New York, New York — April 14, 2016 — Cecilie Beck & The Elements will be taking over The Bitter End on April 29. They experimental folk band will be performing the latest from their debut, Here is Now for those who head out to the show.
Beck, a musician for years, knew she needed something to accompany her sounds and visuals in performances. That’s when the idea to form The Elements was born. She took the lead on vocals and piano, and gathered a cascade of talented musicians to round things out. Onur Gül holds things down on the bass, Elder Merchant takes care of the percussion on drums, Grace Hong adds layers with her violin, and Alonzo Felix backs Beck on vocals while handling the guitar. Together they not only deliver songs that describe a convergence of natural elements with urban wisdom, but also draw strong references to the rhythms and patterns of nature’s elements.
They will bring all of that and more to The Bitter End. It’s one of the Big Apple’s oldest venues that has housed performances by everyone from Patti Smith to Bob Dylan to Lady Gaga. Now Cecilie Beck & The Elements will be added to the list come the end of the month. Here is Now empowers a social consciousness, and those in the audience will be able to hear and see that when the band takes the stage. Beck’s performances have been seen and heard around the city before, jazz musician Henry Threadgill has noted of her, “”Beck possesses a delicate voice with a lilting quality that is a combination of beguiling and femme fatale without the dagger; more akin to silken veils blowing in a gentle breeze…in the moonlight
Those interested in seeing Cecilie Beck & The Elements at The Bitter End, and learning more about the band, can head here.
Cecilie Beck is a Danish artist and musician, who earned a Master of Fine Arts from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in May 2013. At the Academy’s School of Walls and Space department, Beck studied along other artists developing Art-as-Activism in public spaces. During her education she did an internship for Berlin-based artist Annika Lundgren, and went on educational exchanges to Konstfack in Stockholm and Parsons The New School for Design in New York. In 2010, she traveled through Singapore, Nepal, Malaysia and India and Lombok in Indonesia for 6 months, where she created a series of street art and music. Beck is now based in New York City, and in 2015 she established a label with Alexandre Christophe Morris called Sound Vision Lab, Inc. On January 14, 2016, Cecilie Beck released her debut album Here is Now at Rockwood Music Hall. She performed at various venues in NYC, such as Nublu, Bar Matchless, The Spot, Paper Box, Red Door, Black Bear Bar and Arlene’s Grocery. Internationally, she performed at Spikersuppa Sound Gallery in Oslo, The Artist House in Oslo, Basso in Berlin and Litteraturhaus in Copenhagen.Her work encompasses a broad exchange of sounds and visuals. Currently, she performs with Cecilie Beck & The Elements, an experimental folk band, for large and intimate stages like museums, galleries, venues, pop-up shops and private parties.
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