“The Hermes Experiment last night were barmy but brilliant” Classical Music Magazine
“A musical Joy” A Younger Theatre
Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16 and winners of Nonclassical’s Battle of the Bands 2014, The Hermes Experiment is establishing itself on the London contemporary classical scene, with regular performances across the city for organisations including Nonclassical, Kammerklang, Listenpony and Bastard Assignments. Other highlights have included being selected to perform at the 2014 UK Young Artists Festival in Leicester, and giving a concert at Aubazine Abbey in France as part of the L’Aura des Arts Festival. So far, the ensemble has commissioned 28 composers at various stages of their careers, including Giles Swayne, Stevie Wishart and Misha Mullov-Abbado.
The ensemble strives to create a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration and they recently created a ‘musical exhibition’ with photographer Thurstan Redding.
The ensemble is also dedicated to the value of contemporary music in education and community contexts and has been accepted to Wigmore Hall Learning’s Chamber Tots and For Crying Out Loud schemes.
“It was an enormous pleasure to write for The Hermes Experiment, and to work with them: they are four immensely talented young musicians with bags of enthusiasm and energy, and an impressive commitment to the material they perform. I think they have a very bright future.” Giles Swayne