Rozalie Hirs



article 4 [map – la carte géographique – landkaartje] (2004)

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2. Program notes
3. Technical details
4. Performances

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Program notes

The composition article 4 [map – la carte géographique – landkaartje] by Rozalie Hirs is inspired by the map (Araschnia Levana), a kind of butterfly that possesses remarkable drawings on its wings, evoking maps of imaginary continents.

article 4 for violin solo (2004) uses the natural harmonics of the violin extensively. The score is notated on two staves, indicating sounding and fingered pitch respectively. The sounding and fingered pitches as well as the pitches of the open strings of the violin together form a virtual resonant space. The fingered pitches can be regarded as a metaphor for the shadows cast on the earth by the map butterfly, mysteriously connecting body, light and movement. In a way, the topography of pitch is mapped during the flight of the butterfly, while revealing the physical properties of the string instrument.

Technical details

commission
article 4 was commissioned by Concerten Tot en Met (artistic director: Samuel Vriezen). It was composed with financial support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund (FKA Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst) and first performed by Anna McMichael (violin) at Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 1 April 2004.

instrumentation
violin solo (2004)
version for viola solo (2005; dedicated to Elisabeth Smalt)

duration
10’30 ca.

dedication
To Anna McMichael, Queen of Diamonds

publisher
Deuss Music (since 2019)

Performances

28 June 2017, Avanti! Summer Sounds Festival, Church of Pernaja, Finland – John Storgårds (violin)

21 April 2015, Portrait concert: Rozalie Hirs, De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands – Heleen Hulst (violin)

18 April 2015, Portrait concert: Rozalie Hirs, Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland CA 94613, United States – Hrabba Atladottir (violin)

18 March 2012, Stichting Drie plus Twee, Vergiliuslaan 4 3584 AM, Utrecht, The Netherlands – Heleen Hulst (viola)

3 May 2010, Composition/ Department of Music, MAT/ Media, Arts and Technology, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, United States – Mark Menzies (violin)

26 May 2008, Musica Nova, Felicjia Blumental Music Center, Bialik 26, Tel Aviv, Israel – Carmel Raz (violin)

28 November 2005, Dartington College of Arts, England – Elisabeth Smalt (viola)

15 October 2005, UK Microfest 1, Manor Road, Walton-On-Thames, England – Elisabeth Smalt (viola)

1 April 2004, Concert No. 49, Concerten Tot en Met, Bethaniënklooser, Barndesteeg 4b, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Anna McMichael (violin)

Location: Bethaniënklooser, Barndesteeg 4b, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Anna McMichael (violin)

Published on: 1 April 2004

2019-01-16

Lecture on poetry and interactivity

On 16 January 2019 from 12:30 until 14:30 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture and discussion on her poetry books and interactive apps at the School of the Arts (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten aka HKU), Utrecht, The Netherlands. This lecture concludes an short intensive on contemporary poetry, taught by Corina Breukink-Prosper.

Date: 2019-01-16
Time: 12:30 CET
Location: Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: Corina Breukink-Prosper (curator, host), Rozalie Hirs (poet, lecture)

2019-01-13

Literary salon – Schimmelpennink

On 13 January 2019 the independent bookshop Schimmelpennink, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, presents a new edition of its famous literary salon, featuring live readings and interviews. Today’s guests are the poets Hannah van Binsbergen and Rozalie Hirs and the writer/ photographer Hans Aarsman. Karin van As acts as host of the event that takes place in the atelier of visual artist Patty Schilder. The full programme is as follows:

16:00-16:30 Hannah van Binsbergen
16:30-17:00 Rozalie Hirs
17:00-18:00 diner
18:00-18:30 Hans Aarsman

As the literary salon is likely to sell out, it is advisable to book a ticket in advance (telephone number: 020 – 6230961). Download flyer [PDF].

Date: 2019-01-13
Time: 16:00 CET
Location: Literaire Salon Boekhandel Schimmelpennink, Lijnbaansgracht 102, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Karin van As (host), Hannah van Binsbergen (poet), Rozalie Hirs (poet), Hans Aarsman (writer, photographer)

2019-01-06

Dreams of Airs (2017-18), Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

On 6 January 2019 20:00 at Tivoli|Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, the Belgian SPECTRA Ensemble, Nora Fischer (soprano), and Filip Rathé (conductor) perform a new work by Rozalie Hirs. The concert is part of the Avontuurlijke Muziek Series.

Dreams of Airs (2017-18) is a cycle of poetry and music by Rozalie Hirs. Its sound world features eight musicians, a singer who speaks, and electronic sounds. The visual artists Boris Tellegen and Geert Jan Mulder designed a live video installation for the performance. The duration of the performance is around 60 minutes. The concert performance is concluded with an interview by Thea Derks, music journalist.

Thanks to the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industry for financial support. Thanks to MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Maison Dora Maar for their generous and indispensable residencies and fellowships. With special thanks to Johan Reyniers (dramaturgical advice), Martín Mayo (amanuensis), and Greet Swinnen (production).

Rozalie Hirs – music (score, electronic sounds), poetry
Boris Tellegen, Geert Jan Mulder – image

Filip Rathé – conductor
Nora Fischer – voice
Tille Van Gastel – flute
Cedric De Bruycker – clarinets
Frank Van Eycken – percussion
Jona Kesteleyn – electric guitar
Gabi Sultana – piano
Pieter Jansen – violin
Bram Bossier – viola
Peter Devos – cello
Quentin Meurisse – sound diffusion

The score of dreams of airs (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Date: 2019-01-06
Time: 20:00 CET
Location: Tivoli|Vredenburg (Hertz Hall), Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: SPECTRA Ensemble, Nora Fischer (soprano), Filip Rathé (conductor)
Serie Avontuurlijke Muziek



Dreams of airs (2017-18) – invitation

Happy new year!

I herewith cordially invite you to the performance of the recent evening-length cycle Dreams of Airs (2017-18) this Sunday 6 January 2019 20:00 at TivoliVredenburg (Hertz Hall), Utrecht, The Netherlands. The Belgian SPECTRA Ensemble, Nora Fischer (soprano), and Filip Rathé (conductor) perform the new work as part of the Avontuurlijke Muziek Series. The concert performance is concluded with an interview by Thea Derks, music journalist. It would be great to see you there and kick off the new year together – welcome!

Dreams of Airs (2017-18) is a cycle of poetry and music by Rozalie Hirs. Its sound world features eight musicians, a singer who speaks, and electronic sounds. The visual artists Boris Tellegen and Geert Jan Mulder designed a live video installation for the performance. The duration of the performance is around 60 minutes.

Thanks to the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industry for financial support. Thanks to MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Maison Dora Maar for their generous and indispensable residencies and fellowships. With special thanks to Johan Reyniers (dramaturgical advice), Martín Mayo (amanuensis), and Greet Swinnen (production).

Rozalie Hirs – music (score, electronic sounds), poetry
Boris Tellegen, Geert Jan Mulder – image

Filip Rathé – conductor
Nora Fischer – voice
Tille Van Gastel – flute
Cedric De Bruycker – clarinets
Frank Van Eycken – percussion
Jona Kesteleyn – electric guitar
Gabi Sultana – piano
Pieter Jansen – violin
Bram Bossier – viola
Peter Devos – cello
Quentin Meurisse – sound diffusion

The score of dreams of airs (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.