The Canadian born multi-talented composer, violinist, keyboard player and vocalist Owen Pallett first came to prominence in the early to mid 2000s with his violin-looping project ‘Final Fantasy’ . After gaining accolades including the Canadian Polaris Prize for his work, in particular the brilliant album ‘He Poos Clouds’ in 2006, Owen has gone on to release three excellent offerings under his own name, culminating in 2014’s ‘In Conflict’ on Domino. The album gained excellent reviews from a huge list of places including Pitchfork, and with The Quietus realising that: ‘In Conflict straddles worlds, not mixing desks – a fully-realised work of art whichever way you look at it’, we get a solid set of approvals to back up what we already know from listening to his records, Owen Pallett is a genuine talent.
Not just a solo-artist, Pallett has lent his skills to a number of high-profile acts, writing string arrangements for the likes of Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand and The National, just to name a few. His compositional talent also stretches to film scoring, most recently soundtracking Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’, and with a recently composed violin concerto being co-commissioned by the Barbican and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra among a whole host of other projects, we’re left wondering when he gets time to perform as a solo artist. Happily, he is confirmed for Field Day and we’re excited to see his show at Field Day on Saturday 6th June.Listen