Jessica Wells is an Australian composer of great merit.
Since obtaining a Master of Music in Composition from the Sydney Conservatorium and a Master of Arts in Screen Composition from AFTRS, her career has blossomed as a composer, orchestrator, and arranger for concerts, films, theatre, and album recordings.
70 minute Chamber Opera
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS 12 October 2018 – Drill Hall, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival
World premiere by featured creators Jacqui Dark, Kanen Breen and Jessica Wells.
PLEXUS : Monica Curro (violin), Phil Arkinstall (clarinets) and Stefan Cassomenos (piano), Jacqui Dark (voice), Kanen Breen (voice), and Jessica Wells (sound design / synthesizer).
Resolutely confronting and provocative, the cabaret work of The Strange Bedfellows is set apart by the utter conviction and sheer talent of creators and stars Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen. In a new “tour de fierce” collaboration between the Bedfellows, composer Jessica Wells and PLEXUS, Ich Auch draws on ancient stories of the female and examines how these depictions still echo in the contemporary world. Weaving myth with legend, past with present, this will be a highly theatrical and timely exploration of how “his” story has co-opted and contaminated hers.
Seven Deadly Sins
Pride (Canberra) and Greed (Melbourne)
For the Victorian Opera, 6th November 2015
Hamer Hall, Melbourne
With Orchestra Victoria, conducted by Tahu Matheson
Staged by Cameron Menzies
"Whether as the energetic Team Australia cheer squad for a succession of politicians, or as the pollies themselves, the singers generated a level excitement for Jessica Wells’ witty Canberra/Pride segment that was much appreciated by the audience. Of course, Tony Abbott’s red budgie smugglers and his repetitious slogans and mangling of the English language were inevitable inclusions, but political bias was averted as Julia and Kevin were also unthroned." - Classic Melbourne
Score for the Nomadic Artists production of the play for the Sydney Fringe Festival 2013