Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli was recently deemed "one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York" by the New York Times, and "Brooklyn's post-millenial Mozart" by Time Out New York. Her music has been performed all over the world by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, the Minnesota Orchestra, the South Carolina Philharmonic, NOW Ensemble and many others.

Upcoming projects include a performance by the American Composers Orchestra, and performances of her chamber opera, Song from the Uproar, at Bard College and on the New York City Opera's VOX series. She is the recipient of three ASCAP Young Composer Awards, a Fulbright Grant, and grants from the Jerome Foundation and the Barlow Endowment.

In 2006, Missy taught beginning composition at Yale University, and is now Executive Director of the MATA Festival in New York City. She often performs with Victoire, an "all-star, all-female quintet" (Time Out New York) she founded in 2008 dedicated exclusively to her own compositions.

For more information, go to: www.missymazzoli.com, www.myspace.com/victoiremusic

Missy Mazzoli appears in the following:

Vijay Iyer And Missy Mazzoli Live At The WFC, Fleetwood Mac

Friday, December 07, 2012

Today on the show, Soundcheck presents the last of the three-part series of shows from the World Financial Center, a double-bill featuring jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and composer Missy M...

Missy Mazzoli: Song From the Uproar

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The intrepid, Swiss-born adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904) began traveling the North African deserts on horseback at age 20, often dressing as a man. She died in a flood at the age of 27, but left behind a body of work, including a wealth of travel writing. Today: composer Missy Mazzoli joins us to talk about her new opera, “Song From the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt,” which premieres tomorrow at The Kitchen. And, we get a live preview.

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Missy Mazzoli

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The title "These Worlds In Us" comes from James Tate's The Lost Pilot, a poem about his father's death in World War II. (In the last line of the poem Tate writes, "misfortune placed...

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Missy Mazzoli

Monday, April 05, 2010

Missy Mazzoli is one of the leading lights of the indie-classical scene in New York. Her music has been performed by Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, the Minnesota Orchestra, NOW Ensemble and other groups. Her all-female electro-acoustic band Victoire is a mainstay of the city's alternative music spaces. And this week, ...

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Silence Saves

Monday, April 05, 2010

Between iPods, cell phones, and the ever-present din of urban life, silence is a vanishing commodity. Today, we'll discuss the benefits of quiet moments, and explore how people invite excess noise into their lives. Also: Composer Missy Mazzoli plays live, backed by her chamber-rock ensemble Victoire.

Introducing Missy Mazzoli

Monday, March 29, 2010

Q2 continues its monthly series of Composer Introductions with composer/bandleader Missy Mazzoli. Hear exclusive, live performances, read an introduction by Mazzoli herself and download her music.