American composer Missy Mazzoli has received critical acclaim for her music. She has been composer-in-residence at the Philadelphia Opera Company and the Albany Symphony, and is the founder and keyboardist for the electro-acoustic band Victoire. Mazzoli's music has been performed by the Kronos Quartet, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the American Composers Orchestra, and she wrote several songs for the acclaimed television series Mozart in the Jungle. Listen to eighth blackbird perform her piece, "Still Life with Avalanche."
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