Rozalie Hirs


New sounds in the cloud: Book of Mirrors (2001)

As promised one more earlier music composition: Book of Mirrors (2001) by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Asko|Schönberg (formerly known as Asko Ensemble) for Soundscreen at Holland Festival 2001 with financial support by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund. The music was especially composed to be played live by nineteen musicians of ASKO|Schönberg and Stefan Asbury (conductor) along with the film #23.2/Book of Mirrors by Joost Rekveld, an abstract film of light diffracting and reflecting via grids and mirrors. The music composition is dedicated to Machiel Spaan.


New sounds in the cloud: article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000)

Promised to post some earlier tracks on SoundCloud this summer. Here is a music composition from 2000: article 0 [transarctic buddha] commissioned by and dedicated to the wonderful Arnold Marinissen, as part of the portrait CD Platonic ID (Amsterdam: Attacca Productions, 2007). Sound recording and mastering by Guido Tichelman. The composition is published by Donemus Publishing.

article 0 [transarctic buddha] was also recorded a few years later (and beautifully so) by Johannes Fischer.


article 1 to 3

150724-Anne Rainwater and Kate Campbell play a recital with works by Rosalie Hirs, Gyorgy Kurtag, and John Zorn

On 24 July 2015 the pianists Kate Campbell and Anne Rainwater play game-based music from the past thirty years. The concert, curated by Danny Clay, is the first concert in the brand-new series don’t be a stranger at the Center for New Music in San Francisco.

György Kurtág – Jatekok
Rozalie Hirs – article 1 to 3
John Zorn – Carny
Danny Clay, Kate Campbell, Anne Rainwater – New collaborative work

Date: 2015-07-24
Time: 19:30 PST
Location: Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, California, United States