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) : >>http://www.information.dk/462458
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 >> www.thesunalsorises.info
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).
New mini documentary about Hess Is More album release + collaboration with The Royal Danish Ballet. Camera and editing by Theodor Clausen & Malthe Risager.
Limited edition casette tapes from Listening Center – available now right here
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.