Presented by Vera Project.
Since 2001, widely acclaimed violinist and composer Jessica Moss has been a force of depth in contemporary experimental music. First as a central member of Thee Silver Mt. Zion, until the legendary chamber-punk outfit went on hiatus in 2016, and in the years since as a solo artist, releasing four acclaimed albums on Montreal’s unshakeable Constellation Records. Also a sought-after collaborator, she has worked with (amongst many others): Vic Chesnutt, Carla Bozulich, Patti Smith, Jem Cohen, Jim White, Guy Picciotto, Big•Brave, Melissa Auf Der Maur and Mary Margaret O’Hara.
Her most recent releases, Galaxy Heart (2022) and Phosphenes (2021), are ambitious summations of her work to date: profoundly emotional, expansive musical experiences that draw on post-classical, ambient metal, Eastern European folk, drone, and a myriad of traditions in between. Through her history as a solo performer, Moss has developed an inventive approach to building sonic environments where instrumentation and vocalization are treated as interconnected strands, woven together into aural tapestries. How Moss employs this process to faithfully recreate her multidimensional compositions as they exist on record has long been the central appeal of her performances.