Oliver Miller 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. Over the last 10 years, Oliver has worked closely with composer Georges Lentz and architect Glenn Murcutt developing the Cobar Sound Chapel, a permanent sound installation currently under construction in the Australian outback.
Early 2019 saw the completion of Electric, a 23-minute short film focused on the world’s first experiments with shock therapy in Italy 1938. It screened in London as well as in Italy and in Australia. In 2020 Oliver has also created an Electric- 6 minute film off-shoot titled Electric: The Experiment that is currently in submission to festivals.
Over 2019 and 2020 Oliver has worked extensively directing and creating filmed performances of music and dance including work with Synergy, Taikoz, The Australian String Quartet, Pinchgut Opera, Bandaluzia. Currently he is working closely with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra directing, editing and mixing for their new Brandenburg One digital musical platform.
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.
In addition to composing music for his own ensembles, Oliver also composes music for film, and has recently composed scores for the successful short films Friends of Mine (2020) and What do you See? (2018)
Oliver has performed extensively as a cello player in Australia, including playing with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonia. in late 2020 Oliver’s cello playing features on the very newly released album for the Cutlan String Project, titled Living.
In 2018 Oliver completed a a Masters in Arts of the Screen at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, with research focused on the convergence of multi-mediality within film. He also completed a Bachelor of music in cello performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
In the mix for Electric
On set for Electric with Matt Toll (Cinematographer), Richard Cox (associate producer) and Bella Cannarvo (Costume Designer)