Rozalie Hirs

2018-05-31

Another nice review of Wiek Hijmans’ CD, Volkskrant

Today, on 31 May 2018, Frits van der Waa writes a short, yet raving, review on Wiek Hijmans’ new CD Electric Language in the Dutch national newspaper Volkskrant. He praises Hijmans’ meticulous mastery of tone colour and timbre. Van der Waa also mentions the “intriguing” microtonal melodies in article 6 [waves] by Rozalie Hirs.


2018-05-17

Luisterhuis, STEIM, Amsterdam

From 17 May until 17 September 2018 The Listening House (Luisterhuis; 2017) by Machiel Spaan (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) is exhibited at Sound Art Expo, STEIM, Schipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The exhibition is open every Thursday and Friday from 13:00-17:00 (except on public holidays).
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Date: 2018-05-17
Time: Thu-Fri 13:00-17:00 CET (except public holidays)
Location: STEIM - STUDIO VOOR ELECTRO-INSTRUMENTALE MUZIEK, Schipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018-05-13

parallel world and sea (2017-18)

On 13 May 2018 at 20:30 CET ASKO|Schönberg and Etienne Siebens (conductor) perform the new double harp concerto parallel world and sea (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs during the concert series Obsessions at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The harpists Ernestine Stoop and Godelieve Schrama act as soloists during the performance. The concert is preceded by an interview with Rozalie Hirs about her musical obsessions, as well as a reading of her poems.

parallel world and sea (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs so far consists of the following two movements:

i. parallel world [breathing] (2017)
commissioned by the University of Amsterdam & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

ii. parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018)
commissioned by ASKO|Schönberg

The new work, composed with support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund, is scored for flute, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, 2 harps, 2 percussionists, electronic sounds, violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

Earlier on 13 May 2018 at 15:30 CET the cycle parallel world and sea is also performed during the Dutch Harp Festival at Tivoli|Vredenburg. The score of parallel world and sea (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Date: 2018-05-13
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Tivoli|Vredenburg (Hertz Hall), Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: ASKO|Schönberg, Etienne Siebens (conductor), Ernestine Stoop (harp), Godelieve Schrama (harp)

2018-05-13

parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018) – world premiere

On 13 May 2018 at 15:30 CET ASKO|Schönberg and Etienne Siebens (conductor) present the world premiere of parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018) by Rozalie Hirs during the fifth anniversary edition of the Dutch Harp Festival at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018), commissioned by ASKO|Schönberg with support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, is scored for flute, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, 2 harps, 2 percussionists, electronic sounds, violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

During the concert the new work is preceded by Hirs’ recent parallel world [breathing] (2017), commissioned by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the University of Amsterdam. The harpists Ernestine Stoop and Godelieve Schrama act as soloists during both performances.

In the evening of 13 May 2018 at 20:30 CET the cycle parallel world and sea is also performed during the concert Obsessions #1 at Tivoli|Vredenburg (Hertz Hall). The score of parallel world and sea (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Date: 2018-05-13
Time: 15:30 CET
Location: Tivoli|Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: ASKO|Schönberg, Etienne Siebens (conductor), Ernestine Stoop (harp), Godelieve Schrama (harp)

2018-05-12

Picknick with the newspaper in the grass

Just received this fun picture, taken by a friend who is having breakfast in the grass. And who came across an interview annex preview by Joep Stapel in the daily Dutch newspaper NRC: “My music flows, intuitively, quietly”.

Earlier this week the same article has also appeared online NRC online under the title ‘Inspiration is the space where new things emerge’. Read it here. Or download the [PDF].


2018-05-11

Inspiration is the space where new things emerge [interview Joep Stapel, NRC]

“Inspiration is the space where new things emerge” – a wonderful interview by Joep Stapel in the Dutch national newspaper NRC today [Dutch only; English translation to follow].

We talk about my new double harp concerto Parallel world and sea (2017-18) that will receive its premiere performance by ASKO|Schönberg this Sunday 13 May 2018 at 15:30 during the Dutch Harp Festival and at 20:30 during Obession #1. Both events take place at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands with financial support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund. Portrait photograph by Marco Borggreve. Happy reading! Hope to see you on Sunday!

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