Vespers for a New Dark Age was named #37 on Q2’s “Best 50 albums of the last 20 years”, one of the top albums of 2015 by WNYC’s John Schaefer, Steve Smith of the Boston Globe, and Textura, and was used in dance pieces by choreographers Robert Binet (National Ballet of Canada) and Kitty MacNamee.  Check out Kitty’s piece here, directly from the streets of LA.

THANK YOU TO MY AMAZING COLLABORATORS VICTOIRE (Olivia De Prato, Eileen Mack, Lorna Krier, and Eleonore Oppenheim), GLENN KOTCHE, VOCALISTS Mellissa Hughes, Martha Cluver and Virginia Kelsey, MATTHEW ZAPRUDER, and a special thank you to Jeremy Geffen and everyone at CARNEGIE HALL for commissioning the work, and all of our Kickstarter donors for making the album possible.

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“[Mazzoli’s] wonderful score is seductive, meditative, spiritually elusive and subversive. With it, we can welcome a new natural for the art form. And now all eyes and ears are on Mazzoli's next, larger and more traditional opera slated first for Philadelphia Opera and based on Lars von Trier's film "Breaking the Waves.” - Mark Swed, LA Times

Read the full review HERE

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From the review: “The composer and keyboardist Missy Mazzoli has a thing for unlikely connections and startling gestures, and one of her gifts is the ability to tease out the hidden logic behind her choices. Her ravishing, unsettling album “Vespers for a New Dark Age” unfolds as a meditation on technology and spirituality, alienation and self-interest.”

Read the full review HERE

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Missy's new album, Vespers for a New Dark Age, is featured on NPR's First Listen. Stream the entire album here http://www.npr.org/2015/03/22/393639270/first-listen-missy-mazzoli-vespers-for-a-new-dark-age

Pre-order the album on iTunes HERE

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On February 22 at the Cutting Room in New York, Missy Mazzoli will join Laurie Anderson for Innovative Women in New Music: A Concert Showcase, Brunch, Panel and Networking Event. The event will feature women composers, performers and collaborators including Annie Gosfield, Mazzoli, Martha Mooke, Angelica Negron and Kathleen Supove.

With Keynote and Tribute to Women in Music Touchstone Award recipient, composer, performance artist, mentor and trailblazer Laurie Anderson.

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