Olga Nunes

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Olga Nunes
Live outdoor performance from 2011 Priceless Music festival.jpg
Background information
Birth name Olga Nunes
Born (1979-01-01) January 1, 1979 (age 38)
Montreal, Canada
Genres Piano rock, alternative rock, art pop, art rock, baroque pop
Occupation(s) Composer, producer
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Shipwrek, Amanda Palmer
Website www.olganunes.com

Olga Nunes (born January 1, 1979) is a Canadian-born pianist, singer and composer based in San Francisco, California.

Music career[edit]

Olga began writing songs in 2005, after being taught the basics of piano by a Buddhist monk, and began playing with her band in Los Angeles soon after.[1]

Her first video of her single "A Dream Of Gardens" was released in 2007, with lyrics by Neil Gaiman. Gaiman also credits Nunes in his crowd-sourcing success.[2]

Nunes also collaborated with Amanda Palmer, designing and curating the “'Who Killed Amanda Palmeralternate reality game .[3]

In 2009, Olga recorded the xkcd song "Boomdeyada", which she later directed and co-produced as a video with Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, and Cory Doctorow,.[4]

In 2010 Olga launched a project for the forthcoming album LAMP, a series of songs with a fictional story woven around them, told in videos and art installations.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Olga was born in Montreal, Canada, to Spanierd and Brazilian parents. Raised in Florida as a teenager, her first experience with music took the form of musical theatre.

Olga is currently living in San Francisco and working towards the release of her next album, LAMP.



  • Lamp (2013)
  • Maps For The Open Road (2009) with Lyrics by Neil Gaiman
  • Last Call (2007)



Nunes has also released more than a dozen singles and 20 B-sides, and has contributed original material to independent film soundtracks.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Olga Nunes Twintterview". the vt blog. 
  2. ^ "Neil Gaiman's The Moon over the Corn Field". Neil Gaiman. 
  3. ^ http://thachr.com/2013/olga-nunes-on-making-transmedia-music/
  4. ^ "Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton Reenact ‘XKCD’ Strip". Comics alliance. 2010-02-08. Archived from the original on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  5. ^ "Semi-fictional love stories and music project". boing boing. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2013-11-20.