Michael James Owen Pallett (born September 7, 1979) is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist,
and vocalist from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and winner of the inaugural Polaris Music Prize.
Pallett is best known as a solo artist, formerly under the name "Final Fantasy". Leon Taheny is also
credited as drummer and engineer. More recently, Pallett has toured with guitarist/percussionist
Pallett has been noted for his live performances, wherein he plays the violin into a loop pedal, a
technique also used by musicians such as Andrew Bird and Zoe Keating. Pallett uses Max/MSP to do
multi-phonic looping, which sends his violin signal to amplifiers across the stage.