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Fresh off her first headlining North American West Coast tour, Jessica Moss is thrilled to announce a return to Europe in April & May 2018.The acclaimed violinist/composer – known to many from her long tenure in Thee Silver Mt. Zion, and for her contributions to albums by Vic Chesnutt, Carla Bozulich/Evangelista and many others – has spent the past year mesmerizing audiences across North America and Europe with her new solo work.
 
Moss brings her stark, stunning live performances back to the EU, playing from her wonderful Pools Of Light album released last year, and presenting some superb new compositions as well.

 

JESSICA MOSS APRIL & MAY 2018 DATES

DD/MM/YY PLACE VENUE
29.04.18 Gijón, ES L.E.V. Festival
02.05.18 Lausanne, CH Le Bourg
03.05.18 Amsterdam, NL Dokzaal
04.05.18 Foligno, IT ZUT
05.05.18 Ancona, IT Teatro Comunale di Montecarotto
07.05.18 Firenze, IT TBA
09.05.18 Chemnitz, DE Weltecho
10.05.18 Berlin, DE Arkaoda
11.05.18 Bamberg, DE Pizzinni
12.05.18 Hamburg, DE GoMokry

 

As a regular participant at the 12- and 24-hour drone concerts put on by Basilica Hudson & Le Guess Who? Festival in recent years, Moss has also been invited back to Big Ears Festival in Knoxville this year to help oversee their inaugural hosting of this itinerant drone event in late March 2018.
 
Moss has played over 50 solo shows in the second half of 2017 alone, including many headlining dates, support slots for Big|Brave (on whose latest album she also plays), Zu and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a co-headlining tour with Ben Shemie (Suuns), and festival appearances at Supersonic, Soy, Zemlika and Le Guess Who? among others. Her longform solo music for violin, electronics and voice is finely honed, strikingly creative and deeply moving.
 

Hear two new tracks from Jessica Moss


Jessica is also sharing some new music – an excerpt of a work in progress, recently recorded live in her rehearsal space – that offers a lovely preview of new material to which concertgoers may find themselves treated this spring, alongside her debut opus Pools Of Light.
 
“Untitled #3” displays various techniques and influences that lie at the heart Moss’s solo music: building stacked slow-burn string themes through live looping, sampling and pitch-shifting that beautifully balance drone and melody, gradually introduce further electronic, oscillation and synthesis textures, and channel folkways tropes from Eastern Europe and the Middle East – in this case, gesturing towards the Klezmer tradition perhaps most explicitly since her work in the mid-2000s with Black Ox Orkestar.

 

 

In addition to this gorgeous excerpt, Jessica is also sharing a remix of her track “Entire Populations Pt. II” by Constellation labelmate Joni Void, whose plunderphonic-meets-techno sensibility offers up an inspired re-interpretation that gradually unfurls towards ricocheting cacophony and translates the stark intensity of the original in suitably maximalist fashion.

 

 
 
 
 


Jessica Moss • Pools of Light
LP / CD / Digital
Release Date: 5 May, 2017
FULL RELEASE INFO AND ALBUM STREAM HERE

 
Critical Acclaim for Pools of Light:


“A powerful solo effort…visceral and sometimes raw…in her hands, the violin becomes a bountiful source of adventurous possibilities. Though she’s clearly proven herself to be an invaluable team member in other projects, Pools Of Light makes the strongest of all possible cases for Moss’s credibility as a solo artist.”Textura
 
“A warm solemnity, like participating in a communal prayer… Pools of Light is not the music of hopeful victory, it is the music of a compassionate failure; of the realization that only in each other will we find the care and the fulfillment that our victory over nature never once provided.”A Closer Listen
 
“A despairing but cathartic experience…ambitious, expansive and dynamic. After receiving her musical gifts in the context of collaborative projects for so long, listeners should jump on this opportunity to hear her solo work.”Exclaim
 
“Pools of Light is a revelation.”Vancouver Sun

 

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