Missy is active as a performer on piano and electronics, most recently touring with composer/pianist Kelly Moran throughout Europe and performing with her on the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York. She is also active with her ensemble Victoire, an “all-star, all-female band” (Time Out New York) of voices, strings, keyboards, clarinets and electronics that performs Missy’s hypnotic blend of dreamy art pop and rich romanticism. Victoire envelops the listener in a tapestry of classical influences, distorted guitars, multi-layered vocals, vintage keyboard sounds and stuttering samples. They have 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).