Rozalie Hirs

2020-05-21

article 4 [map butterfly], The Wallis, Los Angeles, US

On 21 and 22 May 2020 the New York-based violinist Miranda Cuckson plays her production folds, a production drawing threads among women composers from around the world and across the centuries. The location is The Wallis (Lovelace Studio Theatre), Los Angeles, United States. The production, developed in collaboration with Katharina Rosenberger, and National Sawdust, New York, features works by Katharina Rosenberger, Liza Lim, Aida Shirazi, Barbara Strozzi, Rozalie Hirs, and others. Part of the production is article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) by Hirs.

folds presents a sensory journey from the present to the past, engaging with the voices of other artists and bringing the ephemeral nature of sound and thought into dialogue with the tangible world. An array of paper objects — sculptures, manuscripts, scraps woven between the strings of the violin — highlights the importance of capturing the art and thought of past centuries. These traces of our physical world further serve as an impulse to reflect on our current dependency on the digital and virtual realms.

Date: 2020-05-21
Time: 20:00 PM
Location: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, The Wallis (Lovelace Studio Theatre), 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, Los Angeles, United States
Performers: Miranda Cuckson (violin)
A production by Miranda Cuckson, National Sawdust, Katharina Roseneberger, and John Burnett

2020-03-21

New work for Sonar Quartett

On Saturday 21 March 2020 at 20:00 a new work (poetry, music) for string quartet and soprano is performed by Sonar Quartett and Maraile Lichdi (soprano). The new work by Rozalie Hirs is a commission by Förderkreis für Neue Musik Heilbronn e.V. The location is Klosterhof, Lauffen am Neckar, birthplace of the German poet Hölderlin.

concert programme
Luigi Nono – Fragmente – Stille, an Diotima
Rozalie Hirs – New work
Leoš Janáček – String Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters

Sonar Quartett
Susanne Zapf (violin)
Wojciech Garbowski (violin)
Nikolaus Schlierf (viola)
Cosima Gerhardt (cello)

The photograph of Sonar Quartett is by Piotr Bialoglowicz.

Date: 2020-03-21
Time: 20:00 CET
Location: Klosterhof, Lauffen am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Performers: Sonar Quartett, Maraile Lichdi (soprano)

2020-03-20

New work for string quartet and soprano – world premiere

On 20 March 2020 at 19:30 a new work (poetry, music) for string quartet and soprano receives its world premiere by Sonar Quartett and Maraile Lichdi (soprano). The new work by Rozalie Hirs is a commission by Förderkreis für Neue Musik Heilbronn e.V. The location is Kilianskirche, Heilbronn, Germany.

concert programme
Luigi Nono – Fragmente – Stille, an Diotima
Rozalie Hirs – New work
Leoš Janáček – String Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters

Sonar Quartett
Susanne Zapf (violin)
Wojciech Garbowski (violin)
Nikolaus Schlierf (viola)
Cosima Gerhardt (cello)

The photograph of Sonar Quartett is by Piotr Bialoglowicz.

Date: 2020-03-20
Time: 19:30
Location: Kilianskirche, Kaiserstraße, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Performers: Sonar Quartett, Maraile Lichdi (soprano)

2019-12-07

Portrait event Cathy Van Eck, Van Doesburg House, France

On Saturday 7 December 2019 at 14:00 CET the Van Doesburg House presents a portrait event honoring the composer, sound installation artist, and researcher Cathy Van Eck (*1979). The event features a sound installation, performance, and lecture by Cathy Van Eck.

The event is part of the ‘Open Saturday’ series at Van Doesburg House, curated and hosted by Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs, who live as artists-in-residence at Van Doesburg House from September through December 2019.

programme
14:00-16:00 CET
Breeze (2015) – interactive sound installation/ exhibition

16:00-17:30 CET
Empty chairs (2018) or In Paradisum (2019) – performance
The origins of sound (2019) – lecture

17:30 CET
Q & A

Date: 2019-12-07
Time: 14:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France

2019-11-02

New sound installation, Van Doesburg House, France

On Saturday 2 November 2019 at 14:00 CET the sound artist Fedde ten Berge (*1983) is a guest artist at the Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, Paris, France. He presents several of his installations to the public.

In addition, the architect Machiel Spaan and composer Rozalie Hirs present the try-out of their new architectural sound installation Ways of Space (2019), which they have developed in close collaboration during their artist-in-residence at Van Doesburg House, Meudon, France. The new work is inspired by the concept of the open plattegrond (English: open floorplan) Theo Van Doesburg (1883-1931) developed for his architectural work, including his own residence at rue Infroît, Meudon, France. Spaan creates the spatial arrangement of loudspeakers and Hirs custom-synthesises new electronic sounds for the musical compositon. It is the third collaborative architecture/sound art project by Spaan and Hirs, after Curvices (2013-present), and the Listening House (2017-present). The residency is supported by the Mondriaanfonds, Theo Van Doesburg House, and STEIM.

The event is part of the ‘Open Saturday’ series at Van Doesburg House, curated and hosted by Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs, who live as artists-in-residence at Van Doesburg House from September through December 2019. The above picture shows an image of the gouache grondelement van de schilderkunst (1924-25) by Van Doesburg.

Date: 2019-11-02
Time: 14:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France

2019-10-06

Sacro Monte (1997) – Danish premiere

On Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 16:00 CET Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen plays a programme around the composer Niels Viggo Bentzon, including the world premiere of Hommage á Niels Viggo Bentzon (2019) by Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour, as well as the Danish premiere of Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs.

concert programme
André Jolivet (1905-1974) – 12 Inventiones pour 12 instruments (1966)
Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour – Hommage á Niels Viggo Bentzon (2019) *
Niels Viggo Bentzon (1919-2000) – Sonate for 12 instrumenter Op. 257 (1970)
Rozalie Hirs (1965) – Sacro Monte (1997) **
Ib Nørholm (1931-2019) – 12 minutter af deres tid (1992)
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* world premiere
** Danish premiere

Date: 2019-10-06
Time: 16:00 CET
Location: KoncertKirken, Blågårds Plads, 2200 København, Denmark
Performers: Athelas Ensemble, Jean Thorel (conductor)

2019-10-05

Poetry performance around DADA, Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, France

On Saturday 5 October 2019 Jaap Blonk is a guest poet/ performer at Van Doesburg House, Meudon, France. At 16:00 CET he performs his own works as well as poems by I.K. Bonset (pseudonym of Theo Van Doesburg). In addition Rozalie Hirs performs new poems around the topic of DADA. The translators Kim Andringa and Daniel Cunin present translations of all featured poets. The event is closed by Daniel Cunin with a lecture on the work of I.K. Bonset in relation to DADA.

The event is part of the ‘Open Saturday’ series at Van Doesburg House, curated and hosted by Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs, who are its artists-in-residence from September through December 2019.

Date: 2019-10-05
Time: 16:00
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France
Performers: Jaap Blonk, I.K. Bonset/ Theo Van Doesburg, Rozalie Hirs (poets), Kim Andringa, Daniel Cunin (translators)



hochroth Verlag at Text & Talk, Kulturhaus Nottbeck, Germany

Today, on 8 September 2019 from 11:00-18:00 CET, the German based international publisher hochroth Verlag is present at the Text & Talk Messe & Büchermarkt, Kulturgut Nottbeck, Museum for Literary Arts, Westfalen, Germany. Among its beautifully crafted books is my first German book publication, ein tag (Berlin: hochroth, 2014), a selection of poems from Logos (Amsterdam: Querido, 2002), [Speling] (2005), and gestamelde werken (2012), translated by Ard Posthuma, and the author. So happy to be part of the hochroth book table at Nottbeck – see the picture for proof – while I have been finding myself as a brandnew artist-in-residence at Maison Van Doesburg in the Parisian outskirts of Meudon. More news to follow soon!


2019-09-07

meditations (2017) – French premiere

On Saturday 7 September 2019 at 16:00 CET the pianist Keiko Shichijo plays a solo programme, featuring, among other pieces, Spaces (1969) by Tom Johnson and meditations (2017) by Rozalie Hirs.

The event is part of the ‘Open Saturday’ series at Van Doesburg House, hosted by Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs, who are its artists-in-residence from September through December 2019.

concert programme
Erik Satie – Deuxième Prélude du Nazaréen (1893)
Morton Feldman – Three pieces for piano (1954)
Tom Johnson – Spaces (1969)
Rozalie Hirs – article 3 [a] (2003)

intermission

Rozalie Hirs – Meditations (2017)
Bunita Marcus – Julia (1989)
Erik Satie – Troisième Nocturne (1919)

Date: 2019-09-07
Time: 16:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France
Performers: Keiko Shichijo (piano)



Salon concert by Keiko Shichijo, Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, France

You are cordially invited to our afternoon salon at Van Doesburg House, today on Saturday 7 September 2019 at 16:00 CET. The pianist Keiko Shichijo plays a solo programme, featuring, among other pieces, Spaces (1969) by Tom Johnson and meditations (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. Afterwards we serve a glass of wine. Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to m.spaan@m3h.nl is advised. Welcome!

Rozalie Hirs & Machiel Spaan
Maison Van Doesburg
29 Rue Charles Infroit
92190 Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris)
France

concert programme
Erik Satie – Deuxième Prélude du Nazaréen (1893)
Morton Feldman – Three pieces for piano (1954)
Tom Johnson – Spaces (1969)
intermission
Rozalie Hirs – Meditations (2017)
Bunita Marcus – Julia (1989)
Erik Satie – Troisième Nocturne (1919)
Rozalie Hirs – article 3 [a] (2003)

The event is part of the ‘Open Saturday’ series at Van Doesburg House, hosted by Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs, who are its artists-in-residence from September through December 2019.


2019-09-01

Artist-in-residence, Van Doesburg House, Paris, France

From 1 September until 31 December 2019 composer Rozalie Hirs and architect Machiel Spaan live and work as artists-in-residence at the Van Doesburg House, Paris, France. During their stay the two create a new interdisciplinary sound architecture project together. The residency is made possible through grants from Mondriaanfonds and the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

The Van Doesburg House was designed by De Stijl artist and architect Theo Van Doesburg for himself and his wife, the pianist, artist, and curator Nelly van Moorsel. It is an inspiring, transformative building with movable inner walls.

Date: 2019-09-01
Location: Van Doesburghuis, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France
The artist-in-residence is curated and financially supported by Mondriaanfonds, Amsterdam, The Netherlands