I want all you Canadians to go out to the tree and cut a switch and meet me in the wood shed. Did you honestly think you were going to keep Owen Pallett from us for ever? Don’t play dumb up there and don’t go running for the doughnut shop either. I’m telling and you can’t stop me.
A Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist came to my attention this week. His name is Owen Pallet. He’s from Toronto and his music is best described as a combination of Kurt Weill and Rufus Wainwright. His genre is called Baroque Pop or Indy. I'm not big on theatrical music, but this stuff goes far beyond theater music with it's minimalist over-tones. This stuff is totally interesting.
In the video clip you will see him building audio tracks in a performance. It just gets more and more interesting. You may want to check out his other videos on Youtube, or just go on the internet and find his album Heartland. It is a very unique collection and nothing like any music you’ve heard before.
Click here to see an Owen Pallett video.