The Hermes Experiment The Hermes Experiment is a newly formed ensemble of four young professional musicians passionate about contemporary and experimental music, and inspired to create something new and unusual. Based in London, The Hermes Experiment comprises Héloïse Werner (soprano), Oliver Pashley (clarinet), Marianne Schofield (double bass) and Anne Denholm (harp), who met whilst studying music at Cambridge University. Capitalising on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, the ensemble performs a variety of experimental compositions and arrangements, as well as venturing into live free improvisation. The Hermes Experiment also seeks to promote and collaborate with composers, regularly commissioning new works for the ensemble. Their fast-evolving concert diary includes upcoming performances at the Rag Factory, East London; Kettle’s Yard and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; and a tour to France in September 2014, featuring a new commission by composer Giles Swayne.