The Hermes Experiment, a quartet of young musicians who are passionate about contemporary and experimental music. The group comprises Héloïse Werner (soprano), Oliver Pashley (clarinet), Marianne Schofield (double bass) and Anne Denholm (harp), who met whilst studying music at Cambridge University.
Described as "unapologetically adventurous and fearless" (Nonclassical), the ensemble is dedicated to creating music which is innovative and unique. Capitalising on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, they perform a variety of experimental compositions and arrangements, as well as venturing into live free improvisation. The ensemble also seeks to promote and collaborate with composers, regularly commissioning new works for the ensemble.
Anne was at The Purcell School from 2007 to 2009, before continuing her musical studies at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music, where she currently holds a Headley Trust Award and the John Thomas Scholarship.
The Hermes Experiment will be visiting The Purcell School to give a workshop in March.