Rozalie Hirs


Meditations (2017) – German premiere

On 20 July 2018 the German (forte)pianist J. Marc Reichow plays Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs during Musik der Jahrhunderte: Der Sommer in Stuttgart. The Festival is a collaboration between Akademie Schloss Solitude, Ensemble ascolta, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, and Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; it takes place at different venues in the city of Stuttgart from 19-22 July 2018. The portrait photograph of Marc Reichow on the left is by Arne Hilt.

Date: 2018-07-20
Time: 21:00 CET
Location: Theaterhaus / Südseite-P1, Siemensstrasse 11, 70469 Stuttgart , Germany
Performers: J. Marc Reichow (piano)
Der Sommer in Stuttgart

Meditations [invitation]

Today at 21:00 hours CET the pianist J. Marc Reichow plays the German premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. The concert takes place during the Festival Der Sommer in Stuttgart. The location is Theaterhaus / Südseite-P1, Siemensstrasse 11, 70469 Stuttgart , Germany. The full program of the evening is shown below and here. Welcome!


Guest at Matinee Café, NTR

On 14 July 2018 from 16:25 until 17:30 Rozalie Hirs is a guest at Matinee Cafe, NTR Radio 4 (Dutch National Radio). Hans Haffmans interviews Hirs on her music and poetry. Haffmans and Hirs also speak about musical ideas, influences, inspirations, as well as the new work for Musikfabrik, a commission by Zaterdagmatinee, to be premiered on 18 May 2019. The editor of the program is Myrthe van Dijk. The full playlist of Hirs’ works is shown below.

Date: 2018-07-14
Time: 16:25-17:30 CET
Location: Matinee Cafe, Radio 4, NTR (Dutch National Radio), Hilversum, The Netherlands
Performers: Hans Haffmans (host), Myrthe van Dijk (editor-in-chief), Rozalie Hirs (guest)


Poets in Prinsentuin, Groningen

On Saturday 14 July 2018 Rozalie Hirs reads her poetry at Prinsentuin, Groningen, The Netherlands, alongside Radna Fabias, Erik Bindervoet, Dean Bowen, Nicolaas Matsier, Atte Jongstra, Annemarie Estor, Carmien Michels, Else Kemps, Daniël Vis, and other Dutch and international poets. The Festival Dichters in de Prinsentuin takes place every summer in the beautiful Prinsentuin (The Prince’s Garden) in the city centre of Groningen. It is curated by Maarten Praamstra.

Date: 2018-07-14
Time: 14.15 CET (Loofgangen) & 16.30 CET (Theeveld)
Location: Prinsentuin, Turfsingel 43, 9712 KJ Groningen, The Netherlands

Eye, passage

Deeply grateful for the current healing of my right eye after recent injury and subsequent impaired vision. Just in time for this summer’s creative work, which will take me offline for some months. With this amazing Passage by Cornelia Konrads (Wuppertal, 1957) I wish you a joyous summer!

The photograph on the left is a detail from the portrait photograph by Philip Mechanicus made in 2002. The photograph of Konrads’ work was taken a couple of years ago in situ at Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France.


Poetry reading, IJsselsalon, Zutphen

Joost Baars and Rozalie Hirs have been invited to read their poetry at IJsselsalon, Zutphen, The Netherlands, on Sunday 1 July 2018 at 15:00 CET.

The IJsselsalon was initiated by visual artist Stef Kreymborg and musician Remko Kraamwinkel.  Jos van Hest always interviews the poets about their work. The literary salon is concluded by a book signing and a reception. The picture on the left a silk artwork by Kreymborg.

Date: 2018-07-01
Time: 15:00-17:00 CET
Location: IJsselsalon, IJsselkade 21, 7201 HD Zutphen, The Netherlands
Performers: Joost Baars, Rozalie Hirs (poets), Jos van Hest (host)