Jessica is an internationally acclaimed BAFTA-winning composer of contemporary classical music and is also co-founder of renowned games company The Chinese Room. Her work has been performed in diverse and high-profile venues such as The Old Vic Tunnels, The Barbican, Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Wellcome Trust, MOMI New York, The Royal Opera House, Sage Gateshead and Durham Cathedral. The Washington Post have described her music as “stupendous” and The Guardian praised her “gorgeous orchestral score” for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. The Rapture score has been voted in to the Classic FM Hall of Fame for the last two years.
Jessica's music has had extensive airplay on Radio 3 and Classic FM, as well as on radio stations and in concert halls around the world.
She wrote the music for the genre-defying Dear Esther, which won awards for Best Audio at the TIGA’s, a GANG award and nominations for Best Audio at the BAFTAs. The music went on a worldwide orchestral tour as part of Replay: Symphony of Heroes. The sold-out Dear Esther Live, where the game is played real-time alongside musicians and BAFTA nominated actor Oliver Dimsdale premiered at The Barbican to great acclaim, went on a national tour of the country's finest concert halls and is currently touring internationally.
In 2017 Jessica wrote the music for Google Daydream game So Let Us Melt, described as "easily one of the best classical releases of 2017, and one of the best game soundtracks of the year too."
She is currently signed to Faber Music and her choir book, The Light We Cast, is available to buy here.
Her BAFTA winning music for acclaimed PS4 title Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture was named soundtrack of the year by MOJO magazine and sat in the Top 10 of both the Official and ClassicFM charts for several weeks. The score won Best Score at the Emotional Games Awards, won four GANG awards in San Francisco, and the game won Best Audio and Best Performer as well as Best Music at the BAFTAs 2016.
Jessica is also a presenter on ClassicFM, presenting High Score, a Saturday night show about video game music. The show has had an astounding response and is the most listened to show on catch-up in the history of the station. Her music was sung at The Royal Albert hall in May 2018 as part of an evening of Sony Playstation soundtracks and she also hosted the evening.
In March 2016 Jessica was awarded a place on British Council's FAMLAB (Film, Archive and Music Lab week). In conjunction with PRS for Music Foundation, HOME and BFI, the British Council.
Jessica was awarded the Outstanding Contribution award at Women in Games in 2018. She was also a finalist in the Hospital Club awards in the Games and Creative Industry categories 2017. She won the coveted MOSMA award at the Malaga Film Festival in 2016.
Jessica dared to face Jeremy Paxman on this year's Christmas University Challenge.
Jessica also works as a freelance composer and is available for hire on games, film, television and other projects. To discuss rates and availability, please use the contact form to get in touch.