Rozalie Hirs

Calendar 2017 [archive]

2017-12-15

Multilingualism: Tower of Babel I Diapason

On 15 December 2017 at 20:30 CET the Amsterdam-based experimental poetry venue Perdu presents the first installment of a series of evenings Toren van Babel/ Diapason around the phenomenon of multilingualism in contemporary poetry. The evenings are curated by Lucie Fortuin, Linda Veldman, and Frances Welling (Avondenredactie/ director of Perdu).

During this evening the multilingual poetry book gestammelte werke (2017) by Rozalie Hirs is presented to the Dutch audience. The new book, recently published by the Berlin-based experimental publishing house kookbooks, can be regarded as a manifesto for Europe and the world. Rozalie Hirs, Linda Veldman, and Frances Welling kick off the evening with a language caroussel of poems in Dutch, German, French, English, and Russian, selected from the new compendium. The performance is followed by a round table discussion with Frances Welling (host), Çağlar Köseoğlu, Dean Bowen, and Rozalie Hirs, on the topic of multilingualism in poetry. After the intermission Hirs performs her music composition Bridge of Babel (2009), an imaginary road trip around the world in twenty languages. The program is concluded with a brandnew multilingual radioplay by Lucie Fortuin, Linda Veldman, and Frances Welling.

Date: 2017-12-15
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Perdu Foundation, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017-12-10

Poetry performance during Nieuwe Noten

On 10 December 2017 at 15:00 Nieuwe Noten, curated by Fie Schouten, presents the third concert of its opening season, featuring the musicians Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Jelte Althuis (bass clarinet), Ryoko Imai (percussion), and Rie Wanatebe (percussion). Rozalie Hirs interlaces their music performances with readings from her brandnew poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido, 2017).
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Date: 2017-12-10
Time: 15:00
Location: De Ruimte, Distelweg 38, Amsterdam-Noord, The Netherlands
Performers: Fie Schouten (bass clarinet)

2017-11-23

Book launch verdere bijzonderheden (2017)

On 23 November 2017 at 17:00 CET the poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido; 2017) by Rozalie Hirs will be presented to the public at the independent literary Athenaeum bookshop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Rozalie reads a few poems from the new volume. With additional performances by her admired colleagues Anneke Brassinga, Jaap Blonk, Eva Gerlach, Bernke Klein Zandvoort, and Astrid Lampe. The presentation and readings are to be followed by a reception.

Date: 2017-11-23
Time: 17:00-19:00 CET
Location: Athenaeum Boekhandel, Spui 14, 1012 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Jaap Blonk, Anneke Brassinga, Eva Gerlach, Bernke Klein Zandvoort, Astrid Lampe, and Rozalie Hirs

2017-11-12

Meditations (2017)

171111-november-music-philip-thomas-pianoFrom 3-12 November 2017 November Music, the contemporary music festival of The Netherlands, takes place in Den Bosch. During its Kunstmuziek Route on 12 November 2017 at 12:00 CET the British pianist Philip Thomas presents the premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs, followed by two additional performances in the afternoon, at 13:00 and 14:00 CET respectively.

Meditations was composed with financial support of a Stipend from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and an Artist’s Award from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Date: 2017-11-12
Time: 2:00, 13:00, and 14:00 CET (three concerts)
Location: Muzerije (Hofzaal), November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Performers: Philip Thomas (piano)

2017-11-08

Dichters van geluk

On Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 12:30 CET Rozalie Hirs is guest poet during the event Dichters van geluk in Groningen. Rozalie reads from her forthcoming poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido, 2017). In addition her colleague Rense Sinkgraven interviews Hirs about the creative process and happiness. The event takes place in Groninger Forum Bibiliotheek, the public library of the city of Groningen, in collaboration with the Sounds of Music Festival.

Date: 2017-11-08
Time: 12:30
Location: Groninger Forum Bibliotheek, Oude Boteringestraat 18 (first floor), 9712 GH Groningen, The Netherlands
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (poet), Rense Sinkgraven (host)
Dichters van geluk

2017-11-07

Meditations (2017) – world premiere

171111-november-music-philip-thomas-pianoFrom 7-12 November 2017 the Sounds of Music Festival takes place in Groningen, The Netherlands. This year the British pianist Philip Thomas presents the world premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs at Sounds of Music, Groningen, with additional performances at November Music, Den Bosch. In addition Oerknal New Music Collective performs works by Adams and Feldman.

Programme
John Luther Adams – Canticles of The Sky
Rozalie Hirs – Meditations (2017; world premiere)
John Luther Adams – The Wind in High Places (2011)
Morton Feldman – Clarinet and String Quartet (1983)

Meditations was composed with financial support of a Stipend from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and an Artist’s Award from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Date: 2017-11-07
Time: 20:30
Location: Grand Theatre, Groningen, The Netherlands
Performers: Philip Thomas (piano) and Oerknal New Music Collective: Daniel Boeke (clarinet), Mariana Hutchinson Siemers (violin), Raphaella Engelsberg (violin), Lidwine Dam (viola), René van Munster (cello)

2017-11-06

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), November Music

From 6 until 12 November 2017 Het Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited at November Music, Den Bosch. The exhibition lasts for the entire duration of the festival; its opening hours are from 9:00-21:00 daily.

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Date: 2017-11-06
Time: 9:00-21:00 daily
Location: Willem II (Kunsthal), November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

2017-10-28

Poetry performance during Geestdrift Festival

At the invitation of Joost Baars, the poets Edwin Fagel, Willem Jan Otten, and Rozalie Hirs perform alongside him during Geestdrift Festival at Geertekerk, Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 28 October 2017.

Geestdrift is a festival around theological themes with lectures, readings, literature, visual arts, and music. This year’s theme concerns the radical hermeneutics and weak theology of John Caputo, who opens the festival at noon with a keynote lecture entitled ‘In search of a god worthy of the name’. The poetry readings by Joost Baars, Edwin Fagel, Willen Jan Otten, and Rozalie Hirs take place from 15:45-16:45 CET. The photograph on the left shows Dette Glashouwer who presents her theatre show ‘Money money money’ later in the afternoon.

The Geertekerk in Utrecht is one of the oldest churches in the city: its construction began in the 17th Century. It was remodeled during the 19th Century and has been one of the spiritual and cultural centers of eastern Holland ever since. Apart from fulfilling the religious needs of its parishioners, the Geertekerk also hosts musical and cultural performances, and exhibitions.

Date: 2017-10-28
Time: 15:45-16:45 CET
Location: Geertekerk, Geertekerkhof 23, 3511 XC Utrecht, The Netherlands

2017-10-27

Uit het nest geroofd (Robbed from the nest)

From 27 October until 26 November 2017 the poetry exhibition Uit het nest geroofd (Robbed from the nest) shows twenty poems of the Dutch and Flemish poets Abdelkader Benali, Julie Beirens, Bernard Dewulf, Astrid Haerens, Stefan Hertmans, Rozalie Hirs, Esther Jansma, Frank Keizer, Nafiss Nia, Iduna Paalman, David Van Reybrouck, Bart Van der Straeten, Marc Tritsmans, Maud Vanhauwaert, Miriam Van hee, Geert Viaene, Jante Wortel, Kira Wuck, and Geert Beeckman, selected by Jozef Deleu, publisher of Liegend Konijn. The poems are accompanied by visual art works by Raf Coorevits, Lodewijk Deleu, Sam Dillemans, Johan Tahon, and Tom Vanrijckegem.

The exhibition is an initiative of Cultuur Centrum De Steiger, Menen, Belgium, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the literary magazine Liegend Konijn. The exhibition is opened on 27 October 2017 at 19:30 CET and closed on 26 November 2017 at 11:00 CET with performances by Maud Vanhauwaert, Bart Van der Straeten, and Bernard Dewulf, Astrid Haerens respectively. The hosts is Griet Vanryckegem. With an introduction by Chiel Vandenberghe and Jozef Deleu. The events are to be concluded by a reception.

Date: 2017-10-27
Time: 19:30 CET
Location: Cultuur Centrum De Steiger, Waalvest 1, 8930 Menen, Belgium

2017-10-22

Luisterhuis (The Listening house; 2017), Dutch Design Week

From Saturday 22 October until Sunday 29 October 2017 The Listening House (Luisterhuis; 2017) by Machiel Spaan (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) is exhibited the Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. (photograph ©2017 Allard van der Hoek)

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Date: 2017-10-22
Time: 11:00-18:00 CET daily
Location: Dutch Design Week, Strijp Area/ Dutch Design Academy, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2017-10-19

parallel world [breathing] (2017) – concert premiere

171019-concertgebouw-orchestra-rozalie-hirs-horizon-seriesOn 19 October 2017 as part of the Entrée Late Night, soloists of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra perform parallel world [breathing] for flute, clarinet, percussion, 2 harps, violin, viola, cello, and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. The new work is a co-commission of Concertgebouw Orchestra and the University of Amsterdam with financial support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

The concert takes place at 22:15 CET at the Koorzaal as part of Entrée Late Night and is free of admission. The soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, who perform the work, are Emily Beynon (flute), Hein Wiedijk (clarinet), Petra van der Heide (harp), Sandrine Chatron (harp), Mark Braafhart (percussion), Marijn Mijnders (violin), Frederik Boits (viola), Honorine Schaeffer (cello). Conductor: Alexander de Blaeij. The score of parallel world [breathing] (2017) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Earlier that evening the programme Multiversum features orchestral works by Ligeti, Vivier, and Eötvös, as well as lectures on cosmology and theoretical physics. We Are Public members can buy tickets for the entire evening for €5. Download program booklet [PDF]

The photograph shows the world premiere of parallel world [breathing] by Rozalie Hirs at the Open Dag of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Science Park, The Netherlands, on 7 October 2017.

Date: 2017-10-19
Time: 20:15 CET
Location: Spiegelzaal or Koorzaal, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performers: Soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra: Emily Beynon (flute), Hein Wiedijk (clarinet), Petra van der Heide (harp), Sandrine Chatron (harp), Mark Braafhart (percussion), Marijn Mijnders (violin), Frederik Boits (viola), Honorine Schaeffer (cello). Conductor: Alexander de Blaeij.

2017-10-17

Duo booklaunch Mette Moestrup & Rozalie Hirs, Berlin

On 17 October 2017 at Ausland, Berlin, the Danish poet Mette Moestrup and the Dutch poet Rozalie Hirs present the book launches of their respective poetry books Stirb, Lüge, Stirb, and gestammelte werke, both published this year by kookbooks, Berlin.

During this evening the multilingual poetry book gestammelte werke (2017) by Rozalie Hirs is presented to the German audience. The new book, recently published by the Berlin-based experimental publishing house kookbooks, can be regarded as a manifesto for Europe and the world. Rozalie Hirs, Cia Rinne, and Daniela Seel kick off the evening with a language caroussel of poems in Dutch, German, French, English, and Spanish, selected from the new compendium. Mette Moestrup and Rike Scheffler present a duo reading from Moestrup’s new poetry book Stirb, Lüge stirb, that recently appeared with kookbooks. Daniela Seel interviews Hirs and Moestrup about their new books. With additional performances by Rike Scheffler (music, poetry) and Cia Rinne (multilingual poetry).

Date: 2017-10-17
Time: 20:00
Location: Ausland, Lychener Str. 60, 10437 Berlin, Germany
Performers: Mette Moestrup, Rozalie Hirs, Daniela Seel, Rike Scheffer, Cia Rinne

2017-10-07

parallel world [breathing] (2017) – world premiere

171007-deeltjesverneller-cern-rozalie-hirsOn 7 October 2017 soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra perform three concerts of ‘parallel world [breathing]’ for flute, clarinet, percussion, 2 harps, violin, viola, cello, and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs.

The concerts take place in the Brain Wave Pavilion (located in the entrance hall in the main building at Science Park) throughout the afternoon, at 12:30, 14:30, and 16:00 respectively. These free performances are part of the ‘Open Dag’ at Amsterdam Science Park, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, who perform the work, are Emily Beynon (flute), Hein Wiedijk (clarinet), Petra van der Heide (harp), Sandrine Chatron (harp), Mark Braafhart (percussion), Marijn Mijnders (violin), Frederik Boits (viola), Honorine Schaeffer (cello). Conductor: Alexander de Blaeij.

parallel world [breathing] (2017) by Rozalie Hirs is a co-commission of Concertgebouw Orchestra and the University of Amsterdam with financial support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund. The score is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

(photograph: 6 October 2017, rehearsal at Kleine Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
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* Sandrine Chatron is principal harpist of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: 2017-10-07
Time: 12:30; 14:30; 16:00 (three concerts)
Location: Science Park, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performers: Soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra

2017-10-01

Hilbert’s Hotel (2015)

On 1 October 2017 at 11:00 CET the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, Center for Microtonal Music, presents the concert program Fokker organ XL for the 31-tone tempered Fokker organ at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The program also features Rozalie Hirs’s composition Hilbert’s Hotel for microtonal organ and electronic sounds (2015), commissioned by Huygens-Fokker Foundation.

Special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider.

concert program
Christina Viola Oorebeek – Speed Loops (medium slow, shifting)
Théodore Dubois – Cantilène religieuse, Marcietta
Jukka Tiensuu – Fantango
Rozalie Hirs – Hilbert’s Hotel
Lauri Supponen – Spring scram
Jean Langlais – Pasticcio
Adolf Friedrich Hesse – Fantasia in d op. 87

Date: 2017-10-01
Time: 11:00 CET
Location: Kleine zaal, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017-09-28

Creative Writing Workshop

On 28 September 2017 from 14:30-16:30 CET Rozalie Hirs teaches a Creative writing workshop for students of the Montessori Lyceum, Groningen, The Netherlands. The goal of the workshop is to create texts for fifteen sound walks through the city of Groningen. The sound workshop, employing Ableton Live and Push, is led by Ingmar de Vos, alumnus of both the Montessori Lyceum and the Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen. The workshop was initiated by Sounds of Music Festival, Groningen, in collaboration with Els Bruining, music teacher of the Montessori Lyceum.

Date: 2017-09-28
Time: 14:30 CET
Location: Montessori Lyceum, Groningen, The Netherlands

2017-08-17

Luisterhuis (The Listening house; 2017), Museum Schunck

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited from 17 August until 15 October 2017 at Museum Schunck/Glaspaleis, Heerlen, The Netherlands, as part of the Dolls’ House Project. The exhibition will be opened at 17:00 CET with lectures by Machiel Spaan, Peter Masselink, and others. Welcome!
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Date: 2017-08-17
Time: 17:00 (opening)
Location: Schunck/Glaspaleis, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Performers: Machiel Spaan, Peter Masselink (lectures)

2017-08-07

Composer-in-Residence at MacDowell

From 7 August until 7 September 2017 Rozalie Hirs is Composer-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, the oldest artist colony in the United States, founded in 1907. During her time at MacDowell she will be working on new compositions and poems. The picture below shows the founder Marian McDowell.

Date: 2017-08-07
Location: MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, United States

2017-07-27

Journée d’Études Messiaen/ Murail

On 27 July 2017 during the Festival Messiaen at La Grave/La Meije, France, the composers and theorists Franck Bedrossian, Pierre-Albert Castanet, Jonathan Cross, Sampo Haapamaki, Thomas Lacoste, and Rozalie Hirs will be presenting lectures on new music and compositional techniques. Tristan Murail presents the keynote lecture. The event Journée d’Études Messiaen/ Murail is moderated by Bruno Serrou.

Date: 2017-07-27
Time: 10:00 CET
Location: Salles des Fêtes de La Grave, Pays de la Meije, France
Performers: Franck Bedrossian, Pierre-Albert Castanet, Jonathan Cross, Sampo Haapamaki, Thomas Lacoste, Rozalie Hirs, Tristan Murail (lectures), Bruno Serrou (moderator)

2017-07-23

article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012)

On Sunday afternoon 23 July 2017 Fie Schouten plays article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] for bass clarinet and electronic sounds (2012) by Rozalie Hirs and Mountains by Ton de Leeuw in a short programme, curated by visual artist Pé Okx. The programme is part of the summer series Zomer aan de Roossloot at the Kunstboerderij in Bergen, The Netherlands.

Date: 2017-07-23
Time: 15:00
Location: Kunstboerderij, Voert 18A, 1861 PE Bergen

2017-07-13

Luisterhuis (The Listening house; 2017), BKKC

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the brandnew architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited from 13 July until 13 August 2017 at Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, The Netherlands, as part of the Dolls’ House Project, curated by Peter Masselink.

Date: 2017-07-13
Location: BKKC/ Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Luisterhuis was commissioned by Peter Masselink for the Dolls' House Project

2017-06-28

article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) – Finnish premiere

On 28 June 2017 the Avanti! Quartet and John Storgårds (violin) open the Avanti! Summer Sounds Festival in the pitoresque church of Pernaja, one hour from Helsinki. The concert, curated by Lotta Wennäkoski, this year’s festival composer, consists of works by Xenakis, Trbojevic, Ravel, and Hirs.

Programme
Iannis Xenakis – Ikhoor for string trio
Jovanka Trbojevic – Oro for string quartet
Rozalie Hirs – article 4 [map butterfly] for solo violin Finnish premiere
Maurice Ravel – Sonata for violin and cello

Date: 2017-06-28
Time: 19:00 CET
Location: Church of Pernaja, Finland
Performers: Avanti! Quartet, John Storgårds (violin)

2017-07-21

Opening of Dolls’ House exhibition: lecture on Luisterhuis (2017)

On 21 June 2017 at 20:00 CET at Design Café Achterhoek, Gruitpoort, Doetinchem, Peter Masselink opens his Dolls’ House exhibition. Machiel Spaan presents a lecture on his new Luisterhuis (The Listening House; 2017), an architectural interactive sculpture he designed in collaboration with Rozalie Hirs.

Date: 2017-07-21
Time: 20:00
Location: Design Café Achterhoek, Theaterzaal, Gruitpoort, Hofstraat 2, Doetinchem, The Netherlands
Performers: Machiel Spaan, Peter Masselink, Reonald Westerdijk, Annemariken Hilberink (lectures)

2017-05-17

article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012) – Austrian premiere

On 17 May 2017 Fie Schouten plays the Austrian première of article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012) during her residency at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien. Schouten commissioned the composition with financial support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund, and played its world premiere on 12 November 2012 at November Music.

Date: 2017-05-17
Location: Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, Vienna, Austria

2017-05-01

Composer-in-Residence at Yaddo

From 1 May until 8 June 2017 Rozalie Hirs is composer-in-residence at the Artists’ Community Yaddo in Saratoga, upstate New York, United States. During her time at Yaddo, she works on a new chamber composition for soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, to be premiered in the Autumn (photograph ©2017 Elisabeth Haynes, Yaddo).

Rozalie Hirs is the 2017 recipient of The Jane Adams Wait Residency. This residency was established in 1996 by The Adirondack Trust Company to honor the dedication and service of Jane Wait to The Corporation of Yaddo in support of a composer or choreographer.

Date: 2017-05-01
Location: Yaddo, Saratoga, New York, United States

2017-04-25

article 8 [infinity] (2014) – Polish premiere

On Tuesday 25 April 2017 Ensemble 306, Marieke Franssen (flute), and Stephan Heber (cello) perform a concert of premieres at the 29th International Composers’ Festival of Krakow, Poland.

Marieke Franssen (flute) plays the Polish premiere of article 8 [infinity] for flute or bass flute and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs. The photograph shows Marieke Franssen on bass flute during a rehearsal of article 8 [infinity].

Programme

Daan Manneke – Surge/Stephan hebe dich…! for solo cello (2005) *
Kaija Saariaho – Mirrors for flute and cello (1997)
Lasse Thoresen – With an open hand or a clenched fist? for solo flute (1976) *
Jukka Tiensuu – bLeuelein for solo cello (2010) *
Kaija Saariaho – NoaNoa for flute and electronics (1992)
Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Transitions for solo cello (2014) *
Rozalie Hirs – article 8 [infinity] for flute and electronics (2014) *
José María Sánchez-Verdú – Deploratio II for flute and cello (2001) *

* Polish premieres

Date: 2017-04-25
Time: 19:30
Location: Academy of Music Concert Hall, 43. Św. Tomasza Street, Krakow, Poland
Performers: Ensemble 306, Marieke Franssen (flute), Stephan Heber (cello)

2017-04-10

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House) opening

On 10 April 2017 at 16:00 CET the Luisterhuis, The Listening House, a new architectural sculpture and sound installation by Machiel Spaan/M3H Architects (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music composition), was shown to the public for the first time. It is part of the Dolls’ House Project, a traveling exhibition of model houses, each designed and assembled by a renowned Dutch architect. The accompanying book was also presented on 10 April 2017 at Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

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 is to be concluded by an auction of all sculptures; the revenue will be donated to scientific research on the diseases.

Luisterhuis (2017, The Listening House), a collaboration by Hirs and Spaan, can be regarded as the successor of their location-specific interactive sound and poetry app Curvices (2013) with virtual listening rooms, spatially designed by Spaan. The outdoor spaces can be explored by walking through the museum park Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium (2013-present), Citadel, Den Bosch, The Netherlands (2014-present), and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam (2015-16). In Curvices, GPS technology localizes the listener’s position and triggers the respective song or soundtrack. In The Listening House the rooms are actually physically present as part of the model, an abstract dolls’ house, designed by Spaan. Again each room possesses its own soundtrack. The rooms and their sounds can be explored by walking around the model and approaching the desired position. Sensors judge the proximity of the listener and trigger the corresponding sounds signalling the environment and function of the living spaces.

With special thanks to Casper Schipper (electronic wiring setup of speakers and sensors), Remko Spaan (woordwork), Layla Hollestelle and Menno Ubink (technical support).

Date: 2017-04-10
Time: 16:00-18:00
Location: Oranje Zaal, Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2017-03-14

On Tenderness (2017)

On 14 March 2017 during the Edmonton New Music Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Mikolaj Warszynski and Zuzana Simurdova present a recital with works for two pianos as well as piano works for four hands. In addition one of them performs the new composition On Tenderness for solo piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. Visit New Music Edmonton on Twitter or Facebook for more info on the program.

Date: 2017-03-14
Time: 19:00
Location: Holy Trinity Church or Muttart Hall, 10050 MacDonald Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Performers: Mikolaj Warszynski (piano), Zuzana Simurdova (piano)

2017-02-14

On Tenderness (2017) – world premiere

On 14 February 2017 Megumi Masaki performs the world premiere of On Tenderness for piano solo and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. Masaki collaborated with Hirs at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in November 2016, followed by a try-out concert of the piece on 2 December 2016 at Rice Recital Hall, Music and Sound, Banff, Canada. The premiere concert takes place on Valentine’s Day at the Pro Series of Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada.

Date: 2017-02-14
Location: Brandon University, School of Music, Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Queen Elizabeth II Building, 270 18th Street , Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9 Canada
Performers: Megumi Masaki (piano)
The Pro Series: Faculty Concert

2017-01-23

Panel on words and music in choral art

Tenso Chamber Choir logoDuring the Tenso Conference on 23 and 24 January 2017 Rozalie Hirs is one of the panelists on a debate on words and music in choral art. Possible questions could include: which are the challenges a writer faces when his or her texts are – or would be – used in choral music? How can a composer treat texts in a setting for more voices?

The conference is organized by Tenso, the European network for professional choirs, in collaboration with Philharmonie de Paris. Paris, France, and Le Biennale d’Art Vocal. It is part of the project From Poetry to Music, initiated by Tenso in 2014.

Date: 2017-01-23
Location: Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France
The Conference is organized by Tenso in collaboration with Philharmonie de Paris and Le Biennale d' Art Vocal, as part of the project From Poetry to Music.