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2015-11-08

New work for large ensemble – world premiere

Asko|Schönberg

On 8 November 2015 ASKO|Schönberg presents the opening concert of the Festival NOW! at the Philharmonie Essen, Germany. Part of this Spectral program is a new work for large ensemble by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Festival NOW!. Other pieces on the program are Mouvement by Helmut Lachenmann, as well as compositions by Saariaho and Vivier.

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Date: 2015-11-08
Time: 19:30 CET
Location: Festival NOW!, Philharmonie Essen, Essen, Germany
Performers: ASKO|Schönberg
World premiere of a new work for large ensemble by Rozalie Hirs. Commissioned by Festival NOW!.

2015-09-23

Poet at Reverse, Copenhagen, Denmark

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From 23 until 27 September 2015 Rozalie Hirs is one of the poets at Reverse. formerly known as 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.

Date: 2015-09-23
Location: REVERSE, Literaturhaus, Møllegade 7, 2200 København N, Denmark

2015-09-01

Poetry reading at Psoken Wrod, Clonakilty, Ireland

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On 1 September 2015 at 20:30 Rozalie Hirs is reading her poetry at Psoken Wrod, a monthly Poetry Series in Clonakilty, Ireland.

Date: 2015-09-01
Time: 20:30
Location: De Barra's Folk Club, 55 Pearse St, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

2015-06-06

New work for voices, ensemble, and electronic sounds – 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 a 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.

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Date: 2015-06-06
Time: 15:30
Location: Grote zaal (Main hall), Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performers: Klangforum Wien, Vokalensemble NOVA, and Enno Poppe (conductor)
World premiere of a new work (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).

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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

2015-02-20

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 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.

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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 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 small 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.

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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 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 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) played 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) will present and add to the neon elk a pinch of tarragon by Marina Poleukhina (RU 1989), who is nominated for the Gaudeamus Prize 2014.

The concert starts off with a performance by Shanna Gutierrez (flute, bass flute), who presents Sur les débris 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. Commissioned by Shanna Gutierrez with financial support of a composition stipend received from Performing Arts Fund NL.

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 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).

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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

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 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.

Listen to the live recording made at the first performance by Fie Schouten during November Music, made by Concertzender and mastered by Guido Tichelman.

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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 (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 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!

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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 in Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany.

Listen to the live recording made at the first performance by Fie Schouten during November Music, made by Concertzender and mastered by Guido Tichelman.

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

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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.

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.

Listen to the live recording by Fie Schouten, recorded by De Concertzender and mastered by Guido Tichelman.

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

2012-10-17

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

2011-11-16

Masterclasses, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Julian Anderson & John Adams at the Guildhall School of Music and Dram, London

During the 2010-2011 season, Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Composition Department of Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England. During this period, she is giving masterclasses over the course of several weeks, as well as workshops and private composition lessons to students of the Guildhall School. This includes a three day period from November 16 to 18, 2011. The focus is on new compositional techniques and applications of the OpenMusic software, developed at IRCAM, as part of the compositional process.

Rozalie Hirs, Bob Gilmore: Contemporary Compositional Techniques and OpenMusic (Paris: IRCAM/Delatour, 2009)

Date: 2011-11-16
Time: 10:00
Location: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

2011-11-13

Arbre généalogique

Rozalie Hirs and Susan Narucki (after the premiere of 'Arbre généalogique', Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Amsterdam, 10 November 2011)

On November 13, 2011, at 14:00, Rozalie Hirs’s musical composition Arbre Généalogique (2011) is being performed by Susan Narucki (soprano), Pierre-André Valade (conductor) and the Asko|Schönberg ensemble, as part of the November Music festival in Den Bosch.

Date: 2011-11-13
Time: 14:00
Location: November Music, Verkadefabriek, Boschdijkstraat 45, Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Performers: Susan Narucki (soprano), Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, Pierre-André Valade (conductor)

New composition commissioned by ASKO|Schönberg with financial support of the Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts

2011-11-10

Arbre Généalogique – world premiere

Rozalie Hirs and Susan Narucki (after the premiere of 'Arbre généalogique', Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Amsterdam, 10 November 2011)

On November 10, 2011, at 20:15, the world premiere of the musical composition Arbre Généalogique (2011) by Rozalie Hirs is taking place as part of the PROMS concert series in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. The piece is  performed by Susan Narucki (soprano), Pierre-André Valade (conductor) and the Asko|Schönberg ensemble.

Date: 2011-11-10
Time: 20:15
Location: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performers: Susan Narucki (soprano), Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, Pierre-André Valade (conductor)

World premiere
New composition commissioned by ASKO|Schönberg with financial support from the Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts (Fonds Podiumkunsten)


2011-11-10

Lecture, Amsterdam Conservatory

Conservatorium van Amsterdam

On November 10, 2011, at 14:00, Rozalie Hirs is giving a lecture about her work for the Composition Department of the Amsterdam Conservatory, particularly focusing on her new composition Arbre généalogique (2011), which receives its world premiere performance later on the same day at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.

Date: 2011-11-10
Time: 14:00
Location: Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 151, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011-11-10

Sacro Monte

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On November 10, 2011, the musical composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen (conductor) at Frits Philipszaal, Muziekcentrum Eindhoven.

Date: 2011-11-10
Time: 12:30
Location: Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, Jan van Lieshoutstraat 3, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Performers: f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen (conductor)

2011-11-05

Radio interview by Mark Brouwers, Podium, Radio 4

Mark Brouwers Podium (NTR)

On November 5, 2011, Rozalie Hirs is being interviewed by Mark Brouwer for the radio program  Podium/ Viertakt, about her CD Pulsars (Amsterdam: Attacca records, 2010), and about music, poetry, and the creative process.

Date: 2011-11-05
Time: 18:00
Podium (formerly Radio Viertakt), Radio 4

2011-11-03

Sacro Monte

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On November 3, 2011, the musical composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen (conductor) at the Conservatoriumzaal, Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

f.c. jongbloed: concertflyer 'Sacro Monte', najaar 2011

Date: 2011-11-03
Time: 12:30
Location: Conservatoriumzaal, Fontys Conservatorium, Zwijsenplein 1, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Performers: f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen (conductor)

2011-10-28

Van het wonder is woord – German premiere
Bridge of Babel
Pulsars

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On October 28, 2011, Rozalie Hirs is performing the musical compositions Van het wonder is het woord (2005), Bridge of Babel (2009) and Pulsars (2007), as part of Reihe Sprachkunst 3durch3, Stuttgart. Additionally, she is reading poetry. Also performing are the poets Timo Brunke and Stephan KrassFriedrich Block is artistic director.

Date: 2011-10-28
Time: 20:00
Location: Max-Bense-Forum, UG Stadtbibliothek am Mailänder Platz Mailänder Platz 1 D-70173 Stuttgart, Germany

2011-10-27

Bridge of Babel – German premieres
Pulsars

3durch3: Henri Burgaud, Rozalie Hirs, Dalibor Markovic, 27 Oktober 2011
On October 28, 2011, Rozalie Hirs is performing the musical compositions Van het wonder is het woord (2005), Bridge of Babel (2009) and Pulsars (2007), as part of Reihe Sprachkunst 3durch3, Kassel. Additionally, she is reading poetry. Also performing are the poets Timo Brunke and Stephan KrassFriedrich Block is artistic director.

Date: 2011-10-27
Time: 20:00
Location: Kunsttempel, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 177, Kassel, Germany

2011-10-18

Zenit

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On October 18, 2011, at 20:00, the string quartet Zenit (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by the Quatuor Bozzini in collaboration with November Music. The venue is De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Date: 2011-10-18
Time: 20:00
Location: November Music@De Link, Cenakel 1, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Performers: Quatuor Bozzini

2011-09-24

“Dichter aan huis”

Rozalie Hirs, Dichter aan huis, 2011 (atelier Paul van Laere)

On September 24, 2011, Rozalie Hirs is giving five lectures (at 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00) on, and including, poetry, as part of the event Dichter aan huis (“Poet in the house”) in The Hague. During this event, some fifty poets are performing, each in a different living room in The Hague. Hirs is reading in the workshop of sculptor and stone restaurateur Paul van Laere.

Hirs is reading several poems (cycles) and is talking about some digital word toys: the application Stamboom  (2006) and the interactive website Geluksbrenger online (2011), which have both been developed in collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel.

Date: 2011-09-24
Time: 13:00
Location: Dichter aan huis, Atelier Paul van Laere, Laan van Meerdervoort 189b, The Hague, The Netherlands

2011-09-08

Venus [morning star] [invisible] [evening star]

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As part of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, the composition in three movements, Venus [morning star] [invisible] [evening star] (2010) by Rozalie Hirs, is performed by Slagwerk Den Haag. The concert is taking place at Tivoli, Utrecht, during the Night of the Unexpected.

Date: 2011-09-08
Time: 20:00
Location: Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2011, Tivoli, Oudegracht 245, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: Slagwerk Den Haag, Clare Gallagher (sound projection)

2011-09-04

Chairman of the jury for the Gaudeamus Prize

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During the International Gaudeamus Music Week 2011, which is being held from September 4 through 11, Rozalie Hirs is acting as chairman of the jury for the Gaudeamus Prize. Apart from Hirs, the jury consists of Tadeusz Wielecki (Poland) and Miguel Azguime (Portugal). During the week, the jury is leading sessions for the composers participating in the festival.

Date: 2011-09-04
Time: 16:00
Location: Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2011-07-16

Bridge of Babel
Geluksbrenger online

Rozalie Hirs en Harm van den Dorpel: Stamboom, 2006

As part of Kunstenfestival Watou, Rozalie Hirs is performing her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) on July 16, 2011. Additionally, she is reading several poems (cycles) and giving a lecture about the installation Geluksbrenger online (2011). This interactive work, developed by Hirs in collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel, is on view during the entire month of July of 2011 as an interactive installation at the town hall of Watou.

Follow this link for the information on Geluksbrenger online in the catalogue of the exhibition of Watou 2011.

Date: 2011-07-16
Time: 15:30
Location: Kunstenfestival Watou, Stadhuis, Watouplein 1, Watou, Belgium

2011-06-21

De genezing van de krekel

Richard Ayres (music), Rozalie Hirs (libretto) Pierre Audi (dramaturgie) The Cricket Recovers, Holland Festival, 2011

On June 19, 20 and 21, 2011, at the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam, the opera The Cricket Recovers (music: Richard Ayres; libretto: Rozalie Hirs, based on the novel of the same title by Toon Tellegen, 2005) is performed as part of the Holland Festival, by Vocaallab and Asko|Schönberg. The production is directed by Pierre Audi.

Date: 2011-06-21
Time: 19:45
Location: Het Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Vocaallab and Asko|Schönberg
Holland Festival

2011-06-21

Pulsars, Concertzender

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On June 21, 2011, at midnight, the CD Pulsars (Amsterdam: Attacca records, 2010) by Rozalie Hirs is broadcast in full during the program De Nacht: Nieuwe Muziek on Dutch music radio station De Concertzender. Three musical compositions are on this CD: Pulsars (2006-2007), In LA (2003, English version 2010), and Bridge of Babel (2009).

Date: 2011-06-21
Time: 00:00
Concertzender

2011-05-20

Prix Poésie-Média 2011 – nomination

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On May 20, 2011, the five nominees for the Prix de Poésie Média 2011 are being presented during the BIPVAL (Biennale des poètes en Val-de-Marne) in Paris, France. One of the nominated works is the interactive website Geluksbrenger online, which has been developed as a collaboration between Rozalie Hirs (poetry, music, voice) and visual artist Harm van den Dorpel (design, programming)

The jury consists of Annie Abrahams, Jacopo Baboni-Schilingi, Jean-Pierre Balpe, Margherita Balzerani, Miguel Chevalier, Frédéric Dumont, Michel Jaffrennou, Eduardo Kac, Hervé Nisic, Joerg Piringer, Nicolas Ticot.

At the end of the program, the winner is announced: Alan Bigelow.

Date: 2011-05-20
Time: 19:00
Location: Biennale des Poètes, MACVAL, Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Place de la libération, 94400 Vitry-sur-seine, France

2011-04-01

An evening about procedural poetry

Life stream - Ton van 't Hof

On April 1, 2011, Jaap BlonkBas GeertsTon van ‘t Hof, and Rozalie Hirs are guests at the event Procedurele Poëzie (Procedural Poetry) focusing on experimental procedures in contemporary poetry at Perdu, Amsterdam. The poets/artists/composers give a performance and a lecture about their work. Curator of the night is Wouter Beek. Follow this link for the slideshow by Wouter Beek.

Date: 2011-04-01
Time: 20:30
Location: Stichting Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011-03-21

Masterclasses, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Julian Anderson & John Adams at the Guildhall School of Music and Dram, London
During the 2010-2011 season, Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Composition Department of Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England. During this period, she is giving masterclasses over the course of several weeks, as well as workshops and private composition lessons to students of the Guildhall School. This includes a three day period from March 21 to 23, 2011. The focus is on new compositional techniques and applications of the OpenMusic software, developed at IRCAM, as part of the compositional process.

 

Rozalie Hirs, Bob Gilmore: Contemporary Compositional Techniques and OpenMusic (Paris: IRCAM/Delatour, 2009)

Date: 2011-03-21
Time: 10:00
Location: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

2011-03-18

De Lezer – the inverted poet interview

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On March 18, 2011, Rozalie Hirs is guest at the event ‘De Lezer – het omgekeerde dichtersgesprek’ at Perdu, Amsterdam. During this night, it is the poet who interviews his/her reader, rather than the other way round. The poets are Stefan Hertmans and Rozalie Hirs. Hirs’s reader is Laurens Ham. Curator of the night is Matthijs Ponte.

Date: 2011-03-18
Time: 20:30
Location: Stichting Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011-03-18

Bridge of Babel

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On March 18, 2011, at 20:30, Rozalie Hirs is performing her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) at Perdu, Amsterdam.

Date: 2011-03-18
Time: 20:30
Location: Stichting Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, soundtrack)

2011-02-27

Aan de zon de wereld
Bridge of Babel
Curved space/ Gekromde ruimte
Poetry Pieces I-III

Rozalie Hirs: Curved Space, De Toonzaal, 27 februari 2011

On February 27, 2011, the musical compositions Aan de zon de wereld (2006), Bridge of Babel (2009), Curved space/Gekromde ruimte (2009) and Poetry Pieces I-III (2008) by Rozalie Hirs are performed at De Toonzaal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.

The photo, with Stevko Busch, Arnold Dooyeweerd and Rozalie Hirs, was made by Keiko Shichijo.

Date: 2011-02-27
Time: 20:30
Location: De Toonzaal, Prins Bernhardstraat 4 6, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Performers: Ned McGowan (flute), Tobias Klein (contrabass clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone, lapsteel guitar), Stevko Busch (piano), Robert van Heumen (computer, controllers), Arnold Dooyeweerd (double bass), Rozalie Hirs (voice).

With financial support from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/Alida Beekhuis Fonds.

2011-02-14

7th International Poetry Festival, Granada

Rozalie Hirs, Plaza de la Independecia, Granada, 17 February 2011, VIIth Granada International Poetry Festival

From the 14th to the 19th of February of 2011, Rozalie Hirs is guest of the International Poetry Festival in Granada, Nicaragua. Seventy poets hailing from some thirty countries are attending the festival. All poets read at 4 or 5 events in and near Granada.

The photo was made on February 17, 2011, at Plaza de la Independencia, Granada, Nicaragua, during which event Rozalie was reading the poems ‘Stamboom’ (‘Árbol genealógico’) and ‘Tuimelaar’ (‘Delfín mular’). The Spanish translations were made by Diego Puls.

 

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Date: 2011-02-14
Location: International Granada Poetry Festival 2011, Granada, Nicaragua
With financial support from the Dutch Fund for Literature

2011-01-06

Bridge of Babel
Geluksbrenger online – presentatie
In LA
Pulsars

Rozalie Hirs, Logos, Gent, Belgium, 6 January 2011 (photograph: Peter Van Lancker)

On January 6, 2011, Rozalie Hirs is performing her compositions Bridge of Babel (2009), Pulsars (2007) and In LA (2003) at the Tetrahedron of the Logos Foundation in Ghent. Additionally, she is presenting the new interactive poetry website Geluksbrenger, which was developed in collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel. She is also giving the first public reading of her cycle die deed mijn schoenen aan (2010).

Date: 2011-01-06
Time: 20:00
Location: Logos Tetrahedron, Bomastraat 26-28, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

2010-12-10

Lecture, Literaire Vertaaldagen (Literary Translation Days)

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On December 10, 2010, as part of the Literaire Vertaaldagen organized by the Vertalershuis and the Letterfonds, Rozalie Hirs reads the poem ‘Stamboom’, as well as translations of the text into French, English and German, respectively made by Henri Deluy, Koo Koman and the poet herself. Additionally, she talks about the digital poetry app Stamboom/ Arbre Généalogique/ Family Tree/ Stammbaum (2006), which she created in collaboration with Harm van den Dorpel.

Date: 2010-12-10
Time: 15:00
Location: Twaalfde Literaire Vertaaldagen, The Movies, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2010-11-30

Masterclasses, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Rozalie Hirs, Bob Gilmore: Contemporary Compositional Techniques and OpenMusic (Paris: IRCAM/Delatour, 2009)

During the 2010-2011 season, Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Composition Department, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England. During this period, she gives a number of masterclasses, workshops and composition lessons, including on November 30 and December 1, 2010. The focus is on new compositional techniques and the application of the OpenMusic (IRCAM) computer program as part of the compositional process.

Date: 2010-11-30
Location: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London, England

2010-11-26

Bridge of Babel, BIPVAL, Paris

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On November 26, 2010, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) as part of the BIPVAL Festival in Paris, France. Additionally, she reads some ten poems, in Dutch as well as French translations by Kim Andringa and Henri Deluy.

Date: 2010-11-26
Time: 20:30
Location: BIPVAL/ La Biennale Internationale des poètes en Val-de-Marne, Théatre Paul Éluard, 4 avenue de Villeneuve Saint-Georges, Choisy-le-Roi, Paris, France

2010-11-20

Lecture, Museum Meermanno

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On November 20, 2010, Rozalie Hirs gives a lecture on intermedial practice and on some of her multidisciplinary projects (with poetry, music, internet) for the Vereniging van Vrienden van het Nederlands Instituut Athene (Society of Friends of the Dutch Institute Athens). In addition, she reads some poems. The location is the magnificent Museum Meermanno, home of the book, in The Hague.

Date: 2010-11-20
Time: 13:00
Location: Museum Meermanno, Prinsessegracht 30, The Hague
Vereniging van Vrienden van het Nederlands Instituut Athene

2010-11-13

In LA

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On November 13, 2010, at 20:00, the musical composition In LA (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is played as part of Cineac Sonore at November Music, ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Sound projection: Jan Panis.

Date: 2010-11-13
Time: 20:00
Location: November Music, 's-Hertogenbosch
Jan Panis (sound projection)

2011-11-13

Pulsars – CD launch

Rozalie Hirs: Pulsars (Amsterdam: Attacca Records, 2010; sleeve design: FokkeWubbolts)

On November 13, 2010, at 15:00, the musical composition Pulsars (2007) by Rozalie Hirs is played during Cineac Sonore at November Music, ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Additionally, the CD of the same name, Pulsars, (Amsterdam: Attacca Records, 2010) is launched. Hannah Bosma of Muziekcentrum Nederland, the CD’s co-producer, presents the first copy to the composer.

Date: 2011-11-13
Time: 15:00
Location: Cineac Sonore (Filmzaal 4), November Music, Boschdijkstraat 45, 's-Hertogenbosch

2010-11-07

Bridge of Babel

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On November 7, 2010, at 14:00, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) as part of the Babel Festival in Amsterdam.

Date: 2010-11-07
Time: 14:00
Location: Babelfestival, Ostadetheater, Van Ostadestraat 233D, Amsterdam

2010-11-06

Bridge of Babel

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On November 6, 2010, at 21:00, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition to an original text, Bridge of Babel (2009), as part of the Babel Festival in Amsterdam.

Date: 2010-11-06
Time: 21:00
Location: Babelfestival, Ostadetheater i.s.m. Restaurant Babylon, Van Woustraat 117, Amsterdam

2010-11-05

Bridge of Babel – world premiere

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On November 5, 2010, at 21:00, Rozalie Hirs performs her new musical composition, Bridge of Babel (2009), as part of the Babel Festival in Amsterdam.

Date: 2010-11-05
Time: 21:00
Location: Babelfestival, Ostadetheater i.s.m. Restaurant Babylon, Van Woustraat 117, Amsterdam

2010-09-24

Zenit [east] [west] – European premiere

Rozalie Hirs en Egmont Kwartet na de uitvoering van 'Zenit (2010) tijdens de AAA serie, Concertgebouw, 25 september 2010

On September 24, 2010, the Egmont Quartet, consisting of soloists from the Concertgebouw Orchestra, performs the string quartet Zenit [east] [west] (2010) by Rozalie Hirs as part of the Festival Klank en kleur (AAA-series) at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. In addition, music is performed by Josef Matthias Hauer and Arnold Schönberg.

Prior to the concert there is a round table discussion with Rudi Fuchs, Maarten Kloos and Rozalie Hirs.

Date: 2010-09-24
Time: 16:00
Location: Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-10, Amsterdam
Performers: Egmont Kwartet, comprised of soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra

2010-09-16

Little whale and the ice

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On September 16, 2010, at 20:15, the musical composition Little whale and the ice (2007, 2010 rev.) by Rozalie Hirs is performed at Orgelpark, Amsterdam, by Orkest de Ereprijs conducted by Wim Boerman.

Date: 2010-09-16
Time: 20:15
Location: Orgelpark, Gerard Brandtstraat 26, Amsterdam
Performers: Orkest de Ereprijs, Wim Boerman (conductor)

2010-09-16

In LA
Pulsars
Van het wonder is woord

Family Tree (digital poetry application) by Harm van den Dorpel (design, programming, animation) and Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry) screenshot

On September 16, 2010, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions In LA (2003), Pulsars (2007) and Van het wonder is woord (2005) at the Nederlands Instituut Athene (NIA), Greece. In addition, she reads some poems, and she gives a lecture about interdisciplinary work, including a discussion of Stamboom (2006) and Tekstschrijver (2006), created in collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel.

Between August 23 and September 19, 2010, Rozalie Hirs is writer-in-residence at the NIA, Athens, Greece, with financial support in the form of a travel grant from the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

Date: 2010-09-16
Time: 18:30
Location: Nederlands Instituut Athene, Makri 11, Athens, Greece
With financial support from the Letterenfonds

2010-08-29

Little whale and the ice

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On August 29, 2010, the musical composition Little whale and the ice (2007, 2010 rev.) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by Orkest de Ereprijs, conducted by Wim Boerman, as part of Toonzetters at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam.

Date: 2010-08-29
Time: 17:00
Location: Muziekgebouw aan 't II, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam
Performers: Orkest de Ereprijs, Wim Boerman (conductor)

2010-07-25

Radio portrait of Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender

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On July 25, 2010, at 19:00, six musical compositions by Rozalie Hirs are broadcast by de Concertzender as a radio portrait in the program Bijdetijds. The selection was programmed by Miranda Driessen.

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – Arnold Marinissen (percussion)
article 1 to 3 (2003) – 
Dante Oei (piano)
Schizofonia (1994) – electro-acoustic
Book of mirrors (2001) – Asko Ensemble conducted by Stefan Asbury
a-book-of-light (2003) 
- Ensemble Piano Possible conducted by Christian Günther, 
live recording by De Concertzender

This is a repeat broadcast of the show first broadcast on July 5, 2010, at 19:00.

Date: 2010-07-25
Time: 19:00
Location: Bijdetijds: Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender (programming: Miranda Driessen)

2010-07-15

Radio portrait of Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender

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On July 15, 2010, at 14:00, six musical compositions by Rozalie Hirs are broadcast by de Concertzender as a radio portrait in the program Bijdetijds. The selection was programmed by Miranda Driessen.

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – Arnold Marinissen (percussion)
article 1 to 3 (2003) – 
Dante Oei (piano)
Schizofonia (1994) – electro-acoustic
Book of mirrors (2001) – Asko Ensemble conducted by Stefan Asbury
a-book-of-light (2003) 
- Ensemble Piano Possible conducted by Christian Günther, 
live recording by De Concertzender

This is a repeat broadcast of the show first broadcast on July 5, 2010, at 19:00.

Date: 2010-07-15
Time: 14:00
Location: Bijdetijds: Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender (programming: Miranda Driessen)

2010-07-05

Radio portrait of Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender

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On July 5, 2010, at 19:00, six musical compositions by Rozalie Hirs are broadcast by de Concertzender as a radio portrait in the program Bijdetijds. The selection was programmed by Miranda Driessen.

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – Arnold Marinissen (percussion)
article 1 to 3 (2003) – 
Dante Oei (piano)
Schizofonia (1994) – electro-acoustic
Book of mirrors (2001) – Asko Ensemble conducted by Stefan Asbury
a-book-of-light (2003) 
- Ensemble Piano Possible conducted by Christian Günther, 
live recording by De Concertzender

Repeat broadcasts of this show take place on July 15, 2010, at 14:00 and on July 25, 2010, at 19:00.

Date: 2010-07-05
Time: 19:00
Location: Bijdetijds: Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender (programming: Miranda Driessen)
→ Nederlands

2010-06-23

Masterclasses, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Rozalie Hirs, Bob Gilmore: Contemporary Compositional Techniques and OpenMusic (Paris: IRCAM/Delatour, 2009)

On June 23 and June 24, 2010, Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Composer at the Composition Department of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London.

On June 23, 2010, between 14:00 and 17:00, she gives a lecture on the work and compositional techniques of Tristan Murail; between 18:00 and 20:00, she gives a lecture on her own work. On June 24, 2011, she gives composition lessons for postgraduate students.

Throughout the following academic year 2010-11 Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Guildhall School, giving three more sessions consisting of masterclasses, workshops, and composition lessons.

Date: 2010-06-23
Time: 14:00
Location: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London, England

2010-06-08

Venus

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On June 8, 2010, the three movement percussion ensemble composition Venus (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered as part of the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. The piece was commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag with financial support from the Eduard van Beinum Foundation. Additionally, works were played by Gérard Grisey, Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, Richard Ayres and Abel Paul. There are two performances, at 16:00 and at 20:30. The location is the Bach Pavilion by architect Zahd Hadid, constructed especially for this edition of the Holland Festival at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.

Date: 2010-06-08
Time: 20:30
Location: Holland Festival, Gashouder, Westergasfabriek, Polonceaukade 27, Amsterdam
Performers: Slagwerk Den Haag, Clare Gallagher (sound projection)

2010-06-08

Venus – world premiere

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On June 8, 2010, the three movement percussion ensemble composition Venus (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered as part of the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. The piece was commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag with financial support from the Eduard van Beinum Foundation. Additionally, works were played by Gérard Grisey, Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, Richard Ayres and Abel Paul. There are two performances, at 16:00 and at 20:30. The location is the Bach Pavilion by architect Zahd Hadid, constructed especially for this edition of the Holland Festival at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.

Date: 2010-06-08
Time: 16:00
Location: Holland Festival, Westergasfabriek, Polonceaukade 27, Amsterdam
Performers: Slagwerk Den Haag, Clare Gallagher (sound projection)
World premiere. New composition commission by Slagwerk Den Haag with financial support from the Eduard van Beinum Stichting

2010-05-08

In LA – world premiere of the English version

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On May 8, 2010, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition on an original text In LA (2003, English version 2010) during the Reading and Performance Series at Agitprop, San Diego, Verenigde Staten. In addition, she reads new English translations of her poems made by Willem Groenewegen with financial support from the Dutch Foundation for Literature. The event is curated by K. Lorraine Graham and Mark Wallace.

Date: 2010-05-08
Time: 19:00
Location: Reading and Performance Series, Agitprop Gallery , 2837 University Avenue in North Park, San Diego, USA
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, soundtrack)

2010-05-07

Lecture, CalArts, United States

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On May 7, 2010, from 16:10 to 18:00, Hirs gives a lecture at CalArts on her music and related spectral compositional technique as part of the seminar of Wolfgang von Schweinitz on microtonal composition at the Department of Music of the California Institute of the Arts. Among other works, Rozalie discusses her string quartet Zenit (2010), performed by the Formalist Quartet on May 1 at REDCAT, Los Angeles.

Date: 2010-05-07
Time: 16:10
Location: CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway, California, United States

2010-05-04

Lecture, UCSD, Verenigde Staten

Concert Hall, Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD, San Diego

On May 4, 2010, from 18:00 to 20:00 Rozalie Hirs gives a lecture on her music and compositional techniques at the Department of Music of the University of California at San Diego, United States.

Date: 2010-05-04
Time: 18:00
Location: UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California, United States

2010-05-03

article 4

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On May 3, 2010, the musical composition article 4 (2004) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by violinist Mark Menzies at the Department of Music of the University of California at Santa Barbara, United States.

Date: 2010-05-03
Time: 18:00
Location: Composition/ Department of Music, MAT/ Media, Arts and Technology, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, United States
Performers: Mark Menzies (violin)

2010-05-03

Lecture, UC Santa Barbara, United States

Clarence Barlow (Professor, Corwin Endowed Chair of Composition, UC Santa Barbara)

On May 3, 2010, from 18:00 to 19:30, Rozalie Hirs is invited by Clarence Barlow to give a lecture on her music and compositional techniques at the Department of Music, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States.

Date: 2010-05-03
Time: 18:00
Location: Composition/ Department of Music, MAT/ Media, Arts and Technology, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States

2010-05-01

Zenit – world premiere

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On May 1, 2010, as part of Les espaces acoustiques and beyond: new music after Gérard Grisey, the work Zenit (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered, in a performance by The Formalist Quartet. The location is the REDCAT/ Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theatre in Los Angeles, United States.

You can find critical praise for the piece by Marc Swed writing in the LA Times here.

Date: 2010-05-01
Time: 20:30
Location: REDCAT/ Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theatre, 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, United States
Performers: The Formalist Quartet
Les espaces acoustiques and beyond: new music after Gérard Grisey

2010-04-25

Aan de zon, de wereld Curved Space/ Gekromde Ruimte Poetry pieces I-III

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On April 25, 2010, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions Aan de zon, de wereld (2006), Curved Space/ Gekromde Ruimte (2009) and Poetry pieces I-III (2008), with Ned McGowan (flute), Tobias Klein (contrabass clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone, lapsteel guitar), Stevko Busch (piano), Robert van Heumen (computer, controllers) en Rozemarie Heggen (double bass). The venue is Kunsthuis 13, Velp. The performance is organized with financial support from Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/ Alida Beekhuisfonds.

Date: 2010-04-25
Time: 16:00
Location: Kunsthuis 13, Kastanjelaan 13, Velp
Performers: Ned McGowan (flute), Tobias Klein (contrabass clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone, lapsteel guitar), Stevko Busch (piano), Robert van Heumen (computer, controllers), Rozemarie Heggen (double bass), Rozalie Hirs (voice)
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/ Alida Beekhuisfonds

2010-04-08

zichtbaar als zichzelf – world premiere

Henk van der Waal

On April 18, 2010, at Castrum Peregrini, the world premiere of zichtbaar als zichzelf (2010), a musical and textual composition by Rozalie Hirs and Henk van der Waal is performed, based on the text of the same title by Henk van der Waal. Hirs and Van der Waal perform the work together.

Date: 2010-04-08
Time: 16:00
Location: Castrum Peregrini, Herengracht 401, Amsterdam
Performers: Henk van der Waal, Rozalie Hirs

2010-02-12

Love Poems, Love Songs

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On February 12, 2010, Rozalie Hirs gives a poetry reading as part of the program Love Poems, Love Songs in Korzo 5 HOOG, The Hague. The reading is preceded by a concert of the Niwebyrth ensemble and soprano Lilith Verhelst.

Date: 2010-02-12
Time: 20:00
Location: Korzo Theater, Prinsestraat 42, The Hague

2010-02-11 to 2010-03-06

Family Tree video installation

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From February 11 to March 6, 2010, the video installation Family Tree with the poem of the same title by Rozalie Hirs is on display at Tenderpixel gallery in London, England. The installation was made by Tal Rosner. The opening night of the work is on February 11.

Date: 2010-02-11 to 2010-03-06
Location: Tenderpixel Art Gallery, 10 Cecil Ct, Charing Cross, London, England