Victoire plays CARNEGIE HALL, February 22, 2014, 6:00 pm
A very special world premiere of VESPERS FOR A NEW DARK AGE by Missy Mazzoli, a new collaboration with percussionist GLENN KOTCHE (Wilco)
Also featuring works by Kotche and John Luther Adams
part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival
For the past year Missy has been working on Vespers for a New Dark Age, music for Victoire created in collaboration with percussionist Glenn Kotche, poet Matthew Zapruder, vocalists Mellissa Hughes, Virginia Warnken and Martha Cluver, fashion designer Andrea Katz, and of course the fabulous instrumentalists in the band (Olivia De Prato, Eileen Mack, Lorna Krier and Eleonore Oppenheim). This new work will premiere at Carnegie Hall along with pieces by Glenn Kotche and John Luther Adams, and will appear on Victoire’s next album, due out in fall, 2014.
Click HERE for the backstory.
Debut album, Cathedral City, out NOW!
LISTEN to “Like a Miracle” from Cathedral City
VICTOIRE is a family of musical misfits living in New York City, helmed by composer/keyboardist Missy Mazzoli. This “all-star, all-female band” (Time Out New York) of voices, strings, keyboards, clarinets and electronics performs Mazzoli’s hypnotic blend of dreamy chamber pop and rich romanticism. Their debut album Cathedral City, released on New Amsterdam Records, envelopes the listener in a tapestry of classical influences, distorted guitars, multi-layered vocals, vintage keyboard sounds and stuttering samples. Cathedral City was named one of 2010′s best classical albums by the New York Times, Time Out New York, the New Yorker and NPR, and Pitchfork praised the group for “condensing moments of focused beauty and quiet conviction from the pandemic distractions of modern life. (7.8)” NPR’s First Listen asks “Is Victoire’s music post-rock, post-mimimalist or pseudo-post-pre-modernist indie-chamber-electronica? It doesn’t particularly matter. It’s just good music.”
In the past two years Victoire has performed all over the world, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chicago’s Millennium Park, New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge, Joe’s Pub, the Whitney Museum, the Cleveland Art Museum and the Bang on a Can Marathon. In 2011 they embarked on their first European tour with The National, Efterklang and Owen Pallett, and returned to Europe last Fall for a tour of Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands with My Brightest Diamond. They also recently performed in Sweden as part of the M.A.D.E. Festival and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) as part of the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival, curated by Bryce and Aaron Dessner. Victoire’s recordings have been included in several films, most recently in the award-winning documentary Detropia. Victoire is Missy Mazzoli (compositions, keyboards), Mellissa Hughes and Caroline Shaw (voice), Olivia De Prato (violin), Eileen Mack (clarinet), Lorna Krier (keyboards), and Eleonore Oppenheim (double bass). For more information, visit www.victoiremusic.com or www.missymazzoli.com.