Co-Incidences 2 – September 10th 2023

This new work will be be recieving it’s first performance at the Orkney International Science Festival in the spectacular setting of St Magnus Cathedral. A meditation on the Solar System, light, Harmony and the passing of life…

You can hear a work in progress teaser on my Bandcamp page here

Get tickets from OISF

Feature on Relevant Tones

For an interview about the whole Co-Incidences and “Tanpura With…” project check out the latest episode of Seth Bousted’s Relevant Tones podcast hosted by the excellent Austin Gray Williams.

Music now available on Bandcamp

As of March 2022 my music will now be available on Bandcamp – search for me there.

Post Pandemic Update – September 2021

As for many, the recent and ongoing pandemic has made me question everything I have been doing in music so far. However, exciting times lie ahead, so I will be completely updating this site with a new approach at some time soon…

The Opera Hour Interview

Host Richard Scott and I discuss my operas from Black and and Blue through to Singularity in Resonance FM‘s highly recommended “The Opera Hour” – broadcast on the 5th May 2016 and now available as a podcast on this page

BBC Radio 3 Interview

Carla Rees and I discuss our 10-year collaboration for BBC Radio 3’s “Hear and Now” as part of their “Modern Muses” series – broadcast on the 14th November 2015 and subsequently available as a podcast on this page

Published Works

Much of my flute music is published by Tetractys.

For more details go to the Tetractys website on this page


Two albums of chamber pieces for various instruments and electronics,”Nocturne – rarescale plays Michael Oliva”, and “Apparition and Release – rarescale plays Michael Oliva”, are out on rarescale records, and available to buy at iTunes and at Amazon mp3.

For more details of these albums go to this page.

Twofold is available on the album Poetry by Mainly Two available here

A 4 minute extract from Apparition and Release was also out on “The Wire Tapper 20” CD, a compilation on the cover of the October 2008 issue of The Wire magazine (issue 296 – out in the UK 11/9/2008). The extract is also available from The Wire’s website.