Rozalie Hirs

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2020-03-21

New work for Sonar Quartett

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

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

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

The photograph of Sonar Quartett is by Piotr Bialoglowicz.

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

2020-03-20

New work for string quartet and soprano – world premiere

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

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

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

The photograph of Sonar Quartett is by Piotr Bialoglowicz.

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

2019-12-07

Portrait concert Cathy Van Eck, Van Doesburg House, France

On Saturday 7 December 2019 at 16:00 CET the Van Doesburg House presents a portrait event honoring the composer, sound installation artist, and researcher Cathy Van Eck (*1979). The event features sound installations, a performance, and lecture by Cathy Van Eck.

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

Date: 2019-12-07
Time: 16:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon, Paris, France

2019-11-02

New sound installation – try-out

On Saturday 2 November 2019 at 16:00 CET the architect Machiel Spaan and composer Rozalie Hirs present a new sound installation, which they are developing in close collaboration during their artist-in-residence at Van Doesburg House, Meudon, France. The two give a lecture, followed by a Q & A, and a reception. The public is then invited to wander through and explore the installation.

The new work is inspired by the concept of the open plattegrond (English: open floorplan) Theo Van Doesburg (1883-1931) developed for his architectural work, including his own residence at rue Infroît, Meudon, France. Spaan creates the spatial arrangement of loudspeakers and Hirs custom-synthesises new electronic sounds for the musical compositon. It is the third collaborative architecture/sound art project by Spaan and Hirs, after Curvices (2013-present), and the Listening House (2017-present). The residency is supported by the Mondriaanfonds, Theo Van Doesburg House, and STEIM.

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

Date: 2019-11-02
Time: 16:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon, Paris, France

2019-10-06

Sacro Monte (1997) – Danish premiere

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

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

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

2019-09-07

meditations (2017) – French premiere

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

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

concert programme
Morton Feldman – Three pieces for piano (1954)
Rozalie Hirs – article 3 [a] (2003)
Bunita Marcus – Julia (1989)
Erik Satie – Three Nocturnes (1919)
Rozalie Hirs – Meditations (2017)

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

2019-09-01

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

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

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

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

2019-08-30

Performance at Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany

On Friday 30 August 2019 at 19:00 CET Rozalie Hirs and Pavel Novotný read their poems and perform poetry/music hybrids at Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany.

The night before the exhibition POESIS is opened, featuring visual works by Hirs, Novotný, and other poets. Its accompanying catalogue is presented to the public. Curator of the exhibition and catalogue is Friedrich Block.

Date: 2019-08-30
Time: 19:00 CET
Location: Kunsttempel, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 177, 34119 Kassel, Germany

2019-08-30

POESIS exhibition, Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany

On Thursday 29 August 2019 at 19:00 CET the exhibition POESIS Sprachkunst | Language Art is opened, featuring visual works of around sixty language artists from seventeen countries. Its accompanying catalogue is available at Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. Curator of the exhibition and catalogue is Friedrich Block.

The exhibition is open tot the public from Friday 30 August until 6 October 2019 (Fri-Sun 15:00-18:00 CET). For more info visit the event on Facebook.
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Date: 2019-08-30
Time: 19:00 CET
Location: Kunsttempel, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 177, 34119 Kassel, Germany
Performers: Carola Metz, Kulturamt der Stadt Kassel (opening speech), Friedrich Block (host, curator)

2019-08-08

The Cricket recovers – US premiere

On 8 August 2019 the opera The Cricket recovers by Richard Ayres (music) and Rozalie Hirs (libretto), based on the novella De genezing van de krekel by Toon Tellegen, recieves its US premiere at Tanglewood. The work will be performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Adès (conductor).

Cast
Emily Helenbrook – Vole, Sun
Robin Steitz – Cricket
Kameryn Lueng – Squirrel
Chloë Schaaf – Ant, Owl
Eric Finbarr Carey – Sparrow
Walter Aldrich – Gallworm, Falling
Nathaniel Sullivan – Elephant

Read the review by Andrew Clements, The Guardian, of the Aldeburgh premiere in 2005 here.

Date: 2019-08-08
Time: 20:00 EST
Location: Tanglewood Music Center (Seiji Ozawa Hall), Tanglewood, United States
Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music

2019-07-21

meditations (2017)

On Sunday 21 July 2019 at 13:00 CET the pianist Keiko Shichijo plays a solo programme, featuring works by Hirs, Hirsch, Marcus, and Ustvolskaya, during Wonderfeel. This outdoor festival takes place at the Estate Schaep en Burgh near ‘s-Graveland, The Netherlands.

concert programme
Liisa Hirsch – Vseva’s Light (2007)
Rozalie Hirs – Meditations (2017)
Galina Ustvolskaya – Sonata No. 5 (1986)
Bunita Marcus – Julia (1989)

Date: 2019-07-21
Time: 13:00 CET
Location: Wonderfeel Festival, Schaep en Burgh Estate, Franse Kampweg 2, 1243 JC 's-Graveland, The Netherlands
Performers: Keiko Shichijo (piano)

2019-07-20

Silenced (2018)

On 20 July 2019 from 18:15-19:00 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at Wonderfeel Festival, The Netherlands.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The work (music, text) composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

The day after, on 21 July 2019 at 13:00 CET, another composition of Rozalie Hirs will sound at Wonderfeel: meditations (2017), performed by the pianist Keiko Shichijo.

Date: 2019-07-20
Time: 18:15 CET
Location: Wonderfeel Festival, Schaep en Burgh Estate, Franse Kampweg 2, 1243 JC 's-Graveland, The Netherlands
Performers: Bauwien van der Meer (soprano), Caecilia Boschman (piano)

2019-06-12

Lecture on the music of Rozalie Hirs, Spectralisms 2019, IRCAM, Paris, France

On 12 June 2019 at 14:30 CET the Belgian composer and music theorist Bert Van Herck presents a lecture on the music of Rozalie Hirs. In particular he focusses of the compositional techniques underlying her compositions Platonic ID (2005-06) and Book of Mirrors (2001). The lecture is part of the International Spectralisms 2019 Conference, held at IRCAM, Paris, France, from 12-14 June 2019.

Bert Van Herck teaches music theory at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, United States.

programme
14:00 Opening of Spectralisms 2019 (address)
14:30-16:00 Session Poetics, 21st Century
Nicolas Donin (host)
Ingrid Pustijanac: The grammar of inharmonicity (lecture)
Bert Van Herck: The music of Rozalie Hirs (lecture)
Amy Bauer: Automata in extremis – Mauro Lanza and Andrea Valle’s sublime spectral machines (lecture)

Date: 2019-06-12
Time: 14:30 CET
Location: IRCAM (Salle Stravinsky), 1 Place Igor Stravinski, 75004 Paris, France
Performers: Nicolas Donin (host), Amy Bauer, Bert Van Herck, Ingrid Pustijanac (lectures)
International Conference Spectralisms 2019

2019-06-09

Interview, Paris, France

On Sunday 9 June 2019 at 15:30 CET Margot Dijkgraaf and Jan Mysjkin interiew the poets Simone Atangana Bekono, Rozalie Hirs, Hester Knibbe, during the event Phares du Nord #10. The event is part of the 37th Marché de la Poésie, supported by the Netherlands Foundation for Literature. The location is Scène du Marché, Place Saint-Sulpice, in front of Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France. Atangana Bekono, Hirs, and Knibbe also perform during the evening programme on Saturday 8 June 2019.

Hirs’ poems are selected from her three latest books Geluksbrenger (2008), gestamelde werken (2012), and verdere bijzonderheden (2017), published by Uitgeverij Querido|Singeluitgeverijen, and translated into French by Kim Andringa, Daniel Cunin, and Henri Deluy.

The 37th Marché de la Poesie takes place from 5-9 June 2019. The guest of honour at this year’s edition is The Netherlands, presenting the poets Simone Bekono, Benno Barnard, Anneke Brassinga, Tsead Bruinja, Radna Fabias, Rozalie Hirs, Frank Keizer, Hester Knibbe, K. Michel, Martijn den Ouden, and K. Schippers. Featured translators are Kim Andringa, Daniel Cunin, and Jan Mysjkin.

Download programme booklet Marché de la Poésie 2019: Poètes du Pay-Bas [PDF]

Date: 2019-06-09
Time: 15:30 CET
Location: Scène du Marché, Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France
37th Marché de la Poésie

2019-06-08

37th Marché de la Poésie, Paris, France

From 8 until 9 June 2019 Rozalie Hirs is a guest poet at the 37th Marché de la Poésie, Paris, France, and as such one of the official delegates of the Netherlands Foundation for Literature. She performs during the evening programme on Saturday 8 June 2019 at 18:30 CET and is interviewed by Margot Dijkgraaf the following afternoon, on Sunday 9 June 2019, at 15:30 CET. The location is Scène du Marché, Place Saint-Sulpice, in front of Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France. The 37e Marché de la Poésie (2019) is supported by the Netherlands Foundation for Literature.

Hirs’ poems have been translated into French by Kim Andringa, Daniel Cunin, and Henri Deluy. The poems are selections from her three latest books Geluksbrenger (2008), gestamelde werken (2012), and verdere bijzonderheden (2017), published by Uitgeverij Querido|Singeluitgeverijen.

The 37th Marché de la Poesie takes place from 5-9 June 2019. The guest of honour at this year’s edition is The Netherlands, presenting the poets Simone Bekono, Benno Barnard, Anneke Brassinga, Tsead Bruinja, Radna Fabias, Rozalie Hirs, Frank Keizer, Hester Knibbe, K. Michel, Martijn den Ouden, and K. Schippers. Featured translators are Kim Andringa and Daniel Cunin.

Download programme booklet Marché de la Poésie 2019: Poètes du Pay-Bas [PDF]

Date: 2019-06-08
Time: 18:30 CET
Location: Scène du Marché, Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France
37th Marché de la Poésie

2019-06-07

Silenced (2018), Vredenburg, Utrecht

On 7 June 2019 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at Club Nine, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The work (music, text) composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

Date: 2019-06-07
Time: 20:00 CET
Location: Club Nine, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: Bauwien van der Meer (soprano), Caecilia Boschman (piano)

2019-05-25

parallel world and sea (2017-18)

On Saturday 25 May 2019 at 13:00 CET at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, ASKO|Schönberg honours Louis Andriessen as a pedagogue by playing new works by four of his former students, Mary Finsterer, Pete Harden, Martijn Padding, and Rozalie Hirs. The concert programme is entitled Ter ere/ In honour.

concert programme
Rozalie Hirs – parallel world and sea (2017-18)
Mary Finsterer – And the sun will rise (2019; world premiere)
Pete Harden – At Pappa’s Altar (2018)
Martijn Padding – Last Words (2010)

The concert is part of the Andriessen Festival at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, taking place from 23-26 May 2019. The score of parallel world and sea (2017-19) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Date: 2019-05-25
Time: 13:00 CET
Location: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Grote zaal), Piet Heinkade, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: ASKO|Schönberg, Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor), Ernestine Stoop (harp), Zoë Knoop (harp), Arne Bock (sound diffusion, sound master)

2019-05-20

lightclouds (2019) – German premiere

On 20 May 2019 at 20:00 CET Ensemble Musikfabrik presents the German premiere of lightclouds (2019), a new work for “super brass” quartet, ensemble, and electronic sounds, by Rozalie Hirs, during the Konzertreihe Musikfabrik im WDR. The new work is a commission by Stichting Omroep Muziek/ NTR Zaterdagmatinee with financial support of BankGiro Loterij and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. The location of the concert is WDR Funkhaus Wallrafplatz (Großer Sendesaal), Cologne, Germany. The concert programme also features works by Ter Schiphorst, Chin, Bauckholt, and Germanus. The concert is preceded with a Publikumsgespräch (pre-concert talk) by two musicians of the ensemble with Rozalie Hirs and Sander Germanus; the talk starts at 19:15 CET.

Performers include the “super brass” players Marco Blaauw (trumpet), Christine Chapman (horn), Bruce Collings (trombone), Melvyn Poore (tuba), as well as Helen Bledsoe (flute), Carl Rosman (clarinet), Peter Veale (oboe), James Aylward (bassoon), Benjamin Kobler (piano), Ulrich Löffler (keyboard), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Hannah Weirich (violin), Sara Cubarsi (violin), Axel Porath (viola), Dirk Wietheger (violoncello), and Florentin Ginot (double bass). The conductor is Emilio Pomàrico; the sound master is Paul Jeukendrup. The above photograph shows Marco Blaauw on trumpet.

concert programme
Sander Germanus – Im Vortex (2019)
Iris ter Schiphorst – Zerstören (2005-06)
Rozalie Hirs – lightclouds (2019)
Unsuk Chin – Gougalon (2009-11)

The score of lightclouds (2019) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Date: 2019-05-20
Time: 20:00
Location: WDR Funkhaus Wallrafplatz (Großer Sendesaal), Wallrafplatz, 50667 Köln, Germany
Performers: Musikfabrik and Emilio Pomàrico (conductor)
Commissioned by NTR Zaterdagmatinee

2019-05-18

Silenced (2018), Operadagen Rotterdam

On 18 May 2019 at 20:30 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at Operadagen Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The location is the Eduard Flipsezaal at de Doelen, Rotterdam.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The work (music, text) composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

Date: 2019-05-18
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Operadagen, De Doelen (Eduard Flipsezaal), Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Bauwien van der Meer (soprano), Caecilia Boschman (piano), Jorinde Keesmaat (director)

2019-05-18

lightclouds (2019) – world premiere

On Saturday 18 May 2019 at 14:15 CET at Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Musikfabrik performs lightclouds (2019), a new work for “super brass” quartet, ensemble, and electronic sounds, by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Stichting Omroep Muziek/ NTR Zaterdagmatinee with financial support of BankGiro Loterij and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. The concert programme Beyond Borders also features works by Chin, Bauckholt, and Germanus.

Performers include the “super brass” players Marco Blaauw (trumpet), Christine Chapman (horn), Bruce Collings (trombone), Melvyn Poore (tuba), as well as Helen Bledsoe (flute), Carl Rosman (clarinet), Peter Veale (oboe), James Aylward (bassoon), Benjamin Kobler (piano), Ulrich Löffler (keyboard), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Hannah Weirich (violin), Sara Cubarsi (violin), Axel Porath (viola), Dirk Wietheger (violoncello), and Florentin Ginot (double bass). The conductor is Emilio Pomàrico; the sound master is Paul Jeukendrup. The score of lightclouds (2019) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands. The above photograph shows the world premiere of Claude Vivier’s Hiérophanie (1970) by Ensemble Musikfabrik in 2010.

concert programme
Sander Germanus – Im Vortex (2019) world premiere
Rebecca Saunders – Bite (2015)
Carola Bauckholt – Schlammflocke (2010)
Rozalie Hirs – lightclouds (2019) world premiere
Unsuk Chin – Gougalon (2009-11)

Before the concert at 13.40-14.05 CET Frederike Berntsen presents a preconcert talk; she interviews the composers Sander Germanus and Rozalie Hirs at Spiegelzaal (Mirror hall), Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Welcome!

Date: 2019-05-18
Time: 14:15 CET
Location: Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Musikfabrik and Emilio Pomàrico (conductor)
Commissioned by Zaterdagmatinee

2019-04-27

Bridge of babel (2009)
To the sun (2006) – US premiere

On 27 April 2019 at 12:00 (noon) Rozalie Hirs is presenting a poetry performance/ lecture at the Public Library in San Francisco, California, United States. The event takes place during the National Poetry Month. Rozalie talks about intermedial aspects of her poetry and music, followed by a poetry reading and performance of the poetry/music hybrids Bridge of Babel (2009), and To the sun (2006). The event lasts about an hour.

The poems are selections from her three latest books Geluksbrenger (2008), gestamelde werken (2012), and verdere bijzonderheden (2017), published by Uitgeverij Querido|Singeluitgeverijen, translated by Donald Gardner. The multilingual poetry/music hybrid Bridge of Babel (2009) is part of her CD Pulsars (2010), released by Attacca Productions.

This program is sponsored by the General Collections & Humanities Center and Kresge International Center of the San Francisco Public Library in partnership with the Dutch Foundation for Literature. The event is curated by John Smalley. For more info visit Eventbrite.

Date: 2019-04-27
Time: 12:00 (noon)
Location: Main Library (Latino/Hispanic Community Room A/B), Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, California 94102, United States

2019-04-02

World Poetry Festival, Montevideo, Uruguay

From 2 until 7 April 2019 Rozalie Hirs is a guest poet at the World Poetry Festival/ Mundial Poético de Montevideo, Uruguay. During the festival Hirs and other international poets from France, Spain, Brasil, Perú, Haiti, Argentina, perform in different cities around Uruguay. In addition the new Spanish poetry book by Hirs ahora es una rosa (Montevideo: Yauguru Books, 2019; Spanish translations by Diego Puls) will be presented.

With financial support of the Netherlands Foundation for Literature

Date: 2019-04-02
Location: World Poetry Festival, Montevideo, and other cities, Uruguay
Martín Barea Mattos (festival director), Gustavo Wojciechowski (publisher of Yauguru Books), Diego Puls (translator)

2019-03-24

Silenced (2018), De Pont, Tilburg

On 24 March 2019 at 13:30 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The work (music, text) composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

Date: 2019-03-24
Time: 13:30-15:00 CET
Location: De Pont, Wilhelminapark 1, Tilburg, The Netherlands

2019-03-15

Silenced (2018), Korzo theatre, The Hague

On 15 March 2019 at 20:30 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at Korzo Theatre, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The work (music, text) composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

Date: 2019-03-15
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Korzo Theatre, Prinsestraat 42, 2513 CE Den Haag, The Netherlands

2019-02-08

Silent Poetry – OBA anniversary

On Friday 8 February 2019 the Amsterdam public library (Openbare Bibiliotheek Amsterdam aka OBA) celebrates its 100th anniversary with a Silent Poetry programme. From 17:00 CET onwards small groups of selected guests attend live poetry readings by four Amsterdam-based poets: Mireille Buldeo Rai, Rozalie Hirs, Smita James, and Ted van Lieshout. The festivities are to be concluded by a reception.

Date: 2019-02-08
Time: 17:00 CET
Location: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA), Oosterdokskade 143 1011 DL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Mireille Buldeo Rai, Rozalie Hirs, Smita James, Ted van Lieshout

2019-01-16

Lecture on poetry and interactivity

On 16 January 2019 from 12:30 until 14:30 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture and discussion on her poetry books and interactive apps at the School of the Arts (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten aka HKU), Utrecht, The Netherlands. This lecture concludes an short intensive on contemporary poetry, taught by Corina Breukink-Prosper.

Date: 2019-01-16
Time: 12:30 CET
Location: Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: Corina Breukink-Prosper (curator, host), Rozalie Hirs (poet, lecture)

2019-01-13

Literary salon – Schimmelpennink

On 13 January 2019 the independent bookshop Schimmelpennink, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, presents a new edition of its famous literary salon, featuring live readings and interviews. Today’s guests are the poets Hannah van Binsbergen and Rozalie Hirs and the writer/ photographer Hans Aarsman. Karin van As acts as host of the event that takes place in the atelier of visual artist Patty Schilder. The full programme is as follows:

16:00-16:30 Hannah van Binsbergen
16:30-17:00 Rozalie Hirs
17:00-18:00 diner
18:00-18:30 Hans Aarsman

As the literary salon is likely to sell out, it is advisable to book a ticket in advance (telephone number: 020 – 6230961). Download flyer [PDF].

Date: 2019-01-13
Time: 16:00 CET
Location: Literaire Salon Boekhandel Schimmelpennink, Lijnbaansgracht 102, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Karin van As (host), Hannah van Binsbergen (poet), Rozalie Hirs (poet), Hans Aarsman (writer, photographer)

2019-01-06

Dreams of Airs (2017-18), Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

On 6 January 2019 20:00 at Tivoli|Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, the Belgian SPECTRA Ensemble, Nora Fischer (soprano), and Filip Rathé (conductor) perform a new work by Rozalie Hirs. The concert is part of the Avontuurlijke Muziek Series.

Dreams of Airs (2017-18) is a cycle of poetry and music by Rozalie Hirs. Its sound world features eight musicians, a singer who speaks, and electronic sounds. The visual artists Boris Tellegen and Geert Jan Mulder designed a live video installation for the performance. The duration of the performance is around 60 minutes. The concert performance is concluded with an interview by Thea Derks, music journalist.

Thanks to the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industry for financial support. Thanks to MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Maison Dora Maar for their generous and indispensable residencies and fellowships. With special thanks to Johan Reyniers (dramaturgical advice), Martín Mayo (amanuensis), and Greet Swinnen (production).

Rozalie Hirs – music (score, electronic sounds), poetry
Boris Tellegen, Geert Jan Mulder – image

Filip Rathé – conductor
Nora Fischer – voice
Tille Van Gastel – flute
Cedric De Bruycker – clarinets
Frank Van Eycken – percussion
Jona Kesteleyn – electric guitar
Gabi Sultana – piano
Pieter Jansen – violin
Bram Bossier – viola
Peter Devos – cello
Quentin Meurisse – sound diffusion

The score of dreams of airs (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Date: 2019-01-06
Time: 20:00 CET
Location: Tivoli|Vredenburg (Hertz Hall), Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: SPECTRA Ensemble, Nora Fischer (soprano), Filip Rathé (conductor)
Serie Avontuurlijke Muziek

2018-12-06

Silenced (2018), Atria, Amsterdam

On 6 December 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at ATRIA, the Amsterdam Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The new work composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

Date: 2018-12-06
Time: TBA
Location: Atria (Kennisinstituut voor Emancipatie en Vrouwengeschiedenis), Vijzelstraat 20, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Bauwien van der Meer (soprano), Caecilia Boschman (piano)

2018-11-11

Silenced (2018), Amsterdam

On 11 November 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, in Amsterdam.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The new work composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

Date: 2018-11-11
Time: 20:00 CET
Location: CC Amstel (FKA Ostadetheater), Cullinanplein 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Bauwien van der Meer (soprano), Caecilia Boschman (piano)

2018-11-10

Dreams of Airs (2017-18), November Music – world premiere

On Saturday 10 November 2018 at 19:00 CET the Belgian SPECTRA Ensemble, Nora Fischer (soprano), and Filip Rathé (conductor) perform the world premiere of Dreams of Airs (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs during the contemporary music festival November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

Dreams of Airs (2017-18) is a cycle of poetry and music by Rozalie Hirs. Its sound world features eight musicians, a singer who speaks, and electronic sounds. The visual artists Boris Tellegen and Geert Jan Mulder designed a live video installation for the performance. The duration of the performance is around 60 minutes.

Thanks to the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industry for financial support. Thanks to MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Maison Dora Maar for their generous and indispensable residencies and fellowships. With special thanks to Johan Reyniers (dramaturgical advice), Martín Mayo (amanuensis), and Greet Swinnen (production).

Rozalie Hirs – music (score, electronic sounds), poetry
Boris Tellegen, Geert Jan Mulder – image

Filip Rathé – conductor
Nora Fischer – voice
Tille Van Gastel – flute
Cedric De Bruycker – clarinets
Frank Van Eycken – percussion
Jona Kesteleyn – electric guitar
Gabi Sultana – piano
Pieter Jansen – violin
Bram Bossier – viola
Peter Devos – cello
Quentin Meurisse – sound diffusion

The score of dreams of airs (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Date: 2018-11-10
Time: 19:00 CET
Location: Willem Twee Concertzaal (FKA De Toonzaal), Prins Bernhardstraat 4-6, 5211 HE Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Performers: SPECTRA Ensemble, Nora Fischer (soprano), Filip Rathé (conductor)

2018-11-09

Silenced (2018) – world premiere

On 9 November 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The new work composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

Date: 2018-11-09
Time: 12:30-13:30 CET
Location: November Music, Willem Twee Concertzaal (FKA Toonzaal), Prins Bernhardstraat 4-6, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Performers: Bauwien van der Meer (soprano), Caecilia Boschman (piano)

2018-11-08

Silenced (2018) – tryout

On 8 November 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents a tryout concert of her production Fantastic Women with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The new work (music, text) composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

Date: 2018-11-08
Time: 20:15 CET
Location: De Gelderlandfabriek, Stationsweg 7, Culemborg, The Netherlands

2018-11-06

Silenced (2018) – preview

On 6 November 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents a preview of her production Fantastic Women with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights. The evening at Splendor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, also features by a round table with composers Renske Vrolijk, Kate Moore, Barbara Okma, and Georgia Nicolaou.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The new work composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

Date: 2018-11-06
Time: 20:30-21:30
Location: Splendor Amsterdam, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Bauwien van der Meer (soprano), Caecilia Boschman (piano)

2018-08-30

Book launch Edwin Fagel

On 30 August 2018 in the evening the new poetry book het extatische landschap in (into the ecstatic landscape; Amsterdam: Nieuw Amsterdam, 2018) by Edwin Fagel is presented to the public. Edwin Fagel reads from the new book. Fellow poets Joost Baars, Rozalie Hirs, and Sebastiene Postma read new, and recent poems by Fagel, and themselves.

Date: 2018-08-30
Time: 20:00 CET
Location: Boekhandel van Rossum, Beethovenstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Edwin Fagel, Joost Baars, Rozalie Hirs, Sebastiene Postma

2018-07-20

Meditations (2017) – German premiere

On 20 July 2018 the German (forte)pianist J. Marc Reichow plays Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs during Musik der Jahrhunderte: Der Sommer in Stuttgart. The Festival is a collaboration between Akademie Schloss Solitude, Ensemble ascolta, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, and Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; it takes place at different venues in the city of Stuttgart from 19-22 July 2018. The portrait photograph of Marc Reichow on the left is by Arne Hilt.
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Date: 2018-07-20
Time: 21:00 CET
Location: Theaterhaus / Südseite-P1, Siemensstrasse 11, 70469 Stuttgart , Germany
Performers: J. Marc Reichow (piano)
Der Sommer in Stuttgart

2018-07-14

Guest at Matinee Café, NTR

On 14 July 2018 from 16:25 until 17:30 Rozalie Hirs is a guest at Matinee Cafe, NTR Radio 4 (Dutch National Radio). Hans Haffmans interviews Hirs on her music and poetry. Haffmans and Hirs also speak about musical ideas, influences, inspirations, as well as the new work for Musikfabrik, a commission by Zaterdagmatinee, to be premiered on 18 May 2019. The editor of the program is Myrthe van Dijk. The full playlist of Hirs’ works is shown below.
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Date: 2018-07-14
Time: 16:25-17:30 CET
Location: Matinee Cafe, Radio 4, NTR (Dutch National Radio), Hilversum, The Netherlands
Performers: Hans Haffmans (host), Myrthe van Dijk (editor-in-chief), Rozalie Hirs (guest)

2018-07-14

Poets in Prinsentuin, Groningen

On Saturday 14 July 2018 Rozalie Hirs reads her poetry at Prinsentuin, Groningen, The Netherlands, alongside Radna Fabias, Erik Bindervoet, Dean Bowen, Nicolaas Matsier, Atte Jongstra, Annemarie Estor, Carmien Michels, Else Kemps, Daniël Vis, and other Dutch and international poets. The Festival Dichters in de Prinsentuin takes place every summer in the beautiful Prinsentuin (The Prince’s Garden) in the city centre of Groningen. It is curated by Maarten Praamstra.
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Date: 2018-07-14
Time: 14.15 CET (Loofgangen) & 16.30 CET (Theeveld)
Location: Prinsentuin, Turfsingel 43, 9712 KJ Groningen, The Netherlands

2018-07-01

Poetry reading, IJsselsalon, Zutphen

Joost Baars and Rozalie Hirs have been invited to read their poetry at IJsselsalon, Zutphen, The Netherlands, on Sunday 1 July 2018 at 15:00 CET.

The IJsselsalon was initiated by visual artist Stef Kreymborg and musician Remko Kraamwinkel.  Jos van Hest always interviews the poets about their work. The literary salon is concluded by a book signing and a reception. The picture on the left a silk artwork by Kreymborg.

Date: 2018-07-01
Time: 15:00-17:00 CET
Location: IJsselsalon, IJsselkade 21, 7201 HD Zutphen, The Netherlands
Performers: Joost Baars, Rozalie Hirs (poets), Jos van Hest (host)

2018-06-23

Art and the Evil

On Saturday 23 June 2018 at 16:00 CET the literary magazine De Gids presents its issue Art and the Evil. Maxim Februari, Simone van Saarloos, Arnon Grunberg, Johanna Geels and Bas van Putten contribute essays on the topic. Students of the Amsterdam Conservatoire (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) have composed madrigals, based on brand-new poems on the topic by Martijn Benders, Annemarie Estor, Rozalie Hirs, and Mischa Andriessen. Fiep van Bodegom acts as host of the event. The location is Stadsschouwburg (Rabozaal), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The afternoon event is part of the Holland Festival and as such connected to Gesualdo: an anarchistic quest for the sublime, a series of concerts performed by Nederlands Kamerkoor and De Warme Winkel that week.

Date: 2018-06-23
Time: 16:00 CET
Location: Stadsschouwburg (Rabozaal), Leidseplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Nederlands Kamerkoor

2018-06-19

Book presentation Astrid Lampe

On 19 June 2018 the Dutch poet Astrid Lampe presents her ninth poetry book Zusterstad 2.0 (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2018) in Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Fellow poets Rozalie Hirs and Kees ‘t Hart read a new poetry selection together with Lampe, compiled by her especially for the event.

Date: 2018-06-19
Time: TBA
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018-05-17

Luisterhuis, STEIM, Amsterdam

From 17 May until 17 September 2018 The Listening House (Luisterhuis; 2017) by Machiel Spaan (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) is exhibited at Sound Art Expo, STEIM, Schipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The exhibition is open every Thursday and Friday from 13:00-17:00 (except on public holidays).
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Date: 2018-05-17
Time: Thu-Fri 13:00-17:00 CET (except public holidays)
Location: STEIM - STUDIO VOOR ELECTRO-INSTRUMENTALE MUZIEK, Schipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018-05-13

parallel world and sea (2017-18)

On 13 May 2018 at 20:30 CET ASKO|Schönberg and Etienne Siebens (conductor) perform the new double harp concerto parallel world and sea (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs during the concert series Obsessions at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The harpists Ernestine Stoop and Godelieve Schrama act as soloists during the performance. The concert is preceded by an interview with Rozalie Hirs about her musical obsessions, as well as a reading of her poems.

parallel world and sea (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs so far consists of the following two movements:

i. parallel world [breathing] (2017)
commissioned by the University of Amsterdam & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

ii. parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018)
commissioned by ASKO|Schönberg

The new work, composed with support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund, is scored for flute, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, 2 harps, 2 percussionists, electronic sounds, violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

Earlier on 13 May 2018 at 15:30 CET the cycle parallel world and sea is also performed during the Dutch Harp Festival at Tivoli|Vredenburg. The score of parallel world and sea (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Date: 2018-05-13
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Tivoli|Vredenburg (Hertz Hall), Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: ASKO|Schönberg, Etienne Siebens (conductor), Ernestine Stoop (harp), Godelieve Schrama (harp)

2018-05-13

parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018) – world premiere

On 13 May 2018 at 15:30 CET ASKO|Schönberg and Etienne Siebens (conductor) present the world premiere of parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018) by Rozalie Hirs during the fifth anniversary edition of the Dutch Harp Festival at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018), commissioned by ASKO|Schönberg with support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, is scored for flute, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, 2 harps, 2 percussionists, electronic sounds, violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

During the concert the new work is preceded by Hirs’ recent parallel world [breathing] (2017), commissioned by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the University of Amsterdam. The harpists Ernestine Stoop and Godelieve Schrama act as soloists during both performances.

In the evening of 13 May 2018 at 20:30 CET the cycle parallel world and sea is also performed during the concert Obsessions #1 at Tivoli|Vredenburg (Hertz Hall). The score of parallel world and sea (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Date: 2018-05-13
Time: 15:30 CET
Location: Tivoli|Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: ASKO|Schönberg, Etienne Siebens (conductor), Ernestine Stoop (harp), Godelieve Schrama (harp)

2018-04-15

Zenit (2010)

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

Download program booklet [PDF; Dutch]

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

2018-03-22

Salon, Maison Dora Maar

On 22 March 2018 at 18:00 the three current artists-in-residence at Maison Dora Maar, Liz Brown, David Grand, and Rozalie Hirs, present their work to the public. With special thanks to Gwen Strauss, director of Maison Dora Maar.

Liz Brown talks about and reads from Twilight Man: The Strange Life and Times of Harrison Post, to be published by Viking. David Grand speaks about and reads from his fourth novel. Rozalie Hirs speaks about the compositional ideas underlying her new work parallel world and sea to be premiered by ASKO|Schönberg in May 2018. The presentations and subsequent rounds of questions are to be followed by a reception.

The Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House is made possible through a grant from the Brown Foundation and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, United States.
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Date: 2018-03-22
Time: 18:00 CET
Location: Salon, Maison Dora Maar, Rue du Portail Neuf 58, 84560 Ménerbes, France

2018-03-11

Launch of new Forum, Amsterdam

On 11 March 2018 at 14:00 CET a new series of the magazine for architecture FORUM, published by Genootschap Architectura et Amicitiae (founded 1855), present its first issue ‘The Hall’.

The launch party takes place at the Academy for Architecture, Amsterdam; it features a lecture by Machiel Spaan, musical performances by Klaske Oenema, and a round table discussion with Pieter van Hoexem, Haiko Meijer, Juliette Gilson, and Elsbeth Ronner. The afternoon is closed by a reception.

FORUM #1 ‘The Hall’ contains articles and photographs by Machiel Spaan, Madeleine Maaskant, Elsbeth Ronner, Luuk Kramer, Bart de Baets, Sandra Kassenaar, and many others, as well as poems by Rodaan Al Galidi and Rozalie Hirs.

Date: 2018-03-11
Time: 14:00 CET
Location: Akademie van Bouwkunst, Waterlooplein 211-213, 1011 PG Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018-03-10

CD release Electric Language by Wiek Hijmans

On 10 March 2018 at 16:00 CET the electric guitar player and musician-at-large Wiek Hijmans present the launch of his fourth solo album Electric Language as part of the illustrous series Ladder of Escape, Attacca Productions, Amsterdam. At Splendor in Amsterdam, Wiek Hijmans plays a short concert, consisting of works by Morton Feldman, Yannis Kyriakides, Maarten Altena, Rozalie Hirs, Christian Wolff, Peter Ablinger, and himself. The concert is to be followed by a reception.

Date: 2018-03-10
Time: 16:00 CET
Location: Splendor, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, 1011 LX, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar)

2018-03-01

Composer-in-Residence at Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France

From 1 to 31 March 2018 Rozalie Hirs is composer-in-residence of the Maison Dora Maar in Ménerbes, Provence, France. With generous support of a Brown Foundation Fellowship from the Maison Dora Maar.

The French photgorapher, painter, poet Dora Maar (pseudonym for Henriette Theodora Markovitch) owned the house and stayed there every summer from 1944 until 1996 (photograph: Lee Miller).

Date: 2018-03-01
Location: Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, Provence, 84560 France

2018-02-21

Meditations (2017) – UK premiere

On Wednesday 21 February 2018 the British pianist Philip Thomas and the Canadian percussionist, composer, and electronic musician Colin Frank play the opening concert of the Electric Spring Festival at the University of Huddersfield, UK. During this program Philip Thomas also presents the UK premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs.

The Electric Spring Festival, hosted by the University of Huddersfield, is a five-day electronic sonic exploration.

Date: 2018-02-21
Time: 19:30 GMT
Location: Creative Arts Building (Phipps Hall), University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
Performers: Philip Thomas (piano)

2018-02-18

Poetry reading at exhibition Kars Persoon The fly on the rose prevents us

On 18 February 2018 the exhibition The fly on the rose prevents us with brandnew works by visual artists Kars Persoon and Omar Koubaa is opened at Gallery Dom’arte at Rucphen near Roosendaal, The Netherlands. During the opening Timon Persoon performs music with his band The Visual, and Rozalie Hirs reads poems from her recent poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars; Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2017).

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Date: 2018-02-18
Time: 14:00 CET
Location: Galerie Dom'arte, Langendijksestraat 3, 4715 PH Rucphen, The Netherlands.
Performers: Anna van Rij and Timon Persoon (The visual; band), Rozalie Hirs (poet)

2018-01-19

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), Doetinchem

From 19 January until 19 March 2018 Het Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited at the Openbaar Vervoer & Speelgoed Museum, Doetinchem, The Netherlands, as part of The Dolls’ House Project, initiated and curated by the architect Peter Masselink. Mark Boumans, the major of Doetinchem, officially opens the exhibition on 19 January 2018 at 12:00 CET. Subsequently it is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday (12:00-17:00) and on Sunday (13:00-17:00). The museum is closed on Mondays.

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Date: 2018-01-19
Time: 12:00 (noon) opening
Location: Openbaar Vervoer & Speelgoed Museum, Stationsstraat 50, 7005 AK Doetinchem, The Netherlands

2017-12-15

Multilingualism: Tower of Babel I Diapason

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

During this evening the multilingual poetry book gestammelte werke (2017) by Rozalie Hirs is presented to the Dutch audience. The new book, recently published by the Berlin-based experimental publishing house kookbooks, can be regarded as a manifesto for Europe and the world. Rozalie Hirs, Linda Veldman, and Frances Welling kick off the evening with a language caroussel of poems in Dutch, German, French, English, and Russian, selected from the new compendium. The performance is followed by a round table discussion with Frances Welling (host), Çağlar Köseoğlu, Dean Bowen, and Rozalie Hirs, on the topic of multilingualism in poetry. After the intermission Hirs performs her music composition Bridge of Babel (2009), an imaginary road trip around the world in twenty languages. The program is concluded with a brandnew multilingual radioplay by Lucie Fortuin, Linda Veldman, and Frances Welling.

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

2017-12-10

Poetry performance during Nieuwe Noten

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

2017-11-23

Book launch verdere bijzonderheden (2017)

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

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

2017-11-12

Meditations (2017)

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

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

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

2017-11-08

Dichters van geluk

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

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

2017-11-07

Meditations (2017) – world premiere

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

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

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

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

2017-11-06

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), November Music

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

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

2017-10-28

Poetry performance during Geestdrift Festival

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

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

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

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

2017-10-27

Uit het nest geroofd (Robbed from the nest)

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

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

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

2017-10-22

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

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

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

2017-10-19

parallel world [breathing] (2017) – concert premiere

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

The concert takes place at 22:15 CET at the Koorzaal as part of Entrée Late Night and is free of admission. The soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, who perform the work, are Emily Beynon (flute), Hein Wiedijk (clarinet), Petra van der Heide (harp), Sandrine Chatron (harp), Mark Braafhart (percussion), Marijn Mijnders (violin), Frederik Boits (viola), Honorine Schaeffer (cello). Conductor: Alexander de Blaeij. The score of parallel world [breathing] (2017) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

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

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

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

2017-10-17

Duo booklaunch Mette Moestrup & Rozalie Hirs, Berlin

On 17 October 2017 at Ausland, Berlin, the Danish poet Mette Moestrup and the Dutch poet Rozalie Hirs present the book launches of their respective poetry books Stirb, Lüge, Stirb, and gestammelte werke, both published this year by kookbooks, Berlin.

During this evening the multilingual poetry book gestammelte werke (2017) by Rozalie Hirs is presented to the German audience. The new book, recently published by the Berlin-based experimental publishing house kookbooks, can be regarded as a manifesto for Europe and the world. Rozalie Hirs, Cia Rinne, and Daniela Seel kick off the evening with a language caroussel of poems in Dutch, German, French, English, and Spanish, selected from the new compendium. Mette Moestrup and Rike Scheffler present a duo reading from Moestrup’s new poetry book Stirb, Lüge stirb, that recently appeared with kookbooks. Daniela Seel interviews Hirs and Moestrup about their new books. With additional performances by Rike Scheffler (music, poetry) and Cia Rinne (multilingual poetry).

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

2017-10-07

parallel world [breathing] (2017) – world premiere

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

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

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

parallel world [breathing] (2017) by Rozalie Hirs is a co-commission of Concertgebouw Orchestra and the University of Amsterdam with financial support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund. The score is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

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

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

2017-10-01

Hilbert’s Hotel (2015)

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

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

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

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

2017-09-28

Creative Writing Workshop

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

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

2017-08-17

Luisterhuis (The Listening house; 2017), Museum Schunck

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

2017-08-07

Composer-in-Residence at MacDowell

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

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

2017-07-27

Journée d’Études Messiaen/ Murail

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

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

2017-07-23

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

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

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

2017-07-13

Luisterhuis (The Listening house; 2017), BKKC

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

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

2017-06-28

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

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

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

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

2017-07-21

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

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

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

2017-05-17

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

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

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

2017-05-01

Composer-in-Residence at Yaddo

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

Rozalie Hirs is the 2017 recipient of The Jane Adams Wait Residency. This residency was established in 1996 by The Adirondack Trust Company to honor the dedication and service of Jane Wait to The Corporation of Yaddo in support of a composer or choreographer.

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

2017-04-25

article 8 [infinity] (2014) – Polish premiere

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

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

Programme

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

* Polish premieres

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

2017-04-10

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House) opening

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

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

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

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

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

2017-03-14

On Tenderness (2017)

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

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

2017-02-14

On Tenderness (2017) – world premiere

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

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

2017-01-23

Panel on words and music in choral art

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

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

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

2016-12-16

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

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

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

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

2016-12-13

New Emergences #5: Breaking the glass ceiling

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

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

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

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

2016-11-06

Artist-in-Residence at Banff, Canada

161106-Banff-Residence-Rozalie-Hirs

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

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

2016-10-22

Performance at Teil der Bewegung, FBM16 Open Books, Frankfurt

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

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

2016-10-22

Performance at the Dutch Pavilion, Frankfurt

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

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

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

2016-10-21

Performance at Mousonturm, Frankfurt

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

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

2016-10-21

Performance at Lesart Bühne, Deutschlandradio Kultur

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

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

2016-10-20

Performance at Lyrikbuchhandlung, Frankfurt

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

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

2016-10-19

Guest poet at Frankfurter Buchmesse, Germany

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

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

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

2016-09-10

Performance at the Planetarium of Brussels, Belgium

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

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

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

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

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

2016-09-04

OpenMusic workshop @ Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy

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

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

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

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

2016-08-14

article 6 [six waves] – Swedish premiere

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

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

2016-06-07

Performance at Romanfabrik, Frankfurt

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

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

2016-04-24

Portrait concert: Rozalie Hirs – poetry and music

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

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

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

2016-03-20

Tijd en Sintel – world premiere

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

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

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

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

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

2016-02-12

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

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

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

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

2016-02-11

article 8 [infinity] – US premieres
Infinity Stairs

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

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

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

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

2016-02-06

Platonic ID – UK premiere

Edmund Finnis

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

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

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

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

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

2016-02-02

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016-01-01

Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series), Ooteoote, 2016

Since 1 January 2012 Rozalie Hirs has been curator of the Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series) of new, previously unpublished poems by Dutch and Flemish poets. Eighty poems were published so far, followed by fourteen more in 2016. Read the full series at the literary webzine Ooteoote.

2016
LL93: Ingmar Heytze – Wederopstanding
LL92: Martin Reints – Lucebert als visser
LL91: Serge van Duijnhoven – Geen kettingen meer
LL90: Maud Vanhauwaert – De wolken
LL89: Jan-Willem Anker – De rastaman in parka en housebroek
LL88: Elly de Waard – Galactische moeder
LL87: Alfred Schaffer – Op weg naar het casino
LL86: Idwer de la Parra – Merope
LL85: Frans Budé – Schilder aan het werk
LL84: Tonnus Oosterhoff – De dood houdt ermee op
LL83: Maria Barnas – Hoe de illustere vis
LL82: Jaap Blonk – Rolling Hills
LL81: Maria van Daalen – Juno
LL80: Frank Keizer – want onder normale omstandigheden

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From 1 January 2017 onwards the series will be curated by Ooteoote.

Date: 2016-01-01
Location: Literary webzine Ooteoote, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015-12-11

To witness matter

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

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

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

View visual works by Etel Adnan here.

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

2015-12-08

Poetry reading at Psoken Wrod, Clonakilty, Ireland

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

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

2015-12-03

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

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

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

2015-11-12

Infinity Stairs

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

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

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

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

2015-11-08

The honeycomb conjecture (2015) – world premiere

Asko|Schönberg

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

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

Programme

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

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

2015-10-18

Performance during anniversary event Klankenbos/ Sound Forest

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

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

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

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

2015-10-03

30 + 30 Poets’ Marathon

Read My World Festival logo

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

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

2015-09-28

Performance at launch of Navigatiesystemen by Han van der Vegt

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

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

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

2015-09-25

Poet at Reverse, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Reverse-poster-2015

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

2015-09-18

Opening of the Amsterdam Poetry Season

Paul Rodenko

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

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

2015-09-11

Curvices Amsterdam at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ – opening

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices app (2013) closeup

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

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

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

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

2015-07-24

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150724-Anne Rainwater and Kate Campbell play a recital with works by Rosalie Hirs, Gyorgy Kurtag, and John Zorn

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

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

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

2015-06-06

Atlantis ampersand – world premiere

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

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

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

2015-04-26

Hilbert’s Hotel – world premiere

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

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

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

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

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

2015-04-21

Nieuw Amsterdams Peil: Rozalie Hirs

Ensemble NAP (photograph: Pietro Cinotti, 2010)

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

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

2015-04-18

Portrait concert, Mills College, United States

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

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

2015-04-13

Lecture, UC Santa Barbara, United States

Clarence Barlow, chaire Composition Department, UCSB

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

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

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

2015-03-12

Family Tree

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

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

2015-02-20

Infinity Stairs

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

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

2015-02-17

De Wonderkamer: poetry reading and lecture

Micha Hamel

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

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

2014-11-27

Lichtende Drift (2014) – world premiere

Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

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

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

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

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

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

2014-11-26

Lichtende Drift (2014) – try-out

Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

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

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

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

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

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

2014-11-08

Nadir (2014) – Dutch premiere

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

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

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

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

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

2014-11-07

Tribute to Gerrit Kouwenaar

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

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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 Den Bosch music and poetry app – opening

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014-11-06

Roseherte – world premiere of the new version for orchestra

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

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

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

2014-10-28

Nadir (2014) – preview concert

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

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

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

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

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

2014-10-25

Nadir (2014) – world premiere

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

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

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

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

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

2014-10-22

Performances at Onbederf’lijk Vers

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

OnbederflijkVers-2014-program-overview

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

2014-09-17

Infinity stairs (2014) – world premiere

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

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

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

2014-09-12

article 8 [infinity] (2014) – world premiere

Shanna Gutierrez (flute) plays the world premiere of article 8 [infinity] (2014) by Rozalie HirsOn 12 September 2014, at the event New Adventures in Performance during the Gaudeamus Music Week, Pete Harden (guitar), Susanna Borsch (recorder), and Cherish Menzo (dance) present and add to the neon elk a pinch of tarragon by Marina Poleukhina (RU 1989), who is nominated for the Gaudeamus Prize 2014.

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

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

2014-06-30

Workshops Creative Writing 2, Kunstwelten, Akademie der Künste

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

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

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

2014-06-25

Workshops Creative Writing 1, Kunstwelten, Akademie der Künste

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

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

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

2014-06-01

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

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

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

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

Welcome!

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

2014-05-04

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

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

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

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

Welcome!

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

2014-04-17

život mogućnosti – book presentation, Serbia

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

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

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

2014-04-15

Poetry reading and debate, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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

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

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

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

2014-04-14

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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 performs a few electroacoustic compositions based on own texts, followed by a discussion of her approaches towards the creative process. The lecture is part of the lectures series around the presentation of the new poetry book život mogućnosti.

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

2014-04-13

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain]

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

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

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

2014-04-09

Round table discussion moderated by Lex Bohlmeijer

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

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

2014-04-06

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

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

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

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

Welcome!

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

2014-03-13

Poetry reading, Germany

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

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

2014-03-12

Performances, Germany

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

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

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

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

2014-03-11

The Writing Room – interview by Kenneth van Zijl

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

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

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

2014-03-02

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

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

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

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

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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 at Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany.

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

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

2014-01-30

30+30 Poets’ marathon

Dichtersmarathon, Perdu, Amsterdam, 30 januari 2014

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

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

2014-01-25

3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, Kassel

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

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

2014-01-24

3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, Kassel

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

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

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

2014-01-24

Exhibition of visual poetry, Kassel

Oskar Pastior (Urs Engeler Verlag)

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

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

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

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

2014-01-01

Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series), Ooteoote, 2014

On 1 January 2012 Rozalie Hirs initiated the Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series) of new, previously unpublished poems by Dutch and Flemish poets, of which she has remained curator. Forty-two poems were pubished in 2012, twenty-two more 2013, followed by fifteen new poems in 2014. Read the full series at the literary webzine Ooteoote.

2014
LL79: Inge Braeckman – september 2014
LL78: Anne Becking – grens
LL77: Froukje van der Ploeg – Eiland
LL76: Saskia Stehouwer – niet langs start
LL75: Hannah van Wieringen – studie van je
LL74: Sylvia Hubers – De tijd bellen
LL73: F. van Dixhoorn – 3. staat voor de zon
LL72: Florence Tonk – Voor H.
LL71: Jeroen van Rooij – Bericht van de bevolking
LL70: Annemarie Estor – Trompettes de la mort
LL69: Annemieke Gerrist – Een ontmoeting met Madame Bovary
LL68: Margreet Schouwenaar – STOELEN BLIJVEN
LL67: Alfred Schaffer – dag(droom) # 0
LL66: Sasja Janssen – Dit gebied komt schuw
LL65: Alain Delmotte – Inventaris van de schaduwen

Date: 2014-01-01
Location: Literary webzine Ooteoote, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013-12-01

In state of [war]

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

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

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

2013-11-30

In state of [war]

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

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

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

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

2013-11-29

In state of [war] – world premiere

Rozalie Hirs Suburban Video Lounge

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

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

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

2013-11-29

Bridge of Babel, London

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

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

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

2013-11-23

Curvices (2013) – opening

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices (Informatie, plakkaat, 2013)

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

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

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

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

2013-10-16

a small lovely rustling revolution

Lucebert: Collected Poems (Green Integer, 2013)

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

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

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

2013-10-11

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

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

photograph ©2013 Marco Borggreve

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

2013-09-28

Zenit [west]

Amsterdam Sinfonietta Photo: Marco Borggreve

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

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

2013-09-21

article 6 – world premiere

Wiek Hijmans, electric guitar

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

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

Commissioned by Wiek Hijmans with financial support from Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Published on: September, 2013

2013-09-15

Versspreken #17

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

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

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

2013-09-14

Dichtersmarathon

Tolhuistuin-summer2013

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

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

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

2013-08-03

Tuinfeest, Deventer

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

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

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

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

2013-06-17

Worlds Literature Festival & Salon, Norwich

Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

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

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

2013-06-10

Poetry on the Road, Bremen

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

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

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

2013-06-08

Bridge of Babel

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

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

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

2013-06-07

Workshop Creative Writing, Poetry on the Road, Bremen

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

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

2013-06-06

Poetry on the Road, Bremen

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

Poetry_on_the_Road-2013-poster

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

2013-03-25

Ain, silabar ain – world premiere

David KweksilberOn 25 March 2013, the new composition Ain silabar ain for big band (2013) by Rozalie Hirs receives its world premiere at BIMHUIS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The new work is a commission by David Kweksilber Big Band with financial support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

Date: 2013-03-25
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Bimhuis, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: David Kweksilber Big Band
Commissioned by David Kweksilber Big Band with financial support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund

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

2013-01-30

Workshop Creative Writing, Berlin, Germany

130130 artez logoON 30 Januari 2013 from 10:30-14:00 Rozalie Hirs teaches a workshop Creative Writing to students of the Department of Creative writing, ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem, The Netherlands. The workshop takes place at the Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, Germany.

Date: 2013-01-30
Time: 10:30
Location: Michelberger Hotel, Warschauer Straße 39/40, Berlin, Germany
Department of Creative Writing, ArtEZ, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2013-01-01

Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series), Ooteoote, 2013

Since 1 January 2012 Rozalie Hirs has been curator of the Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series) of new, previously unpublished poems by Dutch and Flemish poets. Forty-two poets were published until 31 December 2012, followed by twenty-two more poems by as many poets in 2013. Read the full series at the literary webzine Ooteoote.

2013
LL64: Eva Gerlach – iets zeggen
LL63: Herlinda Vekemans – Ballast
LL62: Joost Baars – het groeien van de ruimte
LL61: Hélène Gelèns – vanuit het donker 1
LL60: Bart FM Droog – Twee gedichten
LL59: Antoine de Kom – nu de zon
LL58: Annelie David – Roy
LL57: Paul Bogaert – Zo verscheen
LL56: Mustafa Stitou
LL55: Rodaan Al Galidi – Ze is beneden
LL54: Erik Lindner – De tuin bloeit en in de glans van de ruit
LL53: Anna Enquist – IN DE TUIN
LL52: Lieke Marsman – Poëzie
LL51: Tonnus Oosterhoff – TEKENWERENDE REEKS
LL50: Daniel Dobbelaere – MONOMEER
LL49: Peter Swanborn – IN IEDER EEN ANDER
LL48: Miriam Van hee – boottocht
LL47: Sandrine Verstraete – WETENSCHAP IS VROUWELIJK
LL46: Astrid Lampe – wij bewonen schamele vormen
LL45: Micha Hamel – Klei
LL44: Erik Spinoy – Vier jaar later duik ik uit de golven op
LL43: Robert Anker – BACON GERICHT

Date: 2013-01-01
Location: Literary webzine, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012-11-13

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain]

Fie Schouten

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

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

2012-11-11

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

Fie Schouten

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

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

Published on: November 2012

2012-11-02

Poetry Hearings

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

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

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

2012-10-17

Live radio interview by Jeroen van Kan, VPRO

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

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

Date: 2012-10-17
Time: 21:20
De Avonden, VPRO, Hilversum, The Netherlands

2012-10-16

A global visuage, Graz, Austria

On Tuesday 16 October 2012 the publication A global visuage (Vienna: edition ch, 2012), containing visual poetry from all over the world, is presented to the public at Last Chance Saloon, Forum Stadtpark, Saloon, Stadtpark 1, 8010 Graz, Vienna. The accompanying exhibition will travel to galleries around Europe during the following year: Gallerie Wechselstrom, Vienna, Austria; DIG Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia; Literaturhaus, Vienna, Austria; Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. The book and exhibition are curated by Jörg Piringer and Günther Vallaster.

Part of the publication is ‘Family Tree’ (2006) by Harm van den Dorpel, based on the poem with the same name by Rozalie Hirs. Part of the exhibition are pieces selected from Sightbook of work in stuttering by Ines Cox and Lauren Grusenmeyer, based on the poetry cycle die deed mijn schoenen aan (who put on my shoes; 2011) by Rozalie Hirs. More info on the digital poetry project by Hirs and Cox & Grusenmeyer can be found here.

Date: 2012-10-16
Time: 19:00 CET
Location: Forum Stadtpark, Saloon, Stadtpark 1, 8010 Graz, Vienna
Performers: Max Höfler (host), Jörg Piringer, Günter Vallaster, Heike Fiedler, Zuzana Husárova (poets, editors)

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

2012-08-27

Dichters in de Prinsentuin

On 27 July 2012 at De Prinsentuin (The Prince’s Garden), Groningen, The Netherlands, Rozalie Hirs performs her poetry at the occasion of the poetry festival Dichters in de Prinsentuin. Her first performance takes place at 13:30 CET on the Theeveld (Tea Pasture), followed by the second reading at 14:15 in the Loofgangen (Leavage Passages). Photograph ©2012 Bianca Sistermans, Dichters in de Prinsentuin.

The other participating poets of this year’s adition are Alexis de Roode, Dennis Gaens, Jan Glas, Ronald Ohlsen, Arjen Duinker, Peter Ghyssaert, Barbara Beckers, Xavier Roelens, Aly Frije, Baban Kirkuki, Marije Langelaar, Ben Hoogland, Edwin Fagel, Edwin de Groot, David Bogaers, Bryony Burns, Jean Pierre Rawie, Max Temmerman, Michaël Vandebril, Ellen Deckwitz, Foleor van Steenbergen, Rob Boudestein, Ben Hoogland, Gezienus Omvlee, Ton Peters, Flor Declercq, Joanne Hoekstra, Frans Terken, Frank Keizer, Gerry van Rheenen, Piet Gerbrandy, Joop Scholten, Joost Baars, Maarten Inghels, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Maarleen van der Velden, Leonie Veraar, Maarten Embrechts, Marije Langelaar, Nadine Ancher, Peter van der Wal, Rinske Kegel, Sylvia Dragtstra, Theo Spijker, Anne Büdgen, Anneleen van Offel, Ruben van Gogh, Nikola Tesla Headphoneshow, Bernadette Stom, Willem Thies, Annemarie Kok, Erik Spinoy, Diet Groothuis, Sasja Janssen, Els Moors, Froukje van der Ploeg, Eelke van Es, Tsjinlûd, Harm B van Velsen, Lammert Voos, Joke van Leeuwen, Meindert Talma, Lucas Hirsch, Joz Knoop, Gerben de Ruiter, Krijn Peter Hesselink, Rozalie Hirs, Jørn Zeiler, Lia Spitters, Rodaan Al Galidi, Judith van der Wel, Mariet Lems, Maarten van de Graaff, Jürgen Smit, Kira Wuck, Melle Hijlkema, Kira Wuck, Menno Wigman, Merijn Schipper, Pieter Boskma, Roel Weerheijm, Sandrine Verstraete, Nicole Teunissen, Robert Prijs, Tine Clé, Ward Mertens, and Wibo Kosters.

Date: 2012-08-27
Time: 13:30 CET (Theeveld) & 14:15 CET (Loofgangen)
Location: Prinsentuin, Groningen, The Netherlands

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 is an interview with Rozalie, conducted by Ryan Van Winkle for the Scottish Poetry Library.

Date: 2012-03-17
Time: 15:30 GMT
Location: The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St. Andrews, Scotland
With financial support from the Dutch Foundation for Literature

2012-03-16

‘Watch this space’, StAnza International Poetry Festival, Scotland, UK

On 16 March 2012 at 10:00 GMT the poetry breakfast ‘Watch this space’ serves a round table discussion about the appearance of poetry, visual poetry, and digital poetry (and the importance of layout and typesetting), during StAnza International Poetry Festival, St.Andrews, Scotland. With Gerry Cambridge, Andrew Michael Roberts, Helen Ivory, Eleanor Livingstone, and Rozalie Hirs. Location is The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St. Andrews, Scotland. Photo ©2012 StAnza Photo Gallery.

Date: 2012-03-16
Time: 12:00 GMT
Location: Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St. Andrews, Scotland
Performers: Round-table discussion with Gerry Cambridge, Andrew Michael Roberts, Helen Ivory, Eleanor Livingstone, and Rozalie Hirs
Stanza International Poetry Festival

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

2012-01-01

Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series), Ooteoote, 2012

From 1 January 2012 onwards Rozalie Hirs has been initiator and curator of the Dutch Lage landen serie (Lowlands series) of previously unpublished poems by Dutch and Flemish poets. Her first choice is the poem ‘Denk aan de slang’ by Sasja Janssen (LL1), published just before the new year, followed by forty-two more poems by as many poets in 2012. Read the full series here.

2012
LL42: Han van der Vegt – De pijnmachine
LL41: Mark Insingel – Liefdesgedicht
LL40: Peter van Lier – De zeven statiën
LL39: Pieter Boskma – VRUCHTBAAR EN FATAAL (fragment)
LL38: Ingmar Heytze – KERMIS DREUNT DOOR OHROPAX
LL37: Leo Vroman – Meisje met kruik
LL36: Jane Leusink – Je bent nog volop vreemdeling
LL35: Willem Thies – Op pad
LL34: Frans Budé – Stroom & C’est la vie
LL33: Sylvie Marie – leven, olifant
LL32: Lucas Hüsgen – De windbel
LL31: Krijn Peter Hesselink – Geurvlag
LL30: Mark Boog – Deze beste
LL29: Edwin Fagel – departures #8
LL28 Hans Kloos – Interview met Hmhm
LL27: Anne Vegter – Ingrid Jonker in Amsterdam
LL26: Rob Schouten – Ander
LL25: F. Starik – Acteur
LL24: Inge Braeckman – Voor het zomer wordt
LL23: Maartje Smits – Spelende maltezers
LL22: Hans Groenewegen – dienaar van een die schommelt – even in gewicht – over wat volgt
LL21: Tom Van de Voorde – Een goudzoeker legt me uit
LL20: Thomas Möhlmann – Hij is de man
LL19: Cees Nooteboom – Heimwee
LL18: Jan Lauwereyns – De latere hypothese
LL17: Lies Van Gasse – Het tweede eiland
LL16: Xavier Roelens – Dame C
LL15: Nachoem M. Wijnberg – In de kelder
LL14: Ellen Deckwitz – Sijpelen
LL13: Stefan Hertmans – Salomé, Cranach
LL12: Liesbeth Lagemaat – Een wandeling, zeg je, in de ochtend
LL11: Alfred Schaffer – Remise
LL10: Lucas Hirsch – Nr. 25
LL9: Maria Barnas – Via Alberto Mario, Rome
LL8: Piet Gerbrandy – Waar houd je op
LL7: Anne Büdgen – ik schrijf u nog
LL6: Jaap Blonk – Pentaphtong
LL5: Miek Zwamborn – zonder titel
LL4: Jannah Loontjens – Op de rand van waken
LL3: Astrid Lampe – BEWAARD ALS KNIPSEL
LL2: Maria van Daalen – Zeg het eens, atoomnummer 12
LL1: Sasja Janssen – Denk aan de slang

Date: 2012-01-01
Location: Ooteoote Literary Webzine, 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“>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. Professor 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)

2011-11-09

Sacro Monte

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On November 9, 2011, the musical composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen  (conductor) as part of the November Music festival in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Date: 2011-11-09
Time: 12:30
Location: Muziekcentrum De Toonzaal, Prins Bernhardstraat 4 6, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Performers: f.c. jongbloed, 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 known as Radio Viertakt), Radio 4, Hilversum, The Netherlands

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, 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 workshop 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 Concertzender Radio, The Netherlands. 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, Hilversum, The Netherlands

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

2011-04-14

Pleidooi voor een nieuw kunstbegrip

On 14 April 2011 Peter Adriaansz, Maarten Altena, Rozalie Hirs, and Samuel Vriezen, four composers from The Netherlands wrote a manifesto for the arts (in Dutch) in reaction to severe budget cuts. It was subsequently signed by hundreds of artists from all different media (visual arts, theatre, music, literature, film). The complete text was also published on The Ear Reader, the online magazine for contemporary music, based in The Netherlands; here is the complete manifesto:

Manifest voor een nieuw kunstbegrip

Wij, Nederlandse scheppende kunstenaars, nemen afstand van de kaping van het kunstbegrip door de beleidsmakers en kunstmanagers die beweren namens ons te spreken, zoals de “Tafel van Zes”. Met ongetwijfeld de beste bedoelingen spreekt deze managerselite een taal die intussen het kunstbegrip zelf steeds verder aantast en uitholt. Al jaren vergiftigt dit jargon het spreken over kunst in het publieke debat.

Niet alleen behoort deze taal inmiddels tot de ideologische grondslagen voor een volstrekt destructieve “hervorming” van het kunstleven door de huidige regering, bovenal vormt zij een regelrechte belediging voor onze beroepseer als kunstenaars. Op geen enkele manier weerspiegelt deze bloedeloze fraseologie van de “culturele sector” waar het bij kunst werkelijk om gaat.

Wij hebben ons leven in dienst van die kunst gesteld. Wij werken elke dag aan de verdere scherping van onze inzichten in onze artistieke discipline. De bestuurselite spreekt niet namens ons. Wij, kunstenaars, eisen de taal weer op.

1. Kunst is niet voor een “doelgroep”. Alle kunst is altijd voor iedereen.

Wie een kunstwerk maakt brengt iets in de wereld dat voor iedereen beschikbaar wordt en de wereld leefbaar maakt.

2. Kunst is geen instrument.

Elk kunstwerk stelt zijn eigen doelen en heeft zijn eigen effecten. Wat een kunstwerk zal zijn en wat het in de wereld zal veroorzaken is niet voorspelbaar en kan niet door politieke of commerciële agenda’s worden afgedwongen.

3. De waarde van de kunst is voorspelbaar noch berekenbaar.

Kunst biedt gewaarwordingen en gevoelens, biedt kennis over wat we kunnen zien, horen, voelen, denken en doen in de wereld. Deze kennis heet “ervaring”. Een kunstwerk heeft waarde voor zover de ervaring die het mogelijk maakt specifiek is: voor zover zij tot niets anders herleid kan worden. Een kunstwerk is een specifieke gedachte over ervaring.

4. Een kunstwerk is niet zelf “toegankelijk”, maar geeft toegang tot ervaring.

Wie een kunstwerk gaat maken, bekijken of beluisteren kan niet vooraf weten tot welke ervaring het werk toegang zal geven. Daarom mag “toegankelijkheid” geen vooropgesteld criterium voor kunst zijn. Wel wordt de ervaring toegankelijker bij veelvuldig contact met het werk.

5. Kunst is een discipline.

Kunst eist toewijding, van makers zowel als van beschouwers. Alleen wie zich aandachtig op een kunstwerk richt kan tot de ervaring doordringen waar het toegang toe geeft.

6. Kunst staat los van Staat zowel als Markt.

Noch de mechanismen van de Staat, noch die van de Markt zullen ooit kunnen vatten wat kunst is. Er is vanuit de kunst gezien ook geen verschil tussen de Markt en de Staat – er is één technocratische MarktStaat die niet denkt maar reguleert (voorzover de storm van het internationale kapitaal dat toestaat). Daarbuiten is er het denken. In de wetenschap bijvoorbeeld, en in de kunst.

7. Kunst is niet “pluriform” of “democratisch”.

Kunst is ongeschikt als beleidsinstrument om falend sociaal beleid mee te corrigeren of verdoezelen. Kunst representeert geen democratische consensus maar gedijt bij rivaliteit van ideeën.

8. Kunst wordt niet “geconsumeerd”.

Een kunstwerk gaat niet op in het gebruik en is dus ook niet schaars. Daarom zijn economische wetten niet op kunst van toepassing. De gedachte van een kunstwerk is een eeuwige bron.

9. Kunst is geen “aanbod” waar een “vraag” naar is.

Geen kunstwerk kan ooit worden herleid tot het marktmechanisme – de markt kan alleen een vraag hebben naar dat wat al bekend is. Maar het kunstwerk is juist van waarde omdat het niet voorspelbaar is. De vraag van het publiek is dan ook geen creatieve of artistieke factor.

10. Er is geen “overaanbod” van kunst. Kunst is excessief, genereus, en toch steeds opnieuw noodzakelijk.

Elk kunstwerk is altijd al teveel. Er is altijd meer kunst dan wie dan ook kan bijbenen. Het is niet anders: er is meer te denken, te ervaren en te doen dan de mens aankan, en de kunst maakt dat ongemakkelijke feit steeds weer zichtbaar. Dat zichtbaar maken is menselijke noodzaak: precies het teveel dat de kunst biedt kan de mens boven zichzelf uittillen en bevrijden van sleur en regelgeving. Dus is kunst, naast altijd al teveel, ook nog nooit genoeg.

11. Een kunstwerk is een vraag waarop het antwoord je leven kan veranderen.

12. Kunst viert dat wij kunnen denken, voelen, scheppen, leven.

PETER ADRIAANSZ
MAARTEN ALTENA
ROZALIE HIRS
SAMUEL VRIEZEN
Amsterdam, 14 april 2011

Date: 2011-04-14
Location: The Ear Reader, online magazine for contemporary music, The Netherlands

2011-04-01

An evening about procedural poetry

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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 Ostadetheater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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

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.

From 23 August until 19 September 2010, Rozalie Hirs is Writer-in-residence at the NIA, Athens, Greece. With the generous support of a travel and residency fellowship from the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

Date: 2010-09-16
Time: 18:30 CET
Location: Nederlands Instituut Athene, Makri 11, Athens, Greece
With the generous support of a travel and residency fellowship from the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

2010-08-29

Little whale and the ice

Orkest De Ereprijs

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)

2010-08-23

Writer-in-residence, NIA, Greece

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From 23 August until 19 September 2010 Rozalie Hirs is Writer-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute in Athens (NIA), Greece. During her residency she works on new poems for the forthcoming book gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2012), more specifically on the new poetry cycle die ‘deed mijn schoenen aan’ (‘who put on my shoes’, translation by Donald Gardner).

Date: 2010-08-23
Location: Nederlands Institute Athens, Makri 11, Athens, Greece
With the generous support of a travel and residency fellowship from the Dutch Foundation for Literature

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

2010-02-14

Little whale and the ice – world premiere

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During the opening concert of the 16th Young Composers’ Meeting at De Gigant, Apeldoorn, on February 14, 2010, the world premiere performance takes place of the composition Little Whale and the ice by Rozalie Hirs. The piece is performed by Orkest de Ereprijs, conducted by Wim Boerman.

Date: 2010-02-14
Time: 16:00
Location: De Gigant, Nieuwstraat 377, Apeldoorn
Performers: Orkest de Ereprijs and Wim Boerman (conductor)

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

2010-01-28

Gedichtendag: Huis van de Poëzie (National Poetry Day: House of Poetry)

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January 28, 2010 is Gedichtendag – National Poetry Day. On this day, Huis van de Poëzie (House of Poetry) is organized at Grand Hotel Karel V, Utrecht. Guests include the poets and writers Mischa Andriessen, Erik Bindervoet, Piet Gerbrandy, Tjitske Janssen, Bart Moeyaert, Marcel Möring, Hans Verhagen, Menno Wigman and Rozalie Hirs. The festival is organized by Ari Doeser, Ingmar Heytze and SLAU.

Date: 2010-01-28
Time: 20:00
Location: Gedichtendag, Grand Hotel Karel V, Geertebolwerk 1, Utrecht

2010-01-14

Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic – book launch

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

On January 14, at the Amsterdam Conservatory, the book Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic, published by IRCAM and Editions Delatour is launched. The book is edited by Rozalie Hirs and Bob Gilmore. At the launch, Hirs gives a lecture on the book, on the musical composition Le Lac (2001) by Tristan Murail, and on the OpenMusic computer program.

Date: 2010-01-14
Time: 14:00
Location: Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 151, Amsterdam

2009-12-16

Kunstwelten, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

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On December 16, 2009, at 19:00, Rozalie Hirs, alongside Klaus Hurrelman, Ulrich Matthes and Klaus Staeck participates in the 31. Akademiegespräch (“31st academic talks”) at the Akademie der Künste Berlin, Germany. Chaired by Claudia Henne, the guests discuss KUNSTWELTEN, the cultural education program of the Akademie der Künste. Additionally, some projects are presented that have been created during Kunstwelten.

Date: 2009-12-16
Time: 19:00
Location: 31. Akademiegespräch, Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, Berlin, Germany

2009-11-27

Herman Gorter Festival

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On November 28, 2009, at 20:15, Hugo Koolschijn and Rozalie Hirs read the entire of Liedjes, the poetry book by Herman Gorter, at Perdu, Amsterdam, to the accompaniment of a composition by Samuel Vriezen. One day before, on November 27, 2009, at 20:30, Joost Baars, Ernst van den Hemel, Marc Reugebrink and Johan Sonnenschein present lectures on the work of Gorter.

Date: 2009-11-27
Time: 20:15
Location: Stichting Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam
Herman Gorter

2009-11-09

Workshop Creative Writing, Kunstwelten, Akademie der Künste

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

From November 9 to November 13, 2009, between 10:00 and 15:00, Rozalie Hirs gives a series of Creative Writing workshops to students of the Produktionsschule Wolgast, Ostvorpommern, Germany. Alongside Hirs, Jens Kuhle gives a related workshop on Installation art. The educational program is part of Kunstwelten, organized by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
For more information, see this review on an earlier installment of Kunstwelten.

Date: 2009-11-09
Time: 10:00
Location: Produktionsschule Wolgast, Leeraner Straße 5, Wolgast, Ostvorpommern, Germany
KUNSTWELTEN, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2009-10-10

Spaces of Blank, with poetry by Carson, Dickinson, and Hirs

Sarah Castle in Michel van der Aa's Spaces of Blank (Poetry: Anne Carson, Emily Dickinson, Rozalie Hirs)

On October 10, 2009, Spaces of Blank (music: Michel van der Aa; poetry: Anne Carson, Emily Dickinson, Rozalie Hirs) is performed by mezzo Sarah Castle and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic conducted by Micha Hamel. The concert is part of the Nederlandse Muziekdagen (Dutch Music Days) at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.

Van der Aa composed the piece for Christianne Stotijn based on poems by Anne Carson, Emily Dickinson, and Rozalie Hirs.

Date: 2009-10-10
Time: 20:15
Location: Nederlandse Muziekdagen, Muziekgebouw aan 't Ij, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Sarah Castle (mezzo), Radio Kamer Filharmonie and Micha Hamel (conductor)

2009-09-27

Opening exposition Woordbloed

Pam Emmerik, schilderij 5, Tentoonstelling Woordbloed, Museum Schunck, Heerlen, 27 september 2009

On September 27, 2009, at 16:00, Rozalie Hirs and George Moorman are interviewed for the occasion of the opening of Pam Emmerik’s visual art show, WOORDBLOED, at Museum Schunk*, Heerlen. They will recite original work. In addition, the actors Anna Noyons and Katrin Verlende perform theatrical monologues by Pam Emmerik.

Date: 2009-09-27
Time: 16:00
Location: Museum Schunck*, Bongerd 18, Heerlen, The Netherlands

2009-08-30

Book of Mirrors

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On August 30, 2009, the musical composition Book of Mirrors (2001) by Rozalie Hirs is being performed live to accompany Joost Rekveld’s 2001 film #23.2 by the Asko|Schönberg ensemble conducted by Clark Rundell, as part of the Toonzetters Festival 2009 at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam.

Date: 2009-08-30
Time: 15:00
Location: Toonzetters Festival, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam
Performers: Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, Clark Rundell (conductor)

Book of Mirrors (2001) was composed for the film #23.2 by Joost Rekveld. Film and music were created in close collaboration between filmmaker and composer, commissioned by the Holland Festival in 2001.

2009-07-17

Radio portrait, La Dolce Vita, Radio Klara, Belgium

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On July 17, 2009, between 17:00 and 18:00, Rozalie Hirs is interviewed for the program Culture Magazine La Dolce Vita on the Belgian national radio channel Radio Klara. In this radio portrait she talks about recent work, she recites poems, and her music is broadcast.

Date: 2009-07-17
Time: 17:00
Radio Klara, Cultuurmagazine La Dolce Vita, Radio Klara, VRT, Brussel, Belgium

2009-07-02

Opening Watou, Belgium

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On July 2, 2009, the arts festival Watou opens with an installation of helium balloons, on which poems have been printed by the following poets: Bart Moeyart, Roland Jooris, Joke van Leeuwen, Leonard Nolens, Bart Meuleman and Rozalie Hirs. The poem ‘Wereld van nu’ by Rozalie forms part of the installation and has been integrated into the exposition, which is on display from July 2 to September 6, 2009.

Date: 2009-07-02
Location: Kunstenfestival Watou, Watou, Belgium

2009-06-27

Bridge of Babel – exposition opening

Android, 2009 (Roel van Timmeren in collaboration with the composers Rozalie Hirs, Gerda Geertens, Huba de Graaf, Mayke Nas), sound installation at Kinkerbrug, Amsterdam, 2009

On June 27, 2009, the sound installation Android (2009) is opened, designed by Roel van Timmeren/ ILAP especially for the Kinker bridge in Amsterdam. In this installation, the electro-acoustic musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) by Rozalie Hirs is heard, as well as brand new works by Gerda Geertens, Huba de Graaff and Mayke Nas. The installation is on display during the three months of summer.

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Date: 2009-06-27
Time: 16:00
Location: Kinker bridge, Amsterdam (corner of Kinkerstraat and Tweede Kostverlorenkade)
Roel van Timmeren/ ILAP

2009-06-15

Digital poetry program at Poetry International

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On June 15, 2009, the project Family Tree (visual art and new media application by Harm van den Dorpel; music and poetry by Rozalie Hirs) is discussed during a program dedicated to digital poetry projects at the poetry festival, Poetry International. The program is hosted by the curators, Yra van Dijk and Jan Baeke.

Date: 2009-06-15
Time: 20:15
Location: Poetry International, Schouwburgplein 25, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2009-06-13

Digital poetry laboratory

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From June 13 to June 19, 2009, the digital poetry project by Harm van den Dorpel (graphics and new media design) and Rozalie Hirs (music and poety) is shown as part of the poetry festival Poetry International, Rotterdam. The show is curated by Yra van Dijk and Jan Baeke.

Date: 2009-06-13
Location: Poetry International, Schouwburgplein 25, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Stamboom

2009-05-22

article 0 [transarctic buddha]

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On May 22, 2009, the musical composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by percussionist Johannes Fischer as part of the Schwetzinger Festspiele at the Rokokotheater des SWR, Stuttgart, Germany. The performance is broadcast live by the German radio channels SWR2 and ARD.

Date: 2009-05-22
Time: 20:00
Location: Schwetzinger Festspiele, Rokokotheater, SWR, Schloßstraße, Stuttgart, Germany
Performers: Johannes Fischer (percussion)

2009-05-08

Lecture, Perspectives on Sound, Austria

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On May 8, 2009, as part of the Symposium Perspectives on Sound of the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien, Rozalie Hirs gives a presentation on Le Lac (2001) by Tristan Murail and on the composition techniques used and developed by the composer.

Date: 2009-05-08
Time: 13:30
Location: Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, Vienna, Austria

2009-05-01

Hotel New Flandres – book launch

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On May 1, 2009, the Dutch book launch of Hotel New Flandres takes place at Perdu, Amsterdam. The anthology was edited by Dirk van Bastelaere, Erwin Jans and Patrick Peeters. Poets Miriam Van hee, Mark Insingel and Rozalie Hirs read poetry. In addition, there are lectures by Erik Lindner and Matthijs de Ridder, as well as a round table discussion with the editors.

Date: 2009-05-01
Time: 20:30
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam

2009-04-08

Radio portrait, Radio Centraal, Belgium

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On April 8, 2009, from 17:00 to 19:00 a radio portrait of Rozalie Hirs is broadcast on the Belgian radio channel, Radio Centraal. The portrait is presented by Rudi Claessens, who also recites a number of Hirs’s poems.

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Date: 2009-04-08
Time: 17:00
Location: Radio Centraal, Ernest van Dijckkaai 21, Antwerp, Belgium

2009-04-05

Curved space/ Gekromde ruimte – world premiere Aan de zon de wereld Poetry pieces I-III

Rozalie Hirs and Stevko Busch during WortMusik/Pianolab at the Goethe Institut, Amsterdam, on April 5, 2009, during the world premiere of 'Gekromde ruimte' by Rozalie Hirs (videostill)

On April 5, 2009, the event WortMusik takes place: a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs featuring the artist, on the invitation of curator and pianist Stevko Busch, Gallery of Tones. During WortMusik the musical compositions Curved space/ Gekromde ruimte (2009), Poetry pieces I-III (2008) and Aan de zon de wereld (2006) by Rozalie Hirs are performed at the Goethe Institut, Amsterdam. The performance of Curved space/ Gekromde ruimte is a world premiere.

You can watch a compilation of clips from the concert on the YouTube link, below, and you can read all the poems here.

Date: 2009-04-05
Time: 14:00
Location: Goethe Institut, Herengracht 470, Amsterdam, 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 (music, poetry, voice)
Stevko Busch (curator), Pianolab, Gallery of Tones

2009-03-20

Spaces of Blank performed with poetry by Carson, Dickinson, Hirs

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On March 20, 2009, the musical composition Spaces of Blank (2009) is performed by alto/ mezzo Christianne Stotijn and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The music is composed by Michel van der Aa on poems by Emily Dickinson, Anne Carson and Rozalie Hirs. The premiere took place one day before.

Date: 2009-03-20
Time: 20:15
Location: Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-10, Amsterdam
Performers: Christianne Stotijn (alto/ mezzo), Concertgebouw Orchestra

2009-03-19

Spaces of Blank – world premiere

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On March 19, 2009, the musical composition Spaces of Blank (2009) is premiered. The music is composed by Michel van der Aa on texts by Emily Dickinson, Anne Carson and Rozalie Hirs. The piece is performed by alto/ mezzo Christianne Stotijn and the Concertgebouw Orchestra.
The concert is repeated on March 20, 2009.

Date: 2009-03-19
Time: 20:15
Location: Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-10, Amsterdam
Performers: Christianne Stotijn (alto/ mezzo), Concertgebouw Orchestra

2009-03-18

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

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On March 18, 2009, the musical composition article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a] (2003) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by pianist Jenny Lin as part of the Women’s Work Series in Greenwich House, New York, USA.

Date: 2009-03-18
Time: 20:00
Location: Women's work series, Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street, New York, USA
Performers: Jenny Lin

2009-03-08

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

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On March 8, 2009, the musical composition article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a] (2003) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by pianist Jenny Lin at the Passaic Public Library, New Jersey, USA.

Date: 2009-03-08
Time: 15:00
Location: Passaic Library, 195 Gregory Avenue, New Jersey, USA
Performers: Jenny Lin

2009-03-04

Aan de zon, de wereld, In LA, Poetry pieces I-III, Van het wonder is woord

Word Lounge with a.o. Rozalie Hirs at Patronaat, Haarlem, March 4, 2009 (curator: Lucas Hirsch, photo by Ayesha Van Der Woensel)

On March 3, 2009, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions on original texts Poetry pieces I-III (2008), Van het wonder is woord (2005), In LA (2003) and Aan de zon, de wereld (2006) as part of Word Lounge Deluxe, Het Patronaat, Haarlem. The series is organized by Lucas Hirsch, Kleine Revoluties. Other performers include singer/ songwriter Jascha van Roy and the poets Bas Belleman, Ellen Deckwitz, Bart F.M. Droog and Sylvia Hubers.

Date: 2009-03-04
Time: 20:00
Location: Het Patronaat, Zijlsingel 2, Haarlem

2009-03-01

article 0 [transarctic buddha]

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On March 1, 2009, the musical composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by percussionist Johannes Fischer at Kirchbergforum in Lollar, Germany.

Date: 2009-03-01
Time: 17:00
Location: Kammermusikreihe im Kirchbergforum, Kirchberg 2, Lollar, Germany
Performers: Johannes Fischer (percussion)

2009-02-20

Book of Mirrors

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On February 20, 2009, the musical composition Book of Mirrors (2001) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by the CalArts New Century Players conducted by David Rosenboom at REDCAT, Los Angeles, United States.

Date: 2009-02-20
Time: 20:30
Location: REDCAT, 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, United States
Performers: CalArts New Century Players, David Rosenboom (conductor)

2009-01-29

Poets’ marathon

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On January 29, 2009, poets Mischa Andriessen, Erik Bindervoet, Pieter Boskma, Floor Busschenhenke, Daan Doesborgh, Hélène Gelèns, Piet Gerbrandy, Amarantha Groen, Elma van Haren, Krijn Peter Hesselink, Sylvia Hubers, Gert de Jager, Frank Keizer, Marc Kregting, Peter van Lier, Lamia Makaddam, Nanne Nauta, Martin Reints, Jeroen van Rooij, Toon Tellegen, Han van der Vegt, Nachoem Wijnberg, Rozalie Hirs and many others perform during the Dichtersmarathon (“Poets’ Marathon”) at Perdu, Amsterdam. The event is hosted by Joost Baars.

Date: 2009-01-29
Time: 19:45
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam

2008-11-27

Geluksbrenger – book launch

Rozalie Hirs: Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: Querido, 2008). Poetry: Rozalie Hirs. Book design: Michaël Snitker

On November 27, 2008, the launch party for the new poetry collection Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: Querido, 2008) by Rozalie Hirs takes place, with performances by Jaap Blonk, Geert Buelens, Rozalie Hirs and the Jackson Mac Low Band. Mirjam van Hengel, poetry editor for Querido, presents the first copy to the poet. The event is hosted by Joost Baars.

Date: 2008-11-27
Time: 20:30
Location: Stichting Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008-11-18

article 0 [transarctic buddha]

Johannes Fischer (slagwerk)

On November 18, 2008, the musical composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2003) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by percussionist Johannes Fischer for the occasion of his concert Debut im Deutschlandradio Kultur. The concert takes place at the Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany, and is broadcast live by Deutschlandradio Kultur.

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Date: 2008-11-18
Time: 20:00
Location: Debut im Deutschlandradio Kultur: Johannes Fischer, Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, Berlin, Germany
Performers: Johannes Fischer (percussion}
Deutschlandradio Kultur

2008-11-17

Lecture and workshop, USCD, United States

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On November 17, 2008, from 17:00 to 19:00, Rozalie Hirs gives the talk “Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic” at the Music Departement of USCD (University of California at San Diego), La Jolla, USA. The next day, November 18, 2010, the workshop of the same title takes place from 17:00 to 19:00.

Date: 2008-11-17
Time: 17:00
Location: UCSD Department of Music, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, USA

2008-11-08

Roseherte – world premiere

On stage after the premiere of 'Roseherte' by Rozalie Hirs, 8 November 2008

On November 8, 2008, the composition Roseherte (2008) for large orchestra and electronic sounds is premiered as part of the Nederlandse Muziekdagen (Dutch Music Days) at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam. The work is performed by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest conducted by Micha Hamel.

Date: 2008-11-08
Time: 20:30
Location: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade 5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Micha Hamel (conductor)

2008-11-07

Interview by Agnes van der Horst, NPO Television

Rozalie Hirs during the rehearsals of 'Roseherte' (2008) for large orchestra and electronic sounds, written for the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and Micha Hamel (conductor). Photo: ©2008 Co Broerse

On November 7, 2008, Anke Brouwer and Rozalie Hirs are interviewd by Agnes van der Horst. They discuss the new pieces that they wrote especially for the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, premiered this week as part of the Nederlandse Muziekdagen (Dutch Music Days).

You can see the broadcast here on “Uitzending gemist”.

Date: 2008-11-07
Time: 14:00
Location: NPO televisie, Sumatralaan 45, Hilversum

2008-11-02

WortMusik – launch

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On November 2, 2008, the new series WortMusik is launched as part of Pianolab, Goethe Institut, Amsterdam, with performances by Dante Boon, Samuel Vriezen, Albert van Veenendaal, Mark Alban Lotz, Lysander le Coultre, Alan Purves, Walter Lampe, Keiko Shichijo, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Natalio Sued, Raoul van der Weide, Felicity Provan, Joost Buis, Achim Krämer, and Rozalie Hirs.
The series’ host and curator is Stevko Busch.

Date: 2008-11-02
Time: 14:00
Location: Goethe Institut, Herengracht 470, Amsterdam

2008-07-12

In LA

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On July 12, 2008, Arnold Marinissen performs the text/ music composition In LA (2003) by Rozalie Hirs at Paradiso, Amsterdam, as part of the program I like to watch too.

Date: 2008-07-12
Time: 21:00
Location: I like to watch too, Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam
Performers: Arnold Marinissen (voice)

2008-06-27

Poetry pieces I-III

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On June 27, 2008, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition on original poems, Poetry pieces I-III (2008), as part of Eindfeest (Seasons’ End Party) at Perdu, Amsterdam.

Date: 2008-06-27
Time: 21:00
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam
Het Eindfeest

2008-06-15

article 5 [dolphin, curved time]

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On June 15, 2008, the musical composition article 5 [dolpin, curved time] (2008) by Rozalie Hirs is performed twice by soprano Irene Maessen as part of Festival Wendingen at the Bijbels Museum (Biblical Museum), Amsterdam. The piece is based on the poem ‘Tuimelaar’ from Rozalie’s poetry collection Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: uitgeverij Querido, Amsterdam; 2008), to be published soon.

On June 15, 2008, there are two concerts of the piece, at 13:00 and at 14:00.

Date: 2008-06-15
Time: 13:00
Location: Wendingen Festival, Bijbels Museum, Herengracht 368, Amsterdam
Performers: Irene Maessen (soprano)

2008-06-14

article 5 [dolphin, curved time] – world premiere

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On June 15, 2008, the musical composition article 5 [dolpin, curved time] (2008) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered by soprano Irene Maessen as part of Festival Wendingen at the Bijbels Museum (Biblical Museum), Amsterdam. The piece is based on the poem ‘Tuimelaar’ from Rozalie’s poetry collection Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: uitgeverij Querido, Amsterdam; 2008), which is to be published soon.

On June 14, 2008, the piece is performed twice, at 13:00 and at 14:00. The next day, two more performances take place.

Date: 2008-06-14
Time: 13:00
Location: Wendingen Festival, Bijbels Museum, Herengracht 368, Amsterdam
Performers: Irene Maessen (soprano)
World premiere: new composition commissioned by Marja Bon and Wendingen

2008-06-11

Poetry piece III

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On June 11, 2008, as part of An evening with Robert Gray at the Museum voor hedendaagse Aboriginal kunst (Museum for contemporary aboriginal art), Utrecht, poets Robert Gray (Australia), Jennifer Arcuni (USA), Julian Stannard (UK), Robert Glick (USA) and Rozalie Hirs (Netherlands) give a reading.
As part of her presentation, Rozalie performs her musical composition Poetry piece III (2008), based on the poem ‘Stamboom’ and its English translation, ‘Family Tree’ (made by Ko Kooman), recently published in Versal IV. The event is hosted by executive editor Megan M. Garr of VERSAL and organized by SLAU

Date: 2008-06-11
Time: 20:00
Location: Museum voor hedendaagse Aboriginal kunst, Oudegracht 176, Utrecht
VERSAL/ wordsinhere, SLAU

2008-06-02

Workshop Creative Writing, Bitterfeld-Wolfen

Tom Philips: A Humument, p.1 (example of Erasure poetry)

At the invitation of Kunstwelten at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany, from June 2 to June 5, 2008, Rozalie Hirs gives a workshop Creative Writing to students of the Eurogymnasion Bitterfeld, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany.

The illustration shows an example of ‘Erasure poetry’: the first page of the famous book, A Humument, by Tom Philips. ‘Erasure poetry’ is one of the techniques that are featured during the workshop. The workshops are held in German.

Date: 2008-06-02
Time: 11:00
Location: Europagymnasium Bitterfeld, Walther-Rathenau-Straße 19, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany

2008-05-26

article 4 [map butterfly]

European Map Butterfly

On May 26, 2008, the musical composition article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by Carmel Raz as part of Musica Nova at the Felicjia Blumental Music Center, Tel Aviv, Israël.

Date: 2008-05-26
Time: 20:00
Location: Felicjia Blumental Music Center, Bialik 26, Tel Aviv, Israel
Performers: Carmel Raz (violin)
Musica Nova

2008-05-08

Poetry pieces III – world premiere

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On May 8, 2008, the launch party of the new issue of the English language literary review, Versal VI, takes place at the Sugar Factory, Amsterdam. During the night, poets and writers Emmanuel Moses, Sandra Jensen, Wiljan van den Akker, Jennifer Arcuni, Michael Karmen, Julian Stannard and Jane Monk read original work. In addition, Rozalie Hirs performs the world premiere of her musical composition Poetry piece III (2008).
The night is hosted by Versal‘s Prue Duggan and Megan M. Garr.
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Date: 2008-05-08
Time: 20:00
Location: Sugar Factory, Lijnbaansgracht 238, Amsterdam
Versal VI (Amsterdam: wordsinhere, 2008)

2008-04-27

Aan de zon, de wereld
Poetry pieces I-II

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As part of the opening week of Amsterdam Wereldboekenstad (Amsterdam World Book City), on April 27, 2008, the poetry theatre Perdu organizes the Culturele Peepshow (Cultural Peepshow) on the Wallen (the Red Light District). As part of the festival, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions Aan de zon, de wereld (2006) and Poetry pieces I-II (2008).
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Date: 2008-04-27
Time: 15:00
Location: De Wallen, Amsterdam
Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam

2008-04-26

Poetry pieces I-III – world premiere, Aan de zon, de wereld, In LA, Van het wonder is woord

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On Saturday, April 26, 2008, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions Aan de zon, de wereld (2006), In LA (2003), Poetry pieces I-III (2008) and Van het wonder is woord (2005) at Minardschouwburg, Ghent, Belgium, for the occasion of the Krikri/ Zaoem festival. The performance of Poety Pieces I-II is the world premiere of these compositions.

Other featured artists include poets/performers Angela Rawlings (Canada), Eduard Escoffet (Spain), Leevi Lehto (Finland), Ghalia Benali (Tunesia). Festival curators are Maja Jantar, Jelle Meander and Helen White.

Date: 2008-04-26
Time: 20:00
Location: Krikri/ Zaoem Polypoetry Festival, Minardschouwburg, Walpoortstraat 15, Ghent, Belgium

2008-04-23

article 0 [transarctic buddha]

Johannes Fischer (slagwerk)

On April 23, 2008, percussionist Johannes Fischer performs the musical composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs in Fulda, Duitsland.

The program also features works by Iannis Xenakis, Matthias Pintscher, Vinko Globokar, Javier Alvarez, Larry Baker and Edison Denisov. Oboist Christian Hommel and flutist Nari Hong are the musical collaborators of Fischer in this concert.

Date: 2008-04-23
Time: 20:00
Location: Aktuelles Konzert, Aula der Alten Universität, Jesuitenplatz 1, Fulda, Germany
Performers: Johannes Fischer (percussion)

2008-04-20

Aan de zon, de wereld

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On April 20, 2008, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition Aan de zon, de wereld (2006) at the Poetry Festival Landgraaf. Other performers are the poets Anneke Brassinga, Hans Groenewegen, Liesbeth Lagemaat, Samuel Vriezen and B. Zwaal, and musicians Anne La Berge and David Dramm.
After the individual performances, all performers participate in an integral performance of the oratorio Troost de hysterische robot by Lucebert.

Date: 2008-04-20
Time: 14:00
Location: Poëziefestival Landgraaf, Landgoed De Overste Hof, Overstehofweg 14, Landgraaf

2008-04-04

article 0 [transarctic buddha]

Johannes Fischer (slagwerk)

On April 4, 2008, the musical composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by percussionist Johannes Fischer as part of his recital at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.

Date: 2008-04-04
Time: 20:00
Location: Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Via Soldino 9, Lugano, Switzerland
Performers: Johannes Fischer

2008-02-08

Program dedicated to Lucebert

Lucebert: Troost de hysterische robot (Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, 1989; cover)

On February 8, 2008, the poets Anneke Brassinga, Hans Groenewegen, Liesbeth Lagemaat, Samuel Vriezen, B. Zwaal and Rozalie Hirs, in collaboration with musicians Anne La Berge and David Dramm, perform the oratorio Troost de hysterische robot (1989) by Lucebert at Theater Provadja, Alkmaar. Afterwards, the poets read their own work.

The evening was curated by Hans Groenewegen, Samuel Vriezen, and Rozalie Hirs.

Date: 2008-02-08
Time: 20:15
Location: Theater Provadja, Verdronkenoord 12, Alkmaar

2008-01-30

Aan de zon, de wereld

Geert Buelens

On January 30, 2008, on the occasion of the book launch of Geert Buelens’ essay collection Oneigelijk gebruik (2008), Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition Aan de zon, de wereld (2006) at Literatuurhuis Passa Porta, Brussels, Belgium. There is also a performance by Mauro Pawlowski. The event is organozed by Het Beschrijf, Vantilt and Yang. The night is hosted by Sven Speybrouck.

Date: 2008-01-30
Time: 20:00
Location: Passa Porta, Dansaertstraat 46, Brussels, Belgium
Book launch of Oneigelijk gebruik (2008) by Geert Buelens

2007-12-11

Aan de zon, de wereld, Van het wonder is woord

De Kring, Amsterdam

On December 11, 2007, Rozalie Hirs interprets her compositions Aan de zon, de wereld (2006) and Van het wonder is woord (2005) as part of the Dichtersdinsdag at De Kring society, Amsterdam. In addition, Dick Huisman, Halil Gür, Peter M. van der Linden and Rozalie Hirs read original poetry.

Date: 2007-12-11
Time: 20:30
Location: De Kring, Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 7, Amsterdam
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (speaking voice, soundtrack)

2007-10-26

Program dedicated to Hadewijch

Hadewijch: poem (manuscript)

On October 26, 2007, a new edition of the series Dichters lezen dichters takes place at Perdu, Amsterdam. This time the subject is the work of the mediaeval poet Hadewijch. Her work Visioenen (Visions) is being read integrally by Hélène Gélens, Jan Kuijper, Liesbeth Lagemaat and Rozalie Hirs, with musical accompaniment by Arnold Marinissen.

Date: 2007-10-26
Time: 19:30
Location: Stichting Perdu, Amsterdam
Dichters lezen dichters, a poetry reading series, curated by Hans Groenewegen, Samuel Vriezen, and Rozalie Hirs

2007-10-05

De opsomming

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On October 5, 2007, poets and writers Astrid Lampe, Josien Laurier, K. Michel, Kees ‘t Hart and Rozalie Hirs read their favorite literary catalogs, lists and enumerations.

Date: 2007-10-05
Time: 20:30
Location: Stichting Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007-09-30

Aan de zon, de wereld, In LA, Pulsars, Van het wonder is woord

Patricia Werner Leanse, Radio Mona Lisa

Once a month Stichting Mona Lisa organizes a concert of classical music dedicated to a female composer. On September 30, 2007, the series features composer and poet Rozalie Hirs. She performs her compositions Aan de zon, de wereld (2006), In LA (2003), Van het wonder is woord (2005) and Pulsars (2007) at Theater de Cameleon, Amsterdam. The concert is broadcast in full by Radio Mona Lisa. The concert is hosted by Particia Werner Leanse.

Date: 2007-09-30
Time: 16:00
Location: Theater de Cameleon, Kostverlorenkade 35, Amsterdam
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, soundtrack)

2007-09-28

Vlinders, gras

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On September 28, 2007, at Perdu, Amsterdam, the new issue of the Belgian literary review DWB (vol. 152 no. 4, September 2007) is presented at Perdu, Amsterdam. The issue contains a special feature titled Jaap en de Bonenstaak (“Jack and the beanstalk”). The night is hosted by Arnoud van Adrichem and Elma van Haren. Astrid Lampe, Pol Hoste and Anneke Brassinga read texts. Miguel Declercq presents a graphic story. Musical compositions on original texts by Samuel Vriezen and Rozalie Hirs are performed by the Jackson Mac Low Band. Rozalie Hirs shows her concept of ‘betekenisritme’ (‘signifying rhythm’) using the typographic rhythms in her poem ‘Vlinders gras’, resulting in the composition Vlinders gras that is performed tonight. She wrote the poem at the request of Arnoud van Adrichem in reaction to the poem ‘Houd jij dit maar uit elkaar?’ by Lucas Hüsgen, part of the same DWB feature.

Date: 2007-09-28
Location: Stichting Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, Nederland

2007-09-15

Sacro Monte (1997)

Ensemble Courage, Dresden

On September 15, 2007, the composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs is performed at the Dreikönigskirche, Dresden, by Ensemble Courage under the direction of Titus Engel.

Date: 2007-09-15
Time: 20:00
Location: Dreikönigskirche, Hauptstraße 23, Dresden, Germany
Performers: Ensemble Courage, Titus Engel (conductor)

2007-08-09

Aan de zon, de wereld

Lux, Nijmegen

On August 9, 2007, Rozalie Hirs interprets her composition Aan de zon, de wereld (2006) as part of the program Nuits d’Été at Theater/ Filmhuis LUX, Nijmegen. Additionally, the Matangi Quartet performs works by Haydn, and Philip Hoorne and Rozalie Hirs read original poetry.

Date: 2007-08-09
Time: 21:00
Location: LUX, Mariënburg 38-39, Nijmegen
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (speaking voice, soundtrack), Matangi Quartet

2007-05-15

Vlinders, gras

De Badcuyp, Amsterdam

On May 15, 2007, the composition Vlinders, gras (2007) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by the Jackson Mac Low Band at De Badcuyp, Amsterdam. In addition, the program 2×60′ features works by Taylan Susam, Samuel Vriezen, Thomas Stiegler, Jackson Mac Low, Joost Baars and John Cage.

Date: 2007-05-15
Time: 20:30
Location: De Badcuyp, Eerste Sweelinckstraat 10, Amsterdam
Performers: Jackson Mac Low Band

2007-05-12

Vlinders, gras (2007) – world premiere

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On May 12, 2007, the composition for four male voices Vlinders, gras (2007) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered at Tolhuistuin Festival, Amsterdam. The work is interpreted by the Jackson Mac Low Band (Samuel Vriezen, Joost Baars, Dante Boon, Martijn Voorvelt).

Date: 2007-05-12
Time: 16:00
Location: Tolhuistuin Festival, Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam
Performers: Jackson Mac Low Band (Samuel Vriezen, Joost Baars, Dante Boon, Martijn Voorvelt)

2007-04-24

Lecture, VSB poetry award

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On April 24, 2007, Rozalie Hirs gives a lecture titled “Poëzie op muziek op poëzie op muziek” (‘Poetry set to music set to poetry set to music’) as part of the Prijsvraag Jonge Componisten (Young Composers’ Competition) at De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam. For the competition, young composers chose poems from poetry collections that have been nominated for the VSB Poetry award, and set them to music. The event is hosted by Petra Possel.

Date: 2007-04-24
Time: 20:00
Location: De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam
VSB Poëzieprijs

2007-04-10

Sacro Monte (1997)

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On April 10, 2007, the composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs is performed as part of Konsertti Aboa Nova III at the Turku Music Academy in Turku, Finland. The performance is by the Musiikkiakatemia NYTT! Ensemble, conducted by Erkki Lahesmaa.

Date: 2007-04-10
Time: 19:00
Location: Turku Music Academy, Joukahaisenkatu 3 A, Turku, Finland
Performers: Musiikkiakatemia NYTT! Ensemble, Erkki Lahesmaa (conductor)

2007-03-18

In LA (2003)

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On March 18, 2007, the composition In LA (2003) by Rozalie Hirs is performed as part of the art exhibition Rompecabeza at the Vishal, Haarlem. The piece is interpreted by Arnold Marinissen. Also at Vishal, the visual art installation In LA space (2007) is on display, created by Rozalie Hirs at the request of curators Pjotr van Oorschot and Pam Emmerik especially for Rompecabeza on the basis of her poem and composition In LA.

Date: 2007-03-18
Time: 16:00
Location: Opening of the exhibition Rompecabeza at Vishal, Grote Markt 20, Haarlem
Performers: Arnold Marinissen (speaking voice, soundtrack)

2007-03-06

Zenit, uur nul (2007)

Zephyr Kwartet (Barbara Lüneburg, Jacob Plooij, Elisabeth Smalt, John Addison), 2007

On March 6, 2007, the composition Zenit, uur nul by Rozalie Hirs is performed by the Zephyr Kwartet at Logos in Ghent, Belgium.

The Soul Awakens
Claude Vivier – Quatuor à cordes (1968)
Rozalie Hirs – Zenit, uur nul (2007)
Giacinto Scelsi – Quartet no. 3 (1963)
Horatiu Radulescu – Quartet no. 6 practicing eternity (1993)

Date: 2007-03-06
Time: 20:00
Location: Stichting Logos, Bomastraat 24, Ghent, Belgium
Performers: Zephyr Quartet (Barbara Lüneburg, Jacob Plooij, Elisabeth Smalt, John Addison)

2007-03-01

In LA (2003)

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On March 1, 2007, In LA by Rozalie Hirs is performed for the first time by the percussionist and vocal performer, Arnold Marinissen. The solo program Sang love songs is dedicated to works for percussion, musical saw and (speaking) voice. The venue is the Toonzaal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The program also features works by John Cage, Richard Rijnvos, Ross Harris, Anthony Fiumara, Nikolaus A. Huber, Piet Jan van Rossum, Arnold Marinissen, Koyasan, and Dugal McKinnon.

Date: 2007-03-01
Time: 21:00
Location: De Toonzaal, Prins Bernhardstraat 4 6, 's-Hertogenbosch
Performers: Arnold Marinissen (speaking voice, soundtrack)

2007-02-28

Zenit, uur nul (2007)

Zephyr Kwartet (Barbara Lüneburg, Jacob Plooij, Elisabeth Smalt, John Addison), 2007

On February 28, 2007, the composition Zenit, uur nul (2007) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by the Zephyr Kwartet at Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam. The concert program The Soul Awakens also features works by Scelsi, Radulesu, and Vivier.

Date: 2007-02-28
Time: 20:30
Location: Het Bethaniënklooster, Barndesteeg 6, Amsterdam
Performers: Zephyr Quartet (Barbara Lüneburg, Jacob Plooij, Elisabeth Smalt, John Addison)

2007-02-18

Zenit, uur nul (2007)

Zephyr Quartet (Barbara Lüneburg, Jacob Plooij, Elisabeth Smalt, John Addison), 2007

On Ferbuary 18, 2007, the composition Zenit, uur nul by Rozalie Hirs is performed by the Zephyr Kwartet at Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen. The program The Soul Awakens also features works by Scelsi, Radulescu, and Vivier.

Date: 2007-02-18
Time: 16:00
Location: Galerie Marzee, Lage Markt 3, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Performers: Zephyr Quartet (Barbara Lüneburg, Jacob Plooij, Elisabeth Smalt, John Addison)

2007-02-17

Source of Blue/ Bron van Blauw (2005)

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On February 17, 2007, the musical composition Source of Blue/ Bron van Blauw (2005) by Rozalie Hirs is performed at Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht. The concert by pianist Marcel Worms takes place on the occasion of the launch of his new double CD, Red, White, and Blues.

Red, white & blues (Amsterdam: Attacca Records, 2007)

Date: 2007-02-17
Time: 19:15
Location: Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, J.C. Verthorenpad 100, Utrecht, Netherlands
Performers: Marcel Worms (piano and speaking voice)

2007-02-11

Zenit, uur nul (2007) – world premiere

Zephyr Kwartet (Barbara Lüneburg, Jacob Plooij, Elisabeth Smalt, John Addison), 2007

On February 11, 2007, as part of the concert program The Soul Awakens, the string quartet Zenit, uur nul by Rozalie Hirs is premiered. The concert by the Zephyr Quartet takes place at Museum De Pont, Tilburg. Works are performed by Scelsi, Radulescu, Vivier and Hirs.

Date: 2007-02-11
Time: 14:30
Location: Museum de Pont, Wilhelminapark 1, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Performers: Zephyr Quartet (Barbara Lüneburg, Jacob Plooij, Elisabeth Smalt, John Addison)

2007-01-25

Poetry marathon

Perdu, entree

On January 25, 2007, Rozalie Hirs performs along with 29 other poets at the Gedichtenmarathon (Poetry marathon) at Stichting Perdu, Amsterdam. Each poet reads two original poems and one poem by a foreign poet. The event is curated by Tsead Bruinja.

Date: 2007-01-25
Time: 19:00
Location: Stichting Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam

2005-11-03

Contemporary compositional techniques and Open Music – Nieuw Ensemble and Rozalie Hirs (2005-06)

Contemporary compositional techniques and Open Music
A course by Rozalie Hirs and Nieuw Ensemble, Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2005/06)

During the academic year 2005/06, Rozalie Hirs is curator and teacher of the course Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The main body of the course is comprised of four lectures and ten workshops by Rozalie Hirs, as well as guest lectures by Tristan Murail (Columbia University), Mikhail Malt (IRCAM), Marco Stroppa (Hochschule für Musik, Stuttgart), Niels Bogaards (IRCAM) and Benjamin Thigpen. Seven hands-on sessions with the Nieuw Ensemble are curated by its artistic director Joël Bons.

The approach during the first semester (Part A) will be directed towards acquiring insight into compositional techniques and programming methods. During the second semester (Part B), the course is directed towards the application of the obtained knowledge. Essential to this part of the course is the development of original works by the participating composition students of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague. The final concert on June 9, 2006 by the Nieuw Ensemble concludes the course, presenting the new compositions to the public. The new book OpenMusic and Contemporary compositional will document the creative process of seven of the participating composers Justin Christensen, Miguelángel Clerc, Ignacio Fernández Bollo, Daniel Gutierrez Berumen, Ernesto Illescas-Peláez, Chikage Imai, Andrzej Kwiecinski and Rodrigo Tascón.

With special thanks to Marijke Hoogenboom, Professor of Art Practice and Artistic Development, Amsterdam University of the Arts, for her support.
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Date: 2005-11-03
Time: 17:00-18:30 CET
Location: Conservatorium van Amsterdam (room 336), Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (lecture)