Michael Pärt has gained renowned recognition in the music and film communities by working closely with Oscar and Grammy award winning artists. He has worked with Icelandic megastar Björk, film directors Peter Jackson, Francis Ford Coppola, composers Richard Harvey, Howard Shore and film director and Prince of Thailand Chatrichalerm Yukol among others. Michael has contributed to award-winning projects such as the BAFTA winning LazyTown and the Grammy nominated albums Volta by Björk and Neon Bible by Arcade Fire. Away from production he has exhibited an interactive light-to-sound installation at the Stanley Picker Gallery, and established the International Arvo Pärt Centre, a foundation to preserve his father's heritage which he currently chairs. [Read More]

  • International Arvo Pärt Centre

    International Arvo Pärt Centre

  • "The Legend of Suriyothai" by Chatrichalerm Yukol (Richard Harvey)

  • "Neon Bible" by Arcade Fire

  • "Youth Without Youth" by Francis Ford Coppola (Osvaldo Golijov)

  • "Volta" by Björk

  • "Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" by Peter Jackson (Howard Shore)

International Arvo Pärt Centre

International Arvo Pärt Centre

Michael Pärt co­‐founded and chairs the “International Arvo Pärt Centre”, a foundation that preserves Arvo Pärt’s creative contribution to the arts and ensures education for future generations. the IAPC has since its launch successfully secured government funding from the Estonian state and corporate sponsorship arrangements. Michael is overseeing the management body, leading the technical roadmap, creative policies and providing strategic support.

"The Legend of Suriyothai" by Chatrichalerm Yukol (Richard Harvey)

Michael Pärt cut his teeth on this 2½ year scoring project as a composers assistant, music editor and producer. Thrown into the deep end, he joined composer Richard Harvey through this epic production across three continents, directed by Chatrichalerm Yukol, prince of Thailand. The ethnic - and orchestral score was recorded in the UK, Hungary and Thailand. 

 

"Neon Bible" by Arcade Fire

Michael produced all orchestral material for Arcade Fire's second album "Neon Bible". He connected all neccessary elements between the composers and production staff, from arranging the recordings, producing the sessions and editing the multitracks.

"Youth Without Youth" by Francis Ford Coppola (Osvaldo Golijov)

Michael Pärt was the Music Editor for Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov on Francis Ford Coppola's "Youth Without Youth" at American Zoetrope.

He also produced the soundtrack for the feature on Deutsche Grammophon.

"Volta" by Björk

Michael Pärt was Björk's right-hand man and assisted her during production of her 6th full length album "Volta". Björk and Michael worked often at her summer house in Þingvellir, Iceland, spending weeks and months there when Björk was laying her groundwork for this album.

Björk refers to Michael on the CD sleeve as a Midwife to this project.

"Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" by Peter Jackson (Howard Shore)

Michael Pärt was the Music Editor in Wellington, New Zealand for Peter Jackson's "Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". Beyond the scope of Musid Editing his main function in the 2‐year production stages were to liaise between composer Howard Shore and director Peter Jackson as well as developing optimal use of technology and data management.

He has been nominated for an nominated for an MPSE award for this work.