Jessica Dannheisser is a Ivor Novello nominated composer based in London. Demanding piano lessons aged four, Jessica’s love of music showed up very early and she started composing around the age of twelve. She went on to study music at Oxford, where she also scored many student plays and began building on her classical training, broadening into more electronic and experimental genres. This spark quickly grew into a lifelong passion for the alchemy of music combined with great storytelling.
Her latest scores for television include the RTS award-winning, BAFTA nominated sci-fi drama series Silverpoint, and the drama adaptation of Elle McNicholl’s bestselling novel A Kind of Spark, about an autistic girl determined to uncover the truth about the 16th century ‘witch’ trials in her parochial village. In 2022 Jessica received a ‘Best Television Soundtrack’ Ivor Novello nomination for her score for Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley.
Jessica has composed the score for 10-part television drama series 'A Kind of Spark', based on the bestselling novel by Elle McNicholl. It stars Lola Blue as Addie, an autistic girl determined to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of women during the 16th...
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.
'Silverpoint' season 1 has been nominated for two BAFTAs and won an RTS in the 'Children's and Animation' category! Jessica is currently scoring season two of this brilliant sci-fi drama, out in May 2023.