Mikkel Hess just wrapped up composing and producing the score for "When Animals Dream" - debut feature film of Danish Director Jonas Arnby.
The film has been selected to premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2014 as part of the Critics Week program.
Congratulations to Jonas and everyone at Alphaville: variety.com/2014
The film was also recently signed for distribution by Radius-TWC, so... coming to a theatre near you!
Hess Is More is preparing the Ballroom....
Meanwhile, two Hessian jazz records have been released.
3 x Hess: Music for mum and dad (Released February 13)
Brothers Emil, Nikolaj & Mikkel Hess release their first record together. Saxophone, piano and drums.
Buy album as CD: www.gatewaymusic.dk/album
Buy album as MP3: itunes.apple.com/album
5 Star review by Gaffa Magazine (In Danish): gaffa.dk/anmeldelse
Hess / AC / Hess Spacelab (Released March 13)
Long time collaborators Nikolaj Hess, Anders AC Christensen and Mikkel Hess release their first acoustic trio record with a repertoire of entirely original compositions. (Ok, it was a bit of a surprise to see this album climb to no 8 on the danish iTunes chart right next to Ferrel and George Michael - but yay!).
Buy album as CD: www.gatewaymusicshop.dk/index.php?route=product
Buy album as MP3: itunes.apple.com/dk
Review by Jazznyt: (In Danish): jazznyt.blogspot.dk/2014
Video and more at www.spacelabmusic.dk
Pssst.... Looks like some of us will take part in another "SH101 Nightmare". The horrific impro sessions, including members of Hess Is More, Midnight Magic, Tippy Toes, YouthFaire...
A real nerdy evening at Cameo Gallery with sets from Cascading Slopes, Listening Center, & Llamano.
Oh yes, we will celebrate New Years Eve at Nublu with live music all night long. We will be in full live formation, playing two sets.
We start shortly after midnight, as we want to make LIVE MUSIC our first experience in 2014. We look much forward to partying with you all. Thanks for a great 2013!
We will play the last concert of the year at the new venue "Baby's Allright" in South Williamsburg.
Yes, we will be in full live formation and we look forward to seeing you!
Info and tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e
Nice mention of our Hessidency from Brooklyn Vegan. Including album stream: www.brooklynvegan.com/archives
Tuesday September 24 concludes a terrific summer of live music for us. Thanks for coming out! Now we'll hide in the studio for a bit. See you when it gets cold ?
Ok, that's it - we can not wait any longer to play Live music again - but hey, almost two months of summer without a Hess Is More concert... Anyway, we will be back in action at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg, three last Tuesdays in September. Sharing the stage with some of our favorite artists!
Mixing it up.... My Head is a Ballroom ? Creation Keeps the Devil Away ? Hits ?
Info & Tickets: www.facebook.com/hessismore
We had a mega blast at the Copenhagen Jazzfestival Marathon. 5 concerts plus the finale of Hess Is More vs. Spacelab! Thank you all a bunch!
Now it's time for a little recreation and then we will find our way back into the studio to work on the new album....
Have a magic summer