Margaret Hermant is a violinist, harpist and composer based in Brussels, who graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She is a founding member of several music groups, including Echo Collective, Quatuor MP4, and BOW quintet.
Her collaborations with these ensembles have involved working with a variety of renowned artists, such as Jóhann Jóhannsson, Adam Wiltzie, Dustin O’Halloran, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Stars of the Lid, Joep Beving, Christina Vantzou, and Rutger Hoedemaekers.
These collaborations have helped bring to life works in the Post Classical Music genre.
Margaret Hermant’s artistry extends beyond collaborative efforts. As a solo composer, she has delved into the realm of movie scores, theater productions, art installations, and dance performances. Her compositions predominantly feature the sounds of the harp and violin, often woven together with processed acoustic elements. In this creative process, Margaret collaborates closely with sound engineer and producer Fabien Leseure, always striving to merge original acoustic nuances with innovative effects and sound processing techniques
In 2021, Margaret made her mark on the classical music landscape with her debut track, “Under,” released under the prestigious label Deutsche Grammophon as part of the “Project XI” compilation. The following year, she composed the track “Lightwell” for Mari Samuelson’s album “Lys”. In 2023, she unveiled her first full-fledged soundtrack, marking yet another milestone in her burgeoning career. Her recent work as film composer includes projects like ‘Touché’ and ’72h,’ both documentaries set to be released in 2024′.
Interprete and co-writter is part of her artistic life. She has contributed to the film industry as a musician, playing harp and violin in several movies, including « Lion » ( Garth Davis), « No Man’s Land » ( Oded Ruskin), “The princess” (Ed Perkins), “Entrapped” (baltasar kormákur) « Le Fidèle » (Michaël R. Roskam) , « Bitters Flowers » ( Olivier Meys), « The Water Man » ( David Oleyowo).
Her discography includes collaborations with Echo Collective, such as “12 Conversations with Thilo Heinzmann” by Jóhann Jóhannsson on Deutsche Grammophon and “The See Within” by Echo Collective on 7K!.
Margaret Hermant’s career showcases her versatility and ability to seamlessly integrate classical instruments like the violin and harp with contemporary and experimental elements, making her an interesting figure in the world of music composition and performance. Her extensive collaborations with other artists and her contributions to film scores further underscore her impact on the music and film industries.