Tomislav Oliver

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"I am very happy to participate in the Synergy project. Apart from having the opportunity to collaborate with outstanding musicians, festivals, producers and other composers, it will also be a very unique way to delve deeper into the rich culture and history of Montenegro and, hopefully, leave my own mark." T.O.


Tomislav Oliver (Zagreb, Croatia, 1987) graduated in Musicology and Composition from the Music Academy in Zagreb. Composed a number of works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, instruments with electronics, orchestra and acousmatic music. His works have been performed by renowned musicians and ensembles in Croatia and abroad. He is also author of music for experimental films, ballet and contemporary dance. He's collaborating with numerous artists from different fields of art, notably his friends from the "B.A.K.A" artistic collective which places emphasis on experimenting with electronic music, sound design and audio-visual projects. In 2015 he enters Mozarteum, Salzburg for a postgraduate studies in composition in the class of Stephan Winkler. In 2019 he enters ESMUC, Barcelona for postgraduate studies in composition in the class of Mauricio Sotelo. He also participated in master classes and workshops with Nigel Osborne, Michael Wendeberg, Raphaël Cendo, Klaus Lang, Beat Furrer, Stefan Prins, Steven Stucky, Rebecca Saunders, Elena Mendoza, Martin Matalon, João Pedro Oliveira, Michael Beil, among others. From 2017 he is active as a member of the programme board and assistent producer for the Music Biennale Zagreb festival of contemporary music, as well as a moderator of interviews with guest composers and discussion panels for the Croatian Composer's Society. From 2018 he works at the Department of Composition and Music theory on Music academy in Zagreb where he teaches 19th and 20th century music analysis. In june 2021 he enters Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz for master studies in Computer music with Marko Ciciliani and composition studies with Franck Bedrossian.