Sundance 2021 Composer Spotlight: Jessica Moss
Montreal violinist, composer, and singer Jessica Moss has worked with a variety of ensembles over the past two decades. Best known for her 15-year tenure in Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, she was also a founding member of avant-klezmer group Black Ox Orkestar, recorded and toured with the Vic Chesnutt band, and worked extensively with Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista. She has performed and recorded with many of Montreal’s best known artists, including Big|Brave on their acclaimed Southern Lord releases. Moss was featured in Jem Cohen’s Empires of Tin project, and she joined members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fugazi and Dirty Three to perform the live score to Cohen’s film We Have an Anchor in Europe and the USA. She self-released her first solo album Under Plastic Island in 2015, and followed up with a pair of acclaimed LPs for the Constellation label: Pools of Light (2017) and Entanglement (2018).