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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

2015-04-18

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 several works by Hirs during Mills Music Now at Mills College, Oakland, California.

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Date: 2015-04-18
Time: 20:00 PST
Location: Music Department, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland CA 94613, United States
Performers: Mills Performing Group (MPG)

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 musical works and compositional techniques.

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

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

2015-03-26

New work for ensemble

Ensemble NAP (photograph: Pietro Cinotti, 2010)

On 26 March 2015 at 20:30 CET in Korzo theater, The Hague, The Netherlands, Ensemble NAP (Nieuw Amsterdams Peil) will present a program with works by Reza Namavar, Janco Verduijn, Pavel Szymanski, György Ligeti, and Rozalie Hirs. The performers are Eline van Esch, Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, Gerard Bouwhuis, Heleen Hulst, and Mick Stirling.

The work by Hirs is a new quintet, scored for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and cello, commissioned by Ensemble NAP, and premiered a week before at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Date: 2015-03-26
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Korzo Theater, Prinsestraat, The Hague, The Netherlands

2015-03-18

New work for ensemble – world premiere

Ensemble NAP (photograph: Pietro Cinotti, 2010)

On 18 March 2015 at 20:15 CET Ensemble NAP (Nieuw Amsterdams Peil) will present the program Aan Barrels as part of the AAA-series in Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The consists of works by Reza Namavar, Janco Verduijn, Pavel Szymanski, György Ligeti, and Rozalie Hirs. The performers are Eline van Esch, Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, Gerard Bouwhuis, Heleen Hulst, and Mick Stirling.

The work by Hirs is a brandnew quintet, scored for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and cello, commissioned by Ensemble NAP.

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Date: 2015-03-18
Time: 20:15 CET
Location: AAA serie, Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Piet Heinkade 5, The Netherlands
Performers: Ensemble NAP/ Nieuw Amsterdams Peil
World premiere of a new composition, commissioned by Ensemble NAP/ Nieuw Amsterdams Peil

2014-11-27

New work for string orchestra – world premiere

Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

On 27 November 2014 Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Candida Thompson (principal player and artistic director) will 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

New work for string orchestra – try-out

Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

On 26 November 2014 Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Candida Thompson (principal player and artistic director) will perform the try-out of a new work by Rozalie Hirs for string orchestra, commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta. During the introduction at 20:00 Hirs will be interviewed 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: 20:30
Location: Concertzaal, 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)

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 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. (photograph: Michael Slobodian)

The other pieces on the programme are a new work by Frederik Neyrinck and Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery by Marc Sabat.

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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

2014-11-06

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) – Dutch premiere

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 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. (photograph: Michael Slobodian)

The other pieces on the programme are a new work by Frederik Neyrinck and Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery by Marc Sabat.

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Date: 2014-10-28
Time: 20:00
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. (photograph: Michael Slobodian)

The other pieces on the programme are a new work by Frederik Neyrinck and Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery by Marc Sabat.

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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

2014-09-17

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).

Welcome!

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

2014-05-04

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

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

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

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

Welcome!

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

2014-04-17

život mogućnosti – book presentation, Serbia

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

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

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

2014-04-15

Poetry reading and debate, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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

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

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

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

2014-04-14

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

 Todd Moellenberg (piano)

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

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

2014-04-14

život mogućnosti – book presentation, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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

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

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

2014-04-14

Performance lecture, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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

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

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

2014-04-13

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain]

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

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

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)



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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 at the occasion of Words Live 4. 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. Info about an 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, en 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 at the occassion of Words Live 4. 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. Info about an 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 at the occassion of Words Live 4, at Wallgallery, Rotterdam. 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. Info about an 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 29 November 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, Engeland

2013-11-23

Curvices (2013) – opening

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices (Informatie, plakkaat, 2013)

On Saturday afternoon 23 November 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



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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 acting as guest teacher 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

Concertzender Logo

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 acting as guest teacher 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