Following the premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia for Orbiting Spheres with the LA Phil New Music Group, Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times praised the work, stating:
“Mazzoli’s is music not so much of, as out of, the spheres. Strings and winds swirl and swoon, sliding magically around pitches. There is no pulse, no thousand points of starlight, rather the motion of waves. She manages to squeeze in the hurdy gurdy without ever losing the sensation of gorgeous celestial bodies in the ether. The Sinfonia lasted 14 minutes and came near the end of a long concert that went to midnight. But this is music for a long night that never ends.”
Read the full review here.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns recently published an article covering the recently preview of Missy Mazzoli’s new opera, Breaking the Waves, as part of Opera Philadelphia’s Double Exposure Series.
Stearns states: “In Breaking the Waves, based on the von Trier film, Mazzoli’s voice is like a 21st-century refraction of the Smetana/Janacek nexus, conveying the under-the-surface repression in the small-town community.”
Read the article here.
Victoire recently performed with Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche at Carnegie Hall, as part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival!
Baeble Music’s Stephanie Orentas highly praised the show, stating that “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.”
To read the full review, click HERE.
Victoire’s latest track A Thousand Tongues, remixed by Lorna Dune, has been released on Pitchfork! Jayson Greene praises the track as “the most striking and uncanny music Victoire have ever made.”
Violinist Robert Simonds recently recorded a video featuring Missy Mazzoli’s Dissolve, O My Heart. Check it out here: