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.

Her latest scores include 2022 BAFTA-nominated sci-fi drama series Silverpoint and the forthcoming BBC drama adaptation of the novel A Kind of Spark. In 2020 Jessica composed the score for 6-part wildlife series Secret Safari | Into The Wild narrated by Andrew Scott and she has collaborated on several of David Attenborough’s projects, including composing the score for Sky VR’s groundbreaking virtual reality experience Hold The World and orchestrating the score for A Perfect Planet.

Jessica’s debut album, Orchestral Portraits | Seven Pioneering Women was recorded at Abbey Road Studios & released in March 2020 in celebration of International Women’s Day and she is currently working on a follow up in this series. Jessica’s work in theatre includes the 2019 large-scale theatrical production The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy, a show about the ethics of artificial intelligence, scientific testing, and parenthood.

Jessica has scored many compelling drama documentaries including BAFTA-winning BBC One drama-doc Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley and critically-acclaimed CNN/BBC production Race For The Vaccine that followed five teams across the world attempting to develop a vaccine to combat COVID 19.

Jessica has collaborated with many artists to bring film scores and albums to life, including The Haxan Cloak (on his Ivor-winning score for Midsommar and forthcoming Beau Is Afraid), Mica Levi (on Jackie), Ilan Eshkeri, The Cinematic Orchestra, and Kasabian (Velociraptor! 48:13, London Boulevard).