Rozalie Hirs

2019

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

2019-06-07

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

In honour

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 three of his former students, Mary Finsterer, Pete Harden, Martijn Padding, and Rozalie Hirs. The program, entitled, Ter ere/ In honour, is as follows:

Mary Finsterer – New work (world premiere)
Rozalie Hirs – parallel world and sea (2017-18)
Pete Harden – At Pappa’s Altar
Martijn Padding – Last Words

The concert is part of the Andriessen Festival at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, taking place from 23-26 May 2019.

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), Godelieve Schrama (harp)

2019-05-20

New work for Musikfabrik – German premiere

On 20 May 2019 Ensemble Musikfabrik present the German premiere of a new work by Rozalie Hirs during the Konzertreihe Musikfabrik im WDR. The new work, a commission by Zaterdagmatinee, The Netherlands, is scored for solo trumpet, large ensemble, and electronic sounds. The location is WDR Funkhaus Wallrafplatz (Großer Sendesaal), Cologne, Germany. The photograph shows Marco Blaauw on trumpet.

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

2019-05-19

Silenced (2018), Operadagen Rotterdam

On 19 May 2019 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.

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: 2019-05-19
Time: TBA
Location: Operadagen, Stadsschouwburg Rotterdam, Schouwburgplein 25, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Bauwien van der Meer (soprano), Caecilia Boschman (piano)

2019-05-18

New work for Musikfabrik – world premiere

On Saturday 18 May 2019 at Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Musikfabrik performs a new work by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Zaterdagmatinee. The concert, entitled Beyond Frontiers, also features works by Chin, Bauckholt, and Germanus. Performers include Helen Bledsoe (flute), Carl Rosman (clarinet), Peter Veale (oboe), Alban Wesly (bassoon), Christine Chapman (horn), Marco Blaauw (trumpet), Bruce Collings (trombone), Melvyn Poore (tuba), Benjamin Kobler or Ulrich Löffler (piano), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Juditha Haeberlin (violin), Hannah Weirich (violin), Axel Porath (viola), Dirk Wietheger (violoncello), and Emilio Pomárico (conductor).

The above photograph shows the world premiere of Claude Vivier’s Hiérophanie (1970) by Ensemble Musikfabrik in 2010.

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

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

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