James Oliverio





Featured Project: Children of a Common Mother



Diverse Peoples Meet and Collaborate in Real Time


Live connections bridging artists & indigenous peoples ranging from the Arctic Circle to the Equator


The Umutina Tribe, partners in Mato Grosso, Brazil


Photomontage for the CCM Event (Feb. 2008)


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 World House: Connecting the Global Community (2008) produced for Martin Luther King’s Alma Mater Morehouse College, connecting artists and activists from Atlanta to India, Kenya and South Africa.

• In Common: TIME (ICT) Series:  an ongoing series of internationally-distributed real time performances and collaborations bridging classrooms, continents and cultures. The Series includes:

ICT: DRUMMA (2006)
ICT: Children of a Common Mother (2007)
ICT: Maximum Impact (2007)

• One Hand Clapping (2007) Commissioned for the opening of the "Merce in Miami" month-long cultural celebration honoring choreographer Merce Cunningham.

• HANDS Across the OCEAN (2005) Winner of the inaugural Peoria Prize for Creativity for connecting artists, educators, students and performers across four continents in a globally-shared virtual environment.

• Non Divisi (2003) Connecting the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) with partners in North and South American over the Internet2

• Dancing Beyond Boundaries (2001) The seminal work of intercontinental live music, dance and high-speed network grid performance at the SuperComputing Global.

• StarChild the Opera (1996) Premiered from Atlanta’s Olympic Village as part of the prelude to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Subsequent public television broadcast.

• WALL of HOPE (1995) Commissioned for premiere at the High Museum of Art for New Year’s Eve 2005

• The Big Adventure Series, a educational series of over 16 programs on DVD for Children. Collaboration with filmmaker William VanDerKloot. Contribution: Original music score for all one-hour programs (1998-2007). Published by Little Mammoth Media, Atlanta GA. The series is available on home video and on broadcast, cable and satellite television around the world. Awards include: Parent's Choice Gold Awards, Kids First! Endorsements, CINE Golden Eagles, International Monitor Awards and several of the Oppenheimer Foundation’s Best Children’s Video of the Year Awards.

• CUMBERLAND: Island in Time, Feature film on DVD. Collaboration with filmmaker William VanDerKloot. Video DVD published by Island Lady (2006).

• ORCHESTRAL THEMES:  A library of the orchestral music of James Oliverio. Audio Compact Disc published by Opus 1 Production Music Library, Studio City, CA (2000).  http://www.opus1musiclibrary.com/opus1catalog.html

• CODEX Tympanos,  Collaboration with Filmmaker Steve Walker. Performance by Mark Yancich, timpanist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, recorded live at Turner Studios, Atlanta, 2005.

• StarChild the Opera, Audio Compact Disc (CD) Featuring the original cast, produced by the composer, sponsored by DENON (1996).

• Pilgrimage, Vakhtang Jordania and the Kharkov Philharmonic perform orchestral works by the composer, Audio Compact Disc (CD), Trained Ear (1994)

• Common Ground, Ballet, Produced and performed by the composer. Audio Compact Disc (CD), Trained Ear (1992).

• Songs Without Words, Recorded live in concert by Thamryris, produced by the composer, Audio CD, Trained Ear (1992).