The 33rd annual Winnipeg New Music Festival launched this past Saturday, beginning a weeklong celebration of contemporary music and culture.  

Local audiences will have plenty of opportunity to get to know the music of this year’s distinguished guest composer: American powerhouse, Missy Mazzoli.  

Lauded for her innovative and inventive writing, the Grammy-nominated composer features in four of the five nights of the festival. 

On Monday morning, Missy popped by the Classic 107 studio for a sit-down conversation.