Jessica Dannheisser is a British composer known for her work in film, VR games, television, theatre and contemporary music.
Jessica most recently composed the music for Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley, the critically acclaimed feature-length BBC One drama documentary which marked 100 years of female suffrage. Other recent scores include Hold The World – a groundbreaking virtual reality experience commissioned by Sky VR featuring Sir David Attenborough in London’s Natural History Museum. Television scores include comedy drama Eric Ernie & Me (BBC Four), historical drama-documentary Six Wives (BBC One), and Urban Myths: Adolf Hitler, The Artist (Sky Arts). Feature scores include the Emmy award-winning WWII From Space (History Channel), Miracle Landing on the Hudson (National Geographic Channel) and Knuckle. Jessica also composed the music for the comedy series Siblings (BBC Three).
Jessica has received several PRS funding awards for her work in theatre which includes scores for an acclaimed reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest at London’s Barbican Centre, and Rubbish, Southbank Centre. Jessica ongoing art-music work includes Sound Portrait Project which explores the nature of self-image; musical portraits inspired by interviews with musicians for that same musician to perform.
Jessica’s other work in contemporary music includes string arrangements for rock band Kasabian on their last two hit albums, 48:13 and Velociraptor!, orchestrations for Bryan Ferry’s 2017 Hollywood Bowl concert with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and arrangements for The Cinematic Orchestra for several live concerts. Her band The Bluebirds of London has performed widely, including at Glastonbury Festival. Jessica studied composition under Dr. Robert Saxton at Oxford University.