Rozalie Hirs

2020

2020-10-23

New work for soprano and piano trio – world premiere

On 23 October 2020 at 20:00 CET the Limburgian Festival Vocallis opens with the world premiere of a new work (music, poem) for soprano and piano trio by Rozalie Hirs. The work is commisioned by Festival Vocallis. The location is St. Janskerk (Saint John’s Cathedral), Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Subsequent performances of the work take place on 29 October and 7 November 2020 respectively at De Kopermolen, Vaals, Limburg, The Netherlands. More details are to be announced in the Spring 2020. The score of the new work is to be published with Deuss Music.

Date: 2020-10-23
Location: St. Janskerk (Saint John's Cathedral), Vrijthof 24, 6211 LE Maastricht, The Netherlands

2020-09-12

Meet the poet, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

On Saturday 12 September 2020 at 14:00 CET Rozalie Hirs is featured guest at Ontmoet de dichter (Meet the poet) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Wim van Til hosts the afternoon and interviews Rozalie on her poetic work and ideas. In addition, the poet reads selections from three of her most recent books verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam, Singel Uitgeverijen|Querido, 2017), gestamelde werken (Amsterdam, Querido, 2012), and Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam, Querido, 2008). The event lasts about two hours and takes place at the public library of the city of Nijmegen.

Date: 2020-09-12
Time: 14:00-16:15 CET
Location: Openbare Bibliotheek, Mariënburg 29, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (poet), Wim van Til (curator, interviewer)
Ontmoet de dichter (Meet the poet), Poëziecentrum Nederland

2020-05-21

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

On 21 and 22 May 2020 at 20:00 PST 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] by Rozalie Hirs (The Hague: Deuss Music, 2004).

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 PST
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

2020-04-22

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] by Rozalie Hirs (The Hague: Deuss Music, 2010). The performance by the formalists quartet takes place on 22 or 24 April 2020 in Auckland. The definite festival programme will be announced soon.

Date: 2020-04-22
Time: TBA
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Performers: formalist quartet: Mark Menzies, Andrew Tholl (violins), Andrew McIntosh (viola), Ashley Walters (cello)

2020-03-28

Listening House (2017) – benefit auction

On 28 March 2017 at 16:00 CET (2017) the architectural sound sculpture The Listening House by Machiel Spaan/M3H Architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music composition), is to be auctioned during a benefit event. The location is The Art of Living, Autotron Rosmalen, The Netherlands.

The work was shown to the public for the first time on 10 April 2017 as part of the Dolls’ House Project, a traveling exhibition of model houses, each designed and assembled by a renowned Dutch architect. 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. Today’s auction of all sculptures concludes the project; the revenue will be donated to scientific research on the diseases.
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Date: 2020-03-28
Time: 16:00 CET
Location: The Art of Living, Autotron Rosmalen, The Netherlands

2020-03-21

hand in hand (2020), Lauffen am Neckar, Germany

On Saturday 21 March 2020 at 20:00 CET hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020) by Rozalie Hirs (music, text) will be 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. The new work is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

concert programme
Luigi Nono – Fragmente – Stille, an Diotima for string quartet (1980)
Rozalie Hirs – hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020)
Leoš Janáček – String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters (1928)

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

hand in hand (2020), Heilbronn, Germany – world premiere

On 20 March 2020 at 19:30 CET hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020) by Rozalie Hirs (music, text) will receive its world premiere performance 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. An ode to the poet Hölderlin, the concert takes place on his two-hundred-and-fiftieth birthday. The new work is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

concert programme
Luigi Nono – Fragmente – Stille, an Diotima for string quartet (1980)
Rozalie Hirs – hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020)
Leoš Janáček – String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters (1928)

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)

2020-02-21

Ways of Space (2019), Museum Drachten – lecture

On 21 February 2020 at 14:00 CET Museum Drachten presents a lecture on the the architectural sound art installation Ways of Space (2019) by Rozalie Hirs (music) and Machiel Spaan (design), which is currently exhibited at Van Doesburg-Rinsemahuis, Museum Drachten, The Netherlands. The exhibition is part of the show Bauhaus and Drachten. Click here for the full exhibiton schedule.

Date: 2020-02-21
Time: 14:00 CET
Location: Museum Drachten, Museumplein 2, 9203 DD Drachten, The Netherlands

2020-02-04

Ways of Space (2019), Museum Drachten – exhibition

From 4 February until 30 March 2020 the architectural sound art installation Ways of Space (2019) by Rozalie Hirs (music) and Machiel Spaan (design) is exhibited at Van Doesburg-Rinsemahuis, Museum Drachten, The Netherlands. The exhibition is part of the show Bauhaus and Drachten. The sound installation starts at 15:00 and 16:00 CET on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. In addition, on Friday 21 February 2020 at 14:00 CET Museum Drachten presents a special event in collaboration with the composer and architect: a lecture by Rozalie Hirs and Machiel Spaan on Ways of Space (2019).

Ways of Space (2019) is inspired by the concept of the ‘open floorplan’ developed by Theo Van Doesburg (1883-1931) for his own home in Meudon (near Paris, France). With support of STEIM, M3H architecten, Mondriaanfonds, Maison Van Doesburg, Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie. It is the third collaborative architecture/sound art project by Spaan and Hirs, after Curvices (2013-present), and The Listening House (2017-present).
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Date: 2020-02-04
Time: 15:00 & 16:00 CET Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Location: Van Doesburg-Rinsemahuis (Museum Drachten), Torenstraat 3 9203 BC Drachten, The Netherlands

2020-01-19

article 4 (2004), Houston, Texas, USA

On Sunday 19 January 2020 at 7:30 PM the New York-based violinist Miranda Cuckson plays a solo recital at Duncan Recital Hall (Alice Pratt Brown Hall), The Sherperd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA. The recital contains music by Anthony Cheung, Anna Meredith, Reiko Füting, Aida Shirazi, Iannis Xenakis, as well as the composition article 4 [map butterfly] by Rozalie Hirs (The Hague: Deuss Music, 2004).

Date: 2020-01-19
Location: Duncan Recital Hall (Alice Pratt Brown Hall), The Sherperd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
Performers: Miranda Cuckson (violin)

2020-01-15

Lecture on further particulars and music, interactivity

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On 15 January 2020 from 12:30 until 14:30 CET Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars; Amsterdam: Querido| Singel Uitgeverijen, 2017) and music and/or digital, interactive applications. The lecture is interlaced with a poetry reading by Rozalie and followed by a discussion with the students.

The event concludes an intensive on contemporary poetry taught by Corina Breukink-Prosper at the University of Utrecht (Teachers College), The Netherlands.

Date: 2020-01-15
Time: 12:30 CET
Location: Lerarenopleiding Nederlands (Bachelor & Master), Hogeschool Utrecht, Uithof, Padualaan 97 (room 8.009), Utrecht, The Netherlands
Performers: Corina Breukink-Prosper (curator, host), Rozalie Hirs (poet, lecture)

2020-01-11

Interview by Cathy Cox, TAMA Music Festival, Tokyo, Japan

On 11 January 2020 at 15:00 JST music theorist Cathy Cox interviews the composer Rozalie Hirs in a special event during TAMA Music Festival, Tokyo, Japan, at the occasion of the Asian premiere of Hirs’ string quartet Zenit (2010), performed by greenroom players.

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.

Download the TAMA Music Festival programme [PDF]
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Date: 2020-01-11
Time: 15:00 JST
Location: TAMA Music Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Performers: Cathy Cox (interviewer, host), Rozalie Hirs (guest)

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  JST 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 music theorist Cathy Cox interviews Rozalie Hirs in a special event.

Download TAMA Festival programme [PDF]

Date: 2020-01-11
Time: 13:00 JST
Location: TAMA Music Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Performers: greenroom players