Danish Design Counsel awards NR2154 with “Grundfos Rejselegat 2010″
Frej Hedenberg took this photo on a sunny day in Dumbo.
Coming of the heels of the Hess Is More – ? – Residency, we took the band outside Manhattan.
Summer Live shows included Celebrate Brooklyn Festival at the band shell, featuring live visuals by Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154 and special guest appearances by Sylvia, Rasmus Bille Bähncke & Nikolaj “the champ” Hess. Also transatlantic action with 3 outdoor shows at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen including dear friends Bang Chau, Charlotte Munck, Jenno, Nikolaj “The Champ” Hess + Gomez, Bingofar & Bonus.
Click the image to see a youtube clip “You are my sunshine” from Copenhagen.
Kimberly Locke’s ‘Strobelight’ co-written and produced by Rasmus Bille Bahncke, Randy Jackson & Cutfather climb to #5 on BILLBOARD’S HOT DANCE CLUB SONGS. All bass, keys, beats, track programming and final mix by Rasmus at THIS IS CARE OF STUDIOS NYC. Additional live drums & disco cowbell by Mikkel Hess. > Click image to listen
New incarnation of the Hess Is More live band takes form. Now a six piece band of New York based musicians. Yet, we all manage to squeeze into the C/O studio for rehearsals! Michael Hanf, Matt Parker, Tom Baker, David Mason, Martin Vejerano, Mikkel Hess + extended family Nikolaj Hess, Andrew Frawley & Jim Orso.
3 month concert residency at Nublu Club, featuring collaborations with various visual and performance artists, curated by Claire Grube, Jacob Wildschiødtz and Mikkel Hess.
Click the image to see poster series by Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154
Longtime Hess Is More Live collaboration with Nikolaj Hess & Jenno celebrated with the vinyl EP ‘Democracy’, released on Music For Dreams & Nublu Records. All music composed and produced by Nikolaj Hess, Jenno & Mikkel Hess at C/o Studio. Rare squeeky plastic nose appearance by Rasmus Bille Bähncke. Artwork by Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154
>Click image to listen to “Democracy” on Soundcloud
The Hess Is More album “Hits” is in the top 10 of Mr. Jay Ruttenberg on Time Out Magazine’s “Best Music 2009″
Album cover by Danish art star Tal R. in collaboration with Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154
NR2154 wins visual identity competition for the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009.
The logo symbolises the blue planet. A network of lines – one for each nation in the UN – make up a complex structure heading towards unrest or balance.
The logo was chosen from hundreds of proposals in an open competition.
The jury: The winning proposal is a striking and at the same time both simple and complex symbol. Simple because the symbol is a stylized globe. Complex because the visual expression allows for a host of interpretations.
C/O STUDIOS: : FAGGET FAIRYS 1st single ‘FEED THE HORSE’ hit #4 on the NATIONAL AIRPLAY CHARTS in Austria, Denmark, Switzerland and Belgium. ( COOL HUNTER ARTICLE, MYSPACE, HYPEMACHINE ). All keys, beats, track programming and final mix by Rasmus Bille Bahncke at THIS IS CARE OF STUDIOS NYC. Album on iTunes > Click image for video
Frederikke Aspocks’s “Sheep” enters Telluride Film Festival programme 2009. Written & Directed by Frederikke Aspock. Music by Rasmus Bille Bahncke & Mikkel Hess. Recorded and mixed at C/o STUDIOS. Watch the trailer at Danish National Television site.
Frederikke won 10 festival prizes including the prestigious Cinefondation 1st Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2004 with her short ‘Happy Now’ also with music by Rasmus Bille Bahncke.
Mikkel Hess composes music for danish feature film ‘Camping’. The film was directed by Jacob Bitsch, and produced by Nimbus Film.
Full musical score recorded & produced in collaboration with Rasmus Bille Bähncke, at C/O Studio.
Disney’s new Hannah Montana The Movie Soundtrack features ’Hoedown Throwdown’ Written by Nikki Hassman & Adam Anders. Track produced by Rasmus Bille Bahncke & Adam Anders. The song is included on the short list for Best Original Song at the 82nd Academy Awards and charted #18 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Wikipedia started a page for the song >WIKI HOEDOWN THROWDOWN
5 small video hubs – for the release of “Hess Is More – Denial”
By Missing Pieces, Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154 & Mikkel Hess
Click the image to start the tour
NR2056 / Ikon – an exhibition of Danish design through Bang & Olufsen, Fritz Hansen, Georg Jensen, Louis Poulsen and Royal Copenhagen hosted by Hz
Danish design exhibition at Storefront, New York City.
Art Direction, exhibition identity and book design by NR2154