Owen Pallett

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Owen Pallett is a violinist and singer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and winner of the inaugural Polaris Music Prize.

Pallett has been noted for his live performances, wherein he plays the violin into a sampler controlled by foot pedals, which then loops back one or more of the previously played musical phrases as he plays additional parts simultaneously, a technique also used by other musicians. He has also performed with more traditional string quartets as backing musicians. Pallett is also well known for his work with Arcade Fire. He has often toured with them, and did the orchestral and string arrangements on both Funeral and Neon Bible.