Rozalie Hirs


OpenMusic workshop @ Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy [invitation]


On 4 September 2016 from 11:00-17:15, as part of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy, I shall be teaching a one day workshop on OpenMusic (IRCAM). This is a workshop for composers who would like to get acquainted with OpenMusic and explore its possibilities towards the compositional process. We shall install the software and the OMTristan library on our laptops, and take the first steps towards building patches and performing musical calculations. We also shall look into some examples of how these calculations can turn into musical scores and data for sound synthesis.

The course is based on my two articles from Contemporary Compositional Techniques and OpenMusic, a book co-edited with the late Bob Gilmore in 2009.

You can apply for the workshop by sending an e-mail to with your name and a short statement why you would like to take part in this course and what you would like to learn (deadline: 15 August 2016). The workshop is open to a maximum of twelve participants. A ticket for the workshop can be obtained through this link.

The workshop takes place at Muziekhuis, Loevenhoutsedijk 301, 3552 XE Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Performance at Romanfabrik, Frankfurt


On 7 June 2016 at 20:00 CET Rozalie Hirs performs Bridge of Babel (2009) and some other poetry-music hybrids at Romanfabrik, Frankfurt, Germany. In addition she reads her poetry in Dutch and German. The event, curated by Michael Hohmann, also features the Flemish poet Andy Fierens and the jazz musicians Heinz Sauer (saxophone) and Jasper van’t Hof (piano). With financial support of the Netherlands Foundation for Literature.

Date: 2016-06-07
Location: Romanfabrik, Hanauer Landstraße 186, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, laptop), Andy Fierens (voice), Heinz Sauer (saxophone), Jasper van't Hof (piano)


Performance at Romanfabrik, Frankfurt [invitation]


The Netherlands and Flanders, hosts at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse, invite cordially to tonight’s performance by the poets and musicians Andy Fierens, Rozalie Hirs, Jasper van ‘t Hof, and Heinz Sauer at Romanfabrik, Frankfurt. The starting time is 20:00 CET. The address is Hanauer Landstraße 186, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany (Map view). Welcome!