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Why Owen Pallett would rather mow the lawn

Owen Pallett has been on the road for a while. From playing with Arcade Fire to touring his latest album, In Conflict, life for the young Canadian violinist, composer/arranger and Polaris Music Prize-winner has meant travelling the globe. And for a ton of people, that's a dream. At least, it's probably a dream for the first couple of years. After a while living out of a suitcase though, the whole idea of boarding a plane can turn from a fantasy into something else.

Touring musician sees the benefit of laying aside the vagabond life

Owen Pallett on what he and his peers see in Berlin

6 years ago
Duration 3:53
Composer and performer Owen Pallett on why he thinks Canadians are drawn to other cities, and why travel has limited appeal to him these days 3:53

Owen Pallett has been on the road for a while. From playing with Arcade Fire to touring his latest album, In Conflict, life for the young Canadian violinist, composer/arranger and Polaris Music Prize-winner has meant travelling the globe. 

And for a ton of people, that's a dream. At least, it's probably a dream for the first couple of years. After a while living out of a suitcase though, the whole idea of boarding a plane can turn from a fantasy into something else.

How does Pallett feel about the wandering life? He opened up to CBC Arts about how it feels to be home when most of your time is spent far away.

Owen Pallett and Tanya Tagaq play Massey Hall, 178 Victoria in Toronto on Dec. 1. $29.50-$18.94. 8pm.

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