Oliver Coates is a cellist, composer and producer working across a wide array of musical and artistic fields. He plays in a live ensemble with Jonny Greenwood and LCO, records with Mica Levi (Under the Skin, Chopped & Screwed, an upcoming record for distorted cello and CDJ’s) and is currently working on a new recording and live project with the producer Actress. His reworking of Boards of Canada with Mira Calix was released on Warp and he is currently composing a large-scale theatre work for Ragazze String Quartet to tour in Scotland and the Netherlands. In 2015 he gave his first solo cello shows in Egypt, Australia and Hong Kong, and became a writer with Domino publishing. Oliver composed the soundtrack to Lawrence Lek’s dystopian video installation “Unreal Estate”, which won the 2015 Dazed x Converse Award and is released in December on SLIP imprint.
As of December 2015