Friday, March 12, 2010

Bad Canadians

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.


Blogger Auntie said...

love it. Thanks, Guy.

5:22 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Very cool. Those rat canadians can't keep him from us forever!

8:01 AM  
Blogger Kama said...

(Oye there, What's all this about Canadians, huh?!)

Thanks for spreading the word. Owen Pallet, indeed. (And he's super-cute too!)

3:45 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Auntie, I'll share the CD with you next week.

Darev, they'll think twice next time.

Kama, did you know of him before this post?

5:22 AM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

I thought you were referring to that little flip-top adopted brother of Kyle's on South Park when you said "Bad Canadians." Or Terence and Philip!

2:46 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Mo3, It pays to pay attention

3:42 PM  

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