Jessica Moss

Jessica Moss is a Montréal-based violinist and composer who began writing and performing solo work under her own name in 2014; she has since released five full-length albums: Under Plastic Island (self released, 2015), Pools Of Light (Constellation Records, 2017), Entanglement (Constellation, 2018), Phosphenes (Constellation, 2021) and Galaxy Heart (Constellation, 2022). Moss uses amplified and processed violin (and voice) to create works of expressive electronic- and drone-inflected post-classical Minimalism and Maximalism, with a distinctive melodic sensibility that channels Klezmer, Balkan and Middle Eastern tropes, and an ear for textural grit and timbral noise forged from her 15-year tenure in political post-punk band Thee Silver Mt. Zion (2001-2016).