The Hermes Experiment @ London Unwrapped | Sounds of a Migrant City
After six years and over sixty commissions, The Hermes Experiment celebrates its unique contribution to the new music scenes with their debut album HERE WE ARE. With their unique line-up of harp, clarinet, soprano and double bass, the sounds heard both live and recorded are like you’ve never heard before, including works by Anna Meredith, Errollyn Wallen, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Josephine Stephenson, Oliver Leith and a brand-new commission from Tom Coult.
The concert will feature works from their new album, released on Delphian Records, which includes some of the ensemble’s most-loved commissions from the past six years, travelling between different styles to showcase the possibilities of this distinctive line-up.
Please note, the original date for this event was Thursday 4 June 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this event had to be postponed. Read our full statement.
Sounds of a Migrant City | Throughout 2021
London has been a melting pot since its earliest days, both a place of refuge, a glittering cultural nexus, the most cosmopolitan of all British cities. This year-long series aims to delve into four hundred years of London’s musical past, with its dazzling display and troubling undercurrents, its openness, opportunities and barriers. The series highlights a music story that always been driven forward, disrupted, shaped and inspired by outsiders and immigrant communities, and showcases the diversity of creativity in the city today. Featuring artists in residence Iestyn Davies and Cassie Kinoshi, Allan Clayton, Elena Urioste, Aurora Orchestra, The Sixteen, Phantasm and many more.