Cecilie Beck is from Denmark and lives in New York City where she released her debut album Here is Now at Rockwood Music Hall January 14th 2016. She has performed at various venues in NYC. Amongst others; Nublu, Bar Matchless, The Spot, Paper Box, Red Door, Arlene’s Grocery and Black Bear Bar. Internationally, she has made music performances at Spikersuppa Lydgalleri, museum The Artist House in Oslo, Basso in Berlin and Litteraturhaus in Copenhagen. She runs her own label – Sound Vision Lab, Inc. – with Alexandre Christophe Morris. Cecilie Beck earned an Master of Fine Arts from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in May 2013. She studied at the School of Walls and Space which is for art-as-activism artists who primarily work in public space. All of Cecilie Beck’s work is within the realm of sound and visuals and she performs in various settings; museums, galleries, music venues, pop up shops and can even be seen performing at private parties.
Cecilie Beck has played the piano since the age of 6. She began writing songs at the age of 8. Growing up in a Danish music town in Denmark, she has studied music for many years and played in several bands.
In 2013 Cecilie Beck earned a Master degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In the end of her education, she started interacting her sound and visuals.
During her time at the academy she went on an internship for artist Annika Lundgren in Berlin, exhange on Konstfack in Stockholm and studied as a visitor student at Parsons’ in NYC. Her thesis project PORTRAIT NYC was made in collaboration with 27 different sound and visual artists in NYC. Since then she has performed her music at various venues and galleries, a museum, a few galleries and pop up shops (visit her website for further interest).
She released her album Here is Now in January 2016 and has had No. 1 placements on Mafboard International Music Chart for emerging artists (Butterflies) + Reverbnations Experimental Chart (Put me on the Bonfire).
She recently established her band Cecilie Beck and the Elements and they have been booked for various venues over the Spring and Summer.
Inspiration: Beck, Coco Rosie, David Bowie, Regina Spektor, Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith, Tom Waits, Yoko Ono, Grimes, Joanna Newsom, Santigold, Jolie Holland, Erykah Badu, Bjork
Artist resume, Cecilie Beck Morris, 2015
6-years Master of Fine Arts
March 2nd: Concert at Black Bear Bar, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Feb 2nd: Concert at Arlene’s Grocery. Dancers: Grounded View
Jan 14th: Rockwood Music Hall – release of the album Here is Now. Dancers: Grounded View
• 12th + 13th of December: “Notes to a Friend”. Group Show curated by “Untitled Mondays” at Hou Yee Chan Gallery in Los
Ginsberg’s Poem Howl.
Brooklyn Wildlife 12-days of Art, Bishop Art Gallery, Bedstuy, Brooklyn, New York
• December 29th: The Film – Conceptual performative art show at Shervin’s in the East Village, New York
House: museum in Oslo, Norway
• Dec 19th: Rays of Silhouettes: Show at NUBLU in East Village NYC with Compton TImberwolf
Heller Gallery, LES, NYC
freestyle rappers and 1 human beat boxer joined us on stage
people to collaborate with me: sarubozu.com/portraitnyc
collaborate with me: sarubozu.com/portraitnyc
St – I made the performance Wall of Fame
artist books and zines on a wagon that was driven around the city parks and streets.
Konstfack Gallery in Stockholm.
Escape and Refuge – an experimental sound & visual project 2010
A Space between Spaces – EP 2014
Here is Now – Debut Album 2016
Put me on the Bonfire
I open my eye
I don’t fear the day my feet will burn on sparkling coal
Put me on the bonfire baby, to see if I burn
See the red?
You see the blue shawl embracing her
She’s got her hands on!
And the paint dries
And the Earth keeps turning around
Brian Bacchus: Grammy winning producer. A & R on Norah Jones’ “Come away with me”: “Cecilie Beck is a triple threat – a musician/singer, songwriter and multi-disciplined visual artist. But her most dangerous talent is her imagination and concept!
Nordic Music Review: “Cecilie has released ‘Butterflies’. and it’s a confident promising debut, a well constructed ‘experimental folk’ style song, with a laid back piano opening and contemporary feel.”
Nora McCarthy (writer for Jazz Inside Magazine). Press release for album Here is Now: “Her (… Cecilie Beck’s ) lyrics are interlaced with urban wisdom that insinuates a strong female power and an innocence with a provocative edge.”
Danish Newspaper Randers Amtsavis: “Cecilie knows how to do everything herself and she goes ahead and does it”
Scandinavian Experimental Folk Band Cecilie Beck & The Elements Set to Perform at The Bitter End, April 14, 2016
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Put me on the Bonfire is No1 on Reverbnation’s Local Experimental Chart. Now I’m No.1 on 2 different charts. (Butterflies is No. 1 on Mafboard)