New single premiering with Aesthtic magazine by amazing singer songwriter Merival. It’s called Sinner, and its awesome. I had the great pleasure of arranging strings for it, and even played a bit too. Check it out, i think it wont be the last time you hear about Merival.
Doing a series of videos to celebrate the fact I have a new Cello thing. First time in all these years Ive really had an idea for a solo project that I could get behind. Follow me on my Insta to see more @michalpeterolsen
Had a chance to play with Owen Pallet on the newest Haim record, Something to tell You. that was fun. Also check the dope arrangement by Owen. (As expected)
Arranged and played some strings on a new Tiesto Remix for the Coldplay song "Head full of Dreams". Hear it here: http://www.tiestolive.fr/2016/10/coldplay-a-head-full-of-dreams-tiesto-club-mix.html
Due to my writing credit on Drake's VIEWS album I am now a grammy nominated songwriter. Pretty cool huh?
Had a wonderful experience scoring the Network TV miniseries "4 in the Monring" On CBC this past summer with my writing partner Ben Fox. It was crazy and a great time. Shout out to all the great people we had a chance to work with. I'm happy to now say you can see all the episodes online at this URL.
Excited that "Views" is finally out this weekend! I play on a good solid half dozen tracks and even contributed a little bit of writing. After personally repping the six as my adopted city for so long, it feels good to be a part of this one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Views_%28album%29
Working on a horror movie soon........ terrifying
That was some fun! Got to show my final project and have a sweet night celebrating with my filmy friends. yay! I will post the movie here soon.
Triple Gangers are releasing "Forcast" today. Its an album I spent a lot of time recording and producing with them and I couldn't be happier with the results. yay 3gs!Read More
worked on a new short that's premiering June 9th. Stray Dog directed my Michael Mazzuka. awesome Xmas gangster times.
getting some nice airplay on college radio across Canada this week. very pleased. Also check the film section of the site as i am Adding new film work often. just now two actor pieces entitled River and Alison. have a peek!
Winter sucks true. but here's a new song that embraces winter by just making it chill. Featuring Ghislain Aucoin and Spencer Cole on the rhythm section, also an awesome cover by David Kleiser. Check it out on Bandcamp or Soundcloud today.
This Monday is the Bell Media Prime Time TV Residents Showcase. I had the pleasure of working on three of the pieces (Sleepless, Stockholm and Mary Kills People) this time around and they are all totally awesome and crazy. Looking forward to seeing them all at the Lightbox. Soon I will be posting links for the work so you can watch them in the Film section of the Uncomfortable Silence. Have a look theres some up there already. :)
Debuting a few new pieces of film and music this Thursday at Bell Light Box for the Canadian Film Center Actors Showcase. The shorts "Alison" and "River" are scored and have songs written and recorded by yours truly. A pleasure to work with such fine teams of creators. Also a little sad to say some good byes to my actor buddies. Ill see you around but it won't be as fun as having you all in one place. :)
Have a look back at the Film Work section on this site to see links to some of these and other film projects Im working on.
Tonight the Long Winter Fair happens at the Great Hall in Toronto. If you're going, check out THE BLOT.
A collaborative writing project that i have contributed a song to. (go written with the one and only Nick Godfrey) We are in good company as so many amazing artists have participated and more to come. check out the live installation tonight at Long Winter
Just finished music for a short film project for Erin Carter one of my fellow CFC-ers. Its called Alison and it's quite hilarious. An exercise in trying to get clothes on as fast as possible. :) Erin came in and sang lead on the credit roll song too. Nice. ill post a link when its all done and out.
To celebrate my 20th year in Toronto I'm retiring my old domain and starting this brand new site. yay! 2015 is starting with a bunch of exciting things. To start off in my production world: Tim Bradford will be releasing his record "Drinking Alone" on Jan 23rd 2015 at the Dakota in Toronto. A great project of heartfelt,savvy and occasionally witty country writing produced and recorded by yours truly. Tim's band is fantastic and the record is definitely a labour of love. have a listen to a fun track here.