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View Points at Harbourfront Centre Debuts Inside the Musician’s Studio with 2006 Polaris Music Prize Winner Final Fantasy

TORONTO, January 4, 2006. The insightful View Points series continues at Harbourfront Centre with the highly anticipated program, Inside the Musician’s Studio. The premiere event features the 2006 Polaris Music Prize winner Final Fantasy (aka Owen Pallett) with Steve Kado of Blocks Recording Club. The pair will be led in conversation by Carl Wilson of The Globe and Mail and to discuss the many facets of the creative process, from writing music to recording and performing live, among many other topics.

Inside the Musician’s Studio takes place Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Harbourfront Centre’s Brigantine Room. Tickets are $5.00 for this all ages event. For more information the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit

Inside the Musician’s Studio is a one-of-a-kind occasion allowing audience members to experience what motivates a body of creative work, from inspiration to collaboration and production. It is also a chance to acquaint with new perspectives, whether audience members are established musicians or aspiring artists. “Inside the Musician’s Studio is an opportunity for the artist to talk about anything they wish,” explains Alok Sharma, lead programmer of this event for Harbourfront Centre. “The flow of the night will be open to the interviewer’s discretion and the artist’s response.”

Final Fantasy, a name Pallett borrowed from the popular video game series, won the $20,000 Polaris Music Prize in 2006 after a panel of judges deemed his album ‘He Poos Clouds’ the best Canadian release between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006. The prize is Canada’s largest monetary prize determined by a critical selection process as opposed to the volume of albums sold.

Blocks Recording Group ( is described “an Artist-Owned Worker’s Co-operative” and is based in Toronto.Steve Kado is a member of the elected board that is chosen from the body of the co-op. The board as of October, 2006 consists of: Steven Kado, Matt McDonough, James Anderson, Kat Gligorijevic-Collins and Bob Wiseman.

View Points at Harbourfront Centre is an ongoing series of discussions about contemporary culture focusing on artistic issues of local, national and international significance. The Brigantine Room is located in the York Quay Centre (235 Queens Quay West) at Harbourfront Centre. Doors for Inside the Musician’s Studio will open at 6:30 p.m.

Event media contact:

Cary Mignault, 416-973-4655 or

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