Rozalie Hirs



List of musical works (and works of youth)

Contents

Orchestral music
Music for ensemble
Chamber music
Vocal music, based on own poetry
Music with spoken voice, based on own poetry
Electroacoustic and electronic music
Works of youth

Orchestral music (15 musicians or more)

lightclouds (2019) 12′
brass quartet (cor, trp, btrb, tba) & ensemble (fl, ob, cl, fg, perc, pf, keyboard, 2vln, va, vc, cb), electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

The honeycomb conjecture (2015) 13′
2fl, ob, cl, bcl, fg, 2cor, 2trp, btrb, 2perc, pf, 2vln, 2va, 2vc, cb, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

Atlantis ampersand (music, text: Rozalie Hirs; 2015) 22′
2fl, cl, bcl, cfg, cor, trp, trb, acc, 2perc, pf, 8-part soloists’ choir 2-2-2-2 (or choir 32 voices minimum), 2vln, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

Lichtende drift (2014) 10′
strings 6-6-5-4-2 divisi

Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

Roseherte (2008; 2014) 15′
3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, 4perc, cel, pf, arp, str 16-14-12-10-8, electronic sounds (version for symphony orchestra, 2008)
2-2-2-2, 2-2-2-1, 2perc, pf, arp, strings 6-6-4-4-2 divisi, electronic sounds (version for orchestra, 2014)

Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

Platonic ID (2006) 18′
picc, fl, cl, bcl, pf 4-hands, 2vln, 2va, 2vc, cb (or with a string orchestra)

Book of mirrors (film: Joost Rekveld; 2001) 11′
fl, ob, cl, fg, cor, trp, trb, arp, e-gt, pf, 2perc, 2vln, 2va, 2vc, cb

Music for ensemble (4-14 musicians)

dreams of airs (2017-18) 70′
sop, fl, basscl/cl, perc, egt, pf, vln, va, vc, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

parallel world and sea (2017-18) 25′
i. parallel world [breathing]
ii. parallel sea [to the lighthouse]
fl, cl, cor, trp, 2arp, 2perc, vln, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018) 12′
fl, cl, cor, trp, 2arp, 2perc, vln, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

parallel world [breathing] (2017) 13′
fl, cl, 2arp, perc, vln, va, vc, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

Nadir (2014) 20′
2vln, va, vc, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

Arbre généalogique (music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 2011) 22′
fl/afl, ob/ca, cl/bcl, fg/cfg, cor, perc, pf, sop, 2vl, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

Zenit (2010) 15′
2vln, va, vc

Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

Venus [evening star] [invisible] [morming star] (2010) 20′
6perc (vibraphones, crotales, bell plates, bowed cymbals, sixxen), 6 channel electronic sounds

Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Sacro Monte (1997) 11′
fl, cl, cor, perc, pf, 2vln, va, vc, cb

Chamber music (1-3 musicians)

• meditations (2017) 12′
i. on continuity
ii. on repetition
iii. on tenderness
iv. on lines
v. on imitation
pf, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

On Tenderness (2017) 7′
pf, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

Infinity Stairs (2014) 10′
fl, bcl, e-gt, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

article 8 [infinity] (2014) 11′
fl, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

article 6 [six waves] (2013) 10′
e-gt, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) 13′
bcl, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

article 5 [dolphin, curved time] (music, text: Rozalie Hirs; 2008) 8′
sop
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) 10′
vln (va)
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a] (2003) 12′
pf
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) 8′
perc (vibraphone, cowbells or thai gongs, crotales, 23 pitched stone slabs)

Vocal music, based on own poetry

Atlantis ampersand (music, text: Rozalie Hirs; 2015) 22′
2fl, cl, bcl, cfg, cor, trp, trb, acc, 2perc, pf, 8-part soloists’ choir 2-2-2-2 (or choir 32 voices minimum), 2vln, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

• Three songs for Curvices: Proofs of Love, Words roll into brightness, This singing of tongues (English; 2013) 8′
voice, e-gt, b-gt, drums

Arbre généalogique (French; translation: Henri Deluy; 2011) 22′
fl/afl, ob/ca, cl/bcl, fg/cfg, cor, perc, pf, sop, 2vl, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

article 5 [dolphin, curved time] (Dutch or English; English translation: Willem Groenewegen; 2008) 8′
sop

Music with spoken voice, based on own poetry

Tijd en sintel (Dutch or English; English translation: Mia You; 2016) 8′
spoken voice, 31-tone organ & electronic sounds
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

In state of [war] (Dutch; 2013) 8′
12 spoken voices

• Seven tracks for Curvices: Six destinations, Aurora borealis, Ladders of escape, Too many snakes here, Climbing a small rock, Substance of memory, Lines of moving about desert, salt water, cities (English; 2013) 21′
spoken voice, electroacoustic & electronic sounds

Bridge of Babel (multilingual; 2009) 7′
spoken voice, electronic sounds

Curved space (Dutch or English; English translation: Donald Gardner; 2009) 27′
spoken voice, fl, bcl/cbcl, try/lapsteel gt, pf, cb, live electronics

Poetry pieces I-III [heaven bleak, dolphin, family tree] (Dutch or English or German; English translations: Willem Groenewegen, Donald Gardner; 2008) 5′
spoken voice, soundtrack

Pulsars movement IV (English: 2007) 6′
spoken voice, prerecorded voices, electroacoustic soundtrack

Vlinders, gras (Dutch: 2007) 5′
4 spoken voices

Aan de zon, de wereld (Dutch; 2006) 11′
spoken voice, electroacoustic soundtrack

Van het wonder is woord (Dutch; 2005) 3′
spoken voice, prerecorded voices, electronic sounds

Klangtext, Textklang (German; music: Rozalie Hirs, James Fei; 2004) 27′
spoken voice, live analogue electronics (open score for improv)

A throwaway coincidence that determined everything (English/multilingual; film: Paul Leyton; 2004) 2′
spoken voices, soundtrack for film

In LA (Dutch, 2003; English, 2010) 18′
6 spoken voices

Electroacoustic or electronic music

Luisterhuis (2017) 37′
electroacoustic composition for architectural installation sculpture (design: M3H architecten)

• Hilbert’s Hotel (2015) 8′
31-tone MIDI controlled player organ, electronic sounds

Interlude for Curvices (2013) 18′
electroacoustic

Pulsars movements I-III, V (2007) 22′
electroacoustic

Geluksbrenger (2010) 10′
electronic music for website

For Morton Feldman (2000) 12′
electroacoustic

Works of Youth

The following music compositions composed during the 1990s and the early 2000s can be regarded as mere works of youth; some works are currently in revision:

Ain, silabar ain (2013; in revision) 20′
cl, 5sax, 5trp, 5trb, tba, e-gt, b-gt, pf, 2perc
I: fully notated score
II: open score for improv
Published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands

Little whale and the ice (2010; in revision) 13′
fl, fl/afl, cl/bcl, asax/ssax, bsax/asax, cor, trp, 2trb, tba, perc, pf, e-git, b-git

• a-book-of-light (2003; in revision) 17′
fl, ob, cl, cor, trp, pf, perc, vln, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds

Source of Blue (2005) 5′
spoken voice, pf

Ton luxiert (2003) 6′
electroacoustic

Noise~ (2001) 10′
electroacoustic

Dog Making Kit (English; poem: Anne Elliott; music: Rozalie Hirs; 2000) 6’15
electroacoustic

Puppy (English; poem: Anne Elliott; music: Rozalie Hirs; 2000) 5’00
sop, pf, vc
(Dog Making Kit and Puppy were composed as a diptych, to be performed attacca)

The Sea (English; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 1999) 3′
voice, soundtrack

Aquarium (Dutch; music, poem, film: Rozalie Hirs; mime: Simone de Jong; camera: Onno van Dodewaard; 1999) 6′
spoken voice, electroacoustic soundtrack

Meridian (1998) 8′
orchestra

Well (English; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 1998) 8′
voice, asax, pf, per, cb

Wel gek (Dutch; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 1998) 7′
children’s choir, baroque ensemble

Myth of Er (English; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; film: Martin Putto, Rozalie Hirs; 1996) 6′
voice, 2perc, 2vln, 2vc

Invisible Self (1996) 13′
3trp, 3trb, pf, b-gt

Schizofonia (1996) 7′
electroacoustic

Song for Cathy (English; poem: T.S. Eliot (selected from: Four Quartets); 1995) 2′
voice, 4vc

Yliaster (1995) 13′
pf, vln

Slaaplied voor een duivel (Dutch; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 1994) 2′
spoken voice, music box

Pamwe (1994) 12′
tsax, 2perc

Die Parke (German; poem: Rainer Maria Rilke; 1993) 6′
sop, mezzosop, alto

Lied van de bosgeesten (Dutch; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 1992) 5′
children’s choir, pf, perc

Oker (1992) 8′
ensemble

Atrium Vestae (1991) 2′
2vln, va, vc

Pietá (German; poem: Rainer Maria Rilke; 1991) 1′
2 low female voices

Als kind wist ik in te zullen slapen (1991) 2′
2vln, va (or: vln, 3 low female voices)


2019-03-24

Silenced (2018), De Pont, Tilburg

On 24 March 2019 at 13:30 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The work (music, text) composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

Date: 2019-03-24
Time: 13:30-15:00 CET
Location: De Pont, Wilhelminapark 1, Tilburg, The Netherlands



Ahora es una rosa (2019)

Ahora es una rosa (2019) by Rozalie Hirs, her first full length poetry collection in Spanish, has just come out. The poems were translated into Spanish by Diego Puls. The publishing house is Yauguru Books, Montevideo, Uruguay (publisher: Gustavo Wojciechowski). ISBN 978-9974-890-33-6. 48pp.

The book will be presented in two weeks, during the Mundial Poetico, Montevideo, Uruguay. On three evenings of the Festival (3-5 April 2019) Hirs will read her poetry in Dutch, English, and Spanish, alongside poets from all over the world.

With financial support of the Netherlands Foundation for Literature. With special thanks to Martín Barea Mattos.


2019-03-15

Silenced (2018), Korzo theatre, The Hague

On 15 March 2019 at 20:30 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at Korzo Theatre, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The work (music, text) composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

Date: 2019-03-15
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Korzo Theatre, Prinsestraat 42, 2513 CE Den Haag, The Netherlands



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