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Current Projects

Double Vision

John Mills Times Ten

Austin Jazz Composers Collective

"I've always wanted the H Project to be a mixed configuration, 2 players, 4 players, 10 players, and everything in between, to be compelling, and burning, and fun, and cool, with no fear to be simply gorgeous, and the next moment monstrous and grotesque, if it has to be. The whole story told with eloquence and grace, and with raw power emotionally charged with life. "
Hank Hehmsoth

H Project undertakes any proposal with musical content. Fresh concepts, new ideas, and extending communications to educate the public, research, recording, performing, and working with composers. Collaborations include academic, federal and state agencies, local, state, national, and international business, the arts, drama, dance, and more.
H Project will seek sponsors and grant funding to commission new works and arrangements for public performance. Proceeds will be used to further the mission of H Project, including commissioning, training, master classes, and mentoring programs.

Integral to H Project's work is a series of collaborations with many of the world's foremost art, education, and high tech foundations and enterprises. Covering a wide gamut of world music, new classical, latin and more, here are some highlights.

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Past Projects

New Music USA - Composer Assistance Program


HPPAA Director received composer financial assistance through a New Music USA grant in music composition for 2012.

The Composer Assistance Program assists composers to realize their music in performance. The grant is project-based, and facilitates the public performance of Hehmsoth's composition "Carlos' n Charlie's" at the worldwide 15th Annual Inside Out Steelband Festival in Austin. Audiences will hear the first public performance of this work April 17 at One World Theatre, performed by the Knights of Steel, one of the most respected steelbands in the country. Hehmsoth's composition received the JCOI Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Special Recognition award in 2010 from Columbia University, an affiliate of the ACO American Composers Orchestra, and is published internationally by Drop6 Media, Inc.

*winner Special Recognition Honorable Mention award by the 2010 Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University, affiliate of the American Composers Orchestra 



H Project ensemble leader Hank Hehmsoth and Texas Music Office Director Casey Monahan, combined efforts in 2007 providing music and assistance to Cirque Du Soleil in its first ever visit in Texas. A week of music tryouts with auditions from South America, Mexico, and the Southwestern US and ages from 15 to 75 competed for principal performers in the world famous circus. 


Casino” – Microsoft game for the PC


H Project members recorded music for “Casino” – Microsoft game for the PC – which features Big Band jazz from actual Las Vegas resorts, including The Mirage, Treasure Island at the Mirage and Bellagio Resorts. a Paul Baker music production


“Jesus Christ SuperStar - New Millennium”


“Jesus Christ SuperStar - New Millennium” for the Paramount Theater/Broadway Across America national tour Modernization and arangements for the 1970's iconic play, revitalized for the turn of the century, and new millenium. New 2001 musical arrangements by Hank Hehmsoth 


“Ritú Del Sol Andes: Diem” a ballet commissioned by Ballet Austin




“Ritú Del Sol Andes: Diem” a ballet of world music for Andean Flutes and Tribal drums – commissioned by Ballet Austin, performed by the Kinesis Dance/Theatre Project, director and choreographer Toni Bravo. World Premier - Mary Mooden Theater, Austin, TX Composed by Hank Hehmsoth



H Project members performed in “Walk With Me” – new musical play – music and lyrics by Hank Hehmsoth. A musical play dealing with the medieval practice of walking religious labyrinths as an ancient meditation tool. World Premier - Mary Mooden North Theatre / Melba Martinez Director. Composed by Hank Hehmsoth


Grammy in the School


NARAS Foundation, Inc.

HPPAA was invited to participate in an educational INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP, SEMINAR, AND MASTER CLASS sponsored by the NARAS Foundation, Inc.
Citywide Austin high schoolers attended. Founder Hank Hehmsoth is a lifetime voting member of the ©Grammys.

“Documentary Film – Lady Bird Johnson”


H Project members recorded 1999 “Documentary Film – Lady Bird Johnson” – birth, life, state and national contributions of Lady Bird Johnson. – commissioned by the U.S. National Park Service (runs hourly at the Johnson National Historical Park, Johnson City, Tx.) Composed by Hank Hehmsoth


The University of New Mexico (UNM) Robb Trust


“Two Desert Dances - Arroyo Storm - Blue Moon Mist” © Time/Space Fabrics 2010

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Robb Trust.

*winner: MacDowell Fellowship national award in music composition.

These two dances are performed live with 60 year old field recordings of New Mexico Native Americans Indians.


"Austin Computer Expo/Fair" - sponsored by Strait Music Company

"Austin Computer Expo/Fair" - sponsored by Strait Music Company, Austin/Texas.

Composer/Performing Artist Hank Hehmsoth performed a new composition "Blade Runner" live with computer music interface.