story on creative collective ‘This Is Care Of’

June 9th, 2013 / Rasmus Bille Bähncke

The largest Danish newspaper on Facebook ‘Dagbladet Information’ runs story on creative collective ‘This Is Care Of’. The article is based on an interview with Martin Burcharth at Clocktower Gallery NYC, May 2013. (Text in Danish) :  >>


The Sun Also Rises

April 9th, 2013 / Rasmus Bille Bähncke

The Sun Also Rises features two sets of songs: Five obscure tracks of African origin, recorded between the early ’80s and this past year, alongside five reinterpretations by artists drawn from the Scandinavian dance-music world. The album was initiated by Quartz+Co to create a musical reflection of its activities in Africa, where the company, which is based in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, has worked extensively to aid local entrepreneurship. To create the album, Quartz+Co called upon the services of This Is Care Of, a multimedia arts collective centered around the musicians Rasmus Bille Bahncke and Mikkel Hess and the designer Jacob Wildschioedtz—all Danish natives living in New York City. Unearthing the songs proved no small task. As Hess notes, “It was especially important to find songs that were, basically, the most bad-ass things we had heard in a long time.” – J. Ruttenberg Dec 3rd 2012, New York >>


Sound of Copenhagen, Volume 10

February 8th, 2013 / Mikkel Hess

Congratulations to Sound of Copenhagen – Volume 10 is out now!

We are proud to have contributed with 2 tracks from This Is Care Of. Theodor Clausen’s remix of “Call for Change” (Hess Is More feat. Nomi Ruiz) and Willie Mays’ remix of “Portable Electronic Musical Instrument” (Listening Center).


Alive Behind ?

January 14th, 2013 / Mikkel Hess

New mini documentary about Hess Is More album release + collaboration with The Royal Danish Ballet. Camera and editing by Theodor Clausen & Malthe Risager.



November 28th, 2012 / Mikkel Hess

Limited edition casette tapes from Listening Center – available now right here


Wheel of Fortune

November 1st, 2012 / Mikkel Hess

New track from Hess Is More – up for free download

Composed by Mikkel Hess. Produced and arranged by Theodor Clausen, Rasmus Bille Bahncke and Mikkel Hess at This Is Care Of, NYC 2012. Mastered by Natal Zaks

Special thanks to our dear partners in the adventures of recorded music:
Nublu Records, A:larm Music, Playbutton & The Orchard.


Listening Center album coming up

September 12th, 2012 / Mikkel Hess

On September 16 we proudly release “Listening Center – Example One”. Debut album composed, produced, mixed and artworked by David Mason.

Find an early review on INKBOTTLE , and visit Listening Center.



Party ?

September 5th, 2012 / Mikkel Hess

Now seems like a good time to have a party. Two live acts from our music department:

Come early for the 10PM set by Listening Center – new solo project by David Mason, soon to be released via This Is Care Of.

And, Hess Is More  will play an almost unplugged double electric guitar double sh101 set at 10:30 PM.

RSVP here


Lianne La Havas, NOWNESS

August 6th, 2012 / Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154

Earlier this year, Lianne La Havas performed solo in front of an invite-only audience
organised and produced by Hikari Yokoyama.
We art directed, edit and animated this piece for NOWNESS.


LOVE Magazine 8 is out!

July 31st, 2012 / Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154

Art directed and designed by us – Go get it!<


Remix Album

July 25th, 2012 / Mikkel Hess

Yes, the remix album is out now and we are pretty very much proud of it. Tracks from “Hess Is More – Creation Keeps the Devil Away” remixed by our friends and heroes! Artwork by Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154.

Listen Here


Welcome to The Avant/Garde Diaries

June 21st, 2012 / Mikkel Hess


This week The Avant/Garde Diaries opened editorial office in New York. We were happy to contribute with music and design for the launch.

Visit The Avant/Garde Diaries here. And, check the recent video “Emenius & Hess in conversation” here.



We do it – so that we can do it again ?

April 26th, 2012 / Mikkel Hess

Our music department is developing an addiction…. We are of course talking about the act of playing music live in concert.

In April and May the Hess Is More Live Tour includes shows in Istanbul, Copenhagen, Moscow, New York and Sao Paulo.  Below is the invite for the local part of the fun – Live at Mercury Lounge NYC.

Haven’t seen the live show yet ? Check the latest video here: Live at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. 



March 1st, 2012 / Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154

We just received the first samples of the Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs book we designed – fresh off the press – standby for the Launch in Paris March 7th to look inside…



New Video – Trilogy ?

February 29th, 2012 / Mikkel Hess

We made this video in collaboration with photographer Peter Funch. This concludes the trilogy of videos for “Hess Is More – Creation Keeps the Devil Away?”. Album released by This Is Care Of, Nublu Records & A:larm Music.

Check blog post and interview by Artrebels. (And find a free download of the Bille Bahncke remix)

“Going Looking for the End of the World” is written, performed and produced by Rasmus Bille Bahncke & Mikkel Hess at This Is Care Of Studio in New York.


Happy Holidays with New Museum

December 23rd, 2011 / Mikkel Hess

New Mueum, Happy Holidays

We were happy to collaborate on this years holiday greeting by our 2011 favorite supply of art, ideas and beyond. Thanks to everybody at New Museum for a great year with fantastic art, festival, parties and more.

iPad drawing by Canyon Castator, sound by Rasmus Bille Bahncke & Mikkel Hess.

Click the image to view the mini film.



December 22nd, 2011 / Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154

Preview of the Directory of alternative art exhibition spaces that we designed for New Museum and Art Asia Pacific – will be out for the Trienniale!


“Out Of Bounds” wins the top prize at Marrakech Film Festival

December 11th, 2011 / Rasmus Bille Bähncke

marra_playFrederikke Aspock’s “Out Of Bounds” (Labrador) takes home the Grand Prize at the 11th Marrakech International Film Festival. Soundtrack composed by Rasmus Bille Bahncke, performed, mixed & produced at This Is Care Of Studios New York by Mikkel Hess & Rasmus Bille Bahncke. You Tube Clip from Marrakech here. Music snippet here. Trailer here. Hollywood Reporter here.