Missy Mazzoli’s Vespers for a New Dark Age

out NOW on New Amsterdam Records

Featuring Victoire, Glenn Kotche (Wilco) and Lorna Dune
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“…ravishing, unsettling…”
New York Times

 “Mazzoli’s ensemble Victoire, cleverly orchestrated, provides settings both cinematic and intimate at once, while Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche adds evocative scrims of percussion and some thunderous pounding.”
NPR’s First Listen

 “…music that once sounded like the lonely movement of your own thoughts now calls out to you in a voice of its own.”

 “Casts a powerful spell…Mazzoli has fashioned an engrossing classical-electronic-vocal epic that sounds like the product of a much larger ensemble than the chamber-sized one it actually is.”

This “all-star, all-female band” (Time Out New York) of voices, strings, keyboards, clarinets and electronics performs Mazzoli’s hypnotic blend of dreamy art pop and rich romanticism, enveloping the listener in a tapestry of classical influences, distorted guitars, multi-layered vocals, vintage keyboard sounds and stuttering samples.  Victoire has performed all over the world, including at Carnegie Hall in a collaborative performance with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival.  Victoire recently released its sophomore album of Missy's music, Vespers for a New Dark Age, a collaboration with Kotche and electronic producer Lorna Dune, out now on New Amsterdam Records.  Their debut album 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 few years they have played in venues all over the world including Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (part of the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival curated by Bryce and Aaron Dessner), the M.A.D.E. Festival in Sweden, the C3 Festival in Berlin, Millennium Park (Chicago), The Winter Garden (New York, as part of the Bang-on-a-Can New Music Marathon), Overtoom 301 (Amsterdam), The Music Gallery (Toronto) and Le Poisson Rouge (New York, as part of the Wordless Music Series). In February 2011 they joined The National, Owen Pallett and Efterklang on a tour of the Netherlands as part of the Cross-Linx Festival, and in November 2011 joined My Brightest Diamond (Shara Worden) for performances in Belgium and Paris.  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 (voice), Olivia De Prato (violin), Eileen Mack (clarinet), Lorna Krier (keyboards), and Eleonore Oppenheim (double bass). 



Debut album:

Cathedral City

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Featuring special guests:

Bryce Dessner (The National)

William Brittelle

Mellissa Hughes

Florent Ghys


Victoire recently performed with Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche at Carnegie Hall, as part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival! “Mazzoli’s compositions have been nothing but excellent, powerful and thought-provoking, and Saturday night’s premiere of “Vespers for a New Dark Age” continued the stream of works by Mazzoli that leave you in awe.” - Baeble Music

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