As a founding member of contemporary experimental quartet The Hermes Experiment, Anne regularly works on and performs brand new works and arrangements for small ensemble. Their idiosyncratic instrumental combination of soprano voice, clarinet, harp and double bass means that there is no existing repertoire and so the ensemble have gradually been building a body of new works, working with over twenty composers in the 2014-15 season alone. They also commission or create their own  arrangements of existing works, ranging from baroque to pop, and include live free improvisation in their performances.

'Rhythm' at The Forge // February 2015 // © Nick Rutter

‘Rhythm’ at The Forge // February 2015 // © Nick Rutter

Here are the works that the ensemble have premiered to date:

  • Anna Appleby – ‘The Windhover’ (January 2017)
  • Kim Ashton – ‘Os, oris’ (November 2014)
  • Kim Ashton & The Hermes Experiment – ‘The Winter’s Tale’ (December 2016)
  • Darren Bloom – ‘Second Fig’ (July 2017)
  • James Brady – ‘A Joyful Noise’ (February 2015)
  • Aleksandr Brusentsev – ‘If Winter’ (November 2014)
  • Ewan Campbell – ‘London, he felt fairly certain, has always been London’ (October 2015)
  • Timothy Cape – ‘Dreams Piece’ (April 2015) and ‘Favourite Bits’ (October 2014)
  • Jia Chai – ‘Still Night’ (November 2016)
  • William Cole – ‘Me faytz trobar’ (December 2013) and ‘Absence’ (June 2015)
  • Lloyd Coleman – ‘inferno’ (February 2014)
  • Jethro Cooke (collaboration) – ‘Metropolis’ (October 2015)
  • Elis Czerniak – ‘New Work’ (November 2015)
  • Emily Hall – ‘I am happy living simply’ & ‘The end of the ending’ (February 2017)
  • Edward Henderson – ‘You don’t have to do this (anymore)’ (April 2015)
  • Kate Honey – ‘Predator Fish’ (June 2015)
  • Edwin Hillier – ‘Pentiment’ (May 2015)
  • James Joslin – ‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections’ (April 2015)
  • Soosan Lolavar – ‘Mah Didam’ (February 2016)
  • William Marsey – ‘E Major’ (May 2015)
  • Sasha Millwood – ‘Es ist nicht genug’ (September 2014)
  • Misha Mullov-Abbado – ‘The Linden Tree’ (February 2015)
  • Joel Rust – ‘Pack of Orders’ (February 2017)
  • Timothy Salter – ‘The blood-dimmed tide’ (February 2017)
  • Ed Scolding – ‘Black Sea’ (June 2014) and ‘Inhabiting Sky’ (June 2015)
  • Josephine Stephenson – ‘tanka’ (June 2015)
  • Giles Swayne – ‘Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses’ (September 2014)
  • Andrew Thomas – ‘Flowers, aren’t they?’ (November 2016)
  • Jeremy Thurlow – ‘Quiet Songs’ (November 2014)
  • Freya Waley-Cohen – ‘Oyster’ (June 2015)
  • Kate Whitley – ‘My Hands’ (February 2016)
  • Stephen Williams – ‘Postlude Canon’ (September 2014)
  • Stevie Wishart – ‘Eurostar Velaro’ (November 2015 / April 2016)
  • Gareth Wood – ‘Blake Canticles’ (Feburary 2015)
  • Jonathan Woolgar – ‘Scenes from the Garden of Love’ (May 2014)