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’s debut album, Orchestral Portraits | Seven Pioneering Women was recorded at Abbey Road Studios & released in celebration of International Women’s Day and she is currently working on a follow up in this series. Jessica has collaborated with many artists to bring film scores and albums to life, including The Haxan Cloak (Midsommar, Beau Is Afraid), Mica Levi (Jackie), Ilan Eshkeri, The Cinematic Orchestra, and Kasabian (Velociraptor! 48:13, London Boulevard).