Jess Hendricks

Composer • Performer • Developer

Dr. Jess Hendricks in his studio.

A site with recordings, blog posts, artwork, and sheet music created by Jess Hendricks

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News Upcoming Recording by Dr. Jefferson Campbell

April 20, 2019

In the next couple weeks a new recording by Dr. Jefferson Campbell will be released that includes my Concertino for Bassoon and Electronics. In addition to my work "Pocket Grooves" contains music by Steven Moellering, Gene Koshinski, and Graeme Shields. It focuses on new music for bassoon. "Pocket Grooves" will be released by MSR Classics and when there is information available I will post it on this site.

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News March and April News

March 30, 2019

I'm getting lots of work done on this site along with a few new compositions in the pipeline. So far 2019 is turning out to be a productive composition year. Although I have no current upcoming performances, I have submitted works to several calls for scores. Hopefully I can get this composition thing rolling again, but its going to require a lot of work between family, a job, and freelance web work.

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News My Compositional Process: Part 3

February 7, 2019

In Part 3 of this series I would like to discuss my workflow when composing electroacoustic music using Logic Pro X. When I work in Logic, my compositional technique changes quite dramatically. In a way my technique is similar to putting together a collage. Instead of MIDI regions spanning the entire work, I keep individual phrases or seeds in their own smaller regions.

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Track Orpheus

February 11, 2019
The story of Orpheus and his journey to the underworld to retrieve his beloved Eurydice has been an inspiration for composers for hundreds of years. When Dr. Jess Hendricks was commissioned by Dr. Jefferson Campbell to write a piece for Bassoon, Piano, Marimba, and Electronic Accompaniment based on this story, he was overjoyed to be able to add his interpretation to the repertoire.
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Track Pahá Sápa

December 2, 2018
for Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Piano. Performed during the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival by Rafael Ferreira on flute, Ceylan Yagmur on clarinet, Ana Garcia on sax, and Adrian Saari on piano.
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Track ConceptAlbum02 – Teaser

November 10, 2018
This is a sample of the second track, a work in progress, from my upcoming concept album!