Past Dates

Upcoming Dates

4th

Oct 2019

Barber Lunchtime Concert

Concert Hall, Barber Institute, Birmingham, 1pm

Meredith Monk, Double Fiesta
Errollyn Wallen, gun gun gun
The Hermes Experiment, new work
Robin Haigh, Kalimotxo
Misha Mullov-Abbado, The Linden Tree
Oliver Leith, Uh huh, Yeah

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26th

Sep 2019

Chihuly Nights

Chihuly Nights,  Kew Gardens (Temperate House and Pavilion Bar)

Live improvisation responding to a new work by Nico Muhly – commissioned by Guest Artists.

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24th

Sep 2019

Writing for the voice

As part of our composers project with Trinity Laban in 2019/20, Héloïse leads a session on writing for the voice, for their postgraduate composers.

31st

Aug 2019

Chihuly Nights

Chihuly Nights,  Kew Gardens (Temperate House and Pavilion Bar)

Live improvisation responding to a new work by Nico Muhly – commissioned by Guest Artists.

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30th

Aug 2019

Chihuly Nights

Chihuly Nights,  Kew Gardens (Temperate House and Pavilion Bar)

Live improvisation responding to a new work by Nico Muhly – commissioned by Guest Artists.

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29th

Aug 2019

Chihuly Nights

Chihuly Nights,  Kew Gardens (Temperate House and Pavilion Bar)

Live improvisation responding to a new work by Nico Muhly – commissioned by Guest Artists.

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24th

Aug 2019

Chihuly Nights

Chihuly Nights,  Kew Gardens (Temperate House and Pavilion Bar)

Live improvisation responding to a new work by Nico Muhly – commissioned by Guest Artists.

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23rd

Aug 2019

Chihuly Nights

Chihuly Nights,  Kew Gardens (Temperate House and Pavilion Bar)

Live improvisation responding to a new work by Nico Muhly – commissioned by Guest Artists.

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23rd

Aug 2019

Chihuly Nights

Chihuly Nights,  Kew Gardens (Temperate House and Pavilion Bar)

Live improvisation responding to a new work by Nico Muhly – commissioned by Guest Artists.

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22nd

Aug 2019

Chihuly Nights

Chihuly Nights,  Kew Gardens (Temperate House and Pavilion Bar)

Live improvisation responding to a new work by Nico Muhly – commissioned by Guest Artists.

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17th

Aug 2019

Chihuly Nights

Chihuly Nights,  Kew Gardens (Temperate House and Pavilion Bar)

Live improvisation responding to a new work by Nico Muhly – commissioned by Guest Artists.

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16th

Aug 2019

Chihuly Nights

Chihuly Nights,  Kew Gardens (Temperate House and Pavilion Bar)

Live improvisation responding to a new work by Nico Muhly – commissioned by Guest Artists.

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15th

Aug 2019

Chihuly Nights

Chihuly Nights,  Kew Gardens (Temperate House and Pavilion Bar)

Live improvisation responding to a new work by Nico Muhly – commissioned by Guest Artists.

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13th

Aug 2019

BBC Proms Inspire Day

Workshops for young composers

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4th

Jun 2019

Hermes Create

Cafe OTO, 7.30pm

After their debut appearance at Cafe OTO in 2018, the award-winning contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment return with an evening of music entirely improvised and devised by the ensemble. The event is a culmination of months of developing and honing new material, including residencies generously supported by Help Musicians UK, PRS for Music Foundation and Hinrichsen Foundation.

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30th

May 2019

ROSL Gold Medal

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, 7pm

The Hermes Experiment perform at the ROSL Gold Medal Final

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17th

May 2019

Classical NEXT

The Hermes Experiment are one of the Showcase Artists at the ClassicalNEXT conference 2019, Rotterdam

12.45pm, Eduard Flipse Zaal, de Doelen

Emily Hall, I am happy living simply & The end of the ending 
Alex MillsSamsara 
Meredith Monk (arr. Denholm), Double Fiesta

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30th

Apr 2019

RAM Composers Project

Royal Academy of Music, 7pm

The Hermes Experiment perform new works by masters’ composition students from the Royal Academy of Music.

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25th

Apr 2019

Venus Unwrapped

Kings Place, Hall 2, 8pm

Soprano and composer Héloïse Werner performs her solo opera exploring language and identity, The Other Side Of The Sea, written in collaboration with poet Octavia Bright, visual artist Jessie Rodger and director Emily Burns. The concert also features The Hermes Experiment in a programme of works by Freya Waley-Cohen, Mira Calix, Stevie Wishart and Meredith Monk.

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2nd

Apr 2019

Dyfed Young Composers

2-7 April

Young Music Makers of Dyfed

Series of school showcases + final concert

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22nd

Mar 2019

Trinity Composers Project

Blackheath Halls, 6pm

The Hermes Experiment perform new works by postgraduate composition students from Trinity Laban.

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19th

Mar 2019

ROSL finals

The Hermes Experiment perform in the finals of the ROSL Annual Music Competition 2019 (Mixed Ensemble Category)

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18th

Mar 2019

ROSL Semi-Finals

The Hermes Experiment perform in the semi-finals of the ROSL Annual Music Competition 2019 (Mixed Ensemble Category)

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7th

Mar 2019

After Hours

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 9.45pm
Robin Haigh, New commission

Joseph Davies, Hymn to Hermes
Josephine Stephenson , tanka
Meredith Monk, Double Fiesta
Maurice Ravel (arr. Schofield), Le tombeau de Couperin

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28th

Feb 2019

Aylesbury Lunchtime Music

St Mary the Virgin, Aylesbury, 12.45pm

Works by Errollyn Wallen, Ewan Campbell, Joseph Davies, Josephine Stephenson, Robin Haigh, Meredith Monk and Ravel

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13th

Feb 2019

School workshop

The Hermes Experiment are delighted to be expanding their work in schools as part of their 5th Birthday Project. They will be working on composition and improvisation with students in Years 12 and 13 from Impington Village College.

12th

Feb 2019

RAM Composers Project

Royal Academy of Music, 10am

The Hermes Experiment workshop new pieces by masters composition students from the Royal Academy of Music

4th

Feb 2019

Residency

4-7 February

The Hermes Experiment undertake a residency in Cambridge, working on new material & improvisation, which will lead to a concert at Cafe OTO on 4 June 2019.

Residency showcase concert at Murray Edwards College, 7.30pm on 7th Feb.

Project supported by Hinrichsen Foundation & PRSF.

18th

Jan 2019

Trinity Laban Composers Project

Trinity Laban, 10am

The Hermes Experiment workshop new pieces by postgraduate composition students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

16th

Jan 2019

Soundstate

SoundState series, Park Lane Group, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, 6pm

New commission from Benjamin Graves

Eloise Gynn, Good Morning Mr Blackbird

Jeremy Thurlow, Quiet Songs

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11th

Jan 2019

5th Birthday Concert

Crypt on the Green, London

New commissions from Oliver Leith and Errollyn Wallen

Hermes commissions from the past 5 years by Josephine Stephenson, Stevie Wishart, William Cole, Giles Swayne, Emily Hall, Misha Mullov-Abbado as well as our collaborative piece with poet Ali Lewis

DJ sets by BBC Radio 3 Late Junction presenter Nick Luscombe

Generously supported by Arts Council England and RVW Trust

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This concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for later broadcast on the Hear & Now programme (broadcast date tba).

9th

Jan 2019

BBC Radio 3 – InTune

Live performance & interview on BBC Radio 3 drivetime programme InTune.

18th

Dec 2018

School Workshops

The Hermes Experiment are delighted to be expanding their work in schools as part of their 5th Birthday Project. They will be working on composition and improvisation with students in Years 12 and 13.

Bolingbroke Academy (morning) and Whitmore High School (afternooon)

23rd

Nov 2018

RWCMD

RWCMD, Cardiff, 1.15pm

Jeremy Thurlow, Quiet Songs
Joseph Davies, Hymn to Hermes
Emily Hall, I am happy living simply & The end of the ending

Alex Mills, Saṃsāra
Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley) Farewell to Stromness
Meredith Monk (arr. Denholm) Double Fiesta

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The concert will be followed by a masterclass in the afternoon.

30th

Oct 2018

Bechstein Sessions

Wigmore Hall, 5.45pm

Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses

Mira Calix, DMe

Emily Hall, I am happy living simply & The end of the ending

Maurice Ravel (arr. Schofield), Le tombeau de Couperin (extracts)

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley), Farewell to Stromness

Meredith Monk (arr. Denholm), Double Fiesta 

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26th

Oct 2018

Harp on Wight Festival

All Saints Church, Ryde, The Isle of Wight, 7.30pm

Josephine Stephenson, Between the War and You

Steve Williams, Postlude Canon
The Hermes Experiment, A response to Valentini
J.S. Bach (arr. Pashley & Schofield), Preludes in C# minor, F minor & D Major
J.S. Bach (arr. W.Cole),  Seufzer, Tränen
Handel (arr. Werner), Endless Pleasure

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22nd

Sep 2018

BBC Radio 3 Broadcast

BBC Radio 3, 10pm: broadcast of Open Ear concert from 30 June 2018, LSO St Luke’s

Programme:

Meredith Monk, Double Fiesta
Joel Rust, Pack of Orders
Josephine Stephenson, tanka

presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

17th

Sep 2018

Dyfed Young Composers

17-21 September

As the Young Music Makers of Dyfed Ensemble in Residence 2018/19, The Hermes Experiment & resident composer Lynne Plowman will give three presentations providing an introduction to the ensemble and offer advice on how to approach writing for the instruments.

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16th

Aug 2018

Residency

16-21 August

The Hermes Experiment undertake a residency in France, working on improvisation and new devised pieces, with generous support from the Help Musicians UK Transmission Fund.

7th

Jul 2018

Michael Cuddigan Trust concert

Aldeburgh Parish Church, 7pm

Kate Whitley, My Hands

Dominic Wills, Bird Movements

Prokoviev (arr. Schofield) – Visions Fugitives, Nos 1, 7, 8, 16

Rachmaninov (arr. Denholm) – Fragments, op. posth

Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley) – Farewell to Stromness

(first half of the concert: The Other Side of the Sea composed & performed by Héloïse Werner)

This concert is sponsored by the Michael Cuddigan Trust.

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30th

Jun 2018

BBC Radio 3 Open Ear

Lso St Luke’s, 7pm

Meredith Monk, Double Fiesta
Joel Rust, Pack of Orders
Josephine Stephenson, tanka

presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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24th

May 2018

Cafe OTO

Cafe OTO, London, 7.30pm

New commissions by Alex Mills and Mira Calix
Graphic score by Eloise Gynn
Christian Wolff, Six Nocturnes
John Cage, In a Landscape
John Cage, Composition for 3 Voices
John Cage, Four6

This concert is generously supported by the RVW Trust and PRS for Music Foundation.

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27th

Apr 2018

Southbank Centre

Royal Festival Hall Foyer, Southbank Centre, 1pm

Emily Hall, I am happy living simply and The end of the ending

Josephine Stephenson, tanka

Freya Waley-Cohen, Oyster

Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam

Meredith Monk (arr. Denholm), Double Fiesta

Debussy (arr. Pashley), Voiles

Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley), Farewell to Stromness

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24th

Apr 2018

IAMA

Showcase performance at IAMA (International Artist Managers’ Association) Conference

PRS, 2 Pancras Square, 5.30pm

Kate Whitley, My Hands

Freya Waley-Cohen, Oyster

Emily Hall, I am happy living simply and The end of the ending

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29th

Mar 2018

Trinity Laban composers’ project

St Alfege Church, Greenwich, 1pm

Lunchtime concert, performing new works by Trinity Laban postgraduate composition students

18th

Mar 2018

Plumstead Peculiar

The Ascension Church, Plumstead, 4pm

Misha Mullov-Abbado, The Linden Tree

Emily Hall, I am happy living simply and The end of the ending

Josephine Stephenson, tanka

Ewan Campbell, London, he felt fairly certain, had always been London

Gershwin, I Got Rhythm (arr. Pashley)

Rodney Bennett, Slow Foxtrot (arr. Pashley)

Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives no. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22

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8th

Mar 2018

Royal Academy of Music composers’ project

David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, 7pm

Performing new works by Royal Academy of Music composition students, on poems by Gillian Clarke

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18th

Feb 2018

Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum, 3pm

Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam
Kate Whitley, My Hands 
Bach, ‘Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not’ (arr. Cole)
Handel, “Endless Pleasure” from Semele (arr. Werner)
Debussy, Mandoline (arr. Werner) and Fantoches (arr. Schofield)
Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives no. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22
Rachmaninov (arr. Denholm), Fragments, op. posth
Richard Rodney Bennett (arr. Pashley), ‘Slow Foxtrot’ from A History of the Thé Dansant
New semi-improvised piece based on one of the paintings in the gallery

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13th

Feb 2018

NightMusic at St David’s Hall

St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 8pm

New commission from Joseph Davies (funded by Ty Cerdd)

Misha Mullov-Abbado, The Linden Tree

Emily Hall, I am happy living simply and The end of the ending

Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses

Josephine Stephenson, tanka

Bernstein (arr. Millwood), I hate Music! A Cycle of Five Kids Songs

Meredith Monk (arr. Denholm), Double Fiesta

Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives, Nos 1, 7, 8, 16 

Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley), Farewell to Stromness

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11th

Feb 2018

Tunnell Trust Tour

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 2.30pm

Debussy, Mandoline (arr. Werner) and Fantoches (arr. Schofield)
Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses
Richard Rodney Bennett (arr. Pashley), ‘Slow Foxtrot’ from A History of the Thé Dansant
Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam
Freya Waley-Cohen, We Phoenician Sailors
Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives no. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22
Rachmaninov (arr. Denholm), Fragments, op. posth
Loch Tay Boat Song
(arr. Denholm) + Scottish reel (arr. Schofield)
Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley), Farewell to Stromness
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Millwood), I Hate Music!

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10th

Feb 2018

Tunnell Trust Tour

St John’s Church, Dumfries, 7.30pm

Debussy, Mandoline (arr. Werner) and Fantoches (arr. Schofield)
Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses
Richard Rodney Bennett (arr. Pashley), ‘Slow Foxtrot’ from A History of the Thé Dansant
Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam
Freya Waley-Cohen, We Phoenician Sailors
Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives no. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22
Rachmaninov (arr. Denholm), Fragments, op. posth
Loch Tay Boat Song (arr. Denholm) + Scottish reel (arr. Schofield)
Peter Maxwell Davies, Farewell to Stromness (arr. Pashley)
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Millwood), I Hate Music!c!

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9th

Feb 2018

Tunnell Trust Tour

Falkirk Town Hall, 7.30pm

Debussy, Mandoline (arr. Werner) and Fantoches (arr. Schofield)
Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses
Richard Rodney Bennett (arr. Pashley), ‘Slow Foxtrot’ from A History of the Thé Dansant
Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam
Freya Waley-Cohen, We Phoenician Sailors
Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives no. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22
Rachmaninov (arr. Denholm), Fragments, op. posth
Loch Tay Boat Song
(arr. Denholm) + Scottish reel (arr. Schofield)
Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley), Farewell to Stromness
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Millwood), I Hate Music!

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8th

Feb 2018

Tunnell Trust Tour

University of Glasgow

Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses

New piece by a student from the University of Glasgow
Richard Rodney Bennett (arr. Pashley), ‘Slow Foxtrot’ from A History of the Thé Dansant
Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives no. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22
Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley), Farewell to Stromness

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7th

Feb 2018

Tunnell Trust Tour

St Andrew’s Hall, Strathearn Terrace, 7.30pm

Debussy, Mandoline (arr. Werner) and Fantoches (arr. Schofield)
Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses
Richard Rodney Bennett (arr. Pashley), ‘Slow Foxtrot’ from A History of the Thé Dansant
Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam
Freya Waley-Cohen, We Phoenician Sailors
Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives no. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22
Rachmaninov (arr. Denholm), Fragments, op. posth
Loch Tay Boat Song
(arr. Denholm) + Scottish reel (arr. Schofield)
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Millwood), I Hate Music!

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6th

Feb 2018

Tunnell Trust Tour

Skye Chamber Music, Isle of Skye, 8pm

Debussy, Mandoline (arr. Werner) and Fantoches (arr. Schofield)
Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses
Richard Rodney Bennett (arr. Pashley), ‘Slow Foxtrot’ from A History of the Thé Dansant
Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam
Freya Waley-Cohen, We Phoenician Sailors
Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives no. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22
Rachmaninov (arr. Denholm), Fragments, op. posth
Loch Tay Boat Song
(arr. Denholm) + Scottish reel (arr. Schofield)
Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley), Farewell to Stromness
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Millwood), I Hate Music!

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5th

Feb 2018

Tunnell Trust Tour

University of Glasgow, 9.30am

Workshop with composition students

1st

Feb 2018

Trinity School Concert

Trinity School, Croydon, 7pm

Performing our Tunnell Trust Tour Programme

Debussy, Mandoline (arr. Werner) and Fantoches (arr. Schofield)
Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses
Richard Rodney Bennett (arr. Pashley), ‘Slow Foxtrot’ from A History of the Thé Dansant
Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam
Freya Waley-Cohen, We Phoenician Sailors
Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives no. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22
Rachmaninov (arr. Denholm), Fragments, op. posth
Loch Tay Boat Song (arr. Denholm) + Scottish reel (arr. Schofield)
Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley), Farewell to Stromness
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Millwood), I Hate Music!

link

31st

Jan 2018

Trinity Laban workshop

Workshop with postgraduate composition students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

16th

Jan 2018

Royal Academy of Music Workshop

Workshop with masters composition students from the Royal Academy of Music

2nd

Dec 2017

Spitalfields Festival

The House of Monteverdi at Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s), 5-9.30pm

World premiere by Josephine Stephenson + new devised piece by The Hermes Experiment.

Link

23rd

Nov 2017

Sound Ways – International New Music Festival

Hall of Composers Union (Mountferrain Palais), St Petersburg, Russia

Joel Rust, Pack of orders

Timothy Salter, The blood-dimmed tide

Jethro Cooke & The Hermes Experiment, The First Spring Concert of Universal Futurism

Deborah Pritchard, Kandinsky Studies

+ three new commissions by Elena Igotti, Elina Vagina & Svetlana Lavrova

This project is supported by The Future of Russia Foundation and RVW Trust.

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18th

Nov 2017

Daylight Music

Daylight Music at Union Chapel, 12pm

as part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Misha Mullov-Abbado, The Linden Tree

Emily Hall, I am happy living simply and The end of the ending

Three arrangements by Oliver Pashley :
Gershwin, I Got Rhythm
Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi
Rodney Bennett, Slow Foxtrot

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25th

Oct 2017

Park Lane Group Recital

St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London, 1.10pm

Josephine Stephenson, tanka 
Darren Bloom, Second Fig  
Bach (arr. Pashley), D Major Prelude
Kate Whitley, My Hands  
Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives, nos. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22 
Freya Waley-Cohen, We Phoenician Sailors

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16th

Sep 2017

Colourscape Festival

1-5pm, Clapham Common, London

Eye Music Trust presents its flagship Colourscape Festival on Clapham Common in the world’s largest Colourscape.

Our programme will include music by Stevie Wishart, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Josephine Stephenson, Darren Bloom, Ewan Campbell, Anna Appleby, Ed Scolding and William Marsey, as well as graphic scores created live by audience members.

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12th

Sep 2017

Rambert Connects

Day at Rambert Dance, Southbank, workshopping new pieces with composers & choreographers.

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11th

Aug 2017

The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale at Tête à Tête Opera Festival

RADA Studios Theatre, London, 7.50pm

Director, Nina Brazier

Composer, Kim Ashton

With actors William McGeough, Louisa Hollway, Christopher Adams, Sadie Parsons & Robert Willoughby.

Tickets

29th

Jul 2017

Fishguard International Music Festival

St Mary’s Church, Fishguard, 2pm

Gareth WoodBlake Canticles

Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses

Misha Mullov-Abbado, The Linden Tree

Emily Hall, I am living simply and We’ve reached the end of the ending

Richard Rodney Bennett ‘Slow Foxtrot’ from A History of theThé Dansant (arr. Pashley)

Meredith Monk, Double Fiesta (arr. Denholm)

Prokofiev, Visions Fugitives, Nos 1, 3, 7 And 16 (arr. Schofield)

Debussy, Rêverie & Voiles (arr. Pashley & Schofield)

Tickets here

28th

Jul 2017

Fishguard International Music Festival

Performances as part of “Saints and Stones”

Fishguard Town Hall, 10am

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient pilgrims with a guided tour led by local historian Richard Davies to four churches across north Pembrokeshire. At each site, live music will be performed as you explore the interiors and soak up the atmosphere. Limited places – book early.

More details here

12th

Jul 2017

Nonclassical

Freya Waley-Cohen curates a Nonclassical monthly club night at The Victoria, Dalston. The night will feature The Hermes Experiment and Liam Byrne.

Our sets will feature Freya’s song cycle We Phoenician Sailors on poems by Octavia Bright, as well as music by Josephine Stephenson, Meredith Monk, George Aperghis & a world premiere by Darren Bloom.

tickets 

7th

Jul 2017

New Music Biennial Festival

Royal Festival Hall, Central Bar Foyer, 12.30pm

Southbank Centre

Anna Appleby, The Windhover
Misha Mullov-Abbado, The Linden Tree
Emily Hall, I am happy living simply and The end of the ending
Deborah Pritchard, Kandinsky Studies
Kate Whitley, My Hands
Ewan Campbell, London, he felt fairly certain, had always been London
Josephine Stephenson, …after George
Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives, nos. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22
Rachmaninov (arr. Denholm), Fragments, op. posth

Details here

9th

Apr 2017

Bachn & Eggs

Performance for a new Sunday brunch concert series curated by harpist Olivia Jageurs.

The Underdog Gallery, London Bridge, 12pm

Programme will feautres works by Emily HallMisha Mullov-Abbado, Josephine Stephenson, Ewan Campbell, Deborah Pritchard and Meredith Monk.

More info here

31st

Mar 2017

Tallinn Music Week

Performance at Tallinn Music Week, Estonia

Stevie Wishart, Eurostar – a journey between cities in sound
Ewan Campbell, London, he felt fairly certain, had always been London
Joni Mitchell, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ (arr. Pashley)
Metropolis, a semi-improvised piece by Jethro Cooke & The Hermes Experiment

Details and tickets here

16th

Feb 2017

1917–2017 Revolutions – Reactions

Kings Place, Hall 2, 8pm

To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolutions, contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment have collated a programme of musical responses to these historic turning points featuring works by major Russian composers of the early 20th century alongside three especially commissioned pieces by contemporary composers – Emily Hall, Joel Rust and Timothy Salter.

The group’s debut performance at Kings Place will also include the quartet’s own response to the revolutionary theme with free improvisation, a new piece inspired by the early electronics of the Russian avant-garde devised in collaboration with Jethro Cooke, and new arrangements of works by Mosolov, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.

New commissioned pieces by Emily Hall, Joel Rust and Timothy Salter

Alexander Mosolov (arr. The Hermes Experiment) Four Newspaper Advertisements, Op. 21

Rachmaninoff (arr. The Hermes Experiment) Fragments, Op. posth

Prokofiev (arr. The Hermes Experiment) Visions Fugitives Nos. 1, 3, 7 and 16, Op. 22

New piece devised by Jethro Cooke & The Hermes Experiment

Deborah Pritchard, Kandinsky Studies

Tickets

Generously supported by the Oleg Prokofiev Trust, RVW Trust and Arts Council England.

14th

Feb 2017

COMPOSERS’ WORKSHOP

Workshop with composition students from Cambridge University

Music Faculty, Cambridge, 2pm

More info here

14th

Feb 2017

Newnham College Recital

Recital at The Old Labs, Newnham College, Cambridge, 7.30pm

We’ll be running our programme “1917-2017 Revolutions – Reactions”

Details HERE

20th

Jan 2017

Rambert Connects

Rambert Connects – a new initiative with the aim of bringing composers and choreographers together to share their work.

Performing works by Anna Appleby and Deborah Pritchard.

Rambert, Southbank

www.rambert.org.uk

13th

Dec 2016

The Winter’s Tale

The Cockpit, London, 7.30pm

In light of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, The Hermes Experiment has developed a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale during an Aldeburgh Music Residency. Reducing the play to an hour’s duration in collaboration with director Nina Brazier and composer Kim Ashton, the quartet of musicians become part of the drama alongside a group of actors.

Nina Brazier, Director
Kim Ashton, Composer
Sophie Mosberger, Designer
Damian Robertson, Lighting designer

William McGeough, Leontes
Sadie Parsons, Hermione
Robert Willoughby, Polixenes/First Gentleman
Louisa Hollway, Paulina
Christopher Adams, Camillo/Antigonus/Second Gentleman
Héloïse Werner, Perdita/Soprano
Anne Denholm, Harp
Marianne Schofield, Double bass
Stephen Williams, Florizel/Clarinet

The project is generously supported by Aldeburgh Music, Arts Council England, the RVW Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation and Britten-Pears Foundation.

1st

Dec 2016

Resonance FM

Live interview on Resonance FM “The Opera Hour”, 5pm

Oliver Pashley, Héloïse Werner and actress Louis Hollway will be discussing their upcoming project The Winter’s Tale

16th

Nov 2016

new dots

Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, 7.30pm

Concert in collaboration with new dots

World premieres by Andrew Thomas, Jia Chai & Freya Waley-Cohen

New piece devised by The Hermes Experiment & poet Ali Lewis

Josephine Stephenson, tanka

Meredith Monk, Double Fiesta

Tickets

30th

Oct 2016

Cambridge Young Composer of the Year Competition

Competition Final, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, 2.30pm

The Hermes Experiment will be playing the entries at the competition finals.

More info about the competition can be found here.

30th

Oct 2016

Young Composers’ Concert

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, 7pm


The Hermes Experiment will perform the winning entries in the competition. The programme will also include a piece by last year’s winner of the competition Dominic Wills, and 3 pieces from The Hermes Experiment’s existing repertoire:

Misha Mullov-Abbado, The Linden Tree
Meredith Monk, Double Fiesta (arr. Denholm)
Josephine Stephenson, tanka

23rd

Oct 2016

Cambridge Film Festival

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, 4.20pm

Live improvised music for the screening of 1922 silent film Salome

Cambridge Film Festival

Tickets available here.

10th

Sep 2016

Aldeburgh Music – Open Session

On an Aldeburgh Residency The Hermes Experiment develop their new interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Reducing the play to an hour’s duration in collaboration with director Nina Brazier and composer Kim Ashton, the quartet of musicians become part of the drama alongside a group of actors. This Open Session will explore the progress they have made during their residency.

Jerwood Kiln Studio, Snape, 6pm

Tickets

 

5th

Sep 2016

Aldeburgh Music Residency

5-11 September, Aldeburgh Music

In light of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, The Hermes Experiment (harp, clarinet, soprano and double bass) will develop their new interpretation of Shakepeare’s The Winter’s Tale during their residency at Aldeburgh Music in September 2016, to be premiered at the Cockpit Theatre in December 2016.

They will work in close collaboration with director Nina Brazier and composer Kim Ashton, with the aim of highlighting key themes of the play through a condensed version of Shakespeare’s work. Each of the themes will become a ‘movement’ and will involve a different approach to the relationship between text and music.

They will be exploring a new mode of theatre that uses music and musicians as a vital part of the drama. Kim Ashton will lead the development of the music, which will include both improvised and semi-improvised elements and will be a central part of the work, not merely an accompaniment to the play. A group of actors will also be involved in the project, bringing life to Shakespeare’s colourful cast of characters.

www.aldeburgh.co.uk/residencies/current-future-projects

9th

Jul 2016

Daylight Music

Daylight Music at the Union Chapel, 12pm

Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses

More info here

8th

Jun 2016

Nonclassical Monthly Night

The Victoria, Dalston, 8pm

METROPOLIS – The Hermes Experiment explores the sights and sounds of the city.

Stevie WishartEurostar – a journey between cities in sound
Ewan CampbellLondon, he felt fairly certain, had always been London
Joni Mitchell, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ (arr. Pashley)
Metropolis, a semi-improvised piece by Jethro Cooke & The Hermes Experiment

Tickets available here

www.nonclassical.co.uk

Our METROPOLIS project is generously supported by the RVW Trust.

 

6th

Jun 2016

Park Lane Group Lunchtime Recital

St Margaret’s Church Westminster, 12.45pm (as part of the Park Lane Group Lunchtime series)

Kate Whitley, My hands

Soosan LolavarMâh Didam

Ewan CampbellLondon, he felt fairly certain, had always been London

Gareth WoodBlake Canticles

Richard Rodney Bennett ‘Slow Foxtrot’ from A History of theThé Dansant (arr. Pashley)

Meredith Monk, Double Fiesta (arr. Denholm)

Free improvisation

westminster-abbey.org/events/events/lunchtime-concerts-at-st-margarets-church

6th

May 2016

National Portrait Gallery – Late shift

National Portrait Gallery, London, 6.30pm

SONIC VISIONS

Kate WhitleyMy hands

Soosan LolavarMâh Didam

Debussy, Mandoline and Fantoches
Richard Rodney Bennett, “Slow Foxtrot” from A History of the Thé Dansant
Don McLean, “Vincent”

Graphic scores by Andy IngamellsDeborah Pritchard & Eloise Gynn.

More info here.

SONIC VISIONS is generously supported by the Hinrichsen Foundation, Britten-Pears Foundation and The Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust.

19th

Apr 2016

PLG Young Artists Spring Series

St John’s Smith Square, 7.30pm

Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses
Freya Waley-Cohen, Oyster
Kate Honey, Predator Fish
Josephine Stephenson, tanka
Stevie WishartEurostar, velaro (world premiere)

More details and tickets.

9th

Apr 2016

Instructions/Event

Performances at Soho Revue Gallery (14 Greek St, London W1D 4DP), 6pm & 8pm

Josephine Stephenson, tanka

Ed Scolding, Black Sea

The pieces will be performed as part John Cage’s Theatre Piece No. 1 from 1952

More info here.

7th

Apr 2016

Instructions/Event

Performance at Soho Revue Gallery (14 Greek St, London W1D 4DP), 7pm

Josephine Stephenson, tanka

Ed Scolding, Black Sea

The pieces will be performed as part John Cage’s Theatre Piece No. 1 from 1952

More info here.

22nd

Mar 2016

22 Mansfield Street

22 Mansfield Street, London, 7.30pm

SONIC VISIONS

Kate WhitleyMy hands

Soosan LolavarMâh Didam

Debussy, Mandoline and Fantoches
Richard Rodney Bennett, “Slow Foxtrot” from A History of the Thé Dansant
Don McLean, “Vincent”

Graphic scores by Andy Ingamells, Deborah Pritchard & Eloise Gynn.

More details here.

 

SONIC VISIONS is generously supported by the Hinrichsen Foundation, Britten-Pears Foundation and The Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust.

24th

Feb 2016

Eton College Composers’ workshop

The Hermes Experiment work with young composers at Eton College to inspire and develop their musical ideas.

16th

Feb 2016

SONIC VISIONS

The Forge, Camden, 8pm

New commissions by Kate Whitley & Soosan Lolavar

Ed ScoldingBlack Sea with new animation by Izabela Barszcz

Debussy, Mandoline and Fantoches
Richard Rodney Bennett, “Slow Foxtrot” from A History of the Thé Dansant
Don McLean, “Vincent”

New graphic scores by Andy Ingamells, Deborah Pritchard & Eloise Gynn.

Tickets – £12/£10

SONIC VISIONS is generously supported by the Hinrichsen Foundation, Britten-Pears Foundation and The Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust.

30th

Jan 2016

Bloomsbury Organ Day

Bloomsbury Church, 4pm

 

J.S. Bach, ‘Prelude in C # minor’ from The Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1 (arr. Pashley)

Stephen WilliamsPostlude Canon, a reflection on J.S Bach’s ‘Prelude in C # minor’

Meredith Monk, Double Fiesta (arr. Denholm)

Ed Scolding, Black Sea

Debussy, Fantoche (arr. Schofield)

Free improvisation

 

More info here.

19th

Jan 2016

Zero Wave

Fiddler’s Elbow, WN5

Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi (arr. Pashley)
Ewan Campbell London, he felt fairly certain, had always been London.
Stevie Wishart Eurostar, Velaro (work in progress)
Free improvisation

Tickets

22nd

Nov 2015

CiR Series

Handel House Museum, 2pm

J.S Bach (arr. Pashley), “Prelude in C# minor” from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1
Stephen WilliamsPostlude Canon, a reflection on ‘Prelude in C# minor’
Edwin HillierPentiment
John Cage, Variation IV
Handel, “Endless Pleasure” from Semele (arr. Werner)
Giles Swayne, “Les Poissons mélomanes” from Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses
Elis Czerniak, New work

& Free improvisation

More info & tickets here.

28th

Oct 2015

TOI TOI

Helios Collective’s TOI TOI, CLF Art Cafe

Metropolis, a new semi-improvised piece by Jethro Cooke & The Hermes Experiment

www.helioscollective.co.uk

27th

Oct 2015

METROPOLIS

The Cockpit, 7.30pm

The Hermes Experiment are joined by collaborators Stevie Wishart, Ewan Campbell and Jethro Cooke, to explore the sights and sounds of the city.Through new commissions, arrangements and free improvisation, the uncompromising metropolis will be seen by night and day, as a symbol of progress, destruction, light and dark.

New commissions by Ewan Campbell and Stevie Wishart
Joni Mitchell, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ (arr. Pashley)
Eric Maschwitz / Manning Serwin, ‘A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square’ (arr. Denholm)
Kurt Weill, ‘Berlin im Licht’ (arr. Schofield)
Semi-improvised piece by Jethro Cooke & The Hermes Experiment

Asterism, written & performed by Jethro Cooke


Tickets available here.

Supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation