Recorded with an 35 piece orchestra last week for my new trailer music album for EMI SONY - 2 very full on days. Starting work on First Dates Hotel for channel 4. Really excited to go back to the National Film + TV School as visiting tutor.
First Dates album is now out on HMV, iTunes, amazon, etc…
Alas, only 3 of my tracks from the original score. But they are in stellar company.
Delighted to confirm I’ll share a panel about Factual Television with brilliant composers Nainita Desai, William Goodchild and Sandy Nuttgens at the Media Composer Conference will take place @ Goldsmiths University on the 12th of November: 9:30 to 6:30.
First Dates won a BAFTA for Best Factual series last Sunday.
The kickstarter campaign for my Periodic Table of Musical Instruments, in support of Mind UK was a success. A big Thank you to all the backers. x
The whole score is effortlessly charming, with real warmth, and an engaging personality that mirrors Lumley’s own. The instrumental textures d’Oliveira employs are consistently interesting, blending together in a series of excellent combinations, and the scope of the score perfectly encapsulates the heart of the project.
Jon Broxton, Movie Music UK
“lovingly crafted and perfectly realised little jewel; I only wish it were longer”
album review by Michael Beek
“Instead of making me try to associate it with the TV show, Miguel d’Oliveira’s creation stirs my imagination and lets it fly freely.
This is what good film music is all about.”
“It is playful from start to finish and the orchestration is light and really fun to listen to.
This music takes me on a journey to places I have never been. It feels magical and beautiful.”
“From bold, bright and dynamic to more nuanced lyrical, melancholic and even slightly sarcastic themes. All written with a lot of class.”
“Trans-Siberian Adventure is a charming, uniformly lovely score whose only drawback is that there isn’t more of it.” ****
“The composer put together a quirky ensemble and stuck with it. It’s incredibly pleasant on the ear.
It has some beautiful and magical moments.”
This is a great effort from Miguel d’Oliveira who showcases some rather impressive writing”
Film Music Media
Writing new music for the next series of First Dates, an album of film trailer music, scoring a 3 part series for ITV about Japan and a 2 part documentary for BBC one.
writing 5 tracks for 2 production music albums for Universal and the music for a Ch4 documentary about narcolepsy
About to start scoring a 4 part series for Channel 4 about West End musicals plus a 1 hour documentary for ITV.