Rozalie Hirs

2020

2020-05-21

article 4 [map butterfly], The Wallis, Los Angeles, US

On 21 and 22 May 2020 the New York-based violinist Miranda Cuckson plays her production folds, a production drawing threads among women composers from around the world and across the centuries. The location is The Wallis (Lovelace Studio Theatre), Los Angeles, United States. The production, developed in collaboration with Katharina Rosenberger, and National Sawdust, New York, features works by Katharina Rosenberger, Liza Lim, Aida Shirazi, Barbara Strozzi, Rozalie Hirs, and others. Part of the production is article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) by Hirs.

folds presents a sensory journey from the present to the past, engaging with the voices of other artists and bringing the ephemeral nature of sound and thought into dialogue with the tangible world. An array of paper objects — sculptures, manuscripts, scraps woven between the strings of the violin — highlights the importance of capturing the art and thought of past centuries. These traces of our physical world further serve as an impulse to reflect on our current dependency on the digital and virtual realms.

Date: 2020-05-21
Time: 20:00 PM
Location: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, The Wallis (Lovelace Studio Theatre), 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, Los Angeles, United States
Performers: Miranda Cuckson (violin)
A production by Miranda Cuckson, National Sawdust, Katharina Roseneberger, and John Burnett

2020-04-27

Zenit [west] (2010) – New Zealand premiere

From 21 until 30 April 2020 the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) World New Music Days 2020 take place in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand. Part of the programme is a concert by the Los Angeles-based formalist quartet, featuring, among other pieces, the string quartet Zenit [west] (2010) by Rozalie Hirs. The full festival programme will be announced soon.

Date: 2020-04-27
Time: TBA
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Performers: formalist quartet: Mark Menzies, Andrew Tholl (violins), Andrew McIntosh (viola), Ashley Walters (cello)

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)

2020-01-15

Lecture on further particulars, poetry, interactivity

On 15 January 2020 from 12:30 until 14:30 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars; Amsterdam: Querido| Singel Uitgeverijen, 2017), and digital and interactive applications of her poetry at the School of the Arts (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten aka HKU), Utrecht, The Netherlands. The lecture is followed by a reading by Hirs and a discussion of the poet with the students. The event concludes an intensive on contemporary poetry, taught by Corina Breukink-Prosper.

Date: 2020-01-15
Time: 12:30 CET
Location: Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: Corina Breukink-Prosper (curator, host), Rozalie Hirs (poet, lecture)

2020-01-11

Zenit (2010), TAMA Music Festival, Tokyo – Asian premiere

On 11 January 2020 greenroom players perform two concerts at TAMA Music Festival, Tokyo, Japan, at 13:00 and 20:30 respectively. The afternoon concert includes the Asian premiere of Zenit (2010), the first string quartet by Rozalie Hirs (ロザリー ヒルス). The concert is preceded by an introduction to the work.

At 15:00 Cathy Cox interviews the composer in a special event. Music theorist Cox obtained her PhD from Columbia University, New York, in 2006. Since her graduation Cox has been a lecturer at Tamagawa University College of Arts/ Department of Media Design (玉川大学芸術学部メディア・デザイン学科) and since 2011 also at the Kunitachi College of Music Graduate School/ Sonology Department (国立音楽大学大学院, コンピュータ音楽研究室), both in Tokyo.

Date: 2020-01-11
Location: TAMA Music Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Performers: greenroom players