We had a wonderful time performing our Winter’s Tale to a sold-out Cockpit Theatre last week. The project was generously supported by Aldeburgh Music, Arts Council England, the RVW Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation and Britten-Pears Foundation. Some photos are available on our facebook page HERE and below are some lovely reviews (videos to follow!).
★★★★½ “groundbreaking” The Reviews Hub – full review HERE
★★★★ “wonderfully appropriate and left me with a nice warm feeling as I departed the theatre” London Theatre 1 – full review HERE
★★★★ “The musicians were excellent” Everything Theatre – full review HERE
“I was (…) delighted to have been there” Seen and Heard International – full review HERE
“makes this production so successful (…) resourceful and inventive” The CUSP Magazine – full review HERE
“Hopefully, this viewing of The Winter’s Tale won’t be the last. The Hermes Experiment is an ensemble that seems to tirelessly look forward, and reimagining Shakespeare in this way is an exciting trend to start” Schmopera – full review HERE
“This was a most impressive production that gripped the capacity audience from beginning to end” Early Music Reviews – full review HERE
photo by Cathy Pyle.
We had a great time working with new dots last month. The programme featured new works by Andrew Thomas, Jia Chai, a new song cycle by Freya Waley-Cohen and poet Octavia Bright, and a new piece devised in collaboration with poet Ali Lewis. The programme was completed by Josephine Stephenson’s tanka and Meredith Monk’s Double Fiesta. Below are the links to some lovely reviews and photos from the concert – many thanks to everyone who came!
“Fine work again from The Hermes Experiment tonight. All new music presented with real commitment and panache.” Classical Music Magazine (on twitter)
“Demonstrating boundless versatility and dexterity, ‘Lexicon’ was as much a showcase of new creative talent as it was of this gifted and exciting quartet” The Cusp Magazine – full review HERE
“All four of the Hermes Experiment shows great talent and virtuosity as well as being imaginative and provoking” Stephen Loveless – full review HERE
“All in all an excellent concert from a broad range of composers, masterfully performed by an excellent ensemble whom I’ll certainly be seeking out again” Alex Gowan-Webster – full review HERE
Facebook album available HERE – all photos by Cathy Pyle.
Some lovely reviews from our Nonclassical gig last week:
“The virtuosic skill of each member of the group was on display from the start” London Jazz News
Full London Jazz News review available HERE
“an ever-strengthening set from the Hermes Experiment ” The Prickle
Full Prickle review available HERE
Thanks to all who came!