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.
Missy Mazzoli appears in the following:
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 these worlds in us".) "These Worlds In Us" (2006), for orchestra, is dedicated to my father, who was a soldier during the Vietnam War. The theme, a mournful line first played by the violins, collapses into glissandos almost immediately after it appears, giving the impression that the piece has been submerged under water or played on a turntable that is grinding to a halt.
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.