“Unapologetically adventurous and fearless, these new kids on the block are shaking up the contemporary classical world through their lively performances and diehard commitment to new music.” Nonclassical
“The Hermes Experiment last night were barmy but brilliant” Classical Music Magazine
The Hermes Experiment is an ensemble of four young professional musicians passionate about contemporary and experimental music, inspired to create something innovative and unique. Capitalising on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, the ensemble regularly commissions new works, as well as creating their own innovative arrangements and venturing into live free improvisation. The ensemble also strives to create a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration, and future plans include a ‘musical exhibition’ with photographer Thurstan Redding in June 2015. For our 2014-15 season line up, see here.
The Hermes Experiment are winners of the Nonclassical Battle of the Bands 2014, UK Young Artists 2014 and have 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