The Hermes Experiment are winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Mixed Ensemble Competition 2019, Tunnell Trust Awards 2017, Nonclassical’s Battle of the Bands 2014, Making Music Selected Artists 2019/20 and Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16 , The Hermes Experiment is a contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass. 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 has commissioned over 50 composers at various stages of their careers. Their debut album will be released in 2020 with Delphian Records, and they are shortlisted in this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society Awards in the Young Artists Category.
Daily Rituals – Matthew Grouse (commissioned by The Night With… )
Winner of the call for scores,
tanka – Josephine Stephenson,
Kalimotxo – Robin Haigh
Double Fiesta – Meredith Monk (arr. Denholm)
Fin like a Flower – Anna Meredith (arr. Schofield)
I am happy living simply & The end of the ending – Emily Hall
Four Newspaper Advertisements – Alexander Mosolov (arr. Pashley)
Programme presented in association with sound.