Austin Chamber Music Center Presents:
2015 East Riverside
Austin, TX, 78741
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
“Invitingly quirky…evocative and alluring.” – New York Times
VICTOIRE is a family of musical misfits living in New York City, helmed by composer/keyboardist Missy Mazzoli. This “all-star, all-female band” (Time Out New York) of strings, keyboards, clarinets and electronics performs Mazzoli’s hypnotic blend of dreamy chamber pop, minimalism and rich romanticism. Their debut album Cathedral City, released in 2010 on New Amsterdam Records, envelopes the listener in a tapestry of classical influences, distorted guitars, multi-layered vocals, vintage keyboard sounds and stuttering samples. 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.“ In the past two years Victoire has performed all over the US at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chicago’s Millennium Park, Le Poisson Rouge, Joe’s Pub, Roulette, the Whitney Museum, and the Bang on a Can Marathon. In 2011 they embarked on their first European tour with The National, Efterklang and Owen Pallett, and returned to Europe last Fall for a tour of Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands with My Brightest Diamond. They also recently performed in Sweden as part of the 2012 M.A.D.E. Festival and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) as part of the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival, curated by Bryce and Aaron Dessner. Victoire is Missy Mazzoli (compositions, keyboards), Mellissa Hughes and Caroline Shaw (voice), Olivia De Prato (violin), Eileen Mack (clarinet), Lorna Krier (keyboards), and Eleonore Oppenheim (double bass).