Hessismore is a seven-piece live orchestra based in New York. Danish musician Mikkel Hess functions as minister of integration as the group unfolds very live in concert. Hessismore has recently finished recording its new album entitled Myheadisaballroom / Whoneedsapalaceanyway for release on August 15. This concert at the Kennedy Center previews this brand new repertoire in 100% live action. Besides touring and recording with Hessismore, Mikkel Hess has for many years collaborated within film, dance, and theater. Later works include music for ballet Det forsømte forår premiering at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen in 2011, and music for the film When Animals Dream premiering at Cannes Film Festival 2014.