Info / CV

BESS is a composer, singer, performer and producer.
BESS create and produce music in a field nowhere categorizable between experimental composition, pop, improvisation and (sound) art.
She also creates performances and films, as part of her artistic work.

Her identity always being somehow confused and clouded with her actual art material, she challenges conventional ideas of the artist as a persona and how this character works and is represented in society.

In addition, she has collaborated with filmmakers, making soundscapes for images/ film, with professional dancers on the development of performances, as both performer and composer, has been part of theatre productions, contributed to publications, created and been a part of exhibitions and played in several band constellations, as musician, composer and improvisor.

Has played concerts in Scandinavia and London in a wide range of venues, from the smallest underground scenes to concerts at Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Following is picked out examples: The Greenwich Pensioner, Royal College of Art, Bow Arts Café, at the boat Bapor Taboo at Art Licks Weekend London, Lost Senses / Sunbury House, Café Oto London, Bremen Teater, Huset in Aalborg, Literaturhaus in Copenhagen, Operaen in Christiania, Copenhagen, ‘Salon Pissoir’/ Børneteatret in Copenhagen, Moriska Paviljongen in Malmö, Copenhagen Jazzfestival 2013, 2014, Idealbar/ Vega in Denmark, 5e at the Meat District in Copenhagen, self-arranged concerts in the industrial rehearsal-space area at Refshaleøen, Dome of Visions near Den Sorte Diamant in Copenhagen, Mayhem, Mellemrummet, The Wedding House in Copenhagen, Øen and many more..

Was in a collaboration with artist Christopher Tym on his graduate project on the Royal College of Art 2017, making the sound for the project as well as performing.

Has collaborated with the students of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts on the film ‘Dissection of a Body’, making and performing the soundscape of the film. The film hasn’t been released yet.

In January she performed ‘The Facebook Rave’ in the group exhibiton ‘MEMEMEME’ at the Crypt Gallery in London.

Exhibition at the exhibition space, Øen in Copenhagen, fall 2016, exhibiting sculptures, prints and text connected to the release ‘Mooncore’.

In September 2016 released ‘Mooncore’ as a digital work, as well as 50 prints, as individual artworks with download codes on, for the full album.

In March 2016, she was co-creator and performer in the show ‘Spring Collection’ – built in Dansehallerne, Carlsberg – a collaboration between the Academy of Art in Copenhagen and School of Contemporary Dance.

In February 2016, BESS released her first full album ‘Bez & Space’ on the LP a double EP bestående of the two sides respectively. Bez & Space.

She published in 2015 the cinematic and auditory work ‘HA ° ND’- which consisted of 5 songs accompanied by a stick together end film + a bonus track. In addition, a secret B-side with 12 musical footnotes.
The publication came out at 40 entirely exclusive and uniquely created red tape.

Composer and performer in a musical and performative piece, co-created by students from Rythmic Music Conservatory and The Danish Theatre School –  ‘Ingen Tilslutning’. Directed by Johan Sarauw.

She collaborated with Roja Pakari about movie ‘Hair’ in 2013 and Roja Pakari’s graduation film at the Film School in 2015 ‘ZAYESH’.

Has previously collaborated with the dance company ‘Panic Organic’, where she composed the music and the performer in the play ‘Pregnant with Possibilities’, which was performed in the Dance Halls, autumn 2011.

 

Schools:

2013-2017

Copenhagen Rythmic Music Conservatory

2012-2013

Jazz Course at the renowned Boarding School for Jazz Musicians in Sweden, ‘Skurup’s Folkhögskola’

2004-2007

High School, Sankt Annæ Gymnasium

 

Has recieved solo lessons from the following artists:

 

Barkusina Hanusova – performance artist, London

Mariam Wallentin – composer/ singer, Stockholm

Heidi Mortenson – composer / electronic musician/ singer, Aarhus

Signe Høirup Wille-Jørgensen aka Jomi Massage – singer/ composer/ performance artist, Copenhagen

Nana Jacobi – singer/ composer/ entrepreneur, Copenhagen

Clara Bryld – singer/ composer/ pianist, Copenhagen

 

 

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