Music together

Michael Peter Olsen

Ambient, Contemporary, Improv

Michael Peter Olsen

May 02, 2020

Michael Peter Olsen is a Toronto-based cellist, engineer, producer, film composer and grammy-nominated songwriter. He has recorded and performed on over 100 recordings including Drake VIEWS, Arcade Fire Funeral, K-OS Joyful Rebellion, Jim Guthrie Now More than Ever and The Hidden Cameras The Smell of Our Own. “Yearning Flow” will be the first full length record from the new Michael Peter Olsen solo project, releasing on Hand Drawn Dracula in Spring of 2020. MPO will be touring Europe and the USA in 2020. In 2014 he was selected as one of three songwriters-in-residence for the Canadian Film Centre's Slaight Music Residency, chaired by Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna. Michael, with co-writer Ben Fox, composed the music for the first season of the CBC television series “4 in the Morning” and continues to compose for Film and TV projects. Michael has appeared live and on record with more artists than easily counted. He toured extensively internationally with Hidden Cameras in the early 2000's and has graced the stages and recordings of a diverse mix of artists such as Haim, Tiesto, Holy Fuck, Zaki Ibrahim, Great Lake Swimmers, Slakadeliqs, The Constantines, Jayme Stone, Kevin Hearn, Rheostatics, The Blow, Gentleman Reg, Slakadeliqs, Mocky, and Sarah Slean. As a string arranger, engineer, and producer he has worked with The Organ, Emma Lee, K-OS, Spiral Beach, Triple Gangers and Ohbijou. Michael fronts an original band called Our Founders which released their critically acclaimed first album in October of 2013. Michael holds an A.R.C.T. and a Bachelor in Music Performance from U o