Monday 18 April 2016

Stevie Wishart premiere at St John's Smith Square

Hermes Experiement
The Hermes Experiment
As part of the Park Lane Group (PLG) Young Artist series, PLG artists The Hermes Experiment will make their debut at St John’s Smith Square on 19 April 2016. The programme focuses on the group’s collaborations with living female composers, and includes the world premiere of Stevie Wishart’s Eurostar, Velaro, an experimental piece based on the sounds and journey of the Eurostar from London to Brussels. The composer splits her time between England and Belgium, and the piece will be the ensemble’s personal tribute to the recent Brussels terror attacks, with the piece showing the closeness of the two cities by means of the Eurostar.

The other pieces in the programme include works by young female composers Freya Waley-Cohen, Kate Honey and Josephine Stephenson, and will be completed by a performance of a work by a PLG favourite composer Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses.

The Hermes Experiment is a contemporary ensemble made up of harp (Anne Denholm), clarinet (Oliver Pashley), soprano (Heloise Werner) and double bass (Marianne Schofield). Founded in 2013,so far the group has commissioned works from 28 composers.

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