Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2017, Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16 and winners of Nonclassical’s Battle of the Bands 2014, The Hermes Experiment is a UK-based 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.
Recent highlights include performances at Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, BBC Radio 3 Open Ear at LSO St Luke’s, Tallinn Music Week, St Petersburg’s Sound Ways Festival and Spitalfields Festival. In January 2019, the ensemble celebrated their fifth birthday with a concert supported by Arts Council England and RVW Trust, recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Hear & Now programme.
Heloise Werner, soprano
Oliver Pashley, clarinet
Anne Denholm, harp
Marianne Schofield, double bass
I am happy living simply
The end of the ending