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Following the release of her acclaimed debut solo record Pools Of Light this past spring, Silver Mt. Zion violinist/composer Jessica Moss has returned from a busy summer and fall of Canadian and European touring, having played over forty solo shows in recent months, including many headlining dates, festival appearances at Supersonic, Soy, Zemlika and Le Guess Who?, and support slots for Big|Brave (on whose latest album she also plays), Zu and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
 
Moss will play nine shows in Ontario and Québec through late November and early December, co-headlining with Ben Shemie from Suuns (who will be presenting new synth- and vocal-based solo work).
 
Moss will also be co-headlining a Brooklyn NY show with Paul de Jong (of The Books) at Saint-Vitus to wrap up 2017.
 

JESSICA MOSS + BEN SHEMIE
ONTARIO + QUÉBEC

DD/MM/YY PLACE VENUE
29.11.17 Windsor, ON Phog Lounge
30.11.17 Guelph, ON Silence
02.12.17 Toronto, ON Baby G
03.12.17 Hamilton, ON Casbah
07.12.17 Montréal, QC Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.
08.12.17 Québec, QC Pantoum
09.12.17 Wakefield, QC Blacksheep Inn
09.12.17 Brooklyn, NY Saint-Vitus (w/ Paul de Jong)

 

Moss’s live presentation of instrumental music from the Pools Of Light album is superb and something very special. She combines violin with live sampling and effects to construct mesmserizing longform post-classical compositions, influenced by mournful klezmer and near-eastern melodic modes, alternately underpinned by drone and contrapuntal elements, shot through with punk grit and distortion, accentuated by minimal but powerful use of vocals.
 
 
“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
 
“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
 

WATCH JESSICA MOSS IN AN INTIMATE PERFORMANCE VIDEO
(VIA NOISEY)

 
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WATCH JESSICA MOSS VIDEO FOR ALBUM TRACK “GLACIERS II”
(VIA THE WIRE)

 
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