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BIOGRAPHY

Franklyn Oliver (b. 1999) is a Mancunian Composer and Jaw Harpist based in London. His practice focusses on dance, frequently collaborating with choreographer Laurence Brown. 

He has recently completed a Bachelors degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where he studied with Stephen Montague and Paul Newland. He is now studying for a Masters degree at King's College London under the tutelage of Dr. Thomas Hyde and Sir George Benjamin.

He has written pieces for Trinity Laban's Shapeshifter Ensemble, CoMA, Fretwork, The Tough Boys Dance Collective, Standard Issue, Ineffable Zine, and Glenn Parkes.

Franklyn is a keen musical scholar, specialising in the militant song movements of Chile and the UK and their effectiveness in enacting societal change.

He also works professionally as an orchestrator, arranger, and typesetter.

Swanee whistle performance with Musarc in Neil Luck's piece "Three Votive Mysteries" Taranto, 2022

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