Over the past ten years, the Antwerp based HERMESensemble has been exploring and crossing the limits of contemporary music. Apart from creating contemporary repertoire and new music, the ensemble often works with video and multimedia, and prefers researching adventurous encounters with popular music, jazz and early music.
Besides regularly performing in the most renowned Belgian theatres and festivals, HERMESensemble often performs in The Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, United Kingdom and Austria, and has been a returning guest of the Philharmonie de Luxembourg and the Venice Biennial Festival.
With their project THE TIMES, HERMESensemble gives young composers (aged 12-20) the chance to experiment with the ensemble during several rehearsals, coached by professional composers. In the end, all compositions are performed and recorded. THE TIMES ACADEMY is a seperate trajectory for composition students, who can develop their work over a five-month timespan.