Rozalie Hirs

Calendar 2010 [archive]

2010-12-10

Lecture, Literaire Vertaaldagen (Literary Translation Days)

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On December 10, 2010, as part of the Literaire Vertaaldagen organized by the Vertalershuis and the Letterfonds, Rozalie Hirs reads the poem ‘Stamboom’, as well as translations of the text into French, English and German, respectively made by Henri Deluy, Koo Koman and the poet herself. Additionally, she talks about the digital poetry app Stamboom/ Arbre Généalogique/ Family Tree/ Stammbaum (2006), which she created in collaboration with Harm van den Dorpel.

Date: 2010-12-10
Time: 15:00
Location: Twaalfde Literaire Vertaaldagen, The Movies, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2010-11-30

Masterclasses, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Rozalie Hirs, Bob Gilmore: Contemporary Compositional Techniques and OpenMusic (Paris: IRCAM/Delatour, 2009)

During the 2010-2011 season, Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Composition Department, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England. During this period, she gives a number of masterclasses, workshops and composition lessons, including on November 30 and December 1, 2010. The focus is on new compositional techniques and the application of the OpenMusic (IRCAM) computer program as part of the compositional process.

Date: 2010-11-30
Location: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London, England

2010-11-26

Bridge of Babel, BIPVAL, Paris

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On November 26, 2010, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) as part of the BIPVAL Festival in Paris, France. Additionally, she reads some ten poems, in Dutch as well as French translations by Kim Andringa and Henri Deluy.

Date: 2010-11-26
Time: 20:30
Location: BIPVAL/ La Biennale Internationale des poètes en Val-de-Marne, Théatre Paul Éluard, 4 avenue de Villeneuve Saint-Georges, Choisy-le-Roi, Paris, France

2010-11-20

Lecture, Museum Meermanno

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On November 20, 2010, Rozalie Hirs gives a lecture on intermedial practice and on some of her multidisciplinary projects (with poetry, music, internet) for the Vereniging van Vrienden van het Nederlands Instituut Athene (Society of Friends of the Dutch Institute Athens). In addition, she reads some poems. The location is the magnificent Museum Meermanno, home of the book, in The Hague.

Date: 2010-11-20
Time: 13:00
Location: Museum Meermanno, Prinsessegracht 30, The Hague
Vereniging van Vrienden van het Nederlands Instituut Athene

2010-11-13

In LA

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On November 13, 2010, at 20:00, the musical composition In LA (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is played as part of Cineac Sonore at November Music, ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Sound projection: Jan Panis.

Date: 2010-11-13
Time: 20:00
Location: November Music, 's-Hertogenbosch
Jan Panis (sound projection)

2011-11-13

Pulsars – CD launch

Rozalie Hirs: Pulsars (Amsterdam: Attacca Records, 2010; sleeve design: FokkeWubbolts)

On November 13, 2010, at 15:00, the musical composition Pulsars (2007) by Rozalie Hirs is played during Cineac Sonore at November Music, ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Additionally, the CD of the same name, Pulsars, (Amsterdam: Attacca Records, 2010) is launched. Hannah Bosma of Muziekcentrum Nederland, the CD’s co-producer, presents the first copy to the composer.

Date: 2011-11-13
Time: 15:00
Location: Cineac Sonore (Filmzaal 4), November Music, Boschdijkstraat 45, 's-Hertogenbosch

2010-11-07

Bridge of Babel

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On November 7, 2010, at 14:00, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) as part of the Babel Festival in Ostadetheater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Date: 2010-11-07
Time: 14:00
Location: Babelfestival, Ostadetheater, Van Ostadestraat 233D, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010-11-06

Bridge of Babel

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On November 6, 2010, at 21:00, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition to an original text, Bridge of Babel (2009), as part of the Babel Festival in Amsterdam.

Date: 2010-11-06
Time: 21:00
Location: Babelfestival, Ostadetheater i.s.m. Restaurant Babylon, Van Woustraat 117, Amsterdam

2010-11-05

Bridge of Babel – world premiere

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On November 5, 2010, at 21:00, Rozalie Hirs performs her new musical composition, Bridge of Babel (2009), as part of the Babel Festival in Amsterdam.

Date: 2010-11-05
Time: 21:00
Location: Babelfestival, Ostadetheater i.s.m. Restaurant Babylon, Van Woustraat 117, Amsterdam

2010-09-24

Zenit [east] [west] (2010) – European premiere

Rozalie Hirs en Egmont Kwartet na de uitvoering van 'Zenit (2010) tijdens de AAA serie, Concertgebouw, 25 september 2010

On September 24, 2010, the Egmont Quartet, consisting of soloists from the Concertgebouw Orchestra, performs the string quartet Zenit [east] [west] (2010) by Rozalie Hirs as part of the Festival Klank en kleur (AAA-series) at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. In addition, music is performed by Josef Matthias Hauer and Arnold Schönberg.

Prior to the concert there is a round table discussion with Rudi Fuchs, Maarten Kloos and Rozalie Hirs.

Date: 2010-09-24
Time: 16:00
Location: Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-10, Amsterdam
Performers: Egmont Kwartet, comprised of soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra

2010-09-16

Little whale and the ice

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On September 16, 2010, at 20:15, the musical composition Little whale and the ice (2007, 2010 rev.) by Rozalie Hirs is performed at Orgelpark, Amsterdam, by Orkest de Ereprijs conducted by Wim Boerman.

Date: 2010-09-16
Time: 20:15
Location: Orgelpark, Gerard Brandtstraat 26, Amsterdam
Performers: Orkest de Ereprijs, Wim Boerman (conductor)

2010-09-16

In LA
Pulsars
Van het wonder is woord

Family Tree (digital poetry application) by Harm van den Dorpel (design, programming, animation) and Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry) screenshot

On September 16, 2010, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions In LA (2003), Pulsars (2007) and Van het wonder is woord (2005) at the Nederlands Instituut Athene (NIA), Greece. In addition, she reads some poems, and she gives a lecture about interdisciplinary work, including a discussion of Stamboom (2006) and Tekstschrijver (2006), created in collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel.

From 23 August until 19 September 2010, Rozalie Hirs is Writer-in-residence at the NIA, Athens, Greece. With the generous support of a travel and residency fellowship from the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

Date: 2010-09-16
Time: 18:30 CET
Location: Nederlands Instituut Athene, Makri 11, Athens, Greece
With the generous support of a travel and residency fellowship from the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

2010-08-29

Little whale and the ice

Orkest De Ereprijs

On August 29, 2010, the musical composition Little whale and the ice (2007, 2010 rev.) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by Orkest de Ereprijs, conducted by Wim Boerman, as part of Toonzetters at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam.

Date: 2010-08-29
Time: 17:00
Location: Muziekgebouw aan 't II, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam
Performers: Orkest de Ereprijs, Wim Boerman (conductor)

2010-08-23

Writer-in-residence, NIA, Greece

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From 23 August until 19 September 2010 Rozalie Hirs is Writer-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute in Athens (NIA), Greece. During her residency she works on new poems for the forthcoming book gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2012), more specifically on the new poetry cycle die ‘deed mijn schoenen aan’ (‘who put on my shoes’, translation by Donald Gardner).

Date: 2010-08-23
Location: Nederlands Institute Athens, Makri 11, Athens, Greece
With the generous support of a travel and residency fellowship from the Dutch Foundation for Literature

2010-07-25

Radio portrait of Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender

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On July 25, 2010, at 19:00, six musical compositions by Rozalie Hirs are broadcast by de Concertzender as a radio portrait in the program Bijdetijds. The selection was programmed by Miranda Driessen.

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – Arnold Marinissen (percussion)
article 1 to 3 (2003) – 
Dante Oei (piano)
Schizofonia (1994) – electro-acoustic
Book of mirrors (2001) – Asko Ensemble conducted by Stefan Asbury
a-book-of-light (2003) 
- Ensemble Piano Possible conducted by Christian Günther, 
live recording by De Concertzender

This is a repeat broadcast of the show first broadcast on July 5, 2010, at 19:00.

Date: 2010-07-25
Time: 19:00
Location: Bijdetijds: Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender (programming: Miranda Driessen)

2010-07-15

Radio portrait of Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender

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On July 15, 2010, at 14:00, six musical compositions by Rozalie Hirs are broadcast by de Concertzender as a radio portrait in the program Bijdetijds. The selection was programmed by Miranda Driessen.

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – Arnold Marinissen (percussion)
article 1 to 3 (2003) – 
Dante Oei (piano)
Schizofonia (1994) – electro-acoustic
Book of mirrors (2001) – Asko Ensemble conducted by Stefan Asbury
a-book-of-light (2003) 
- Ensemble Piano Possible conducted by Christian Günther, 
live recording by De Concertzender

This is a repeat broadcast of the show first broadcast on July 5, 2010, at 19:00.

Date: 2010-07-15
Time: 14:00
Location: Bijdetijds: Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender (programming: Miranda Driessen)

2010-07-05

Radio portrait of Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender

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On July 5, 2010, at 19:00, six musical compositions by Rozalie Hirs are broadcast by de Concertzender as a radio portrait in the program Bijdetijds. The selection was programmed by Miranda Driessen.

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – Arnold Marinissen (percussion)
article 1 to 3 (2003) – 
Dante Oei (piano)
Schizofonia (1994) – electro-acoustic
Book of mirrors (2001) – Asko Ensemble conducted by Stefan Asbury
a-book-of-light (2003) 
- Ensemble Piano Possible conducted by Christian Günther, 
live recording by De Concertzender

Repeat broadcasts of this show take place on July 15, 2010, at 14:00 and on July 25, 2010, at 19:00.

Date: 2010-07-05
Time: 19:00
Location: Bijdetijds: Rozalie Hirs, Concertzender (programming: Miranda Driessen)
→ Nederlands

2010-06-23

Masterclasses, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Rozalie Hirs, Bob Gilmore: Contemporary Compositional Techniques and OpenMusic (Paris: IRCAM/Delatour, 2009)

On June 23 and June 24, 2010, Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Composer at the Composition Department of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London.

On June 23, 2010, between 14:00 and 17:00, she gives a lecture on the work and compositional techniques of Tristan Murail; between 18:00 and 20:00, she gives a lecture on her own work. On June 24, 2011, she gives composition lessons for postgraduate students.

Throughout the following academic year 2010-11 Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Guildhall School, giving three more sessions consisting of masterclasses, workshops, and composition lessons.

Date: 2010-06-23
Time: 14:00
Location: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London, England

2010-06-08

Venus

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On June 8, 2010, the three movement percussion ensemble composition Venus (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered as part of the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. The piece was commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag with financial support from the Eduard van Beinum Foundation. Additionally, works were played by Gérard Grisey, Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, Richard Ayres and Abel Paul. There are two performances, at 16:00 and at 20:30. The location is the Bach Pavilion by architect Zahd Hadid, constructed especially for this edition of the Holland Festival at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.

Date: 2010-06-08
Time: 20:30
Location: Holland Festival, Gashouder, Westergasfabriek, Polonceaukade 27, Amsterdam
Performers: Slagwerk Den Haag, Clare Gallagher (sound projection)

2010-06-08

Venus – world premiere

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On June 8, 2010, the three movement percussion ensemble composition Venus (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered as part of the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. The piece was commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag with financial support from the Eduard van Beinum Foundation. Additionally, works were played by Gérard Grisey, Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, Richard Ayres and Abel Paul. There are two performances, at 16:00 and at 20:30. The location is the Bach Pavilion by architect Zahd Hadid, constructed especially for this edition of the Holland Festival at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.

Date: 2010-06-08
Time: 16:00
Location: Holland Festival, Westergasfabriek, Polonceaukade 27, Amsterdam
Performers: Slagwerk Den Haag, Clare Gallagher (sound projection)
World premiere. New composition commission by Slagwerk Den Haag with financial support from the Eduard van Beinum Stichting

2010-05-08

In LA – world premiere of the English version

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On May 8, 2010, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition on an original text In LA (2003, English version 2010) during the Reading and Performance Series at Agitprop, San Diego, Verenigde Staten. In addition, she reads new English translations of her poems made by Willem Groenewegen with financial support from the Dutch Foundation for Literature. The event is curated by K. Lorraine Graham and Mark Wallace.

Date: 2010-05-08
Time: 19:00
Location: Reading and Performance Series, Agitprop Gallery , 2837 University Avenue in North Park, San Diego, USA
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, soundtrack)

2010-05-07

Lecture, CalArts, United States

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On May 7, 2010, from 16:10 to 18:00, Hirs gives a lecture at CalArts on her music and related spectral compositional technique as part of the seminar of Wolfgang von Schweinitz on microtonal composition at the Department of Music of the California Institute of the Arts. Among other works, Rozalie discusses her string quartet Zenit (2010), performed by the Formalist Quartet on May 1 at REDCAT, Los Angeles.

Date: 2010-05-07
Time: 16:10
Location: CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway, California, United States

2010-05-04

Lecture, UCSD, Verenigde Staten

Concert Hall, Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD, San Diego

On May 4, 2010, from 18:00 to 20:00 Rozalie Hirs gives a lecture on her music and compositional techniques at the Department of Music of the University of California at San Diego, United States.

Date: 2010-05-04
Time: 18:00
Location: UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California, United States

2010-05-03

article 4

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On May 3, 2010, the musical composition article 4 (2004) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by violinist Mark Menzies at the Department of Music of the University of California at Santa Barbara, United States.

Date: 2010-05-03
Time: 18:00
Location: Composition/ Department of Music, MAT/ Media, Arts and Technology, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, United States
Performers: Mark Menzies (violin)

2010-05-03

Lecture, UC Santa Barbara, United States

Clarence Barlow (Professor, Corwin Endowed Chair of Composition, UC Santa Barbara)

On May 3, 2010, from 18:00 to 19:30, Rozalie Hirs is invited by Clarence Barlow to give a lecture on her music and compositional techniques at the Department of Music, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States.

Date: 2010-05-03
Time: 18:00
Location: Composition/ Department of Music, MAT/ Media, Arts and Technology, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States

2010-05-01

Zenit (2010) – world premiere

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On May 1, 2010, as part of Les espaces acoustiques and beyond: new music after Gérard Grisey, the work Zenit (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered, in a performance by The Formalist Quartet. The location is the REDCAT/ Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theatre in Los Angeles, United States.

You can find critical praise for the piece by Marc Swed writing in the LA Times here.

Date: 2010-05-01
Time: 20:30
Location: REDCAT/ Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theatre, 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, United States
Performers: The Formalist Quartet
Les espaces acoustiques and beyond: new music after Gérard Grisey

2010-04-25

Aan de zon, de wereld Curved Space/ Gekromde Ruimte Poetry pieces I-III

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On April 25, 2010, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions Aan de zon, de wereld (2006), Curved Space/ Gekromde Ruimte (2009) and Poetry pieces I-III (2008), with Ned McGowan (flute), Tobias Klein (contrabass clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone, lapsteel guitar), Stevko Busch (piano), Robert van Heumen (computer, controllers) en Rozemarie Heggen (double bass). The venue is Kunsthuis 13, Velp. The performance is organized with financial support from Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/ Alida Beekhuisfonds.

Date: 2010-04-25
Time: 16:00
Location: Kunsthuis 13, Kastanjelaan 13, Velp
Performers: Ned McGowan (flute), Tobias Klein (contrabass clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone, lapsteel guitar), Stevko Busch (piano), Robert van Heumen (computer, controllers), Rozemarie Heggen (double bass), Rozalie Hirs (voice)
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/ Alida Beekhuisfonds

2010-04-08

zichtbaar als zichzelf – world premiere

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On April 18, 2010, at Castrum Peregrini, the world premiere of zichtbaar als zichzelf (2010), a musical and textual composition by Rozalie Hirs and Henk van der Waal is performed, based on the text of the same title by Henk van der Waal. Hirs and Van der Waal perform the work together.

Date: 2010-04-08
Time: 16:00
Location: Castrum Peregrini, Herengracht 401, Amsterdam
Performers: Henk van der Waal, Rozalie Hirs

2010-02-14

Little whale and the ice – world premiere

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During the opening concert of the 16th Young Composers’ Meeting at De Gigant, Apeldoorn, on February 14, 2010, the world premiere performance takes place of the composition Little Whale and the ice by Rozalie Hirs. The piece is performed by Orkest de Ereprijs, conducted by Wim Boerman.

Date: 2010-02-14
Time: 16:00
Location: De Gigant, Nieuwstraat 377, Apeldoorn
Performers: Orkest de Ereprijs and Wim Boerman (conductor)

2010-02-12

Love Poems, Love Songs

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On February 12, 2010, Rozalie Hirs gives a poetry reading as part of the program Love Poems, Love Songs in Korzo 5 HOOG, The Hague. The reading is preceded by a concert of the Niwebyrth ensemble and soprano Lilith Verhelst.

Date: 2010-02-12
Time: 20:00
Location: Korzo Theater, Prinsestraat 42, The Hague

2010-02-11 to 2010-03-06

Family Tree video installation

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From February 11 to March 6, 2010, the video installation Family Tree with the poem of the same title by Rozalie Hirs is on display at Tenderpixel gallery in London, England. The installation was made by Tal Rosner. The opening night of the work is on February 11.

Date: 2010-02-11 to 2010-03-06
Location: Tenderpixel Art Gallery, 10 Cecil Ct, Charing Cross, London, England

2010-01-28

Gedichtendag: Huis van de Poëzie (National Poetry Day: House of Poetry)

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January 28, 2010 is Gedichtendag – National Poetry Day. On this day, Huis van de Poëzie (House of Poetry) is organized at Grand Hotel Karel V, Utrecht. Guests include the poets and writers Mischa Andriessen, Erik Bindervoet, Piet Gerbrandy, Tjitske Janssen, Bart Moeyaert, Marcel Möring, Hans Verhagen, Menno Wigman and Rozalie Hirs. The festival is organized by Ari Doeser, Ingmar Heytze and SLAU.

Date: 2010-01-28
Time: 20:00
Location: Gedichtendag, Grand Hotel Karel V, Geertebolwerk 1, Utrecht

2010-01-14

Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic – book launch

Rozalie Hirs, Bob Gilmore: Contemporary Compositional Techniques and OpenMusic (Paris: IRCAM/Delatour, 2009)

On January 14, at the Amsterdam Conservatory, the book Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic, published by IRCAM and Editions Delatour is launched. The book is edited by Rozalie Hirs and Bob Gilmore. At the launch, Hirs gives a lecture on the book, on the musical composition Le Lac (2001) by Tristan Murail, and on the OpenMusic computer program.

Date: 2010-01-14
Time: 14:00
Location: Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 151, Amsterdam