VICTOIRE is a new chamber-rock ensemble founded by composer/pianist Missy Mazzoli, featuring Olivia De Prato (violin), Eileen Mack (clarinet), Lorna Krier (keyboards) and Eleonore Oppenheim (double bass). This group, a stirring blend of winds, strings, keyboards and lo-fi electronics, was recently dubbed “an all-star, all-female quintet” by Time Out New York, and was described by Pitchfork as “so good… a pleasingly accessible entrée into the world of pseudo-classical music.” Victoire performs Mazzoli’s distinct blend of dreamy post rock, quirky minimalism and rich romanticism. Since forming in 2008 they have shared the stage with Tortoise, The National, Buke & Gass, William Brittelle’s Television Landscape, ARP, the Bang-on-a-Can All Stars and many others, performing at many top venues including New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, Chicago’s Millennium Park, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and the Library of Congress, as well as at the Bang on a Can Marathon and String Theory Festival. In 2011 they embarked on their first European tour with The National, Efterklang and Owen Pallett, and returned to Europe later that year for a tour of Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, performing with My Brightest Diamond. In spring of 2009 they became the first classical artist to be featured on “ Selects”. They released their debut EP, A Door into the Dark, on in March 2009, and it was named one of the year’s best albums by Time Out New York. Victoire’s first full-length album, Cathderal City, released in September 2010, was named one of 2010’s best classical albums by The New York Times, Time Out New York, The New Yorker, and NPR. In a 7.8 review, Pitchfork stated, “Victoire condenses moments of focused beauty and quiet conviction from the pandemic distractions of modern life.”


Music video for title track from debut album Cathedral City: 


A Thousand Tomgues (Lorna Dune remix):


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