Dr. Jess Hendricks

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

November 9, 2019 7:30 pm Longy School of Music

A Short Drive Through the Berkshires

Part of the Boston New Music Initiative concert series.

January 14, 2020 7:30 pm Lynn University New Music Festival

Dances With Quarks

The Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to expand new music for the bassoon and to offer opportunities to composers. This concert features the winners of the 2019 Competition. Guest artist Susan Nelson from Bowling Green State University will perform along with Lynn’s own Eric Van der Veer Varner.

I finally dusted off this site for a much-needed update. I added a bunch of more fun tracks of music I have composed in a more film-music style than I usually do. They are all inspired by DC comic book characters and the "Justice League". Yes you may catch a few Hans Zimmer nods in a couple of these.

I am awaiting word from Imagine music on the status of my first work to be published, Dances with Quarks, that should be happening in the next couple of months. The premiere performance was outstanding. I watched it via stream since we couldn't make the trip down to Florida.

I am proud to announce that I have been named as one of the winners of 2019 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition. Dances with Quarks for bassoon and string trio was one of two works chosen to be performed on January 14, 2020 at Lynn Conservatory’s New Music Festival in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition to the performance, Dances with Quarks will be published by Imagine Music in the coming year, which will be my first non-self-published work!

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Great news, the latest album by Dr. Jefferson Campbell, Pocket Grooves - New Music for Bassoon, Piano and Percussion, is now available on iTunes and Spotify! My piece Concertino for Bassoon and Electronics is one of the tracks featured on this recording by my life-long friend. I am excited it is now available on these services and I hope everyone will go check it out and purchase it there... or at least stream it thousands of times.

To purchase a physical copy of the CD, go to the MSR Classics website here. To get the record on Spotify or iTunes, either click the previous links or check out my Discography page.

We now know that Zack Snyder had plans to introduce the Martian Manhunter in his version of the Justice League. Has he always lived among us? This piece is my imagining of theme music for J’onn J’onzz.

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I composed this music drawing inspiration from Zack Snyder’s vision of Cyborg in his cut of Justice League. Most of his backstory and scenes were cut from the theatrical release.

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This my own personal imagining of a kind of a theme for the entire Justice League. Possibly for end credits? I through in a bit of an homage to the Man of Steel’s resurrection in there for good measure.

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