Owen Pallett © Artist
Owen Pallett is one of Canada's most prolific composers and collaborators. As a solo artist, Owen has released a number of critically acclaimed solo albums and was awarded the Polaris Prize in 2006. The most recent album, Island, was released in 2020 on Secret City Records and Domino Recording Co. As a chamber music composer, Owen has been commissioned by the National Ballet of Canada, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Bang On A Can, The Barbican and many others. Most recently, Owen collaborated with Lido Pimienta to create a new work for the New York City Ballet, "sky to hold". As a producer and arranger, Owen has worked with Frank Ocean, Caribou, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The National, Taylor Swift, R.E.M., Wolf Alice, Fucked Up, Keane, Pet Shop Boys, Christine And The Queens, Titus Andronicus, Julia Jacklin, The Last Shadow Puppets, Duran Duran, Banks, Snow Patrol, The Weather Station, Sigur Rós, Linkin Park. Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sharon Van Etten, The Mountain Goats, Beirut, Lana Del Rey and Superchunk. Owen won an Album Of The Year Grammy for their collaborative work on Arcade Fire's The Suburbs. Owen also works extensively as a film and television composer and has collaborated with directors M Blash, Matt Wolf, Mary Nighy, Anton Corbijn and Jerrod Carmichael. Owen won an Emmy for his work on Solve Sundsbo's Fourteen Actors Acting and was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the original score for Spike Jonze's Her. He currently lives in Toronto.
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