Hessismore Live in Concert:
Michael Hanf – Vibraphone & Gang Vocals
Pavel Kogan – Guitar & Gang Vocals
Rasmus Bille Bahncke – SH101 Bass Synth & Gang Vocals
David Mason – Electronic Drums & Gang Vocals
Andrew Raposo – 6 Stringed Instrument & Gang Vocals
Matt Parker – Saxophone, Clarinet, Keys & Gang Vocals
Nikolaj Hess – Fender Rhodes & Gang Vocals
Mikkel Hess – Drums & Vocal
Following 4 album release concerts at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen (DK), Hessismore returns to New York to open the new year at Le Poisson Rouge.
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”.
“I believe I just witnessed the future of live dance music”
– Pips (Petty Nobles Collective)
“Where on earth did this material come from ?”
– Jay Ruttenberg (The Lowbrow Reader).
This is a general admission, standing event.
Hessismore – POSTPONED
Hessismore (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!
– Hessismore 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.
– Hessismore counts much sought after musicians from New York bands such as Midnight Magic, Low Mentality, Candy Shop Boys, Listening Center, Volunteeer, Global Motion & San Fermin.
– 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” which was premiered as part of “Selection de la Critique” at Cannes Film Festival 2014.
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special guests Nomi Ruiz
Brooklyn, New York native Nomi Ruiz first gained exposure as a singer/songwriter/recording artist with her debut release ’Lost In Lust’, a song-oriented downbeat electronic album steeped in the grittier ends of early-’90s hip-hop and R&B production — she has cited Mobb Deep and Mary J. Blige as inspirations.
After the album’s release she gained further exposure when she was asked to be one of the “NYC beauties” whose images were projected onto the backdrop of Antony and the Johnsons’ ‘TURNING’ performances. The show was taken on the road and she was featured in the ‘TURNING’ Film , which was based on the critically acclaimed tour of Europe. (read full bio here)
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Julio Monterrey’s Ambiance
Lorna Dune (DJ/Live)
Praised by VICE Magazine as the “mistress of new music” and named as one of 2014’s Artists to Watch by The Fader, Lorna Dune has been turning heads since her foray into the world of electronic minimal techno production. An experimental pianist, who has played with likes of Steve Reich and the Philip Glass Ensemble, has a new take on weightier beat-driven techno which is both fresh in its approach to the genre and also a unique arrival through her journey through sound. Almost synesthesia-like images of “trawling Petar Dundov’s Adriatic waters with an arresting sheer Balearic decadence and holographic gleam” (Resident Advisor) appear in the amygdala upon first listen.
Her latest EP “Miamisphere” released by Brooklyn’s mysterious experimental electronic imprint Lo Bit Landscapes in 2013 has received premieres by Pitchfork and Boiler Room and has been featured in Resident Advisor, Red Bull Music Academy, VICE Magazine, XLR8R, Ibiza Voice and more. She has also caught the attention of the New York Times for remixing a Pulitzer Prize winning work by composer Caroline Shaw and also has an upcoming remix by composer Max Richter to be released on Detusche Grammophon.
Lorna Dune’s highly anticipated full-length album “Transmutation” is set to be released in Spring 2015.
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