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Missy Mazzoli And Victoire: Live From The World Financial Center

Friday, December 07, 2012

For three nights in October, WNYC presented live concerts at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden atrium, with each one hosted by John Schaefer. In the last of the three part series, composer Missy Mazzoli performs a set with her all-female electroacoustic band Victoire. 

 

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    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 Mazzoli's all-female band Victoire. Then, KCRW's Anne Litt digs into the recent trend of Fleetwood Mac cover songs on two tribute compilations that came out in 2012. 

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    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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    Women's Tales

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011

    Listen to a new recording featuring vocalist Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond together with the new-music supergroup Signal (led by Brad Lubman) performing Snider’s remarkable song cycle, “Penelope” on this New Sounds.  It’s a haunting 60-minute song cycle for female voice, chamber orchestra, and electronics that limns the boundaries between art song, chamber folk and post-rock. 

     

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    Downtown, Then and Now

    Monday, October 10, 2011

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    Take a dip into minimal hypnotic music with something from composer/professor (theory and history of sound!) Anthony Moore and composer/artist Alexis Georgopoulos, who goes by “Arp.”  Moore was formerly a member of weird pop band Slapp Happy, and has also studied Indian classical music with Viram Jasani.  Georgopoulos used to be a member of California percussion ramble band Tussle and has written a few film scores and works for dance.  Together, these two punks have crafted a collection of tunes recalling the Penguin Café Orchestra stuck in a Möbius strip, with two for Englishman Robert Wyatt called “Wild Grass I & II.”

     

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    Indie Chamber Music, with Victoire

    Saturday, July 16, 2011

    Victoire, a quirky Brooklyn-based band founded by composer Missy Mazzoli, combines strings, clarinets, keyboards and lo-fi electronics (including samples of sewing machines and answering machine tapes) to create their "minimalist, post-rock bliss.”

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    NightMusic III

    Monday, March 14, 2011

    This is another part in the series, "NightMusic"  an hour of works that evoke the darkness, the stillness, the mystery and the uncertainty of night.  We'll hear "Dark Was The Night" a song without words from Phil Kline's apocalyptic mass, "John the Revelator," featuring the vocal group Lionheart and the quartet Ethel.  Plus, music by John Adams, his powerful and terrifying "Night Chorus" from the opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," and other works.

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    Newspeak & Alt-Classical Bands

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    For this New Sounds, listen to some "alt-classical" or "indie classical" bands, like Newspeak or the Paul Bailey Ensemble.  Newspeak is an eight-piece amplified ensemble working under the direction of composer David T. Little and clarinetist Eileen Mack. Named after the thought-limiting language in George Orwell’s 1984, Newspeak explores the grey area where art and politics mix.  We'll hear the group, from their "Sweet Light Crude" release, playing a work by Missy Mazzoli - "In spite of all this." 

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    New "Concert" Music

    Sunday, October 31, 2010

    Listen to music by composer/pianist Missy Mazzoli and her band Victoire (formerly Victrola) – a blend of winds, strings, keyboards, and lo-fi electronics.  Consuming and arresting clarinet, violin, and keyboard melodies meet swirling strings, spoken samples, and minimal processing in Mazzoli’s “I Am Coming For My Things” and “A Door Into the Dark.”  

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    Women's Tales

    Thursday, September 09, 2010

    Listen to a new recording featuring vocalist Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond together with the new-music supergroup Signal (led by Brad Lubman) performing Snider’s remarkable song cycle, “Penelope” on this New Sounds.  It’s a haunting 60-minute song cycle for female voice, chamber orchestra, and electronics that limns the boundaries between art song, chamber folk and post-rock. 

     

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    Indie Chamber Music, with Victoire

    Thursday, August 05, 2010

    Victoire, a quirky Brooklyn-based band founded by composer Missy Mazzoli, combines strings, clarinets, keyboards and lo-fi electronics (including samples of sewing machines and answering machine tapes) to create their "minimalist, post-rock bliss.”

     

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