 'ARRANGEMENT ONE' was broadcasted
  • Infinite Opera's BESSE (Beer Opera) : Singer, actor and stage hand
  • The GAP Arts Project, Birmingham : Artist in Residence: Part of the Building for Belonging project run by Ceri Townsend. My artistic response to the project included composing a 20-minute piece, curating an ensemble and a performance which took place on the 15th January.
  • Music tutor in Piano, Theory, Production
  • The GAP Arts Project : Sound Designer for basement theatre play 'The Silence'
2018
  • Duophonics Project - https://youtu.be/pc0IJcn_PhE : Devised/improvised concert directed by Oliver Farrow. The ensemble was made up of 7 instrumentalists on synthesiser, guitar, bass, sitar, violin, cello and drums. I organised, hosted, and performed in this public event that happened over 6 months.
  • Ideas of Noise Festival : Working with 4 other musicians (guitarist, alto saxophonist, violinist, video artist), we devised a noise, drone, improvised music for a concert that took place over summer. I used synthesiser and electronics.
  • Wedding Ceremony : Pianist
  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (2014-2018) : BMUS Music Composition
2017
  • Creative Ensemble : Pianist: (2014-2017); An experimental ensemble comprised of composer-performers lead by Riaan Vosloo. Players would bring original compositions and the group would workshop them and put on a yearly concert.
  • Stage play 'Careen' at Birmingham REP Theatre. : Composer
  • Spectrum, New York : Artist in Residence: A week long solo residency the Spectrum venue run by Glenn Cornett, I performed an electronic music set as the support act for composer-performer collective Oracle Hysterical.
2014
  • Composition for Film and Television, Goldsmiths, University of London : A course that taught me the fundamentals of composition for screen. As well as meeting many other aspiring film composers, we were given a choice of films to score and also critique each others work.
2013
  • South Downs College : Music Technology, Music, Photography A-level

Music

Keyboard ability

Expert


Vocal ability

Classically trained


Composer ability

Expert


Producer ability

Expert


Singing styles
  • Classical
  • Opera

Favourite genres
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Classical

DAW’s: Logic Pro X (advanced), Ableton (advanced), Audacity (advanced)
Sibelius (advanced)
Mixing and mastering [intermediate]
Recording capabilities (advanced)
Piano (distinction in Grade 7 and Performance Certificate, Trinity)
Orchestration, arrangement & reduction for suit any combination of instruments (advanced)
Music Theory (grade 5)
Video editing (iMovie)

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