Rozalie Hirs

2019

2019-12-07

Portrait concert 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 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: 14:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon, Paris, France

2019-11-02

New interactive sound installation – try-out

On Saturday 2 November 2019 at 14:00 CET the architect Machiel Spaan and composer Rozalie Hirs present a new sound installation, which they have developed 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 in their own time.

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, and specifically for his own residence at rue Infroît, Meudon, France. Spaan has designed the spatial arrangement of loudspeakers and Hirs has custom-synthesised the electronic sounds for the musical compositon. In addtion she has processed new recordings that were made especially for the new installation piece. The total duration of the work, which is interactive (i.e. the music reacts to the postition and movements of the visitors in the space) is about an hour. It is the third collaborative architecture/sound art project by Spaan and Hirs, after Curvices (2013-present), and the Listening House (2017-present). The project 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: 14:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon, Paris, France

2019-09-07

meditations (2017)

On Saturday 7 September 2019 at 14:00 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.

Date: 2019-09-07
Time: 14:00 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

2019-07-21

meditations (2017)

On Sunday 21 July 2019 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: TBA
Location: Wonderfeel Festival, Schaep en Burgh Estate, Franse Kampweg 2, 1243 JC 's-Graveland, The Netherlands
Performers: Keiko Shichijo (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
Performers: Nicolas Donin (host), Amy Bauer, Bert Van Herck, Ingrid Pustijanac (lectures)
IRCAM (Salle Stravinsky), 1 Place Igor Stravinski, 75004 Paris, France

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
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), 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)

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 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

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