Jessica Dannheisser is a Ivor Novello nominated composer based in London. She is best known for her work on drama series such as BBC’s BAFTA nominated Silverpoint, as well as collaborations with composers such as Mica Levi (Jackie) and the Haxan Cloak (Midsommar).
Jessica is a pianist and studied composition at Oxford University with the composer Robert Saxton (although she also spent a lot of time there composing music for student plays). Her passion for film and literature was always a driving force and whilst her work has a strong grounding in classical training and orchestration, her musical palette is broad, and it’s her love of storytelling in music that shines through.
Beau Is Afraid
Following her work on 'Midsommar' Jessica recently worked again with Bobby Krlic (The Haxan Cloak) orchestrating his score for Ari Aster's 'Beau Is Afraid' starring Joaquin Phoenix to be released in April 2023.
Two BAFTA nominations for Silverpoint!
Great news that Silverpoint has been nominated for two BAFTAs! Jessica has been commissioned to return to score series two of this brilliant sci-fi drama, featuring a score of guitars, synths and orchestral colours that help bring it to life.
Blitz Spirit score receives Ivor Novello nomination
Jessica's score for Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley has received an Ivor Novello Award nomination for Best Television Soundtrack! The winners will be announced at this year's awards ceremony on 19th May.