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Owen Pallett
Owen Pallett Brussels
Background information
Born 7 September 1979
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Composer, Musician
Instruments Violin, Vocals, Piano, Harpsichord
Years active 2000s-present
Associated acts Final Fantasy
Arcade Fire
Les Mouches

Michael James Owen Pallett (born 7 September 1979) is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, whose work has included string arrangements on Duran Duran's All You Need Is Now album.


Born in Toronto to a church-organist father, Pallett began playing the piano when he was three and grew up studying violin in a childhood steeped in classical composition. He studied Composition at the University of Toronto and joined a pop band called Picastro. After leaving university in 2002 Pallett then fronted the band Les Mouches, who released the album You're Worth More To Me Than 1000 Christians in 2004.

Other work includes releasing his first solo album Has a Good Home under the name Final Fantasy in 2005, and later in 2009 working with Win Butler and Régine Chassagne on the score for Richard Kelly's film The Box.


With Les Mouches:

  • The Polite Album – 2002
  • Blood Orgy!!! – 2003
  • You're Worth More to Me Than 1000 Christians – 2004

Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy):

  • Has a Good Home (as Final Fantasy) – February 12, 2005
  • He Poos Clouds (as Final Fantasy) – May 15, 2006
  • Heartland – January 11, 2010


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