"Hess Is More" - Live in full Transatlantic Ensemble Formation
"Top 10 Live Acts of 2014" (GlitterballNYC)
"Where on earth did this material come from ?"(Jay Ruttenberg)
“I believe I just witnessed the future of live dance music” (Pips / Petty Nobles Collective)
These 8 musicians, with their unique instrumentation and unorthodox arrangements create a very danceable yet at times puzzling concert. Catchy melodies and chant like lyrics can haunt you for days: “You are not a primate, you are not Maharishi either, but in between there is someone called yourself”.
Hess Is More started out as an electronic solo project for Danish musician Mikkel Hess. Through 5 albums and various tours and collaborations the project has developed into a full blown Transatlantic Live Music Ensemble, working with a more collective approach.
Their new album “Myheadisaballroom / Whonoeedsapalaceanyway” (Concierge Records / This Is Care Of) was written and arranged during the group’s residency at Clocktower Gallery in downtown New York. The album is a celebration of the energy and interplay of the live ensemble - sounding in the borderland between electronic dance music, afrobeat, krautrock and jazz.
- The ensemble has performed at a long list of international festivals and venues, including concerts in Sao Paolo, Montreal, Istanbul, Moscow, Copenhagen…. and New York!
- Hess Is More has over the years received various awards and nominations, including “Danish Music Award Jazz” and a selection into “Top 10 best music of the year” by Time Out Magazine New York.
- Mikkel Hess is also known for writing and producing music for film and theatre - later works include collaborations with The Royal Danish Ballet and orchestral score for the feature film “When Animals Dream” for which he was nominated for "Carl Prisen" and "Robert".