Jess Hendricks Composer • Performer • Developer

The latest update on my podcast, music, and a new puppy!

If I ever remember to keep this site updated it would be a coup. (Which seems to be the way 2021 started out…)

ComposersCAPE

Scott Hall has joined ComposersCAPE and we are up to around 58 followers! Its not much but has been an awful lot of fun to work on. It is available on YouTube, and as an audio podcast just about everywhere. Here is our latest episode:

Episode 34: The Top Ten Superhero Soundtracks of All Time ComposersCAPE

As I have been reminded by Scott, we do in fact have "Composers" in our title. As such, I figured its time to throw out some awesome opinions for our followers to debate. It should be noted that this list was incredibly hard to compile, but I would be remiss to not do it now. Also, chances are if you ask me again in a month this list will be quite different. But the top spot hasn't changed in quite some time… Being a composer myself (Scott is also a composer), I have lots of opinions what makes a good film score. I am also aware that it is an ever changing soundscape that has evolved over time. Additionally, what makes up a good film score is hard to quantify. Personally, I tend to rely on a few things: – Was it memorable? Did the themes and soundscapes stick with me after? – Did it help create the "world" that the film exists in or was it just background filler? – I love leitmotif. How well does the composer employ themes for characters, places, feelings, etc.   I tend to be biased towards my favorite composers like John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Danny Elfman. That being said I also love discovering new composers like Bear McCreary and Ramin Djawadi. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/composerscape/support
  1. Episode 34: The Top Ten Superhero Soundtracks of All Time
  2. Episode 33: Joker 2, Rebel Moon, Cavill's Superman, The Boys: Season 3, Black Adam Trailer Reaction
  3. Episode 32: Toby Emmerich, Stranger Things, Ms Marvel, Obi-Wan Kenobi
  4. Episode 31: Zack Snyder's Justice League One Year Anniversary and #RestoreTheSnyderVerse
  5. Episode 30: The Book of Boba Fett, Peacemaker, and Cobra Kai

We also have a website here:

ComposersCAPE.com

New Music

I’ve been continuing to compose tracks to release on various platforms such as iTunes and Spotify. A few of my new selections are below.

My latest project involves a tone poem inspired by Joseph Conrad’s “Hero’s Journey”.

Album cover for Heroes & Gods

A new Puppy!!!!

We rescued another schnoodle, which has made Colby fairly happy (we think). Her name is LoveBug, but she also goes by Bug Bug, Buggy, Bugsy, and my personal favorite: Bugbear.

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