Owen Pallett - Sondz

Overview

Michael James Owen Pallett (born September 7, 1979) is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, who performs solo as Owen Pallett or, before 2010, under the name Final Fantasy. As Final Fantasy, Pallett won the 2006 Polaris Music Prize for the album He Poos Clouds.

From the age of 3, Pallett studied classical violin, and composed their first piece at age 13. A notable early composition includes some of the music for the game Traffic Department 2192; Pallett moved on to scoring films, to composing two operas while in university. Apart from the indie music scene, Pallett has had commissions from the Barbican, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada, Bang on a Can, Ecstatic Music Festival, the Vancouver CBC Orchestra, and Fine Young Classicals.

On their Final Fantasy releases, Pallett has collaborated with Leon Taheny, who is credited as drummer and engineer. Following the r...

Facts

Born7/9/1979 (Age: 42), in Mississauga
AreaCanada
Years active20
StatusActive
Role(s)Lead VocalsViolinInstrumentViolaConductorInstrument Arranger (strings)Instrument Arranger (horn)Arranger
Label(s)Domino□□□□□□ Recording ClubTomlabDominoMilan[no label]JiaolongHostess Entertainment Unlimited.Escape Goat RecordsWarner Bros. Pictures

Discography

YearTitle
Island2020Island
In Conflict2014In Conflict
Heartland2010Heartland
He Poos Clouds2006He Poos Clouds
Has a Good Home2005Has a Good Home

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Leon Taheny
Leon TahenySynthesizerProducer (additional)Mix
Johannes Berglund
Johannes BerglundProducer (additional)Mix
Rusty Santos
Rusty SantosMix
Jeremy Gara
Jeremy GaraEffectsDrums (drum set)BellPercussionElectric bass guitarBass synthesizerElectric guitar
Umber Hamid
Umber HamidMix (assistant)
Roger Leavens
Roger LeavensMix (assistant)
Marcel Ramangano
Marcel RamanganoMix (assistant)
Sturla Mio Þórisson
Sturla Mio ÞórissonRecordingEffectsProgramming (membranophone)
Ed Reifel
Ed ReifelTimpaniMarimbaPercussionSnare drumCymbal
Matt Smith
Matt SmithElectric bass guitarVocalBackground vocals