Hello hello, It’s September 1st (!! how?!) – I’ve come back from my holiday last night and started my day by going to the gym at 8am, soooo you know, I’m now on an admin roll and it’s time for that little blog post… Here are some recent bits of news + a little summary of what I’ve got coming up this month gig wise:
Firstly, I did a little interview for The CUSP Magazine, which you are welcome to read HERE.
Other than that – well lots happened in the summer. I’m not going to take you through it all, but maybe one thing to mention is that my new show The Other Side of the Sea, which I started to develop at Snape Maltings in July with 3 wonderful humans – writer Octavia Bright, filmmaker Jessie Rodger and mentor Zoë Martlew – is now well underway, and I have some very exciting news to reveal soon re future developments for the show / performances – so watch this space!
Recent The Hermes Experiment news:
-BBC Radio 3 Broadcast: Our live recording of Emily Hall’s beautiful song ‘The end of the ending’, premiered at Kings Place last February was broadcast on the BBC Radio 3 Weekend Breakfast show hosted by Elizabeth Alker – you can listen back on iPlayer here – we’re about 25 minutes in to the show.
-Composition projects with the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: we are very happy to have been invited by both institutions to work with their postgraduate composition students this academic year. Workshops + concerts will take place in January-March 2018 (details on the Hermes site here).
Coming up this month:
I’ll be travelling to Berlin to take part in Loré Lixenberg’s PRET A CHANTER, a real time opera. We’ll be performing it on 23 September at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.
I’ll also be spending a few days in Porto to start rehearsing Harrison Birtwistle’s The Moth Requiem for 12 voices, conducted by Gregory Rose, which we’ll be performing later in November at Casa da Música, Porto.
Other than that, The Hermes Experiment are returning to Rambert Dance for another day of workshops with composers & dancers, and are also performing at the Colourscape Festival on 16 September, Clapham Common 1-5pm. Our programme will include music by Stevie Wishart, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Josephine Stephenson, Darren Bloom, Ewan Campbell, Anna Appleby, Ed Scolding and William Marsey.
Finally, on 8 September, I’m singing with SHARDS for a Lunchtime Concert with composer Michael Price as part of Erased Tapes 10th anniversary festival at Southbank Centre, The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, 1pm.