Rozalie Hirs



article 8 [infinity] – Invitation

Shanna Gutierrez (flute) played the world premiere of article 8 [infinity] (2014) by Rozalie Hirs

You are cordially invited to the world premiere of article 8 [infinity] (2014) for flute and electronic sounds by Rozalie Hirs, performed by Shanna Gutierrez, this Friday, 12 September 2014 21:15 CET, at Gaudeamus Music Week, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

At the event New Adventures in Performance during the Gaudeamus Music Week, Pete Harden (guitar), Susanna Borsch (recorder), and Cherish Menzo (dance) will present and add to the neon elk a pinch of tarragon by Marina Poleukhina (RU 1989), who is nominated for the Gaudeamus Prize 2014.

The concert starts off with a performance by Shanna Gutierrez (flute, bass flute), who presents Sur les débris (2013) for bass flute and electronics by Francisco Castillo Trigueros (MX 1983), nominated for the Gaudeamus Prize 2014, as well as the world premiere of article 8 [infinity] (2014) for flute and electronic sounds by Rozalie Hirs, who was chairman of the jury of the Gaudeamus Prize in 2011.

article 8 [infinity] by Rozalie Hirs is the eighth episode in a series of solo compositions with or without electronics. article 8 [infinity] is scored for solo flute and electronics. It was written at the invitation of Chicago based flutist Shanna Gutierrez, with financial support of a Composition Stipend of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund, and is dedicated to her.

article 8 [infinity] is a lyrical, virtuosic composition for flute and relatively simple electronic glissandos, synthesised from pure sine waves, employing binaural beatings and ring modulation only. The acoustic instrument is enveloped by, or cuts through, the glissandos moving in several large waves.

article 8 [infinity] investigates the overtone realm of the two previous articles 6 and 7 for electric guitar and bass clarinet respectively, both with electronic sounds. The three pieces can be played separately but also simultaneously as a trio (with electronic sounds). The trio Infinity Stairs (2014) will receive its premiere next week, on 17 September 2014, by Shanna, Wiek Hijmans, and Fie Schouten, in the Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam.