|Michael Peter Olsen
Olsen performing at The Drake with his band Our Founders in 2013
June 28, 1974 |
||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
||Alternative rock, indie rock, art rock, baroque pop, hip hop
||Cello, guitar, keyboards
||Arcade Fire, Drake, The Hidden Cameras, K-os, Jim Guthrie, Kevin Hearn, The Constantines, Gentleman Reg, Great Lake Swimmers
Michael Peter Olsen (born June 28, 1974) is a Grammy nominated Canadian multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, composer and arranger currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Olsen has collaborated live on tour and on records with bands and artists such as: Arcade Fire, Drake, K-OS, Jim Guthrie, Kevin Hearn, The Constantines, Gentleman Reg, Great Lake Swimmers and The Hidden Cameras.
He is also well known as a producer and has worked with critically acclaimed local talent such as Ohbijou, Spiral Beach, The Miles and Debbie Suede. Olsen is also a founder and operator of the Toronto recording studio Uncomfortable Silence.
Olsen currently fronts the Toronto band Our Founders whose members include Spencer Cole of Weaves. Their album, The Nines was released in October 2013 under good reviews.
He was a Canadian Film Centre Slaight Music Lab Resident from 2014-2015 in Toronto. 
Selected performance discography
The Great Lake Swimmers
Selected production discography
- Ball (Sparks/EMI, 2007) Co-Producer/Engineer
- The Bonus Disc (Sparks/EMI, 2008) Producer/Engineer
- The Only Really Thing (Sparks/EMI, 2009) Producer/Engineer
- The Organ (Mint Records/604, 2008) Mix Engineer
- Blood on my Blazer (2008) Producer/Engineer