Dr. Jess Hendricks in his studio.

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

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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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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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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“Never Lose Infinite Hope” gets its title from a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which states: “We must accept finite disappointment but must never lose infinite hope.” It is inspired by modern resistance to dark times and hope for a bright future in spite of all of the negative events. The piece begins […]

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“Canticum Ventis” is latin for “Song of the Winds” and was composed in 2019. The inspiration for the piece is the airy nature of the instruments for which this trio was created. This work is organized in a modified rondo form that features an intermingling of pulsating rhythms and blooming flourishes. Although the tonal language […]

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This is the recording from the Parma Music Festival earlier this fall. Performed beautifully by the Musique du Bois Woodwind Quintet.

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