Rozalie Hirs

2019

2019-12-07

Portrait event Cathy Van Eck, Van Doesburg House, France

On Saturday 7 December 2019 at 14:00 CET the Van Doesburg House presents a portrait event honoring the composer, sound installation artist, and researcher Cathy Van Eck (*1979). The event features a sound installation, performance, and lecture by Cathy Van Eck.

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

programme
14:00-16:00 CET
Breeze (2015) – interactive sound installation/ exhibition

16:00-17:30 CET
Empty chairs (2018) or In Paradisum (2019) – performance
The origins of sound (2019) – lecture

17:30 CET
Q & A

Date: 2019-12-07
Time: 14:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France

2019-11-02

New sound installation, Van Doesburg House, France

On Saturday 2 November 2019 at 14:00 CET the sound artist Fedde ten Berge (*1983) is a guest artist at the Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, Paris, France. He presents several of his installations to the public.

In addition, the architect Machiel Spaan and composer Rozalie Hirs present the try-out of their new architectural sound installation Ways of Space (2019), which they have developed in close collaboration during their artist-in-residence at Van Doesburg House, Meudon, France. 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, curated and 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: 14:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (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)

2019-10-05

Poetry performance around DADA, Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, France

On Saturday 5 October 2019 Jaap Blonk is a guest poet/ performer at Van Doesburg House, Meudon, France. At 16:00 CET he performs his own works as well as poems by I.K. Bonset (pseudonym of Theo Van Doesburg). In addition Rozalie Hirs performs new poems around the topic of DADA. The translators Kim Andringa and Daniel Cunin present translations of all featured poets. The event is closed by Daniel Cunin with a lecture on the work of I.K. Bonset in relation to DADA.

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

Date: 2019-10-05
Time: 16:00
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France
Performers: Jaap Blonk, I.K. Bonset/ Theo Van Doesburg, Rozalie Hirs (poets), Kim Andringa, Daniel Cunin (translators)

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, Spaces (1969) by Tom Johnson and 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
Erik Satie – Deuxième Prélude du Nazaréen (1893)
Morton Feldman – Three pieces for piano (1954)
Tom Johnson – Spaces (1969)
Rozalie Hirs – article 3 [a] (2003)

intermission

Rozalie Hirs – Meditations (2017)
Bunita Marcus – Julia (1989)
Erik Satie – Troisième Nocturne (1919)

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

2019-09-01

Artist-in-residence, 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 Hauts-de-Seine (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

2019-08-29

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: 2019-08-29
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