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2018-05-12

World premiere at Dutch Harp Festival

On 12 May 2018 ASKO|Schönberg performs a new composition by Rozalie Hirs during the fifth anniversary edition of the Dutch Harp Festival at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The world premiere of the new work is preceded by a performance of Hirs’ recent parallel world [breathing] (2017). Performers include the harpists Ernestine Stoop and Godelieve Schrama. The new work is commissioned by ASKO|Schönberg with financial support from the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

The Dutch Harp Festival, initiated and curated by its artistic director Remy van Kesteren, takes place at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, on 12 and 13 May 2018. The full program and time schedule are to be announced at the beginning of 2018. The photograph above by Thorsten Krienke shows Godelieve Schrama performing at the Dozentenkonzert, Detmolder Sommerakademie, Germany, in 2015; the photograph below shows Ernestine Stoop.

Date: 2018-05-12
Location: TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: Ernestine Stoop (harp), Godelieve Schrama (harp), ASKO|Schönberg

2018-04-15

Zenit (2010)

On 15 April 2018 at 20:15 CET DoelenKwartet plays Hirs’ first string quartet Zenit (2010) during the program Van buiten naar binnen. The concert is part of the Red Sofa Series at Juriaansezaal, De Doelen, Rotterdam. The concert also features works by Caroline Berkenbosch, Maxim Shalygin, and Willem Jeths. At 19:15 CET the performers and composers are interviewed on the red sofa (photograph: Louis Haagman).

Date: 2018-04-15
Time: 20:15
Location: De Doelen (Juriaansezaal), Schouwburgplein 50, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: DoelenKwartet

2017-12-15

Multilingualism: Toren van Babel I

On 15 December 2017 at 20:30 CET the Amsterdam-based experimental poetry venue Perdu presents the first installment of a series of evenings Toren van Babel around the phenomenon of multilingualism in contemporary poetry. The evenings are curated by Lucie Fortuin, Linda Veldman, Frances Welling (Avondenredactie/ director of Perdu).

Rozalie Hirs talks about her multilingual publication gestammelte werke as a manifesto for Europe (and the world), reads poems from the new compendium, and performs a few of her music compositions that involve simultaneous streams of meaning. The poetry compendium gestammelte werke was published earlier in 2017 at the Berlin-based experimental publishing house kookbooks (publisher: Daniela Seel; design: Andreas Töpfer).
Çağlar Köseoğlu presents a lecture on the effect of bilingualism on poetry, and a reading of his poems.

Date: 2017-12-15
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Perdu Foundation, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017-12-10

Poetry performance during Nieuwe Noten

On 10 December 2017 at 15:00 Nieuwe Noten, curated by Fie Schouten, presents the third concert of its opening season, featuring the musicians Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Jelte Althuis (bass clarinet), Ryoko Imai (percussion), and Rie Wanatebe (percussion). Rozalie Hirs interlaces their music performances with readings from her brandnew poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido, 2017).
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Date: 2017-12-10
Time: 15:00
Location: De Ruimte, Distelweg 38, Amsterdam-Noord, The Netherlands
Performers: Fie Schouten (bass clarinet)

2017-11-23

Book launch verdere bijzonderheden (2017)

On 23 November 2017 at 17:00 CET the poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido; 2017) by Rozalie Hirs will be presented to the public at the independent literary Athenaeum bookshop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Rozalie reads a few poems from the new volume. With additional performances by her admired colleagues Anneke Brassinga, Jaap Blonk, Eva Gerlach, Bernke Klein Zandvoort, and Astrid Lampe. The presentation and readings are to be followed by a reception.

Date: 2017-11-23
Time: 17:00-19:00 CET
Location: Athenaeum Boekhandel, Spui 14, 1012 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Jaap Blonk, Anneke Brassinga, Eva Gerlach, Bernke Klein Zandvoort, Astrid Lampe, and Rozalie Hirs

2017-11-12

Meditations (2017)

171111-november-music-philip-thomas-pianoFrom 3-12 November 2017 November Music, the contemporary music festival of The Netherlands, takes place in Den Bosch. During its Kunstmuziek Route on 12 November 2017 at 12:00 CET the British pianist Philip Thomas presents the premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs, followed by two additional performances in the afternoon, at 13:00 and 14:00 CET respectively.

Meditations was composed with financial support of a Stipend from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and an Artist’s Award from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Date: 2017-11-12
Time: 2:00, 13:00, and 14:00 CET (three concerts)
Location: Muzerije (Hofzaal), November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Performers: Philip Thomas (piano)

2017-11-08

Dichters van geluk

On Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 12:30 CET Rozalie Hirs is guest poet during the event Dichters van geluk in Groningen. Rozalie reads from her forthcoming poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido, 2017). In addition her colleague Rense Sinkgraven interviews Hirs about the creative process and happiness. The event takes place in Groninger Forum Bibiliotheek, the public library of the city of Groningen, in collaboration with the Sounds of Music Festival.

Date: 2017-11-08
Time: 12:30
Location: Groninger Forum Bibliotheek, Oude Boteringestraat 18 (first floor), 9712 GH Groningen, The Netherlands
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (poet), Rense Sinkgraven (host)
Dichters van geluk

2017-11-07

Meditations (2017) – world premiere

171111-november-music-philip-thomas-pianoFrom 7-12 November 2017 the Sounds of Music Festival takes place in Groningen, The Netherlands. This year the British pianist Philip Thomas presents the world premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs at Sounds of Music, Groningen, with additional performances at November Music, Den Bosch. In addition Oerknal New Music Collective performs works by Adams and Feldman.

Programme
John Luther Adams – Canticles of The Sky
Rozalie Hirs – Meditations (2017; world premiere)
John Luther Adams – The Wind in High Places (2011)
Morton Feldman – Clarinet and String Quartet (1983)

Meditations was composed with financial support of a Stipend from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and an Artist’s Award from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Date: 2017-11-07
Time: 20:30
Location: Grand Theatre, Groningen, The Netherlands
Performers: Philip Thomas (piano) and Oerknal New Music Collective: Daniel Boeke (clarinet), Mariana Hutchinson Siemers (violin), Raphaella Engelsberg (violin), Lidwine Dam (viola), René van Munster (cello)

2017-11-06

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), November Music

From 6 until 12 November 2017 Het Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited at November Music, Den Bosch. The exhibition lasts for the entire duration of the festival; its opening hours are from 9:00-21:00 daily.

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Date: 2017-11-06
Time: 9:00-21:00 daily
Location: Willem II (Kunsthal), November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

2017-10-28

Poetry performance during Geestdrift Festival

At the invitation of Joost Baars, the poets Edwin Fagel, Willem Jan Otten, and Rozalie Hirs perform alongside him during Geestdrift Festival at Geertekerk, Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 28 October 2017.

Geestdrift is a festival around theological themes with lectures, readings, literature, visual arts, and music. This year’s theme concerns the radical hermeneutics and weak theology of John Caputo, who opens the festival at noon with a keynote lecture entitled ‘In search of a god worthy of the name’. The poetry readings by Joost Baars, Edwin Fagel, Willen Jan Otten, and Rozalie Hirs take place from 15:45-16:45 CET. The photograph on the left shows Dette Glashouwer who presents her theatre show ‘Money money money’ later in the afternoon.

The Geertekerk in Utrecht is one of the oldest churches in the city: its construction began in the 17th Century. It was remodeled during the 19th Century and has been one of the spiritual and cultural centers of eastern Holland ever since. Apart from fulfilling the religious needs of its parishioners, the Geertekerk also hosts musical and cultural performances, and exhibitions.

Date: 2017-10-28
Time: 15:45-16:45 CET
Location: Geertekerk, Geertekerkhof 23, 3511 XC Utrecht, The Netherlands

2017-10-27

Uit het nest geroofd (Robbed from the nest)

From 27 October until 26 November 2017 the poetry exhibition Uit het nest geroofd (Robbed from the nest) shows twenty poems of the Dutch and Flemish poets Abdelkader Benali, Julie Beirens, Bernard Dewulf, Astrid Haerens, Stefan Hertmans, Rozalie Hirs, Esther Jansma, Frank Keizer, Nafiss Nia, Iduna Paalman, David Van Reybrouck, Bart Van der Straeten, Marc Tritsmans, Maud Vanhauwaert, Miriam Van hee, Geert Viaene, Jante Wortel, Kira Wuck, and Geert Beeckman, selected by Jozef Deleu, publisher of Liegend Konijn. The poems are accompanied by visual art works by Raf Coorevits, Lodewijk Deleu, Sam Dillemans, Johan Tahon, and Tom Vanrijckegem.

The exhibition is an initiative of Cultuur Centrum De Steiger, Menen, Belgium, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the literary magazine Liegend Konijn. The exhibition is opened on 27 October 2017 at 19:30 CET and closed on 26 November 2017 at 11:00 CET with performances by Maud Vanhauwaert, Bart Van der Straeten, and Bernard Dewulf, Astrid Haerens respectively. The hosts is Griet Vanryckegem. With an introduction by Chiel Vandenberghe and Jozef Deleu. The events are to be concluded by a reception.

Date: 2017-10-27
Time: 19:30 CET
Location: Cultuur Centrum De Steiger, Waalvest 1, 8930 Menen, Belgium

2017-10-22

Luisterhuis (The Listening house; 2017), Dutch Design Week

From Saturday 22 October until Sunday 29 October 2017 The Listening House (Luisterhuis; 2017) by Machiel Spaan (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) is exhibited the Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. (photograph ©2017 Allard van der Hoek)

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Date: 2017-10-22
Time: 11:00-18:00 CET daily
Location: Dutch Design Week, Strijp Area/ Dutch Design Academy, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2017-10-19

parallel world [breathing] (2017) – concert premiere

171019-concertgebouw-orchestra-rozalie-hirs-horizon-seriesOn 19 October 2017 as part of the Entrée Late Night, soloists of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra perform parallel world [breathing] for flute, clarinet, percussion, 2 harps, violin, viola, cello, and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. The new work is a co-commission of Concertgebouw Orchestra and the University of Amsterdam with financial support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

The concert takes place at 22:15 CET at the Koorzaal as part of Entrée Late Night and is free of admission. The soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, who perform the work, are Emily Beynon (flute), Hein Wiedijk (clarinet), Petra van der Heide (harp), Sandrine Chatron (harp), Mark Braafhart (percussion), Marijn Mijnders (violin), Frederik Boits (viola), Honorine Schaeffer (cello). Conductor: Alexander de Blaeij.

Earlier that evening the programme Multiversum features orchestral works by Ligeti, Vivier, and Eötvös, as well as lectures on cosmology and theoretical physics. We Are Public members can buy tickets for the entire evening for €5.

(photograph: 7 October 2017, world premiere of parallel world [breathing] by Rozalie Hirs at the Open Dag of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Science Park, The Netherlands).

Date: 2017-10-19
Time: 20:15 CET
Location: Spiegelzaal or Koorzaal, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performers: Soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra: Emily Beynon (flute), Hein Wiedijk (clarinet), Petra van der Heide (harp), Sandrine Chatron (harp), Mark Braafhart (percussion), Marijn Mijnders (violin), Frederik Boits (viola), Honorine Schaeffer (cello). Conductor: Alexander de Blaeij.

2017-10-17

Duo booklaunch Mette Moestrup & Rozalie Hirs, Berlin

On 17 October 2017 at Ausland, Berlin, the Danish poet Mette Moestrup and the Dutch poet Rozalie Hirs present the book launches of their respective poetry books Stirb, Lüge, Stirb, and gestammelte werke, both published this year by kookbooks, Berlin. Moestrup and Hirs read poems from their new books. With guest appearances by Rike Scheffler, Cia Rinne, as well as kookbooks publisher Daniela Seel.

Date: 2017-10-17
Time: 20:00
Location: Ausland, Lychener Str. 60, 10437 Berlin, Germany
Performers: Mette Moestrup, Rozalie Hirs, Daniela Seel, Rike Scheffer, Cia Rinne

2017-10-07

parallel world [breathing] (2017) – world premiere

171007-deeltjesverneller-cern-rozalie-hirsOn 7 October 2017 soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra perform three concerts of ‘parallel world [breathing]’ for flute, clarinet, percussion, 2 harps, violin, viola, cello, and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs.

The concerts take place in the Brain Wave Pavilion (located in the entrance hall in the main building at Science Park) throughout the afternoon, at 12:30, 14:30, and 16:00 respectively. These free performances are part of the ‘Open Dag’ at Amsterdam Science Park, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, who perform the work, are Emily Beynon (flute), Hein Wiedijk (clarinet), Petra van der Heide (harp), Sandrine Chatron (harp), Mark Braafhart (percussion), Marijn Mijnders (violin), Frederik Boits (viola), Honorine Schaeffer (cello). Conductor: Alexander de Blaeij.

The new work by Rozalie Hirs is a co-commission of Concertgebouw Orchestra and the University of Amsterdam with financial support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

(photograph: 6 October 2017, rehearsal at Kleine Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
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* Sandrine Chatron is principal harpist of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: 2017-10-07
Time: 12:30; 14:30; 16:00 (three concerts)
Location: Science Park, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performers: Soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra

2017-10-01

Hilbert’s Hotel (2015)

On 1 October 2017 at 11:00 CET the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, Center for Microtonal Music, presents the concert program Fokker organ XL for the 31-tone tempered Fokker organ at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The program also features Rozalie Hirs’s composition Hilbert’s Hotel for microtonal organ and electronic sounds (2015), commissioned by Huygens-Fokker Foundation.

Special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider.

concert program
Christina Viola Oorebeek – Speed Loops (medium slow, shifting)
Théodore Dubois – Cantilène religieuse, Marcietta
Jukka Tiensuu – Fantango
Rozalie Hirs – Hilbert’s Hotel
Lauri Supponen – Spring scram
Jean Langlais – Pasticcio
Adolf Friedrich Hesse – Fantasia in d op. 87

Date: 2017-10-01
Time: 11:00 CET
Location: Kleine zaal, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017-09-28

Creative Writing Workshop

On 28 September 2017 from 14:30-16:30 CET Rozalie Hirs teaches a Creative writing workshop for students of the Montessori Lyceum, Groningen, The Netherlands. The goal of the workshop is to create texts for fifteen sound walks through the city of Groningen. The sound workshop, employing Ableton Live and Push, is led by Ingmar de Vos, alumnus of both the Montessori Lyceum and the Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen. The workshop was initiated by Sounds of Music Festival, Groningen, in collaboration with Els Bruining, music teacher of the Montessori Lyceum.

Date: 2017-09-28
Time: 14:30 CET
Location: Montessori Lyceum, Groningen, The Netherlands

2017-08-17

Luisterhuis (The Listening house; 2017), Museum Schunck

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited from 17 August until 15 October 2017 at Museum Schunck/Glaspaleis, Heerlen, The Netherlands, as part of the Dolls’ House Project. The exhibition will be opened at 17:00 CET with lectures by Machiel Spaan, Peter Masselink, and others. Welcome!
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Date: 2017-08-17
Time: 17:00 (opening)
Location: Schunck/Glaspaleis, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Performers: Machiel Spaan, Peter Masselink (lectures)

2017-08-07

Composer-in-Residence at MacDowell

From 7 August until 7 September 2017 Rozalie Hirs is Composer-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, the oldest artist colony in the United States, founded in 1907. During her time at MacDowell she will be working on new compositions and poems. The picture below shows the founder Marian McDowell.

Date: 2017-08-07
Location: MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, United States

2017-07-27

Journée d’Études Messiaen/ Murail

On 27 July 2017 during the Festival Messiaen at La Grave/La Meije, France, the composers and theorists Franck Bedrossian, Pierre-Albert Castanet, Jonathan Cross, Sampo Haapamaki, Thomas Lacoste, and Rozalie Hirs will be presenting lectures on new music and compositional techniques. Tristan Murail presents the keynote lecture. The event Journée d’Études Messiaen/ Murail is moderated by Bruno Serrou.

Date: 2017-07-27
Time: 10:00 CET
Location: Salles des Fêtes de La Grave, Pays de la Meije, France
Performers: Franck Bedrossian, Pierre-Albert Castanet, Jonathan Cross, Sampo Haapamaki, Thomas Lacoste, Rozalie Hirs, Tristan Murail (lectures), Bruno Serrou (moderator)

2017-07-23

article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012)

On Sunday afternoon 23 July 2017 Fie Schouten plays article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] for bass clarinet and electronic sounds (2012) by Rozalie Hirs and Mountains by Ton de Leeuw in a short programme, curated by visual artist Pé Okx. The programme is part of the summer series Zomer aan de Roossloot at the Kunstboerderij in Bergen, The Netherlands.

Date: 2017-07-23
Time: 15:00
Location: Kunstboerderij, Voert 18A, 1861 PE Bergen

2017-07-13

Luisterhuis (The Listening house; 2017), BKKC

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the brandnew architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited from 13 July until 13 August 2017 at Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, The Netherlands, as part of the Dolls’ House Project, curated by Peter Masselink.

Date: 2017-07-13
Location: BKKC/ Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Luisterhuis was commissioned by Peter Masselink for the Dolls' House Project

2017-06-28

article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) – Finnish premiere

On 28 June 2017 the Avanti! Quartet and John Storgårds (violin) open the Avanti! Summer Sounds Festival in the pitoresque church of Pernaja, one hour from Helsinki. The concert, curated by Lotta Wennäkoski, this year’s festival composer, consists of works by Xenakis, Trbojevic, Ravel, and Hirs.

Programme
Iannis Xenakis – Ikhoor for string trio
Jovanka Trbojevic – Oro for string quartet
Rozalie Hirs – article 4 [map butterfly] for solo violin Finnish premiere
Maurice Ravel – Sonata for violin and cello

Date: 2017-06-28
Time: 19:00 CET
Location: Church of Pernaja, Finland
Performers: Avanti! Quartet, John Storgårds (violin)

2017-07-21

Opening of Dolls’ House exhibition: lecture on Luisterhuis (2017)

On 21 June 2017 at 20:00 CET at Design Café Achterhoek, Gruitpoort, Doetinchem, Peter Masselink opens his Dolls’ House exhibition. Machiel Spaan presents a lecture on his new Luisterhuis (The Listening House; 2017), an architectural interactive sculpture he designed in collaboration with Rozalie Hirs.

Date: 2017-07-21
Time: 20:00
Location: Design Café Achterhoek, Theaterzaal, Gruitpoort, Hofstraat 2, Doetinchem, The Netherlands
Performers: Machiel Spaan, Peter Masselink, Reonald Westerdijk, Annemariken Hilberink (lectures)

2017-05-17

article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012) – Austrian premiere

On 17 May 2017 Fie Schouten plays the Austrian première of article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012) during her residency at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien. Schouten commissioned the composition with financial support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund, and played its world premiere on 12 November 2012 at November Music.

Date: 2017-05-17
Location: Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, Vienna, Austria

2017-05-01

Composer-in-Residence at Yaddo

From 1 May until 8 June 2017 Rozalie Hirs is composer-in-residence at the Artists’ Community Yaddo in Saratoga, upstate New York, United States. During her time at Yaddo, she works on a new chamber composition for soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, to be premiered in the Autumn (photograph ©2017 Elisabeth Haynes, Yaddo).

Date: 2017-05-01
Location: Yaddo, Saratoga, New York, United States

2017-04-25

article 8 [infinity] (2014) – Polish premiere

On Tuesday 25 April 2017 Ensemble 306, Marieke Franssen (flute), and Stephan Heber (cello) perform a concert of premieres at the 29th International Composers’ Festival of Krakow, Poland.

Marieke Franssen (flute) plays the Polish premiere of article 8 [infinity] for flute or bass flute and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs. The photograph shows Marieke Franssen on bass flute during a rehearsal of article 8 [infinity].

Programme

Daan Manneke – Surge/Stephan hebe dich…! for solo cello (2005) *
Kaija Saariaho – Mirrors for flute and cello (1997)
Lasse Thoresen – With an open hand or a clenched fist? for solo flute (1976) *
Jukka Tiensuu – bLeuelein for solo cello (2010) *
Kaija Saariaho – NoaNoa for flute and electronics (1992)
Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Transitions for solo cello (2014) *
Rozalie Hirs – article 8 [infinity] for flute and electronics (2014) *
José María Sánchez-Verdú – Deploratio II for flute and cello (2001) *

* Polish premieres

Date: 2017-04-25
Time: 19:30
Location: Academy of Music Concert Hall, 43. Św. Tomasza Street, Krakow, Poland
Performers: Ensemble 306, Marieke Franssen (flute), Stephan Heber (cello)

2017-04-10

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House) opening

On 10 April 2017 at 16:00 CET the Luisterhuis, The Listening House, a new architectural sculpture and sound installation by Machiel Spaan/M3H Architects (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music composition), was shown to the public for the first time. It is part of the Dolls’ House Project, a traveling exhibition of model houses, each designed and assembled by a renowned Dutch architect. The accompanying book was also presented on 10 April 2017 at Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The Dolls’ House Project was initiated and curated by the architect Peter Masselink as a benefit exhibition to enhance awareness about congenital metabolic disorders: the Inborn errors of metabolism. A series of exhibitions of eighteen sculptures throughout The Netherlands during 2017-18 is to be concluded by an auction of all sculptures; the revenue will be donated to scientific research on the diseases.

Luisterhuis (2017, The Listening House), a collaboration by Hirs and Spaan, can be regarded as the successor of their location-specific interactive sound and poetry app Curvices (2013) with virtual listening rooms, spatially designed by Spaan. The outdoor spaces can be explored by walking through the museum park Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium (2013-present), Citadel, Den Bosch, The Netherlands (2014-present), and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam (2015-16). In Curvices, GPS technology localizes the listener’s position and triggers the respective song or soundtrack. In The Listening House the rooms are actually physically present as part of the model, an abstract dolls’ house, designed by Spaan. Again each room possesses its own soundtrack. The rooms and their sounds can be explored by walking around the model and approaching the desired position. Sensors judge the proximity of the listener and trigger the corresponding sounds signalling the environment and function of the living spaces.

With special thanks to Casper Schipper (electronic wiring setup of speakers and sensors), Remko Spaan (woordwork), Layla Hollestelle and Menno Ubink (technical support).

Date: 2017-04-10
Time: 16:00-18:00
Location: Oranje Zaal, Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2017-03-14

On Tenderness (2017)

On 14 March 2017 during the Edmonton New Music Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Mikolaj Warszynski and Zuzana Simurdova present a recital with works for two pianos as well as piano works for four hands. In addition one of them performs the new composition On Tenderness for solo piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. Visit New Music Edmonton on Twitter or Facebook for more info on the program.

Date: 2017-03-14
Time: 19:00
Location: Holy Trinity Church or Muttart Hall, 10050 MacDonald Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Performers: Mikolaj Warszynski (piano), Zuzana Simurdova (piano)

2017-02-14

On Tenderness (2017) – world premiere

On 14 February 2017 Megumi Masaki performs the world premiere of On Tenderness for piano solo and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. Masaki collaborated with Hirs at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in November 2016, followed by a try-out concert of the piece on 2 December 2016 at Rice Recital Hall, Music and Sound, Banff, Canada. The premiere concert takes place on Valentine’s Day at the Pro Series of Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada.

Date: 2017-02-14
Location: Brandon University, School of Music, Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Queen Elizabeth II Building, 270 18th Street , Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9 Canada
Performers: Megumi Masaki (piano)
The Pro Series: Faculty Concert

2017-01-23

Panel on words and music in choral art

Tenso Chamber Choir logoDuring the Tenso Conference on 23 and 24 January 2017 Rozalie Hirs is one of the panelists on a debate on words and music in choral art. Possible questions could include: which are the challenges a writer faces when his or her texts are – or would be – used in choral music? How can a composer treat texts in a setting for more voices?

The conference is organized by Tenso, the European network for professional choirs, in collaboration with Philharmonie de Paris. Paris, France, and Le Biennale d’Art Vocal. It is part of the project From Poetry to Music, initiated by Tenso in 2014.

Date: 2017-01-23
Location: Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France
The Conference is organized by Tenso in collaboration with Philharmonie de Paris and Le Biennale d' Art Vocal, as part of the project From Poetry to Music.

2016-12-16

N30x31 – A tribute to Jeroen Mettes (1987-2006)

161216-jeroenmettes-n30-book-cover-perdu-amsterdamOn Friday 16 December 2016 at 20:00 CET at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the work by poet, essayist, and blogger Jeroen Mettes (1987-2006) is commemorated by thirty-one Dutch poets reciting Mettes’ magnum opus N30+ during an evening-length tribute.

With appearances by Samuel Vriezen, Maartje Smits, Alfred Schaffer, Nadia de Vries, Geert Buelens, Zohra Beldman, Tonnus Oosterhoff, Frank Keizer, Anne van de Wetering, Frans-Willem Korsten, Lieke Marsman, Çağlar Köseoğlu, Arno van Vlierberghe, Lara Staal, Johan Herrenberg, Rozalie Hirs, Siebe Bluijs, Fiep van Bodegom, Roelof ten Napel, Dominique de Groen, Sophie van den Bergh, Mathijs Tratsaert, Max Urai, Aafke Romeijn, Obe Alkema, Saskia de Jong, Nam Chi Nguyen, Bram Ieven, Hannah van Binsbergen, Daniël Rovers, and Maarten van der Graaff. The evening is curated and presented by Lodewijk Verduin & Perdu Avonden Redactie.

Date: 2016-12-16
Time: 20:00 CET
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016-12-13

New Emergences #5: Breaking the glass ceiling

161213-newemergences-katemoore-annelaberge-noelryan-rozaliehirsNew Emergences is a lecture and discussion series highlighting the current debates around gender in electronic, contemporary and experimental music. Within these fields, it is increasingly necessary to give a platform to current advocates for under-represented voices. We believe it is important to expose existing biases that impede the richness of our diversity. By openly discussing how the current environment validifies our artistic works by the identification of our gender, we hope to challenge the existing conditions. The series was initiated by, amongst others, Anne Wellmer and Semay Wu.

On Tuesday 13 December 2016 at 19:30 CET the fifth installment of the series welcomes key note speaker Kate Moore (AU/NL) and panelists Henriëtte Post, Joel Ryan (US/NL), and Rozalie Hirs.

The event is moderated by Anne La Berge (US/NL), and takes place at Splendor, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, 1011 LX Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Date: 2016-12-13
Time: 19:30 CET
Location: Splendor, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, 1011 LX Amsterdam, Netherlands
New Emergences - Aesthetics, politics, philosophy and new emergences in current electronic music and its surroundings #5: Breaking the glass ceiling

2016-11-06

Artist-in-Residence at Banff, Canada

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From 6 November until 11 December 2016 Rozalie Hirs is Musician-in-Residence at The Banff Centre, Canada. During her stay in Canada she works on new music. With the generous support of the Artist’s Award from Banff Centre and a fellowship from Cultuurfonds.

Date: 2016-11-06
Banff Musician-in-Residence, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada

2016-10-22

Performance at Teil der Bewegung, FBM16 Open Books, Frankfurt

161022-frankfurter-kunstverein-frankfurt-2016-enclosureOn Saturday 22 October 2016 at 20:00 the poets Charlotte Van den Broeck, Mara-Daria Cojocaru, Franz Dodel, Ulrike Feibig, Rozalie Hirs, David Krause, Birgit Kreipe, Ulrike Almut Sandig, and Christoph Wenzel will read their poems during the program Open Books: Teil der Bewegung.The event takes place at Frankfurter Kunstverein (2.OG rechts) as part of the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2016. It is moderated by Yevgeniy Bregyer and Carolin Callies.

Date: 2016-10-22
Time: 20:00 CET
Location: Open Books: Teil der Bewegung, Frankfurter Kunstverein (2. OG rechts), Markt 44, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Performers: Charlotte Van den Broeck, Mara-Daria Cojocaru, Franz Dodel, Ulrike Feibig, Rozalie Hirs, David Krause, Birgit Kreipe, Ulrike Almut Sandig, Christoph Wenzel (poetry readings)

2016-10-22

Performance at the Dutch Pavilion, Frankfurt

160901-rozaliehirs-gestammelte-werke-kookbooks-2016-catalog On 22 October 2016 at 13:00 CET Rozalie Hirs performs a short portrait concert at the Theatre in the Dutch/Flemish Pavilion, Guests of Honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.

The program consists of poetry and music hybrids by Hirs, including the new composition ein tag (2006-16). It is based on the poetry cycle with the same name from her forthcoming poetry book gestammelte werke (Berlin: kooknooks, 2017). Translated by Daniela Seel and the author.

Date: 2016-10-22
Time: 13:00 CET
Location: Dutch/ Flemish Pavilion, Frankfurt Book Fair 2016, Messegelände, Frankfurt, Germany
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, pre-recorded & electronic sounds)

2016-10-21

Performance at Mousonturm, Frankfurt

161021-mousontum-frankfurt-wortkuesten-und-sprachpolderOn Friday 21 October 2016 at 19:30 CET Anneke Brassinga, Rodaan al Galidi, Rozalie Hirs, Erwin Mortier, and Leonard Nolens, read their poetry during the program Wortküsten und Sprachpolder – Neue Poesie aus Flandern und Niederlanden. The event takes place at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm as part of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016. It is moderated by Dirk Hülstrunk.

Date: 2016-10-21
Time: 19:30 CET
Location: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstrasse 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Performers: Anneke Brassinga, Rodaan al Galidi, Rozalie Hirs, Erwin Mortier, Leonard Nolens

2016-10-21

Performance at Lesart Bühne, Deutschlandradio Kultur

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On Friday 21 October 2016 at 10:00 CET Elke Schlinsog interviews Herman van Veen, Margriet de Moor, and Rozalie Hirs on their literary and musical works. By way of intermission, Rozalie Hirs performs three short timeslots of poetry and music hybrids. The event takes place at the Lesart Bühne of Deutschlandradio Kultur during the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.

Date: 2016-10-21
Time: 10:00-11:00 CET
Location: Lesart Bühne of Deutschlandradio Kultur, Frankfurt Book Fair 2016, Messegelände, Frankfurt, Germany

2016-10-20

Performance at Lyrikbuchhandlung, Frankfurt

161020-lyrikbuchhandlung-frankfurtOn Thursday 20 October 2016 at 20:00 CET Rozalie Hirs performs her poems at the Buchhandlung der Lyrikverlage, Frankfurt, Germany. It is the first time Hirs reads from her brand-new poetry book gestammelte werke (Berlin: kookbooks, 2017). German translations by Ard Posthuma, Daniela Seel and the author.

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Date: 2016-10-20
Time: 20:00-1:00
Location: Lyrikbuchhandlung, Schwedlerstraße 1-5, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany
Performers: Frans Budé, Sascha Kokot, Rozalie Hirs, Hans Thill, Anja Bayer, Sudabeh Mohafez, Titus Meyer, Kinga Tóth, Daniela Seel, Max Czollek, Timo Berger, Alexander Graeff, Dirk Uwe Hansen, Adrian Kasnitz, Johannes Frank

2016-10-19

Guest poet at Frankfurter Buchmesse, Germany

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From 19-23 October 2016 Rozalie Hirs is one of the guest poets at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Germany, invited by the Netherlands Foundation for Literature. She presents her poetry in Dutch and German and performs her poetry-music hybrids at a few events throughout the week. The Netherlands and Flanders are guests of honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2016.

The work of the Flemish painter Hieronymus Bosch, who passed away five hundred years ago, is commemorated by several Dutch and Flemish artists and writers. Here by the Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom with the essay Eine düstere Vorahnung in Neue Zürcher Zeitung on 30 January 2016.

Date: 2016-10-19
Time: 10:00 CET
Location: Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt, Germany

2016-09-10

Performance at the Planetarium of Brussels, Belgium

On 9 September 2016 Rozalie Hirs, Heike Fiedler, and Laurence Vielle perform at the Heyzel Planetarium, Brussels, during the Underground Poetry Festival 2016

On Saturday 10 September 2016 at 18:00 CET Rozalie Hirs performs poetry and music hybrids at Alberteum, the Planetarium of Brussels, Belgium. Also Heike Fiedler and Laurence Vielle will be performing their works. After the intermission Angela Rawlings, Maja Jantar, and Vincent Tholomé present the world premiere of a new collaborative project.

All performances are part of the Third Annual Brussels Poetry Fest, Belgium, 9 through 11 September 2016. Heike Fiedler, Laurence Vielle, and Rozalie Hirs are guest poets during the international events, consisting of performances and workshops in collaboration with the UZB hospital and BELvue Museum, Brussels. The full programme booklet can be downloaded here: [PDF]

The Heysel Exhibition Park was especially designed for the Brussels International Exposition (1935) and Expo (1958). The Atomium (1958) and the Planetarium (1935) are well known monuments in Heysel Park.

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Date: 2016-09-10
Time: 18:00 CET
Location: Alberteum/ Het Planetarium van Brussel, Avenue de Boechout 10, 1020 Brussels, Belgium
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, electronics)
Third Annual Brussels Underground Poetry Festival

2016-09-04

OpenMusic workshop @ Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy

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On 4 September 2016 from 11:00-17:15, as part of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy, Rozalie Hirs teaches a one day workshop on OpenMusic (IRCAM). This is a workshop for composers who would like to get acquainted with OpenMusic and explore its possibilities towards the compositional process. Together we install the software and the OMTristan library on your laptops, and take the first steps towards building patches and performing musical calculations. We also look into some examples of how these calculations can turn into musical scores and data for sound synthesis.

The course is based on Hirs’s two articles from Contemporary Compositional Techniques and OpenMusic, a book she co-edited with the late Bob Gilmore in 2009.

You can apply for the workshop by sending an e-mail to academy@muziekweek.nl with your name and a short statement why you would like to take part in this course and what you would like to learn (deadline: 15 August 2016). The workshop is open to a maximum of twelve participants. A ticket for the workshop can be obtained through this link.

Date: 2016-09-04
Time: 11:00-17:15
Location: Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy, Muziekhuis, Loevenhoutsedijk 301, 3552 XE Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ticket for the entire workshop €35,-

2016-08-14

article 6 [six waves] – Swedish premiere

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On August 14 2016 the Swedish guitarist Jacob Kellerman will perform article 6 [six waves] for guitar and electronic sounds (2013) by Rozalie Hirs at a double recital at Hammarby Sjöstads Kapell, Stockholm, Sweden. The concert starts at 18:00 CET.

Date: 2016-08-14
Time: 18:00 CET
Location: Hammarby Sjöstads Kapellet, Lugnets Allé 46, Stockholm, Stockholms län, 120 66, Sweden

2016-06-07

Performance at Romanfabrik, Frankfurt

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On 7 June 2016 at 20:00 CET Rozalie Hirs performs Bridge of Babel (2009) and some other poetry-music hybrids at Romanfabrik, Frankfurt, Germany. In addition she reads her poetry in Dutch and German. The event, curated by Michael Hohmann, also features the Flemish poet Andy Fierens and the jazz musicians Heinz Sauer (saxophone) and Jasper van’t Hof (piano). With financial support of the Netherlands Foundation for Literature.

Date: 2016-06-07
Location: Romanfabrik, Hanauer Landstraße 186, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, laptop), Andy Fierens (voice), Heinz Sauer (saxophone), Jasper van't Hof (piano)

2016-04-24

Portrait concert: Rozalie Hirs – poetry and music

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On 24 April 2016 Penhuis Kortrijk and Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk present a portrait concert with poetry and music by Rozalie Hirs. Alain Delmotte is the host of the event, consisting of a performance by the Bozzini Quartet of Hirs’ string quartets Zenit (2010) and Nadir (2014), as well as a poetry performance by the composer-poet. The event is curated by Joost Fonteyne and Gie Devos. The location is Schouwburg, Kortrijk, Belgium.

Special thanks to Roel Das for the sound projection in the hall and to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis for Nadir.

 
 
 

Programme

Introduction to the work of Rozalie Hirs by Alain Delmotte
Alain Delmotte interviews Rozalie Hirs

Rozalie reads poems selected from Geluksbrenger (Lucky Charm; Amsterdam: Querido, 2008) and gestamelde werken (work in stuttering; Amsterdam: Querido, 2012)

Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014)
Quatuor Bozzini: Clemens Merkel, Alyssa Cheung (violin), Stéphanie Bozzini (viola), Isabelle Bozzini (cello)

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Rozalie reads new poems and selections from gestamelde werken (work in stuttering; Amsterdam: Querido, 2012)

Zenit for string quartet (2010)
Quatuor Bozzini

Bridge of Babel for spoken voice and electronic sounds (2009)
Rozalie Hirs (voice, laptop)

Date: 2016-04-24
Time: 10:30-13:30
Location: Theater Antigone, Kortrijk, Belgium
A collaboration of Penhuis and Festival van Vlaanderen, Kortrijk, Belgium

2016-03-20

Tijd en Sintel – world premiere

Keyboard of the 31-tone Fokker organ for Rozalie Hirs's Hilberts Hotel (2015), premiere 26 April 2015 in Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

On 20 March 2016 11:00 CET at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Huygens-Fokker Foundation presents Het woord aan het woord, a programme in which spoken word plays a prominent role, featuring the poets Maria van Daalen, Rozalie Hirs, Lieke Marsman, Han van der Vegt, and Samuel Vriezen. Ere Lievonen plays the 31-tone Fokker organ.

The programme features recent compositions by Samuel Vriezen and Charles van Hemelryck, as well as the world premiere of Danny De Graan’s composition Het Verschil (2016), based on the text and voice of Lieke Marsman, and Hirs’ composition Tijd en Sintel for spoken voice, 31-tone organ, and electronic sounds.

Jehan Alain (1911-1940) – De Jules Lemaître (1935)
Samuel Vriezen (1973) – C31* Orbits (music, text; 2013)
Lieke Marsman (1990) – ‘eiland‘ & ‘een ochtend’ (poems, reading)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Preludium & fugue e BWV 533a
Danny de Graan (1973) – Het Verschil (poem: Lieke Marsman; 2016)
Han van der Vegt (1961) – ‘Ratel’ (poem, reading; improvisation: Ere Lievonen)
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) – Préambule Opus 31/1 (1914)
Maria van Daalen (1950) – ‘Juno’ (poem, reading)
Charles van Hemelryck (1981) Lamentations (2014)
Maria van Daalen (1950) – ‘Palmpasen 2016′ & ‘Ik zal een grafschrift voor je maken dat iedereen van buiten kent’ (poems, reading)
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) – Épitaphe Opus 31/4 (1914)
Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656-1746) – Fuge II (1702)
Rozalie Hirs (1965) – ‘een dag 1-3’ (poems, reading)
Rozalie Hirs (1965) – Tijd en Sintel (music, poem; 2016)

Date: 2016-03-20
Time: 11:00 CET
Location: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Maria van Daalen (spoken voice), Lieke Marsman (spoken voice), Han van der Vegt (spoken voice). Samuel Vriezen (spoken voice), Ere Lievonen (organ), Rozalie Hirs (spoken voice)

2016-02-12

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] – US premiere

Fie Schouten: article7 [sevn ways to climb a mountain] (2012) by Rozalie Hirs

On 12 February 2016 at 19:30 CST Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and Shanna Gutierrez (flutes) perform their artists-in-residence concert at the Concert Hall of Columbia College, Chicago, United States, celebrating three days of workshops. Among other works Schouten presents the US premiere of article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) for bass clarinet and electronic sounds by Rozalie Hirs, composed at the invitation of Schouten, and first performed by her at November Music, The Netherlands.

Date: 2016-02-12
Time: 19:30 CST
Location: Concert Hall, Music Center of Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, United States
Performers: Shanna Gutierrez (flutes), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar)

2016-02-11

article 8 [infinity] – US premieres
Infinity Stairs

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On 11 February 2016 at 20:30 at Constellation, Chicago, United States, Sonic Hedgehog plays the program Unexpected Consequences, consisting of works by Dufay, Wiek Hijmans, Erin Gee, Frederick Gifford, Jorrit Dijkstra, and Rozalie Hirs. Unexpected Consequences focuses on the intricacies and multiplicities of chamber music relationships and delves into the realm of what it means to collaborate in modern times. It is a tour de force through the realms of sonic possibilities of the three instruments (bass clarinet, flutes, and electric guitar), an exploration of sounds, ways of interacting, and the unexpected consequences that emerge. This powerhouse ensemble makes its debut appearance in North America with a program highlighting the unexpected synchronicity in music across time and location.

Sonic Hedgehog can be many trios: each different flute (Shanna Gutierrez, Chicago) changes the sound formation of the entire ensemble; same is true for each of the different clarinets (Fie Schouten, NL), including basset horn. The electric guitar (Wiek Hijmans, NL) is not only a guitar, but also an electronic interface, a midi instrument. In that sense the ensemble is also a wind duo with live electronics. Dedicated to uncovering new sound and sound combinations for their instruments, Sonic Hedgehog seeks to present concerts featuring works written expressly for the group as well as those with open form, theatrical elements, and improvisation.

Guillaume Dufay – Chansons for trio (transcribed for/by Sonic Hedgehog)
Wiek Hijmans – Songish (2015) for solo alto flute
Wiek Hijmans- To be honest (2015) for trio
Rozalie Hirs – article 8 [infinity] (2014) for flute and electronics
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Fredrick Gifford – Adage of Spontaneity (2014) for trio
Jorrit Dijkstra – Veeg (2004) for flute and bass clarinet
Rozalie Hirs – Infinity Stairs (2014) for trio and electronics
Erin Gee – Mouthpiece XXV (2015) for voice and trio

Date: 2016-02-11
Time: 20:30
Location: Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, United States
Performers: Shanna Gutierrez (flutes), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Erin Gee (voice)

2016-02-06

Platonic ID – UK premiere

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On Saturday 6 February 2016 the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/ BCMG and Richard Baker (conductor) perform Parallel Colour, a new composition by Edmund Finnis. The programme, curated by Richard Baker in collaboration with BCMG, also includes the UK premiere of Platonic ID by Rozalie Hirs, as well as works by Vivier, Davies, Harvey, and Donatoni.

“Finnis’ glistening, dancing music has an air of quiet mystery, possessing the elusive quality of being both familiar and strange at once. His first BCMG Sound Investment commission departs from the standard ensemble line-up, with pairs of instruments providing unusual sound combinations. Like Finnis, Hirs writes music of a refreshingly original character. She examines and dissects sounds to a microscopic degree, creating exceptionally captivating ‘sonic spaces’. Her Platonic ID elegantly unfolds in rustling waves of rapid notes, halted by moments of calm in which short, luminous chorales suddenly shine forth.

The expressive intensity of Claude Vivier’s music, together with its compositional skill and innovation, make his oeuvre among the most compelling and distinctive of the late 20th century. Trois Airs pour un opéra imaginaire is his last completed work, and one of his best. Premiered just 17 days following his violent and untimely end in Paris in March 1983, the music inhabits a twilight realm between reality and the imagination, hinting at future directions in which his music might have travelled.”

Claude Vivier – Trois Airs pour un opéra imaginaire
Tansy Davies – Dark Ground
Edmund Finnis – Parallel Colour World premiere
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Rozalie Hirs – Platonic ID UK premiere
Jonathan Harvey – Cirrus Light
Franco Donatoni – Still

Date: 2016-02-06
Time: 19:30 GMT
Location: CBSO Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Performers: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/BCMG, Richard Baker (conductor), Rebecca Bottone (soprano), Julian Warburton (percussion), Timothy Lines (clarinet)

2016-02-02

article 8 [infinity] – world premiere of version for bass flute

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On 2 February 2016, 20:30 CET, at De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands, the flautists Ilonka Kolthof and Marieke Franssen perform recitals on the piccolo and bass flute respectively. After the intermission Franssen presents Petit Aleph by Philippe Monoury, as well as world premieres of Invisible for bass flute and electronics (2016) by Rodrigo Faina and article 8 [infinity] for bass flute & electronic sounds (2016) by Rozalie Hirs.

Recital by Ilonka Kolthof (piccolo) and Anne Veinberg (piano)
Bart Spaan – Halo
Willem Boogman – Genieting VI
Vanessa Lann Beyon – ‘is’ and ‘is not’
Ned McGowan – Rickshaw Zip (2016) for piccolo and piano world premiere

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Solo recital by Marieke Franssen (bass flute)
Philippe Manoury – Petit Aleph
Rodrigo Faina – Invisible for bass flute and electronics (2016) world premiere
Rozalie Hirs – article 8 [infinity] for bass flute and electronic sounds (2016) world premiere

The photograph shows Marieke Franssen playing bass flute with Duo Leeghwater.

Date: 2016-02-02
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: De Link, Het Cenakel, Cenakel 1, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Performers: Ilonka Kolthof (piccolo), Anne Veinberg (piano), Marieke Franssen (bass flute)

2015-12-11

To witness matter

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On 11 December 2015 at 20:30 CET Perdu will host an evening around structures of remembrance, forms of subjectivity gathering, and communication.

“memory for two, memory for several, world-memory, memory-ages of the world”
(from: Cinema 2: The Time-Image (1989) by Gilles Deleuze. Translated into English by Hugh Tomlinson and Robert Galeta. p.119).

Patricia Pisters presents a lecture on her work. Baha Görkem Yalim shows installation and video work. Mia You discusses prose by the Lebanese-American writer and painter Etel Adnan. Rozalie Hirs reads selections from the poetry collection Seasons (2008) by Adnan. Hirs also presents some of her own music compositions specifically dealing with the topic of memory and the act of remembering.

View visual works by Etel Adnan here.

Date: 2015-12-11
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Perdu, Kloverniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015-12-08

Poetry reading at Psoken Wrod, Clonakilty, Ireland

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On 8 December 2015 at 20:30 Rozalie Hirs is reading her poetry at Psoken Wrod, a monthly Poetry Series in Clonakilty, Ireland.

Date: 2015-12-08
Time: 20:30
Location: De Barra's Folk Club, 55 Pearse St, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

2015-12-03

Performance at book launch of Beyond the vanishing point by Frans Budé

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On 3 December 2015 at 20:30 CET the poets Frans Budé, Anneke Brassinga, Daan Doesborgh, Elma van Haren, and Rozalie Hirs perform at the book launch of Beyond the vanishing point by Frans Budé (Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 2015). Poet and critic Erik Lindner will introduce the work of Budé with an essay. The event takes place at Perdu, Amsterdam. Welcome!

Date: 2015-12-03
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015-11-12

Infinity Stairs

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On 12 November 2015 at 20:30 CET the trio Sonic Hedgehog plays their second concert at Café De Ruimte, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Sonic Hedgehog is the result of a collaboration between the Dutch musicians Fie Schouten (bass clarinet) and Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar) and the American flutist Shanna Gutierrez, who were brought together by the Dutch composer Rozalie Hirs for the premiere of her composition Infinity Stairs in 2014. In Rozalie Hirs’ Infinity Stairs three independent solo pieces are joined into a cohesive whole, simultaneously sustaining and abandoning the soloist individuality of the three performers. Fredrick Gifford’s Adage of Spontaneity creates a meta-instrument, which below the calm surface is extremely active in subtly shifting colours.

Erin Gee’s new work for Sonic Hedgehog focuses specifically on the fringe articulations sounds of the mouth during normal vocal production, working with special mouth microphones and cameras that can capture the percussive pops, clicks and air sounds that surround each phoneme that is produced. The program begins and ends with the early Renaissance music of Dufay as a means of accentuating the broad color range of the instruments and the deep-rooted connection with contemporary music. The three polyphonic voices in Dufay’s works allude to the contrapuntal textures and the use of timbres in the other pieces of the program.

Date: 2015-11-12
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Café De Ruimte, Distelweg 83, 1031 HD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Shanna Gutierrez (flutes), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Erin Gee (voice)

2015-11-08

The honeycomb conjecture – world premiere

Asko|Schönberg

On 8 November 2015 at 17:00 CET ASKO|Schönberg presents the closing concert of NOW! Prismen 2015 at the Philharmonie Essen, Germany. Part of this Spectral program are works by Helmut Lachenmann, Kaija Saariaho and Claude Vivier, as well as the world premiere of The honeycomb conjecture, a new work for large ensemble and electronic sounds by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Philharmonie Essen.

Special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider and to Jan Panis for sound projection in the hall.

Programme

Claude Vivier – Et je reverrai cette ville étrange
Kaija Saariaho – Graal theâtre
Rozalie Hirs – The honeycomb conjecture world premiere
Helmut Lachenmann – Mouvement – vor der Erstarrung

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Date: 2015-11-08
Time: 17:00 CET
Location: Festival NOW!, Philharmonie Essen (Alfried Krupp Saal), Essen, Germany
Performers: ASKO|Schönberg
World premiere of The honeycomb conjecture, a new work for large ensemble and electronic sounds by Rozalie Hirs. Commissioned by Philharmonie, Essen, Germany, for Festival NOW! Prismen.

2015-10-18

Performance during anniversary event Klankenbos/ Sound Forest

Curvices, digital application, poetry and sound installation for mobile devices Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice) Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation) Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realization) Machiel Spaan (spatial design) Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar) Patricio Wang (bass guitar) Martín Ibarburu (drums) Magnus Robb (birdsong recordings) Carlos Dalla-Fiore (mixing, mastering) Mathijs de Valk (technical assistance)

On 18 October during the 10th anniversary event of Klankenbos in Neerpelt, Belgium, Rozalie Hirs presents two open air performances (one at 13:00 and one at 15:00 CET respectively) of her electroacoustic music and poetry. Furthermore, at 15:30 CET she guides a tour around her music and poetry app Curvices for mobile devices, specifically designed for and commissioned by Klankenbos. Other performances are by Tony di Napoli (F), Peter Jacquemyn & ChampdAction (B), Erwin Stache (D), Stijn Demeulenaere (B).

Klankenbos/ Sound Forest: anniversary event on 18 October 2015 - poster

Date: 2015-10-18
Time: 11:00
Location: Klankenbos/ Musica, Dommelhof, Neerpelt, Belgium

2015-10-03

30 + 30 Poets’ Marathon

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On 3 October 2015 om 20:00 Rozalie Hirs is part of the Poets’ Marathon at the international Literature Festival Read My World.

Date: 2015-10-03
Time: 20:00 CET
Location: Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015-09-28

Performance at launch of Navigatiesystemen by Han van der Vegt

Han van der Vegt: Navigatiesystemen (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Wereldbibliotheek, 2015))

On 28 January 2015 at 20:30 CET the new poetry book Navigatiesystemen (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Wereldbibliotheek, 2015) by Han van der Vegt is presented at Perdu, Kloverniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, with a poetry reading by himself. Additional performances by the poets Onno Kosters, Jacob Groot, and Rozalie Hirs. Furthermore, Frank Keizer and Johan Herrenberg present essays on the new poetry book. A reception closes the event.

Date: 2015-09-28
Time: 20:30
Location: Perdu, Kloverniersburgwal 86, 1012 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Han van der Vegt, Onno Kosters, Jacob Groot, Rozalie Hirs, Frank Keizer, Johan Herrenberg

2015-09-25

Poet at Reverse, Copenhagen, Denmark

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From 25 until 27 September 2015, Aleksandr Skidan (RUS), Eugene Ostashevsky (RUS) and Mónica de la Torre (MEX/US), Lars Skinnebach (DK), Ann Jäderund (SE), Elaine Feeney (IR), Mira Gonzalez (US), Uljana Wolf (DE), Cia Rinne (FIN), Yoko Tawada (DE/JAP), Caroline Bergvall (FR/NO), and Rozalie Hirs (NL) are among the poets of this year’s REVERSE International Poetry Festival, FKA Copenhagen International Poetry Festival. The festival takes place at Literaturhaus in Copenhagen, Denmark. For upcoming events you can stay in touch with REVERSE through Facebook.

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Date: 2015-09-25
Location: REVERSE, Literaturhaus, Møllegade 7, 2200 København N, Denmark

2015-09-18

Opening of the Amsterdam Poetry Season

Paul Rodenko

Op 18 September 2015 the literary venue Perdu in Amsterdam opens its new season with a special programme around the experimental poetry anthology Met twee maten by Paul Rodenko (Amsterdam: Bert Bakker; 1954). The following poets will write new works especially for the evening, and perform and discuss what they’ve written: Mathijs Tratsaert, Hélène Gelèns, Ellen Deckwitz, Paul Bogaert, Alfred Schaffer, and Rozalie Hirs.

Date: 2015-09-18
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersbrugwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Mathijs Tratsaert, Hélène Gelèns, Ellen Deckwitz, Paul Bogaert, Alfred Schaffer, Rozalie Hirs

2015-09-11

Curvices Amsterdam at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ – opening

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices app (2013) closeup

During the 2015/16 season the Curvices Amsterdam (2015) poetry and music app by Rozalie Hirs is featured at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at the occasion of its tenth anniversary. The launch takes place on 11 September 2015 at 17:00 CET at the terrace of Restaurant Zouthaven. Composer/poet Rozalie Hirs and architect Machiel Spaan talk about the brandnew installation around Muziekgebouw and take the audience on a guided tour. The launch is followed by a reception.

Curvices (2013) is a digital application, a virtual poetry and sound installation for mobile devices by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animations), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design), based on the poetry book Curvices and Musicles by Rozalie Hirs. It is location specific and was originally commissioned by Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium, for Klankenbos, the first open-air museum for sound art in Europe. The brandndew version Curvices Amsterdam, location specific to the space around Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, is a birthday gift from Rozalie and was made possible with financial support by M3H Architecten.

The app is open to the public around the clock from 11 September 2015 until 15 September 2016. You can download the app for free with the QR code provided on the day of its launch.

Date: 2015-09-11
Time: 17:00 CET
Location: Terrace (outside Restaurant Zouthaven), Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Rozalie Hirs, Machiel Spaan (lecure & guided tour)

2015-07-24

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On 24 July 2015 the pianists Kate Campbell and Anne Rainwater play game-based music from the past thirty years. The concert, curated by Danny Clay, is the first concert in the brand-new series don’t be a stranger at the Center for New Music in San Francisco.

Program
György Kurtág – Jatekok
Rozalie Hirs – article 1 to 3
John Zorn – Carny
Danny Clay, Kate Campbell, Anne Rainwater – New collaborative work

Date: 2015-07-24
Time: 19:30 PST
Location: Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, California, United States

2015-06-06

Atlantis ampersand – world premiere

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On 6 June 2015, Klangforum Wien, Vokalensemble NOVA, and Enno Poppe (conductor) perform the 25-hour program Urbo Kune at Holland Festival, Amsterdam. Part of the program is Atlantis ampersand, a brand-new work by Rozalie Hirs for eighteen players (2fl, cl, bass cl, cfg, cor, tp, tb, 2perc, pf, acc, midi keyboard, 2vlns, vla, vc, cb), eight singers (2SATB), and electronic sounds, commissioned by Holland Festival. The performance of Hirs’ work takes place at 14:25 CET at the Main Hall of Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ.

Special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider and to Peter Böhm for the sound projection in the hall.

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Date: 2015-06-06
Time: 14:25 (changed starting time!)
Location: Grote zaal (Main hall), Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performers: Klangforum Wien, Vokalensemble NOVA, and Enno Poppe (conductor)
World premiere of Atlantis ampersand (music, text) for voices, ensemble, and electronic sounds. Commissioned by Holland Festival.

2015-04-26

Hilbert’s Hotel – world premiere

Keyboard of the 31-tone Fokker organ for Rozalie Hirs's Hilberts Hotel (2015), premiere 26 April 2015 in Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

On 26 April 2015 at 11:00 CET the new composition Hilbert’s Hotel for microtonal organ and electronic sounds by Rozalie Hirs receives its world premiere during the program Hilbert’s Hotel at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The organ is the 31-tone Fokker organ of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, Center for Microtonal Music, Amsterdam. The photograph shows the keyboard of the instrument.

Other works on the program are Reflexions Sonores by Henri Carf and several baroque works for flute and organ. The performers of these works are Ere Lievonen (organ) en Raymond Honing (flute).

Special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider.

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Date: 2015-04-26
Time: 11:00 CET
Location: Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Piet Heinkade 5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015-04-21

Nieuw Amsterdams Peil: Rozalie Hirs

Ensemble NAP (photograph: Pietro Cinotti, 2010)

On 21 April 2015 in De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands, Nieuw Amsterdams Peil and Rozalie Hirs are performing a program with works by Hirs, some of her musical heroes, and one of her former students. The musicians are Heleen Hulst (violin), Gerard Bouwhuis (piano), Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer (clarinet), Mick Stirling (cello), Arne Bock (sound projection), and Rozalie Hirs (spoken voice).

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Date: 2015-04-21
Time: 20:15
Location: De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Performers: Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, Rozalie Hirs (spoken voice)

2015-04-18

Portrait concert, Mills College, United States

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On 18 April 2015 at 20:00 PST Mills Performing Group (MPG), founded in 1963 by Darius Milhaud, Luciano Berio, and Morton Subotnick, will perform works by Hirs during Mills Music Now at Mills College, Oakland, California. Furthermore on the progam will be a new work co-composed and performed by James Fei (live electronics) and Rozalie Hirs (spoken voice, electronic sounds).

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Date: 2015-04-18
Time: 20:00 PST
Location: Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland CA 94613, United States
Performers: Mills Performing Group (MPG)
Portrait concert with works by Rozalie Hirs (music, text). World premiere of a new work co-composed by James Fei (live electronics) and Rozalie Hirs (spoken voice, electronic sounds)

2015-04-13

Lecture, UC Santa Barbara, United States

Clarence Barlow, chaire Composition Department, UCSB

On 13 April 2015 Rozalie Hirs is giving a lecture at the Composition Department at University of California, Santa Barbara, on her recent compositions Nadir (2014), Lichtende Drift (2014), Roseherte (2008, 2014 rev.), and Infinity Stairs (2014). Topics may include frequency-based compositional techniques, the use of OpenMusic as a compositional tool, and sound synthesis in SuperCollider and CSound.

(photograph: Clarence Barlow, chair of the Composition Department, UCSB)

Date: 2015-04-13
Location: Composition/ Department of Music, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States

2015-03-12

Family Tree

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On 12 March 2015 at 20:00 the percussionist Peter Prommel performs Family Tree (English, German, Dutch; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; animation: Harm van den Dorpel) at the occasion of the TROMP Repertoire Days 2015 in Kawasaki, Japan.

Date: 2015-03-12
Location: TROMP Repertoire Days 2015, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music. Kawasaki, Japan
Performers: Peter Prommel (voice, soundtrack)

2015-02-20

Infinity Stairs

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On 20 February 2015, Marieke Franssen (flute), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Christian Karlsen (conductor), and Arne Bock (sound diffusion in the hall) perform four compositions by composer-poet Rozalie Hirs at Ostadetheater, Amsterdam. Furthermore on the program are several works for spoken voice and soundtrack by Hirs, that she performs herself. In addition she will read a few poems from gestamelde werken (work in stuttering; Amsterdam: Querido, 2012). The concert is part of a poetry and music weekend, curated by Sylvia Stoetzer.

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Date: 2015-02-20
Time: 20:30
Location: Ostadetheater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Marieke Franssen (flute), Christian Karlsen (conductor), Arne Bock (sound diffusion in the hall), Rozalie Hirs (voice)
Portrait concert of composer-poet Rozalie Hirs.

2015-02-17

De Wonderkamer: poetry reading and lecture

Micha Hamel

On February 17, 2015, Rozalie Hirs is giving a one-hour poetry lecture and reading at fellow poet and composer Micha Hamel’s series De Wonderkamer. She reads her poetry, performs a few of music and poetry pieces, and talks about their underlying ideas. followed by a discussion.

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Date: 2015-02-17
Time: 20:45
Location: Vreeland, The Netherlands
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, live electronics, soundtrack)

2014-11-27

Lichtende Drift (2014) – world premiere

Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

On 27 November 2014 Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Candida Thompson (principal player and artistic director) perform a new work by Rozalie Hirs for string orchestra, commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta.

In her youth Rozalie developed an early affection for the works by Béla Bartók, starting with the works for piano solo, soon to be followed by the works for strings: his string quartets, duos for two violins, violin concertos, Divertimento for strings, and Music for Strings, Celesta and Percussion.

Hirs’s new work is written in reply to Bartók’s Divertimento. She regards it as an honor to be performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta alongside her first musical hero. Further compositions in the program are Fugue on the name B.A.C.H. by Robert Schumann and Concerto Funebre by Karl Amadeus Hartmann. The soloist of the evening is violinist Isabelle Faust.

The instrumentation of the new work by Hirs is 6-6-5-4-2 (6 first violins, 6 second violins, 5 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses).

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Date: 2014-11-27
Time: 20:15
Location: Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Piet Heinkade 5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Candida Thompson (principal player)
World premiere of a new composition commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta

2014-11-26

Lichtende Drift (2014) – try-out

Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

On 26 November 2014 at 20:00 CET Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Candida Thompson (principal player and artistic director) perform the try-out of a new work by Rozalie Hirs for string orchestra, commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Furthermore Rob van Steen interviews Rozalie about her compositional ideas, and the new work.

In her youth Rozalie developed an early affection for the works by Béla Bartók, starting with the works for piano solo, soon to be followed by the works for strings: his string quartets, duos for two violins, violin concertos, Divertimento for strings, and Music for Strings, Celesta and Percussion.

Hirs’s new work is written in reply to Bartók’s Divertimento. She regards it as an honor to be performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta alongside her first musical hero. Further compositions in the program are Fugue on the name B.A.C.H. by Robert Schumann and Concerto Funebre by Karl Amadeus Hartmann. The soloist of the evening is violinist Isabelle Faust.

The instrumentation of the new work by Hirs is 6-6-5-4-2 (6 first violins, 6 second violins, 5 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses).

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Date: 2014-11-26
Time: 20:00
Location: Concertzaal Tilburg, Louis Bouwmeesterplein 1, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Performers: Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Candida Thompson (principal player)
Try-out of a new composition commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta

2014-11-08

Nadir (2014) – Dutch premiere

Quatuor Bozzini (photograph: Michael Slobodian) at November Music with a new work by Rozalie Hirs

On 8 November 2014 at 19:00 Bozzini Quartet will present the Dutch premiere of Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs at November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. In 2011 and 2012 the exquisite Bozzini Quartet, based in Montréal, toured Hirs’s first string quartet Zenit (2010) in Canada, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. The new work is scored for two violins, viola, cello, and electronic sounds. The sounds are synthesized from sinetones through additive synthesis. The other pieces on the programme are a new work by Frederik Neyrinck and Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery by Marc Sabat. (photograph: Michael Slobodian)

With special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider and to Arne Bock for the sound projection in the hall.

Nadir (2014) was commissioned by Bozzini Quartet and November Music, with financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

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Date: 2014-11-08
Time: 19:00
Location: November Music, Muziekcentrum De Toonzaal, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Performers: Bozzini Quartet
New musical work commissioned by Bozzini Quartet and November Music

2014-11-07

Tribute to Gerrit Kouwenaar

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On 7 November 2014 at 19:00 CET a group of Dutch poets will perform in tribute of Gerrit Kouwenaar (1923-2014). They will read his selected poems Vallende Stilte (Amsterdam: uitgeverij Querido, 2008) at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Event on Facebook

Date: 2014-11-07
Time: 19:00
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Jan Kuijper, Merijn Schipper, Thomas Möhlmann, Han van der Vegt, Mustafa Stitou, Rozalie Hirs, Bernke Klein Zandvoort, Lucas Hirsch, Hélène Gelèns, Martijn Den Ouden, Liesbeth Lagemaat, Neeltje Maria Min, Pieter Boskma, Johan Herrenberg

2014-11-07

Curvices Den Bosch music and poetry app – opening

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices music and poetry app (track: Proofs of Love)

From 7 November 2014 onwards the Curvices music and poetry app is a permanent virtual installation at De Citadel in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The app is available as a free download for iOS (iPhone and iPad) or Android (all other phones and tablets) or through scanning the OR code below. The site is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00-17:00. The app is loation specific and only works when present on the grounds of De Citadel in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

Curvices (2013) is a digital application, a virtual poetry and sound installation for mobile devices, based on the poetry book Curvices and Musicles by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animations), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design).

Adapted for De Citadel, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, at the kind invitation by November Music, 2014. Commissioned by Klankenbos / Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium, 2013. With financial support from a Composition Stipend 2012-2013 from Fonds Podiumkunsten.

[PDF English Curvices Den Bosch]
[PDF Nederlands Curvices Den Bosch]

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Date: 2014-11-07
Location: De Citadel, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (spoken voice, vocals), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Patricio Wang (bass guitar), Martín Ibarburu (drums), Carlos Dalla-Fiore (mixing, mastering), Matthijs de Valk (technical assistance). Special thanks to Magnus Robb for giving permission for the use of his bird song recordings.
Commissioned by Klankenbos / Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium, 2013. With financial support from a Composition Stipend 2012-2013 from Fonds Podiumkunsten.

2014-11-06

Roseherte – world premiere of the new version for orchestra

November Music: Perfromance of 'Roseherte' by Rozalie Hirs at opening concert, 6 November 2014During the opening concert of November Music 2014 on Thursday 6 November 2014 Roseherte (2008) by Rozalie Hirs will be performed by Philharmonie Zuidnederland.
In its original version this work is scored for a ninety-piece symphony orchestra & electronic sounds. On 6 November 2014 a brandnew version for forty-two piece orchestra & electronic sounds will be played. The new instrumentation is 2222.2221.arp.2perc.pf.66442 & electronic sounds. For more info on the composition, please visit its main page.

Special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in CSound and to Jan Panis for sound projection in the hall.

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Date: 2014-11-06
Time: 19:30
Location: November Music, Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch
Performers: philharmonie zuidnederland
World premiere of the new version for small orchestra, commissioned by November Music.

2014-10-28

Nadir (2014) – preview concert

Quatuor Bozzini (photograph: Michael Slobodian) at November Music with a new work by Rozalie Hirs

On 25 October 2014 at 20:30 Bozzini Quartet will present a preview concert of the Dutch premiere of Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs at De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands. In 2011 and 2012 the exquisite Bozzini Quartet, based in Montréal, toured Hirs’s first string quartet Zenit (2010) in Canada, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. The new work is scored for two violins, viola, cello, and electronic sounds. The sounds are synthesized from sinetones through additive synthesis. The other pieces on the programme are by Aldo Clementi and Jürg Frey. (photograph: Michael Slobodian)

With special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider and to Arne Bock for the sound projection in the hall.

Nadir (2014) was commissioned by Bozzini Quartet and November Music, with financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

Date: 2014-10-28
Time: 20:30
Location: De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Performers: Bozzini Quartet
Netherlands premiere of a new musical work, commissioned by Bozzini Quartet and November Music

2014-10-25

Nadir (2014) – world premiere

Quatuor Bozzini (photograph: Michael Slobodian) at November Music with a new work by Rozalie Hirs

On 25 October 2014 during the Transit Festival (Festival van Vlaanderen) Bozzini Quartet will present the world premiere of Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs. In 2011 and 2012 the exquisite Bozzini Quartet, based in Montréal, toured Hirs’s first string quartet Zenit (2010) in Canada, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. The new work is scored for two violins, viola, cello, and electronic sounds. The sounds are synthesized from sinetones through additive synthesis. The other pieces on the programme are a new work by Frederik Neyrinck and Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery by Marc Sabat. (photograph: Michael Slobodian)

With special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider and to Arne Bock for the sound projection in the hall.

Nadir (2014) was commissioned by Bozzini Quartet and November Music, with financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

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Date: 2014-10-25
Time: 16:00
Location: Transit - Festival van Vlaanderen/ Vlaams-Brabant, Leuven, Belgium
Performers: Bozzini Quartet
World premiere of a new composition, commissioned by Bozzini Quartet, and November Music

2014-10-22

Performances at Onbederf’lijk Vers

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On 22 October 2014 at 20:00, 21:15, and 22:00 CET Rozalie Hirs will read her poetry at the Festival Onbederf’lijk Vers. The other performing poets are Yannick Dangre, Mustafa Stitou, Daniël Vis, Micha Hamel, Lieke Marsman, and INGWITZ (Ingmar Heytze & Ellen Deckwitz). Click on the image below for the full program and the various locations. The entrance is free.

OnbederflijkVers-2014-program-overview

Date: 2014-10-22
Time: 20:00, 21:15, 22:00
Location: Rozalie will read at Dekker vd Vegt, Marikenstraat 29, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Performers: Yannick Dangre, Mustafa Stitou, Daniël Vis, Micha Hamel, Lieke Marsman, Rozalie Hirs, and INGWITZ (Ingmar Heytze & Ellen Deckwitz)

2014-09-17

Infinity stairs (2014) – world premiere

Rehearsal with Fie Schouten, Shanna Gutierrez, and Wiek Hijmans (playing sketches for 'Infinity Stairs' (2014) by Rozalie Hirs)On 17 September 2014 at 20:30 CET Shanna Gutierrez, Wiek Hijmans, and Fie Schouten will present a recital with works by Mauricio Kagel, Jorrit Dijkstra, Kaija Saariaho, Morton Feldman, Frederick Gifford, Christian Wolff, and Rozalie Hirs. The recital features the world premiere of two new trios: Infinity stairs (2014) by Rozalie Hirs, and Adage of Spontaneity (2014) by Fredrick Gifford.

With special thanks to Christian Karlsen (conductor) and Arne Bock (sound projection in the hall)

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Date: 2014-09-17
Time: 20:30
Location: Bethanienklooster, Barndesteeg 6b, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Shanna Gutierrez (flute), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet)
World premiere. Written with financial support of a composition stipend of Performing Arts Fund NL.

2014-09-12

article 8 [infinity] (2014) – world premiere

Shanna Gutierrez (flute) plays the world premiere of article 8 [infinity] (2014) by Rozalie HirsOn 12 September 2014, at the event New Adventures in Performance during the Gaudeamus Music Week, Pete Harden (guitar), Susanna Borsch (recorder), and Cherish Menzo (dance) 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 for bass flute and electronics (2013) 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.

Date: 2014-09-12
Time: 21:15
Location: New Adventures in Performance, Gaudeamus Music Week, RASA, Pauwstraat 13-a, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
World premiere. Written with financial support of a stipend awarded by the NL Performing Arts Fund.

2014-06-30

Workshops Creative Writing 2, Kunstwelten, Akademie der Künste

Kunstwelten, AdK, Berlin: Anderer Umgang mit Sprache (Lyrik Schreibwerkstatt mit Rozalie Hirs)

From 30 June until 4 July 2014 at 10:00-15:00 Rozalie Hirs teaches a series of Creative Writing workshops to students of the Produktionsschule Wolgast, Ostvorpommern, Germany. This series is part of the educational project Kunstwelten, organized and curated by Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
For more information, read the review about an earlier workshop by Rozalie Hirs at Kunstwelten.

Date: 2014-06-30
Time: 10:00
Location: Produktionsschule Wolgast, Leeraner Straße 5, Wolgast, Ostvorpommern, Germany
KUNSTWELTEN, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2014-06-25

Workshops Creative Writing 1, Kunstwelten, Akademie der Künste

Kunstwelten, AdK, Berlin: Anderer Umgang mit Sprache (Lyrik Schreibwerkstatt mit Rozalie Hirs)

From 25 until 28 June 2014 at 8:00-15:00 Rozalie Hirs teaches a series of Creative Writing workshops to students at the Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Stephanstraße 2, Berlin, Germany. This series is part of the educational project Kunstwelten, organized and curated by Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
For more information, read the review about an earlier workshop by Rozalie Hirs at Kunstwelten.

Date: 2014-06-25
Time: 8:00 CET
Location: Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Stephanstrasse 2, Berlin, Germany
KUNSTWELTEN, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2014-06-01

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

Curvices (2013): an interactive poetry and sound app for mobile devices.  Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice). Commissioned by Sound Forest/ Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium. With support of a Composition Stipend 2012-13 of Performing Arts Funds, The Netherlands.The open-air museum Sound Forest (Klankenbos) recently has added a new work to its permanent collection: Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design) is an application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations. Your walk through the forest determines in which way you perceive the work.

On 1 June 2014, the first Sunday of the month, there is an opportunity to discover the work during Sound Forrest Extra. At this event between 13:00 and 16hrs CET you can rent a tablet for €3 to set out on your sound walk.

For whom prefers a guided tour, there is chance to follow a guide through the forrest either at 13:30 or 15:30 hrs. The guide will open your ears and eyes towards a new perception of the works that are part of Sound Forest (Klankenbos).

Welcome!

Date: 2014-06-01
Time: 13:30
Location: Sound Forest (Klankenbos), Dommelhof, Neerpelt, Belgium

2014-05-04

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

Curvices (2013): an interactive poetry and sound app for mobile devices.  Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice). Commissioned by Sound Forest/ Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium. With support of a Composition Stipend 2012-13 of Performing Arts Funds, The Netherlands.The open-air museum Sound Forest (Klankenbos) recently has added a new work to its permanent collection: Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design) is a application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations. Your walk through the forest determines in which way you perceive the work.

On 4 May 2014, the first Sunday of the month, there is an opportunity to discover the work during Sound Forest (Klankenbos) Extra. Between 13:00 and 16hrs CET you can rent a tablet for €3,- and set out on your sound walk.

For whom prefers a guided tour, there is chance to follow a guide through the forrest either at 13:30 or 15:30 hrs. The guide will open your ears and eyes towards a new perception of the works that are part of Sound Forest (Klankenbos).

Welcome!

Date: 2014-05-04
Location: Sound Forest (Klankenbos), Dommelhof, Neerpelt, Belgium

2014-04-17

život mogućnosti – book presentation, Serbia

Rozalie Hirs: život mogućnosti (Serbian, Croatian translation: Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lučić). Poetry book. Banja Luka: Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2014. ISBN 978-99-955-8050-6. 124pp.On 17 April at 19:00 hrs CET the new translated poetry book život mogućnosti by Rozalie Hirs is presented at Leila, Belgrade, Serbia. Hirs presents a performance lecture, including the performance of her composition Bridge of Babel (2009), a reading of her poems in several languages, and a discussion on interdisciplinary aspects of her work. The book, published by Zdravko Kecman, Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, Banja Luka, contains ninety poems by Rozalie Hirs, translated by Jelica Novaković and Radovan Lučić. The cover illustration of the book is by visual artist Harm van den Dorpel. The introduction is written by Laurens Ham.

život mogućnosti (Serbian, Croatian translation: Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lučić), Banja Luka: Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, 2014. Bosnia & Herzegovina. ISBN 978-99-955-8050-6. 124 pages.

Date: 2014-04-17
Time: 19:00
Location: Leila, Belgrade, Serbia
With financial support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature

2014-04-15

Poetry reading and debate, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Rozalie Hirs: život mogućnosti (Serbian, Croatian translation: Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lučić). Poetry book. Banja Luka: Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2014. ISBN 978-99-955-8050-6. 124pp.On 15 April 2014 at 12:00 CET Bosnian poets and translators will be visiting Visoka škola za ekonomiju, Prijedor, for a debate with Rozalie Hirs on the new poetry book život mogućnosti, that was presented a day before in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina. They read poems and translations from the book and discuss poetry, translation, and intermedial aspects of poetry.

The book, published by Zdravko Kecman, Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, Banja Luka, contains ninety poems by Rozalie Hirs, translated by Jelica Novaković and Radovan Lučić. The cover illustration of the book is by visual artist Harm van den Dorpel. The introduction was written by Laurens Ham.

život mogućnosti (Serbian, Croatian translation: Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lučić), Banja Luka: Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, 2014. Bosnia & Herzegovina. ISBN 978-99-955-8050-6. 124 pages.

Date: 2014-04-15
Time: 12:00
Location: Visoka škola za ekonomiju i informatiku (Higher education for economics en informatics), Ulica Mitropolita Petra Zimonića bb, Prijedor, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Performers: Rozalie Hirs, Zdravko Kecman, Živko Malešević, Branislav Kecman, Ivana Kitonjić
With financial support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature

2014-04-14

article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a]

 Todd Moellenberg (piano)

On 14 April 2014 Todd Moellenberg performs his recital Language Isolates, a collaboration with Matt Savitsky. Alonngside works by Katharina Rosenberger, Yvette Jackson, and Nicolee Kuester, he perform the music composition article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a] (2003) by Rozalie Hirs. The location is UCSD, University of California San Diego, United States.

Date: 2014-04-14
Time: 19:00
Location: University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, United States.
Performers: Todd Moellenberg (piano)

2014-04-14

život mogućnosti – book presentation, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Rozalie Hirs: život mogućnosti (Serbian, Croatian translation: Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lučić). Poetry book. Banja Luka: Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2014. ISBN 978-99-955-8050-6. 124pp.On 14 April at 19:00 hrs CET the new translated poetry book život mogućnosti by Rozalie Hirs is presented at Banski Dvor Cultural Center, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina. The book, published by Zdravko Kecman, Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, Banja Luka, contains ninety poems by Rozalie Hirs, translated by Jelica Novaković and Radovan Lučić. The cover illustration of the book is by visual artist Harm van den Dorpel. The introduction is written by Laurens Ham.

život mogućnosti (Serbian, Croatian translation: Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lučić), Banja Luka: Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, 2014. Bosnia & Herzegovina. ISBN 978-99-955-8050-6. 124 pages.

Date: 2014-04-14
Time: 19:00
Location: Banski dvor Cultural Center, Kulturni centar, Trg srpskih vladara 1, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Performers: Rozalie Hirs, Zdravko Kecman, Milenko Stojičić, Aleksandra Čvorović, Minja Golubović
With financial support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature

2014-04-14

Performance lecture, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Rozalie Hirs: život mogućnosti (Serbian, Croatian translation: Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lučić). Poetry book. Banja Luka: Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2014. ISBN 978-99-955-8050-6. 124pp.

On 14 April 2014 at 10:30 Rozalie Hirs presents a performance lecture at the Filološki fakultet (Department of Philology, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina, about her work and its intermedial aspects. Rozalie Hirs reads her poems in several languages and perfroms a few electroacoustic compositions based on own texts, followed by a discussion of her approaches towards the creative process. The lecture is part of the lectures series around the presentation of the new poetry book život mogućnosti.

Date: 2014-04-14
Time: 10:30
Location: Filološki fakultet, Odsjek za engleski jezik, Bulevar vojvode Petra Bojovića 1a, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina
With financial support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature

2014-04-13

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain]

Fie Schouten: article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) by Rozalie Hirs

On 13 April 2014 Fie Schouten presents a solo recital at het noordbrabants museum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. She performs the music composition article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) voor bass clarinet and electronics sounds, as well as a brandnew work by Ig Henneman.

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Date: 2014-04-13
Time: 14:00
Location: het noordbrabants museum, Verwersstraat 41, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Performers: Fie Schouten (bass clarinet)
Commissioned by Fie Schouten, with financial support of Performing Arts Fund NL

2014-04-09

Round table discussion moderated by Lex Bohlmeijer

Louis Andriessen and Mariss Jansons during the rehearsal of 'Mysteriën'On 9 April 2014 is the offical first screening of Imperfect harmony, the new documentary by Carmen Cobos about the music composition Mysteriën by Louis Andriessen, at Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Afterwards a round table discussion takes place moderated by Lex Bohlmeijer. The guests are Neil Wallace (artistic director De Doelen & Red Sofa concertseries), Hans Leenders (conductor), Yannick Hiwatt (jazz violinist, composer), Florian Maier (composer), and Rozalie Hirs (composer).

Date: 2014-04-09
Time: 20:00
Location: Lantaren/Venster, Otto Reuchlinweg 996, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2014-04-06

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

Curvices (2013): an interactive poetry and sound app for mobile devices.  Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice). Commissioned by Sound Forest/ Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium. With support of a Composition Stipend 2012-13 of Performing Arts Funds, The Netherlands.The open-air museum Sound Forest (Klankenbos) recently has added a new work to its permanent collection: Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design) is an application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations. Your walk through the forest determines in which way you perceive the work.

On 6 April 2014, the first Sunday of the month, there is an opportunity to discover the work during Sound Forrest Extra. At this event between 13:00 and 16hrs CET you can rent a tablet for €3 to set out on your sound walk.

For whom prefers a guided tour, there is chance to follow a guide through the forest either at 13:30 or 15:30 hrs. The guide opens up your ears and eyes towards a new perception of the works that are part of Sound Forest (Klankenbos).

Welcome!

Date: 2014-04-06
Time: 13:30
Location: Sound Forest (Klankenbos), Dommelhof, Neerpelt, Belgium

2014-03-13

Poetry reading, Germany

hochroth Verlag Berlin, Germany (logo) At the invitation of hochroth Verlag, Berlin, Germany, Valeri Scherstjanoi and Rozalie Hirs read their poetry at the Leipzig Book Fair (Buchmesse Leipzig) on 13 March 2014 from 10:30-11:00.

Date: 2014-03-13
Time: 10:30
Location: hochroth Verlag, Leseinsel Junge Verlage, Halle 5 (Stand D200), Buchmesse, Messe-Allee 1, Leipzig, Germany

2014-03-12

Performances, Germany

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On 12 March 2014 the Poetry bookstore/ Lyrikbuchhandlung, Leipzig, Germany, is celebrating the opening of the Leipzig Book Fair (Leipziger Buchmesse) with a live poetry event from 20:00-1:00.

At 23:00 CET Daniela Seel, Valeri Scherstjanoi, and Rozalie Hirs are performing their own work. This evening also marks the launch of the new poetry book ein tag (Berlin: hochroth Verlag, 2014) by Rozalie Hirs, translated by Ard Posthuma, Jan Oberländer, and the author.

Rozalie Hirs: ein tag (Berlin: hochroth verlag, 2014) book cover

Date: 2014-03-12
Time: 20:00
Location: Lyrikbuchhandlung, Karl-Heine-Str. 59, Leipzig, Germany

2014-03-11

The Writing Room – interview by Kenneth van Zijl

Knetterende Letteren: interview door Kenneth van Zijl, Cultura/NTR

On 11 March 2014 at 0:20 CET an interview by Kenneth van Zijl is broadcast during the program The Writing Room (De Schrijfkamer), Knetterende Letteren, on the Dutch digital channel Cultura of NTR Television. Hirs talks about her creative process, several approaches to writing and ways of writing, and reveals through her sketchbooks how her poems come about. This interview was first broadcast on 6 April 2014.

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Date: 2014-03-11
Time: 0:20
Location: The Writing Room (De schrijfkamer), Knetterende Letteren, Cultura/ NTR Television, The Netherlands

2014-03-02

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

Curvices (2013): an interactive poetry and sound app for mobile devices.  Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice). Commissioned by Sound Forest/ Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium. With support of a Composition Stipend 2012-13 of Performing Arts Funds, The Netherlands.

The open-air museum Sound Forest (Klankenbos) recently has added a new work to its permanent collection: Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design) is a application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations. Your walk through the forest determines in which way you perceive the work.

On 2 March 2014, the first Sunday of the month, there is an opportunity to discover the work during Sound Forrest (Klankenbos) Extra. Between 13:00 and 16:00 CET you can rent a tablet for €3,- and set out on your sound walk. For whom prefers a guided tour, there is chance to follow a guide through the forest either at 13:30 or 15:30 hrs. The guide opens up your ears and eyes towards a new perception of the works that are part of Sound Forest (Klankenbos). Welcome!

→ Nederlands

Date: 2014-03-02
Time: 13:30
Location: Sound Forest (Klankenbos), Dommelhof, Neerpelt, Belgium

2014-02-16

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] – German premiere

Fie Schouten: article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) by Rozalie Hirs

On 16 February 2014 Fie Schouten presents the German premiere of article 7 (2012) by Rozalie Hirs. Furthermore she gives a lecture on the use of electronic sounds in this music composition. The performance lecture is part of Bassklarinetten-Konferenz held between 14-16 February 2014 at Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany.

Ein ganzes Wochenende lang dreht sich in Leipzig alles um die Bassklarinette: Erstmals in Deutschland findet im Grassi-Museum in Kooperation mit der deutschen Klarinetten-Gesellschaft eine Konferenz statt, die sich der Bassklarinette widmet. Das Instrument wird in Vorträgen von Historikern, Instrumentenbauern und Bassklarinettisten in vielfältiger Weise betrachtet; Schwerpunkt wird die Situation in Deutschland sein. Namhafte Interpreten präsentieren in stilistisch vielseitigen Konzerten die gesamte Bandbreite des Instruments.

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Date: 2014-02-16
Location: Grassi Museum, Leibzig, Germnay
Performers: Fie Schouten (bass clarinet)

2014-01-30

30+30 Poets’ marathon

Dichtersmarathon, Perdu, Amsterdam, 30 januari 2014

On 30 January 2014 at the occasion of the National Poetry Day in The Netherlands (Gedichtendag) on 30 January 2014, Perdu presents its traditional Poetry Marathon. During this event thirty Dutch poets each read three poems: two poems they’ve written themselves as well as one translation of a selected poem by a foreign author.

Date: 2014-01-30
Time: 19:45
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Anneke Brassinga, Maria van Daalen, Rozalie Hirs, Astrid Lampe, K. Michel, Neeltje Maria Min, Charlotte Mutsaers, Maartje Smits, Ben Zwaal, and others.

2014-01-25

3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, Kassel

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At the occasion of the tenth anniversary celebration of 3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst a round-table-discussiion with the poets Christian Steinbacher, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Michael Stauffer, Zsuzsanna Gahse, Johannes Auer, and Rozalie Hirs takes place at Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. The topics of conversation are ‘Poesie verstehen’ and the current poetry exhibit at Kunsttempel TINO, SatzZeichungen.

Date: 2014-01-25
Time: 15:00
Location: Kunsttempel, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 177, Kassel, Germany
Performers: Christian Steinbacher, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Michael Stauffer, Zsuzsanna Gahse, Johannes Auer, Rozalie Hirs

2014-01-24

3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, Kassel

3durch3-reihe-sprachkunst-24-25-january-2014

On 24 January 2014 at 20:00 the three poets Jonathan Bragdon, Rozalie Hirs, and Valeri Scherstjanoit will present their works at the occasion of the tenth anniversary celebration of 3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, the experimental poetry series for performance, spoken word, and sound poetry, curated by Friedrich Block, Stiftung Brückner-Kühner.

Date: 2014-01-24
Time: 20:00
Location: Kunsttempel, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 177, Kassel, Germany
Performers: Jonathan Bragdon, Rozalie Hirs, Valeri Scherstjanoi

2014-01-24

Exhibition of visual poetry, Kassel

Oskar Pastior (Urs Engeler Verlag)

On 24 January 2014 at 19:00 the exhibition TINO, SatzZeichungen is officially opened. The drawings shown in this exhibition are all inspired by an Oskar Pastior quote: “Tino ist im Garten und sieht eine Orange.”

All drawings were devised by the following poets who have performed at 3 durch 3 – reihe Sprachkunst, Kassel, Germany, during its first decade: Friedrich Achleitner, Friedrich W. Block, Jonathan Bragdon, Klaus Peter Dencker, Brigitta Falkner, Gundi Feyrer, Zsuzsanna Gahse, Ilse Garnier, Pierre Garnier, Hellmut Geissner, Michael Göbel, Rozalie Hirs, Franz Hohler, Felix Philipp Ingold, Nils Jablonski, Steffi Jüngling, Thomas Kapielski, Angelika Kaufmann, Nina Kaun, Ingomar von Kieseritzky, Fredericke Lorenz, Paul Maar, Rana Matloub, Friederike Mayröcker, Franz Mon, Jürgen O. Olbrich, Dietmar Pfister, Eckhard Rhode, Gerhard Rühm, Carola Ruf, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Siegried J. Schmidt, Lisa Spalt, Michael Stauffer, Christian Steinbacher, Gisela Weimann, Eberhard Weyel, Herbert J. Wimmer, Paul Wühr.

The exhibtion is open to the public from 24 January through 23 February 2014 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 15:00 until 18:00.

Date: 2014-01-24
Time: 19:00
Location: Kunsttempel, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 177, Kassel, Germany

2013-12-01

In state of [war]

Wallgallery, Rotterdam (on the 37th floor of The Red Apple)On Sunday 1 December 2013 at 16:00 CET the new text music composition In state of [war] (2013) by Rozalie Hirs is performed as part of Words Live 4, an arts event dedicated to spoken words. The performance takes place at Wallgallery, Rotterdam. In state of [war] (2013) for twelve spoken voices is a sequel to In LA (2003) for six spoken voices.

Words Live 4 is organized by Sub-urban Video Lounge. It consists of a broad selection of contemporary word art in The Netherlands The curators of Words Live are Toine Horvers and Kathrin Wolkowicz. Information about the previous edition, Words Live 3, can be found here.

Date: 2013-12-01
Time: 16:00
Location: Wallgallery, Wijnbrugstraat 330, Rotterdam
Performers: Paul Bogaers, Florian Cramer, Cora Schmeiser, Rosie Heinrich, Toine Horvers, Émilie Gallier, Mariëtte Groot, Myriam van Imschoot, Teun de Lange, Gerrit-Jan de Rook, Samuel Vriezen, and B. Zwaal.

2013-11-30

In state of [war]

Wallgallery, Rotterdam (on the 37th floor of The Red Apple)

On Saturday 30 November 2013 at 20:00 CET the new text music composition In state of [war] (2013) by Rozalie Hirs is performed as part of Words Live 4, an arts event dedicated to spoken words. The performance takes place at Wallgallery, Rotterdam. In state of [war] (2013) for twelve spoken voices is a sequel to In LA (2003) for six spoken voices.

Words Live 4 is organized by Sub-urban Video Lounge. It consists of a broad selection of contemporary word art in The Netherlands The curators of Words Live are Toine Horvers and Kathrin Wolkowicz. Information about the previous edition, Words Live 3, can be found here.

Date: 2013-11-30
Time: 20:00
Location: Wallgallery, Wijnbrugstraat 330, Rotterdam
Performers: Paul Bogaers, Florian Cramer, Cora Schmeiser, Rosie Heinrich, Toine Horvers, Émilie Gallier, Mariëtte Groot, Myriam van Imschoot, Teun de Lange, Gerrit-Jan de Rook, Samuel Vriezen, B. Zwaal

2013-11-29

In state of [war] – world premiere

Rozalie Hirs Suburban Video Lounge

On Friday 29 November 2013 at 20:30 CET the new text music composition In state of [war] (2013) by Rozalie Hirs is performed for the first time as part of Words Live 4, an arts event dedicated to spoken words, at Perdu, Amsterdam. The performers are Paul Bogaers, Florian Cramer, Cora Schmeiser, Rosie Heinrich, Toine Horvers, Émilie Gallier, Mariëtte Groot, Myriam van Imschoot, Teun de Lange, Gerrit-Jan de Rook, Samuel Vriezen, and B. Zwaal. In state of [war] (2013) for twelve spoken voices is a sequel to In LA (2003) for six spoken voices.

Words Live 4 is organized by Sub-urban Video Lounge. It consists of a broad selection of contemporary word art in The Netherlands The curators of Words Live are Toine Horvers and Kathrin Wolkowicz. Information about the previous edition, Words Live 3, can be found here.

Date: 2013-11-29
Time: 20:30
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam
Performers: Paul Bogaers, Florian Cramer, Cora Schmeiser, Rosie Heinrich, Toine Horvers, Émilie Gallier, Mariëtte Groot, Myriam van Imschoot, Teun de Lange, Gerrit-Jan de Rook, Samuel Vriezen, B. Zwaal
World premiere, new composition commissioned by Toine Horvers and Perdu

2013-11-29

Bridge of Babel, London

Rozalie Hirs, Edmund Finnis, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: concert by the LCO Soloists at Lime Wharf, London, England, 29 November 2013

On November 29, 2013, at 20:00 GMT, the electroacoustic composition with text Bridge of Babel (2009) by Rozalie Hirs is part of the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists Series at Lime Wharf, London.

Date: 2013-11-29
Time: 20:00
Location: Lime Wharf, Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 9DJ, England

2013-11-23

Curvices (2013) – opening

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices (Informatie, plakkaat, 2013)

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 15:00, the new poetry and soundinstallation for mobile devices Curvices (2013), composed and written by Rozalie Hirs, and commissioned by Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium, is presented. Hirs, Cox & Grusenmeyer will introduce the work and the guests can make their first sound walk together with the app. Furthermore, the bibliofile poetry book Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Studio 3005, 2013) by Rozalie Hirs is presented. Welcome!

Digital application, poetry and sound installation for mobile devices
Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice)
Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation)
Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realization)
Machiel Spaan (spatial design)
Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar)
Patricio Wang (bass guitar)
Martín Ibarburu (drums)
Magnus Robb (birdsong recordings)
Carlos Dalla-Fiore (mixing, mastering)
Mathijs de Valk (technical assistance)

Bibliofile poetry book/chapbook (English)
Rozalie Hirs (poetry)
Marc Vleugels (book design, typesetting, printing)
Publisher: Studio 3005

Date: 2013-11-23
Time: 15:00
Location: Sound Forest, Dommelhof, Neerpelt, Toekomstlaan 5, Belgium
Commissioned by Klankenbos, Neerpelt, België

2013-10-16

a small lovely rustling revolution

Lucebert: Collected Poems (Green Integer, 2013)

On October 16, 2013, at the occasion of Onbederflijk Vers, Anja de Feijter, Jaap van der Bent, Alex Rutten, and Rozalie Hirs read the first part of the integral Lucebert translation by Diane Butterman, and discuss Lucebert’s poetry.

Lucebert, The Collected Poems Volume I. Translated from the Dutch by Diane Butterman. With an Introduction by Anja de Feijter. København & Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2013.

Date: 2013-10-16
Time: 15:00
Location: Mariënburg Library
, Mariënburg 29, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2013-10-11

Spaces of Blank with poetry by Anne Carson, Emily Dickinson, and Rozalie Hirs

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On October 11, 2013, Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano) and Koninklijk Concertgebouw orchestra perform the composition Spaces of Blank (music: Michel van der Aa; poetry: Anne Carson, Emily Dickinson, Rozalie Hirs) at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during the AAA series ‘The Fifties’.

photograph ©2013 Marco Borggreve

Date: 2013-10-11
Time: 20:15
Location: Koninklijk Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano), Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orchestra

2013-09-28

Zenit [west]

Amsterdam Sinfonietta Photo: Marco Borggreve

The composition Zenit was written for the Formalist Quartet in Los Angeles and premiered in 2010. The famous Amsterdam Sinfonietta, conducted by Candida Thompson, performs the final movement [west] of this composition as part of their 25th anniversary concert on September 28, 2013. Next season, Hirs will write a new work for Amsterdam Sinfonietta. On November 27, 2014, its first performance will take place.
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Date: 2013-09-28
Time: 20:15
Location: Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam
Performers: Amsterdam Sinfonetta

String orchestra premiere of the fourth movement, [west], from the string quartet Zenit (2010)

2013-09-21

article 6 – world premiere

Wiek Hijmans, electric guitar

Concert with the first performance of article 6 for electric guitar and electronic sounds, as part of the solo recital Gevonden werken (“Found works”) by Wiek Hijmans, programmed by Rozalie Hirs at Hijmans’s request. The program consists of works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Tristan Murail, Roi Nachson and Rozalie Hirs.

Date: 2013-09-21
Time: 20:30
Location: Korzo Theater, Prinsestraat 42, Den Haag
Performers: Wiek Hijmans

Commissioned by Wiek Hijmans with financial support from Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Published on: September, 2013

2013-09-15

Versspreken #17

logo of the new international poetry festival, Read My World, 2013

On September 15, 2013, Rob Schouten, Lieke Marsman and Rozalie Hirs discuss a poem by Mustafa Stitou from his most recent collection, Tempel (De Bezige Bij, 2013) in the seventeenth episode of Versspreken as part of the brand new international poetry festival, Read My World, at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam.

Date: 2013-09-15
Time: 20:00
Location: Tolhuistuin, Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam
Performers: Lieke Marsman, Rob Schouten, Rozalie Hirs (editors: Matthijs Ponte, Joost Baars)

2013-09-14

Dichtersmarathon

Tolhuistuin-summer2013

On September 14, 2013, the Dichtersmarathon (Poets’ Marathon) takes place as part of the brand new poetry festival, Read my world, at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam.

Performances by poets hailing from Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, the US, Marocco, St. Maarten and the Netherlands: Dennis Gaens, Tsead Bruinja, Neeltje Maria Min, Ingmar Heytze, Rozalie Hirs, Hélène Gelèns, Thomas Möhlmann, Mustafa Stitou, Robert Anker, Kira Wuck, Ibrahim Selman, Saskia Stehouwer, Wim Brands, Sylvia Hubers, Menno Wigman, UNOM, Rob Halpern, Joost Baars, Tarik Hamdan, Asmaa Azaizeh, Ghayath Almadhoun, Yasser Abdel Latif, Malaka Badr.

Date: 2013-09-14
Time: 18:30
Location: Tolhuistuin, Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam

2013-08-03

Tuinfeest, Deventer

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On August 3, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at Het Tuinfeest in Deventer, giving two poetry readings, followed by a book signing session.

17:00 Rozalie Hirs is reading in the Avicennatuin
18:45 Rozalie Hirs is reading in the Iordenstuin
19:00 Book signing at Praamstra bookshop

Het Tuinfeest is an annual poetry festival. Other featured poets this year include Mischa Andriessen, Mark Boog, Wim Brands, Anneke Brassinga, Frans Budé, Ellen Deckwitz, Jules Deelder, F. van Dixhoorn, Maarten Doorman, Andy Fierens, Ruben van Gogh, Luuk Gruwez, Judith Herzberg, Lucas Hirsch, Tjitske Jansen & Jeroen Zijlstra, Bernke Klein Zandvoort, Delphine Lecompte, Jannah Loontjens, Lieke Marsman, F. Starik, Mustafa Stitou, Willem Thies, Florence Tonk, Marc Tritsmans, Anne Vegter, Marjoleine de Vos, Menno Wigman, and Kira Wuck.

Date: 2013-08-03
Time: 17:00
Location: Avicennatuin and Iordenstuin, Theater Bouwkunde, Het Klooster 2, Deventer

2013-06-17

Worlds Literature Festival & Salon, Norwich

Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

From June 17 to June 22, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at the Worlds Literature Festival & Salon in Norwich, England. The festival is organized by the Norwich Writers’ Centre and the University of East Anglia.
During the week, guests engage in private discussions and give public readings at the Cathedral Hostry, Norwich. The full list of featured poets can be found here.

Date: 2013-06-17
Location: Norwich Writers' Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Engeland

2013-06-10

Poetry on the Road, Bremen

Rozalie Hirs reading, Poetry on the Road, Kippenberg Gymnasium, Bremen, 10 June 2013

On June 10, 2013, for the occasion of Poetry on the Road, Rozalie Hirs gives a reading together with Bas Böttcher, Olga Martynova, Elke Schmitter, Oleg Jurjew, Aurélia Lassaque and Karin Schimke of a number of poems and translations in the hall of the Kippenberg Gymnasium, Bremen.

Date: 2013-06-10
Time: 11:00
Location: Kippenberg Gymnasium, Schwachhauser Heerstraße 62-64, Bremen
Poetry on the Road, Bremen

2013-06-08

Bridge of Babel

Rozalie Hirs, Poetry on the Road, 8 juni 2013, Theater am Leibnizplatz, Bremen (photo: Michael Augustin)

On June 8, 2013, for the occasion of Poetry on the Road, Rozalie Hirs will present her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) and read a number of poems, among which ‘Stamboom’, ‘Family Tree’ (translation by Ko Kooman) and ‘Stammbaum’ (translation by the author), at the Theater am Leibnizplatz/ Shakespeare Company, Bremen. The curators for the Poetry on the Road festival are Regina Dyck and Michael Augustin, Radio Bremen.

Date: 2013-06-08
Location: Theater am Leibnizplatz/ Shakespeare Company, Schulstraße 26, Bremen
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, soundtrack)
Poetry on the Road

2013-06-07

Workshop Creative Writing, Poetry on the Road, Bremen

Poetry on the Road: Literatur workshop - Rozalie Hirs, June 7, 2013 On June 7, 2013, from 10:00 to 14:00, Rozalie Hirs is giving a workshop Creative Writing to students of the Bremer Gymnasium, Bremen as part of the Poetry on the Road festival. Introduction by Stephanie Schaefers, Workshop Literatur. You can find a report of the workshop here, or follow this link to read a selection of poems that were created as part of the workshop.

Date: 2013-06-07
Time: 10:00
Location: Zentralbibliothek, Am Wall 201, 28195 Bremen, Duitsland
Poetry on the Road

2013-06-06

Poetry on the Road, Bremen

From June 6 to 10, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured author of the international poetry festival, Poetry on the Road, Bremen, giving three performances. Other poets include Bas Böttcher, Jorge Drexler, Lars Gustafsson, Olga Martynova, Wolf Biermann, Antjie Krog, Bohdan Piasecki, Elke Schmitter, Günter Kunert, Jeffrey Yang, Mary O’Malley, Oleg Jurjew, Tomas Venclova, Aurélia Lassaque, Cole Swensen, Erwin Messmer, Hava Pinhas-Cohen, Karin Schimke, Menna Elfyn, Saut Situmorang. The festival is curated by Regina Dyck and Michael Augustin.

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Download the program of Poetry on the Road 2013 or information about the poets in PDF form [in German].

Date: 2013-06-06
Location: multiple locations in Bremen, Duitsland

2013-06-01

Bridge of Babel

On June 1, 2013, at 16:00, Rozalie Hirs interprets her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009), as well as the poems Stamboom and Family Tree (translation by Ko Kooman) as part of Poezijos Pavasaris/ Poetry Spring 2013, in the Ramybé Cultural Center, Vytauto Gatvé 35, Palanga, Lithuania. The festival is organized by the Lithuanian Association for Writers. The festival curator is Antanas Jonynas.

Sculptures of Vytautas Kazimieras Jonynas, Poezijos Pavasaris/ Poetry Spring 2013, Palangas, June 1, 2013 (foto: Rozalie Hirs)

The photo shows sculptures by the uncle of Antanas Jonynas, permanently on display just around the corner from the Cultural Centre in the resort town Palangas in a small park.

Date: 2013-06-01
Time: 16:00
Location: Ramybé Cultural Center, Vytauto Gatvé 35, Palanga, Lithuania
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, laptop)

Poezijos Pavasaris/ Poetry Spring 2013

2013-05-29

Bridge of Babel – Baltic premieres
In LA
Pulsars

Rozalie Hirs: Poezijas Pavasares, portrait performance at Mint Vinetu, Vinius, 29 mei 2013

On May 29, 2013, Rozalie Hirs performs the electro-acoustic text compositions, Pulsars, Bridge of Babel, and In LA in a solo performance in Mint Vinetu, Vilnius, Lithuania, as part of Poezijas Pavasares/ Spring of Poetry 2013. Additionally, she reads the poem cycles, ‘who put on my shoes’ and ‘a day’ (translated into English by Donald Gardner).

Photo ©2013 Benediktas Januševičius, Vilnius

Date: 2013-05-29
Location: Mint Vinetu, Šv. Ignoto 16/10, Vilnius, Lithuania
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, laptop)

2013-05-28

Poezijos Pavasaris, Lithuania

Between May 28 and June 3, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at the annual international Lithuanian poetry festival, Poezijos Pavasaris (Spring of Poetry), giving a total of eight readings and performances. For the occasion of the festival a publication of the same title is published, in which seven of her poems have been included in Lithuanian translations by Ausra Gudaviciute and Gytis Norvilas: ‘diena 1-3’, ‘Genealoginis medis’, ‘Radiniai 1989’, ‘afalina’, ‘UB313 2003’, ‘Pasaulis nuo siandien’, ‘Kasdien’. The festival is curated by Antanas Jonynas, and organized by the Lithuanian Association of Writers.

Book cover, Poezijos-pavasaris, Lithuania, 2013

May 29, 2013, 19:00, A night with Rozalie Hirs: Pulsars, In LA, Bridge of Babel, Poezijos Pavasaris, Mint Vinetu, Šv. Ignoto g. 16/10, Vilnius, Lithuania
May 30, 2013,11:00, conference, Poezijos Pavasaris, White Hall, Lithuanian Association of Writers, K. Sirvydo g. 6, Vilnius, Lithuania
May 30, 2013, 18:00, Readings, Poezijos Pavasaris, Museum of Applied Art, Arsenalo g. 3A, Vilnius, Lithuania
May 31, 2013, 13:00, Poetry and music, Poezijos Pavasaris, Karolina Praniauskaité Memorial, Padurbinis, Telšiai, Lithuania
May 31, 2013, 16:00, Poetry and music, Poezijos Pavasaris, Heksenberg, Luoké, Telšiai, Lithuania
May 31, 2013, 19:00, Poetry and music, Poezijos Pavasaris, Amphitheatre, Telšiai, Lithuania
June 1, 2013, 16:00, Poetry and music, Poezijos Pavasaris, Ramybé Cultural Centre:, Vytauto gatvé 35, Palanga, Lithuania
June 2, 2013, 18:00, Closing ceremony (Poetry and music), Poezijos Pavasaris, M.K. Sarbievijus Courtyard, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Date: 2013-05-28
Location: multiple locations in Lithuania

2013-04-06

Television interview by Kenneth van Zijl

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Kenneth van Zijl interviews Rozalie Hirs on her poetry and her music for the De Schrijfkamer segment of the Knetterende Letteren television program.

“In De schrijfkamer, poet/ composer Rozalie Hirs explains how her compelling, periodless poetry is created. She labors at an impressive oeuvre, in which anecdotes are avoided as much as possible, but which consists of highly lyrical poems. She provides us with a glimpse into the intimacy of her ‘sketchbooks’, in which the first contours of her poems are visible, written in ecoline. Rozalie reads some poems, the way only she can, introducing in passing her hyperstructural interactive poetry on her website. Recently, her collection gestamelde werken was published.” (Introduction by Kenneth van Zijl)

The interview was broadcast on April 6, 2013, at 20:30 by Cultura, the digital channel of the NTR, and was re-run at the following times:

April 6, 2013, 20:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 8, 2013, 10:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 9, 2013, 15:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 10, 2013, 15:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 11, 2013, 08:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 12, 2013, 11:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 13, 2013, 20:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 14, 2013, 11:25, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 15, 2013, 10:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 16, 2013, 14:55, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 17, 2013, 15:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 18, 2013, 10:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 19, 2013, 20:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura

Date: 2013-04-06
Time: 20:30
Cultura/ NTR

2013-02-28

Lecture, Walter Maas Huis, Bilthoven

Walter Maas Huis, Bilthoven

On February 28, 2013, at 19:30, Rozalie Hirs gives a talk at the Walter Maas Huis (formerly Huize Gaudeamus) in Bilthoven, discussing her poetry and her music, followed by a reception. She talks about the creative process, focusing on the compositions Roseherte (2008), Zenit (2010) and Arbre généalogique (2011). Additionally, she discusses her digital poetry, which was created in collaboration with visual artists Harm van den Dorpel and Cox & Grusenmeyer, and she reads poems from her recently published collection, gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012).

Date: 2013-02-28
Time: 19:30
Location: Walter Maas Huis, Gerard Doulaan 21, Bilthoven

2012-11-13

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain]

Fie Schouten

On November 13, 2012, at 19:00, in honor of Karnatic Lab, Fie Schouten performs the composition article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] by Rozalie Hirs at De Badcuyp, Amsterdam.

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Date: 2012-11-13
Time: 20:30
Location: De Badcuyp, Eerste Sweelinckstraat 10, Amsterdam
Performers: Fie Schouten (bass clarinet)

2012-11-11

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] – first performance

Fie Schouten

Sunday, November 11, 2012, in the afternoon, the new composition article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] for bass clarinet and electronic sounds is premiered during November Music. Fie Schouten performs the work in three recitals at 12:30, 14:30 and 17:00, in the Lutherse Kerk, Den Bosch. The three recitals each last one hour. Also on the program: works by Theo Loevendie and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Date: 2012-11-11
Time: 12:30
Location: November Music, Kunstmuziekroute: Lutherse Kerk, Verwersstraat 49, Den Bosch.
Performers: Fie Schouten (bass clarinet)
New composition commissioned by Fie Schouten with financial support from Fonds Podiumkunsten

Published on: November 2012

2012-11-02

Poetry Hearings

Rozalie Hirs at Poetry Hearings, Berlin, 2 November 2012 (curator: Catherine Hales; photograph: Machiel Spaan)

On November 2, 2012, at 20:00 Rozalie Hirs gives a reading of her poetry during the international poetry festival Poetry Hearings in the St. Gaudy Cafe, Berlin, Germany. In addition to Hirs, invited poets include Stephan Delbos (Berlin/ Prague), John Hartley Williams (UK/ Berlin), and Christian Hawkey (Brooklyn/ Berlin). The festival curator is Catherine Hales.

Date: 2012-11-02
Time: 20:00
Location: Poetry Hearings, St. Gaudy Café, Gaudystraße 1, Berlin, Germany

2012-10-17

Live radio interview by Jeroen van Kan, VPRO

De Avonden, VPRO: Interview by Jeroen van Kan on 'gestamelde werken' by Rozalie Hirs, October 17, 2012

On October 17, 2012, Rozalie Hirs is interviewed about her poetry collection gestamelde werken (2012) by Jeroen van Kan as part of the VPRO radio show, De Avonden. From the book, she reads the cycle een dag (2009). Additionally, a brand new recording of her musical composition Venus [evening star] (2010) by engineer Guido Tichelman of a performance by Slagwerk Den Haag is broadcast.

Date: 2012-10-17
Time: 21:20
De Avonden, VPRO, Radio 6

2012-09-22

Meet the composer: Rozalie Hirs, Warsaw, Poland

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On September 22, 2012 Rozalie Hirs is interviewed by Krzysztof Kwiatkowski for the occasion of the 55th edition of the Warsaw International Festival Of Contemporary Music. The night before the interview, the Polish premiere of her composition Roseherte (2008) for orchestra and electronic sounds takes place, executed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Pascal Rophé (conductor).

Date: 2012-09-22
Time: 12:00
Location: Austrian Cultural Forum, ulica Próżna 7/9, Warsaw, Poland
55th International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Warsaw Autumn’

2012-09-21

Roseherte – Polish premiere

Rozalie Hirs: Roseherte, September 21, 2012, Warsaw Philharmonic, Pascal Rophé

On September 21, 2012, at 19:30, the Polish premiere of Roseherte (2008) for large orchestra and electronic sounds takes place as part of the opening concert of Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw, Poland. Performers are the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Pascal Rophé (conductor).

For more information, see the program note and Rozalie’s bio on the Warsaw Autumn website.

Date: 2012-09-21
Time: 19:30
Performers: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Pascal Rophé (conductor)
Warsaw Autumn Warsaw, Poland

2012-09-19

gestamelde werken – book launch

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On September 19, 2012, the fifth poetry collection by Rozalie Hirs, gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012; ontwerp: Michaël Snitker) has its book launch party at Van Rossum bookshop, Amsterdam. With performances by Sasja Jansen, Anneke Brassinga, Frank Keizer, Jaap Blonk, and Rozalie Hirs. Querido editor Mirjam van Hengel presents the first copy of the book to the author, and Samuel Vriezen interviews her about the new work. Host for the night is Joost Baars.

Date: 2012-09-19
Time: 20:00
Location: Boekhandel Van Rossum, Beethovenstraat 32, Amsterdam

2012-09-16

Zenit – Swiss premiere

Quatuor Bozzini (Foto: Michael Slobodian)

On September 16, 2012, at 15:00, the Swiss premiere of the string quartet Zenit (2010) by Rozalie Hirs takes places as part of Moments musicaux III (curator: Jürg Frey). The composition is performed by Quatuor Bozzini.

Date: 2012-09-16
Time: 15:00
Location: Kultur & Kongresshaus, Schlossplatz 9, Aurau, Switzerland
Performers: Quatuor Bozzini

2012-06-15

A program dedicated to Friederike Mayröcker

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On June 15, 2012, at Poetry International, Rotterdam, Rozalie Hirs hosts the program Voetnoten: Een avond over het werk van Friederike Mayröcker with presentations and debates centered around Mayröcker’s most recent book, ich bin in der anstalt. fusznoten zu einem nichtgeschriebenen werk. Guest speakers are Ulrike Draesner, Inge Arteel and Lucas Hüsgen. Draesner and Hirs read a selection of the texts in German.

Date: 2012-06-15
Time: 22:00
Location: Poetry International, Mauritsweg 35, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2012-03-22

Bridge of Babel – Swedish premieres
In LA

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On March 22, 2012, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions Bridge of Babel (2009) and In LA (2003; English version, 2010) and reads poems as part of Stanza, a series of literary events organized by Rámus förlaget, Malmö, Sweden. Other guests include the poets/ performers Eirikur Örn Norddahl, Helena Österlund, and Johan Jönson.

Date: 2012-03-22
Time: 20:00
Location: Rámus förlaget, Värnhemsgatan 16, Malmö, Sweden

2012-03-18

article 4

Heleen Hulst

On March 18, 2012, the composition article 4 (2004) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by violinist and violist Heleen Hulst at Stichting Drie plus Twee, Utrecht.

Date: 2012-03-18
Time: 15:00
Location: Stichting Drie plus Twee, Vergiliuslaan 4 3584 AM, Utrecht

2012-03-17

Bridge of Babel – UK premieres
In LA
Pulsars

Rozalie Hirs: Lecture & performance 'Rozalie Hirs: New Music, New Poetry' at Stanza, 17 March 2012

On March 17, 2012, Rozalie Hirs performs three musical compositions based on original texts as part of the performance lecture Rozalie Hirs: New music, new poetry at the StAnza International Poetry Festival. The pieces are Bridge of Babel (2009), In LA (2003, English version, 2010) and Pulsars (2007). Additionally, she reads the poem cycles Who put on my shoes (2010; English translation by Donald Gardner, 2012) and A day (2009; English translation by Donald Gardner, 2012), and talks about her interactive website Geluksbrenger online (2011), which she created in collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel. The festival is curated by Eleanor Livingstone.

You can listen to parts of the performance here. Here you can hear an interview with Rozalie, conducted after the performance by Ryan Van Winkle for the Scottish Poetry Library.

Date: 2012-03-17
Time: 15:30
Location: StAnza International Poetry Festival, The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St. Andrews, Scotland

With financial support from the Dutch Fund for Literature

2012-02-02

Poètes Néerlandais de la Modernité – book launch

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On February 2, 2012, at 20:00, the anthology Poètes Néerlandais de la Modernité (Paris: Le Temps des Cerises, 2012), compiled by Henri Deluy, is launched. Thomas Möhlmann introduces the program, after which the poets Erik Lindner, Anneke Brassinga, Saskia de Jong, Rozalie Hirs, and the translators Henri Deluy and Kim Andringa each give a reading.

Date: 2012-02-02
Time: 20:00
Location: Institut français des Pays-Bas/Maison Descartes, Vijzelgracht 2A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011-12-09

Words in Motion

J.R. Carpenter: And by islands I mean paragraphs

On December 9, 2011, Tonnus Oosterhoff, Henk van der Waal, K. Michel, Dirk Vis, J. R. Carpenter (see illustration), Serge Bouchardon and Rozalie Hirs are guests at the Words in Motion event of SLAA (the Amsterdam Foundation for Literary Activities) which is held in De Balie, Amsterdam. The theme of the night is digital poetry, interactive poems and poetry in motion. The event is part of the ‘Digital poetry and the present’ conference, organized by the University of Amsterdam. Yra van Dijk is acting as curator and host.

Date: 2011-12-09
Time: 20:00
Location: De Balie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Words in Motion, SLAA (Stichting Literaire Activiteiten Amsterdam), Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011-11-20

Zenit – UK premiere

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On November 20, 2011, Quatuor Bozzini performs the composition Zenith (2010) by Rozalie Hirs at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in Huddersfield, England.

James Weeks – String Quartet (to Alberto Caeiro)
Richard Glover – Seventh Inversions
Rozalie Hirs – Zenit

The Bozzini Quartet bring their uncompromising austerity and generous sensitivity to the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival for the fourth time with a programme that explores the outermost bounds of the practice we once called minimalism. Two UK premieres and one world premiere explore uncharted regions of a warmly human, ineffable space of unknown possibilities.

Date: 2011-11-20
Time: 14:00
Location: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, St. Peter's Church, Byram Street, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Performers: Quatuor Bozzini