classical music
contemporary classical

The Hermes Experiment

Part of Friday Lunch

Spend your lunchtime with The Hermes Experiment, a contemporary quartet comprising harp, clarinet, voice and double bass.

Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2016, Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16 and winners of Nonclassical’s Battle of the Bands 2014, the group perform everything from newly commissioned works to their own innovative arrangements and live free improvisation.

The Hermes Experiment has established itself on the London contemporary classical scene with regular performances across the city for organisations including Nonclassical, Kammerklang, Listenpony and Bastard Assignments. Recent highlights include a showcase performance at Tallinn Music Week 2017 and the ensemble’s debut at Kings Place.

The ensemble also strives to create a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration. In June 2015, they created a musical exhibition with photographer Thurstan Redding. In September 2016 during an Aldeburgh Music Residency, they developed a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale with director Nina Brazier, composer Kim Ashton and five actors, which was premiered at The Cockpit, London in December 2016, and is to be revived at this year’s Tête à Tête Festival (August 2017).

Today's Friday Lunch is inspired by PRS New Music Biennial

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Royal Festival Hall
Central Bar, Level 2