Oliver Weeks

Oliver Weeks is a London-based composer, guitarist and pianist. He studied music at Clare College, Cambridge and composition with Robin Holloway, followed by a PhD in composition from the Royal Academy of Music, London. His music has been performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Royal Academy Soloists, the BBC Singers and the Endymion Ensemble. He is a prolific arranger, working for figures as diverse as Chas & Dave, Elton John, Jonny Greenwood, Keaton Henson and Howard Goodall.

He has scored two full-length feature film soundtracks: Cat Sticks (Ronny Sen, India 2019), dealing with drug addicts in Kolkata and which premiered at Slamdance 2019 and Rising Silence (Leesa Gazi, Bangladesh / Uk / India 2018), based around the stories of the Birangona, and which has won 15 international film awards to date.

He has been working with Bengali artists for since 2002, was he began working with award-winning singer-songwriter and ethnomusicologist Moushumi Bhowmik. In 2007, he founded Khiyo with Sohini Alam. Their version of the Bangladeshi national anthem, Amar Shonar Bangla, was released to success and controversy in 2012, and their debut album appeared in 2015 on ARC Music to excellent reviews.