Nicky Bendix
composer, pianist and sound designer

Nicky Bendix has been working as a performer, composer and sound designer since 1990. He has written, recorded and performed music for modern dance, theater, movies, spoken word, art exhibitions, video installations and video art. He works with producers, artists and clients from all over the world.

 

Aside from his original work and commisions, Nicky Bendix also writes and co-produces for oher artists, and up untill 2001 worked extensively as a jazz pianist. In 1995 Nicky Bendix recieved the honorable award  “Jazz Musician of the Year” in Fünen, Denmark, at the young age of 25. The youngest person ever to receive that award.  

 

Since 2001 Nicky Bendix has also been giving solo concerts with the titel "Bendix Visual Voyage", performing original material written for art, visual media and stage. He has performed in Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Colombia.

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Albums and Soundtracks

 


Solo Albums
"The River", 2017
“Coming Home”, 2013
“Acoustic Fairytales”, 2012
“SPHERES”, 2011
“Chill Out”, 2010
“The Listener”, 2010
“Meditation”, 2009
“Sea View”, 2009
“Mel.ody.ssey”, 2008
“EXIT”, 2008
“Music for Gardens”, 2005
“Dance of Day and Night”, 2004
“Sanctuary Improvisations”, 2003


Soundtrack albums and EP's
"Momente im Norden", 2017, musical branding for a travel and culture agency. 
"Nano Dance / Moon Museum", 2017, video art
"Deep Core", 2017, video art
“Le Tre Grazie”, 2016, video art
“Migratory Bird”, 2015, video installation

"It is that dream", 2014, art installtion and video art
“Healing Garden”, 2014”, art installation in sculpture park.
“Threads of the Nornir”, 2014, art installation in a forest
“Nord Profond 2”, 2014, video installation
“Nord Profond”, 2013, photo exhibition
“Forest Temple”, 2013, art installation in sculpture park.
“The Vision, special edition CD”, 2012, art installation in sculpture park.
“Midnight in the Enchanted Forest”, 2011, art installation in sculpture park.
“Melancholie of an Odalisque”, 2010, video art
“Spoken World”, 2011, collecting of spoken word artists, with music by Nicky Bendix
“Polle Fiction”, co writer, feature movie



Soundtracks not released as independent albums
“What is a Guru?”, documentary, 2016
"Sarover Sunset", short film, 2016
"Evening Hymn", short film, 2016
"The Indian wedding", short film, 2015
"Migrants Matter/ It is That Dream", art Video, 2015
"Amaterasu & Ozumë", 2012, theater
"Pido el Amor", art exhibition and theater 2007
"Dass Licht Geht Wieder An", art exhibition and theater, 2005, 2006
"Von Innen Beleuchtet", art exhibition and theater, 2003, 2004 
“Art Walk”, 2002, urban art installation
“Capitol of Memory”, 1999, short film
“Ny Cirkus”, 1999, new circus show
“Small Talk and Big Feet”, 1998, modern dance show
“En sidste gang”, 1998, short film
“Don Juan”, 1998, co writer, theater
"The dance around the Pillar of Shame", 1997, theater and modern dance show
“Mozzzca”, 1997, modern dance show
“Young People in Glass Tubes”, 1997, urban art installation
“The Hunt for a Hens Identity”, 1996, modern dance show
“The Shantyman”, 1996, co writer, theater
“The 24 X-Mas Tableaus”, 1995, modern dance show
“The Circular Ruins”, 1994, modern dance show
“Carnaval /Cuarisma”, 1993, co writer, modern dance show


Art DVD’s
“Liminal Dreams”, art DVD, 2010
“In the Moment”, modern dance DVD, 2002



Selected album collaborations/other productions:
“Giants Causeway”, 2012, single, produced together with singer/songwriter Sora (CA)
“Ripples”, 2012, radio theater/spoken word single, with artist Jude Cowan Montague
“Quiet Mind”, 2005, album by composer David Jean Baptiste (UK), record in London (UK)
“Introspection”, 2004, duo album, recorded in Bremen, Germany, with David Jean Baptiste (UK)
“Et Godt Hvil”, 2002, relaxation CD, with relaxation therapist Anne Birk Nielsen (DK)
“Livet i snave er skabt af Gud”, 2002, song for feature movie, with Peter Stenbæk (DK)
“Sunzet Yellow”, 1996, album, together with Peter Stenbæk (DK) and Morten Trøst (DK)
“Images of Asia”, 2005, soundtrack for exhibition, with David Milo (DK)

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Selected Commissions

 


 

Deconstructing 5 of Paganinins Caprices 

"Nano Dance / Moon Museum", 2018
Video art/video presentation of Nano Art works, and the Moon Museum project. 
The 5th International festival of NanoArt organized by NanoArt 21. Hosted in September-October 2018 in Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece, by the Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI) in cooperation with The Hellenic Photographic Society of Crete:
Commissioned by scientist, nano artist, and founder of Academy of NanoArt 
Cris Orfescu  (US) 
Soundtrack and sounddesign: NIcky Bendix
 

 

"Nano Dance / Moon Museum", 2017
Video art/video presentation of Nano Art works, and the Moon Museum project. The video art is part of the terrestrial exhibitions, exhibiting the art works contained in the Moon Ark from the Moon Museum project.
Venue: Carnegie University Museum of Art, in Pittsburgh (US).
Commissioned by scientist, nano artist, and founder of Academy of NanoArt 
Cris Orfescu  (US) 
Soundtrack and sounddesign: NIcky Bendix


"Deep Core", 2017
Soundtrack for the limited edition video art "Milk Maid",
Limited edition video art, which is part of the photo exhibition "Milk Maid"
Commissioned by photographer and video artist Thomas Hodges (UK)
Director/photographer: Thomas Hodges (UK)

Soundtrack and sound design: NIcky Bendix

 

"Momente im Norden", 2017
Sound design and composition for the travel website/company "Europas Hoher Norden", which  specializes in custom cultural tours to the Scandinavian countries. The music captures the experience of traveling through the breathtaking Scandinavian nature and cities. 
Commissioned by "Europas Hoher Norden" (DE)
Soundtrack and sunddesign: Nicky Bendix


"Le Tre Grazie", 2016
Limited edition video art, which is part of the photo exhibition "Le Tre Grazie".
A modern day portrayal of the three daughters of Zeus.
Director:/Photographer Thomas Hodges (UK)
Created in collaboration with Giuseppe Lepore (IT)  
and Bielle Re Srl (IT)
Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix
Vocals and recitation: Chu Chiao Wang (TWN)
Co producer: Helle Charlotte Gyrn (DK)
Assistent mix: Dave Hennessey (IRL)

 

"What is a Guru?", 2016

Documentary movie about the spiritual role of the Guru 

in modern day India.

Commissioned by the nternational organisation Das Dharam (UK/IND)

Producer: Raju Mema (UK/IND)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

 

"Sarover Sunset", 2016

Short film about indian chants

Commissioned by the nternational organisation Das Dharam (UK/IND)

Producer: Raju Mema (UK/IND)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

 

"Evening Hymn", 2016

Short film about indian chants

Commissioned by the nternational organisation Das Dharam (UK/IND)

Producer: Raju Mema (UK/IND)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix



"It is That Dream", "Migrants Matter", 2015
Video art, combining visual art, poetry and music.
Created for the United Nations Convention "Migrants Matter', 25th Aniversary
Commissioned by "MIgrants Matter"
Curator and paintings: Tone Aanderaa (NO/BE)
Poem: Olav Hauge (NO)
Translation into french: Francois Monnet (FR)
Recitations: Olav Hauge (NO), Francoise Monnet (FR)
Music and sounddesign: Nicky Bendix

 

"Trækfugl", "Migratory Bird", 2015

Video art, music and light projections of Hans Christian Andersens paper art

Created for the annual H.C. Andersen festival in Odense,(DK)

The outdoor video installation was shown every night throughout the week

long festival, and could be viewed from the small park behind the HCA Museum.

Venue:

"H.C.Andersen Hus", The Hans Christian Andersen Museum (DK)

The birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen

Multimedia design: Martin Lilliendahl (DK)

Soundtrack and sound design: NIcky Bendix

 

International Nanorart Competition 2015

Video presentation of the works of the top ten artists

"NanoArt is a new art discipline at the art-science-technology intersections.

It features nanolandscapes (molecular and atomic landscapes which are

natural structures of matter at molecular and atomic scales) and

nano sculptures (structures created by scientists and artists by manipulating

matter at molecular and atomic scales using chemical and physical processes). 

NanoArt is aimed to raise the public awareness of Nanotechnology and

its impact on our lives.

Curator/founder: artist and scientist Cris Orfescu (US)

Soundtrack: Nicky Bendix

 

"The Indian Wedding", 2015

Short film

Commissioned by Raju Mema (UK/IND)

Producer: Raju Mema (UK/IND)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix
 

 

"Nord Profond", 2015

Photo exhibition with music installation 

Based on the poems by Olav Hauge (NO)

Venue:

Médiathèque de Salon de Provence,

Salon de Provence (FR)

Photographer: Francois Monnet (FR)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

Co producer: Helle Charlotte Gyrn (DK)

Voice effects: Miriam Ariana (DK/FR)

Recitation: Francois Monnet (FR), Olav Hauge (NO)

 

 

"Samklang", 2015

Outdoor art/sculpture exhibition with two music installations and solo concert,

Venue:

On the beautiful grounds of the Castle of Langesø, Denmark

Sponsored by the Municipally of Northern Funen (DK)

Paintings: Helle Jørgensen (DK)

Sculptor: Karen Brinck (DK)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix 

 

 

"Nord Profond", Workshop 2, 2015

Video art installation with soundtrack

Based on the poems by Olav Hauge (NO)

Venue:

Media Museum, Brandts, Odense, Denmark

Visuals/Multi media designer: Martin Liliendal (DK)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

Co producer: Helle Charlotte Gyrn (DK)

Vocal effects and violin on her composition "Polar Sol": Miriam Ariana (DK/FR)

Recitation: Francois Monnet (FR), Olav Hauge (NO)

 

"Threads of the Nornir", 2014

Outdoor art installation with soundtrack

Venue:

Part of the international art exhibition: "Art Sanctuary"

in Jodoigne (BEL)

Artist: Tone Aanderaa (NO/BEL)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

Co producer: Helle Charlotte Gyrn (DK)

 

"Healing Garden", 2014

Outdoor art installation with soundtrack and concert

Venue:

Part of the international art exhibition: "Art Sanctuary"

in Jodoigne (BEL)

Artist: Tone Aanderaa (NO/BEL)

Soundtrack and sounddesign: Nicky Bendix

Co producer: Helle Charlotte Gyrn (DK)

 

"Onkar", 2014

Contemporary rework of traditional Indian spiritual hymns, 

for the annual international congregation by Das Dahram in London (UK)

Commissioned by the international organisation Das Dharam (UK/IND)

Producer: Raju Mema (UK/IND)

Music and sound design: Nicky Bendix

 

"Forest Temple", 2013

Art installation with soundtrack and concert

Venue:

Part of the international art exhibition: "Art Sanctuary" in Jodoigne (BEL)

Artist: Tone Aanderaa (NO/BE)

Soundtrack and sounddesign: Nicky Bendix

Co producer: Helle Charlotte Gyrn (DK)

Recitation: Francois Monnet (FR)

Vocals: Andrea de Jong (CA)

Poem: Olav Hauge (NO)


"Nord Profond", 2013

Photo exhibition with soundtrack

Based on the poems by Olav Hauge (NO)

Venue;:

Part of the international exhibition: "Art Sanctuary",

Jodoigne (BEL)

Photographer: Francois Monnet (FR)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

Co producer: Helle Charlotte Gyrn (DK)

Vocal effects and violin on her composition "Nordlys": Miriam Ariana (DK/FR)

Recitation: Francois Monnet (FR), Olav Hauge (NO)

 

 

International Nanorart Competition 2012

Video presentation of the works of the top ten artists

"NanoArt is a new art discipline at the art-science-technology intersections.

It features nanolandscapes (molecular and atomic landscapes which are

natural structures of matter at molecular and atomic scales) and

nano sculptures (structures created by scientists and artists by manipulating

matter at molecular and atomic scales using chemical and physical processes). 

NanoArt is aimed to raise the public awareness of Nanotechnology and

its impact on our lives.

Curator/founder: artist and scientist Cris Orfescu (US)

Soundtrack: Nicky Bendix

 

 

"The Vision", 2012

Outdoor art installation with soundtrack and concert

Venue:

Part of the international art exhibition: "Art Sanctuary",

in Jodoigne (BEL)

Artist: Tone Aanderaa (NO/BEL)

Soundtrack: Nicky Bendix


 

"Amaterasu & Ozumë", 2012
Theater/dramatic performance based on the traditional Japanese 
story of Amaterasu & Ozumë.
Venue: 
The international art exhibition: "Art Sanctuary",

in Jodoigne (BEL)
Storyteller/actor: Ria Carbonez
Soundtrack: Nicky Bendix 


 

"Hymn", 2012

Contemporary rework of traditional Indian spiritual hymns,

for the annual international congregation by Das Dharam in London, UK

Commissioned by the international organisation Das Dharam (UK/IND)

Producer: Raju Mema (UK/IND)

Music and sound design: Nicky Bendix

 

"Midnight in the Enchanted Forest", 2011

Outdoor art installation with soundtrack and concert

Venue:

Part of the international art exhibition: "Art Sanctuary",

in Jodoigne (BEL)

Artist: Tone Aanderaa (NO/BEL)

Soundtrack: Nicky Bendix

 

"Liminal Dreams", 2010

Limited edition Art DVD with soundtrack 

Part of an exhibition by painter/visual artist Tone Aanderaa

Venue:

Galleri Rallaren, Hardanger (NO)

Artist: Tone Aanderaa (NO/BEL)

Soundtrack: Nicky Bendix

 

“Melancholie of an Odalisque”, 2010,
Video art by painter/visual artist Tone Aanderaa (NO/BE)
Soundtrack: Nicky Bendix


 

"Ripples", spoken word/radio theater 2010

"She Sits at the Window"

Short radio theater piece, from the album "Doodlebug Alley", 2010

Published by artist Jude Cowan Montague

Story and performance: Jude Cowan Montague (UK)

Underscore and closing theme: Nicky Bendix

 

"Pido el Amor", 2007

Art exhibition with soundtrack, theater and concert

Venue: EAFIT university, Medellin, Colombia

Artist: Francisco Mejia (COL)

Performance and poems: Clotilde Mejia (COL)

Soundtrack and concert: Nicky Bendix

 

 

"Dass Licht Geht Wieder An", 2005 - 2006

Art exhibition with music installation, theater and concert

Selected locations around North Germany

Artist, poet and performer: Clotilde Mejia (COL)

Soundtrack and concert: Nicky Bendix


"Von Innen  Beleuchtet", 2003 - 2004 

Art exhibition with music installation, theatrical performance  and concert

Selected locations around North Germany

Artist, poet and performer: Clotilde Mejia (COL)

Soundtrack and concert: Nicky Bendix

 

 

"Polle Fiction", 2002

Feature Film

Produced by FilmPeople (DK)

Directed by Søren Fauli (DK)

Soundtrack: Peter Peter, Peter Stenbæk, Nicky Bendix

"In the Moment", 2002

Contemporary Dance DVD with soundtrack / Short film

Directed and produced by Choreographer Dorthe Kreutzfeld (DK)

Soundtrack. Nicky Bendix

 

 

"Et Godt Hvil", "A Good rest", 2002

Relaxation CD with guided relaxation exercises 

Created and published by relaxation therapist Anne Birk Nielsen (DK)

Soundtrack: Nicky Bendix

"Art Walk", 2002

Connecting specific locations in the city of  Copenhagen (DK)

through abstract art and music

Venue:

The City of Copenhagen (DK)

Concept and curator: Gallery Art Compaz (DK)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

 

 

"The Hunt for a Hens Identity" and "Mozzzca",  2001

Contemporary dance shows with live and recorded soundtrack

Re-work and tour in Denmark

Produced by: "Ingrid Kristensens Danseteater" (DK)

Choreographer. Ingrid Kristensen (ARG/DK)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

"Capital of Memory", 1999

Short Film
Produced by The Danish Video Workshop 

Written and directed by Lise Kapper (DK)

Soundtrack: Nicky Bendix

“Ny cirkus", "New Circus", 1999

Contemporary Circus, soundtrack for the full show

Produced by “Rampelyset”, (DK)

Concept and artistic director: Inger Birkestrøm (DK)

Soundtrack: Nicky Bendix

 

"Small Talk and Big Feet", 1998

Contemporary dance show

Venue:

Teaterhuset, Odense (DK)

Produced by: "Ingrid Kristensens Danseteater" (DK)

Choreographer: Janet Spiegal (UK)

Soundtrack and sound design. Nicky Bendix

Recitations: Inga Lára Sigurjónsdóttir (ISL)

 

 

"En Sidste Gang", 1998

Short film
Produced by The Danish Video Workshop 

Written and directed byJesper Bernt (DK)

Soundtrack and sound design: NIcky Bendix

 

 

"Don Juan", 1998

Theater with music

The classic play "Don Juan", performed on a beautiful old wooden

ship, with actors and musical ensemble performing on deck

and video projections in the sails.

The ship sailed from harbor to harbor around Funene, Denmark,

and the show was performed on the boat, with the audience

watching from dry land. 

Venues: selected ports around Funen, Denmark

Produced by "Rampelyset"

Director: Inger Birkestrøm

Music composed by: Dave Hennessey and Nicky Bendix

"The dance around the Pillar of Shame" , 1997

Outdoor multimedia show with video projections, orchestra, dancers

and actors

Commissioned by Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke,  “Action Aid Denmark”, 

To bring awareness to the sculpture and social happening "The Pillar of Shame",

created  by artist Jens Galschiøt. A pillar which was raised in several countries

around the world, where human rights had been violated. 

The 12 piece orchestra was comprised from musicians from African, Arabic,

Baltic and South American countries. 

Venue:

Munke Mose, Odense (DK)

Produced by Action Aid Denmark

Head director: Inger Strandby

Soundtrack: NIcky Bendix

Conductor: NIcky Bendix

 

 

"MOZZZCA", 1997

Contemporary dance show with recorded soundtrack

Venue: Teaterhuset, Odense (DK)

Produced by "Ingrid Kristensens Danseteater" (DK)

Choreographer. Ingrid Kristensen (ARG/DK)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

"Young People in Glass Tubes", 1997 

Outdoor art installation - sculptures with soundtrack

The aim of the installation was to fuel the debate of young people's

living conditions in a modern city, as an introduction to the  European Unions
13th Youth Conference, 1997.

Venue:

The City Hall Square of Copenhagen (DK)

Commissioned by sculptural artist Jens Galschiøt (DK)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

 

 

"Nye Tider", "A New Age" - 1997 

Orchestral work performed at the opening of the Great Belt Bridge (DK)

A bridge to connect the country in ways not before possible.

Performed by a 20 piece orchestra

Venue:

The Great Belt Bridge (DK)

Commissioned by: The Music School of Nyborg (DK)

Composed, arranged and conducted by Nicky Bendix​

"The Hunt for a Hens Identity",1996

Contemporary dance show 

Venue: Teaterhuset, Odense (DK)

Produced by "Ingrid Kristensens Danseteater" (DK)

Choreographer. Ingrid Kristensen (ARG/DK)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

"The Shantyman", 1996
Contemporary site specific theater

Commissioned by Vikingeskibsmuseet i Roskilde., performed in

the harbor of Copenhagen during the "Tall Ship Race".

A theater play/musical, based on the reworking of old sea shanties,

and original music. Performed on "Fylla", the oldest wodden ship in Denmark.  

Producer and director: Inger Birkestrøm (DK)

Music and musical direction: Dave Hennessey (IRL) and Nicky Bendix

 

"The 24 x-mas Tableaus", 1995

Contemporary dance show, featuring the renowned dancer Nini Theilade

Venue:

Teaterhuset, Odense (DK)

Produced by: "Ingrid Kristensens Danseteater" (DK)

Choreographer. Ingrid Kristensen (ARG/DK)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

Percussion: David Milo

 

 

"The Circular Ruins", 1994

Contemporary dance show

Produced by

"Ingrid Kristensens Danseteater" (DK)

Venue: "Magasinet", Odense (DK)

Choreographer. Ingrid Kristensen (ARG/DK)

Soundtrack and sound design: Nicky Bendix

 

”Carnaval/Cuarisma”, 1993 

Contemporary dance show

Produced by

"Ingrid Kristensens Danseteater" (DK)

Venue: "Magasinet", Odens (DK)

Choreographer. Ingrid Kristensen (ARG/DK)

Composed for soundtrack: Nicky Bendix