Rozalie Hirs

Lecture and debate

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)

2019-12-07

Portrait event 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 a sound installation, performance, and lecture by Cathy Van Eck.

programme
14:00-16:00 CET
Breeze (2015) – interactive sound installation/ exhibition

16:00-17:30 CET
In Paradisum (2019) – performance
The origins of sound (2019) – lecture

17:30 CET
Q & A

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Date: 2019-12-07
Time: 14:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France
Open Saturday V at Van Doesburg House, curated and hosted by its artists-in-residence Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs (September - December 2019)

2019-11-02

Ways of Space (2019), Van Doesburg House, France – tryout

On Saturday 2 November 2019 at 15:00 CET the sound artist Fedde ten Berge (*1983) is a guest artist at the Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, Paris, France. He presents several of his sound art installations to the public: Klank Experimenteer Station/ KES, Stronk, Egg, Shroom, and Hybride Microphone (see picture below).

At 16:00 CET the architect Machiel Spaan and composer Rozalie Hirs present their new architectural sound sculpture Ways of Space (2019), which they have developed in close collaboration during their artist-in-residence at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, France. Ways of Space (2019) is inspired by the concept of the ‘open floorplan’ developed by Theo Van Doesburg (1883-1931) for his own residence. Spaan created the spatial arrangement of loudspeakers and Hirs composed new electronic sounds for the musical composition. It is the third collaborative architecture/sound art project by Spaan and Hirs, after Curvices (2013-present), and the Listening House (2017-present). The residency is supported by Mondriaanfonds, Maison Theo Van Doesburg, and Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie.

The entrance is free. Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to m.spaan@m3h.nl is advised.

event programme

15:00-16:00 and 17:00-18:00 CET
Interactive sound installations by Fedde ten Berge: Klank Experimenteer Station/ KES, Stronk, Egg (see picture on the left), Shroom, and Hybride Microphone.

16:00-16:15 CET
Introduction to Ways of Space (2019)

16:15-17:00 CET
Sound installation Ways of Space (2019) by Machiel Spaan & Rozalie Hirs

17:00 CET
Reception

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Date: 2019-11-02
Time: 15:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France
Open Saturday IV at Van Doesburg House, curated and hosted by its artists-in-residence Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs (September - December 2019)

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
Location: IRCAM (Salle Stravinsky), 1 Place Igor Stravinski, 75004 Paris, France
Performers: Nicolas Donin (host), Amy Bauer, Bert Van Herck, Ingrid Pustijanac (lectures)
International Conference Spectralisms 2019

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

2019-04-27

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

2019-01-16

Lecture on work in stuttering, poetry and interactivity

On 16 January 2019 from 12:30 until 14:30 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her poetry book gestamelde werken (work in stuttering; Amsterdam: Querido|Singeluitvergerijen, 2012), 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 with the students. The event 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)

2018-07-01

Poetry reading, IJsselsalon, Zutphen

Joost Baars and Rozalie Hirs have been invited to read their poetry at IJsselsalon, Zutphen, The Netherlands, on Sunday 1 July 2018 at 15:00 CET.

The IJsselsalon was initiated by visual artist Stef Kreymborg and musician Remko Kraamwinkel.  Jos van Hest always interviews the poets about their work. The literary salon is concluded by a book signing and a reception. The picture on the left a silk artwork by Kreymborg.

Date: 2018-07-01
Time: 15:00-17:00 CET
Location: IJsselsalon, IJsselkade 21, 7201 HD Zutphen, The Netherlands
Performers: Joost Baars, Rozalie Hirs (poets), Jos van Hest (host)

2018-03-22

Salon, Maison Dora Maar

On 22 March 2018 at 18:00 the three current artists-in-residence at Maison Dora Maar, Liz Brown, David Grand, and Rozalie Hirs, present their work to the public. With special thanks to Gwen Strauss, director of Maison Dora Maar.

Liz Brown talks about and reads from Twilight Man: The Strange Life and Times of Harrison Post, to be published by Viking. David Grand speaks about and reads from his fourth novel. Rozalie Hirs speaks about the compositional ideas underlying her new work parallel world and sea to be premiered by ASKO|Schönberg in May 2018. The presentations and subsequent rounds of questions are to be followed by a reception.

The Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House is made possible through a grant from the Brown Foundation and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, United States.
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Date: 2018-03-22
Time: 18:00 CET
Location: Salon, Maison Dora Maar, Rue du Portail Neuf 58, 84560 Ménerbes, France

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

2017-07-27

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)

2017-01-23

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.

2016-12-13

New Emergences #5: Breaking the glass ceiling

161213-newemergences-katemoore-annelaberge-noelryan-rozaliehirsNew Emergences is a lecture and discussion series highlighting the current debates around gender in electronic, contemporary and experimental music. Within these fields, it is increasingly necessary to give a platform to current advocates for under-represented voices. We believe it is important to expose existing biases that impede the richness of our diversity. By openly discussing how the current environment validifies our artistic works by the identification of our gender, we hope to challenge the existing conditions. The series was initiated by, amongst others, Anne Wellmer and Semay Wu.

On Tuesday 13 December 2016 at 19:30 CET the fifth installment of the series welcomes key note speaker Kate Moore (AU/NL) and panelists Henriëtte Post, Joel Ryan (US/NL), and Rozalie Hirs.

The event is moderated by Anne La Berge (US/NL), and takes place at Splendor, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, 1011 LX Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Date: 2016-12-13
Time: 19:30 CET
Location: Splendor, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, 1011 LX Amsterdam, Netherlands
New Emergences - Aesthetics, politics, philosophy and new emergences in current electronic music and its surroundings #5: Breaking the glass ceiling

2016-10-21

Performance at Lesart Bühne, Deutschlandradio Kultur

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On Friday 21 October 2016 at 10:00 CET Elke Schlinsog interviews Herman van Veen, Margriet de Moor, and Rozalie Hirs on their literary and musical works. By way of intermission, Rozalie Hirs performs three short timeslots of poetry and music hybrids. The event takes place at the Lesart Bühne of Deutschlandradio Kultur during the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.

Date: 2016-10-21
Time: 10:00-11:00 CET
Location: Lesart Bühne of Deutschlandradio Kultur, Frankfurt Book Fair 2016, Messegelände, Frankfurt, Germany

2015-12-11

To witness matter

151211-Baha-Görkem-Yalim-Fatherland-Perdu

On 11 December 2015 at 20:30 CET Perdu will host an evening around structures of remembrance, forms of subjectivity gathering, and communication.

“memory for two, memory for several, world-memory, memory-ages of the world”
(from: Cinema 2: The Time-Image (1989) by Gilles Deleuze. Translated into English by Hugh Tomlinson and Robert Galeta. p.119).

Patricia Pisters presents a lecture on her work. Baha Görkem Yalim shows installation and video work. Mia You discusses prose by the Lebanese-American writer and painter Etel Adnan. Rozalie Hirs reads selections from the poetry collection Seasons (2008) by Adnan. Hirs also presents some of her own music compositions specifically dealing with the topic of memory and the act of remembering.

View visual works by Etel Adnan here.

Date: 2015-12-11
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Perdu, Kloverniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015-04-13

Lecture, UC Santa Barbara, United States

Clarence Barlow, chaire Composition Department, UCSB

On 13 April 2015 Rozalie Hirs is giving a lecture at the Composition Department at University of California, Santa Barbara, on her recent compositions Nadir (2014), Lichtende Drift (2014), Roseherte (2008, 2014 rev.), and Infinity Stairs (2014). Topics may include frequency-based compositional techniques, the use of OpenMusic as a compositional tool, and sound synthesis in SuperCollider and CSound.

(photograph: Clarence Barlow, chair of the Composition Department, UCSB)

Date: 2015-04-13
Location: Composition/ Department of Music, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States

2015-02-17

De Wonderkamer: poetry reading and lecture

Micha Hamel

On February 17, 2015, Rozalie Hirs is giving a one-hour poetry lecture and reading at fellow poet and composer Micha Hamel’s series De Wonderkamer. She reads her poetry, performs a few of music and poetry pieces, and talks about their underlying ideas. followed by a discussion.

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Date: 2015-02-17
Time: 20:45
Location: Vreeland, The Netherlands
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, live electronics, soundtrack)

2014-04-15

Poetry reading and debate, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Rozalie Hirs: život mogućnosti (Serbian, Croatian translation: Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lučić). Poetry book. Banja Luka: Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2014. ISBN 978-99-955-8050-6. 124pp.On 15 April 2014 at 12:00 CET Bosnian poets and translators will be visiting Visoka škola za ekonomiju, Prijedor, for a debate with Rozalie Hirs on the new poetry book život mogućnosti, that was presented a day before in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina. They read poems and translations from the book and discuss poetry, translation, and intermedial aspects of poetry.

The book, published by Zdravko Kecman, Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, Banja Luka, contains ninety poems by Rozalie Hirs, translated by Jelica Novaković and Radovan Lučić. The cover illustration of the book is by visual artist Harm van den Dorpel. The introduction was written by Laurens Ham.

život mogućnosti (Serbian, Croatian translation: Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lučić), Banja Luka: Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, 2014. Bosnia & Herzegovina. ISBN 978-99-955-8050-6. 124 pages.

Date: 2014-04-15
Time: 12:00
Location: Visoka škola za ekonomiju i informatiku (Higher education for economics en informatics), Ulica Mitropolita Petra Zimonića bb, Prijedor, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Performers: Rozalie Hirs, Zdravko Kecman, Živko Malešević, Branislav Kecman, Ivana Kitonjić
With financial support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature

2014-04-09

Round table discussion moderated by Lex Bohlmeijer

Louis Andriessen and Mariss Jansons during the rehearsal of 'Mysteriën'On 9 April 2014 is the offical first screening of Imperfect harmony, the new documentary by Carmen Cobos about the music composition Mysteriën by Louis Andriessen, at Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Afterwards a round table discussion takes place moderated by Lex Bohlmeijer. The guests are Neil Wallace (artistic director De Doelen & Red Sofa concertseries), Hans Leenders (conductor), Yannick Hiwatt (jazz violinist, composer), Florian Maier (composer), and Rozalie Hirs (composer).

Date: 2014-04-09
Time: 20:00
Location: Lantaren/Venster, Otto Reuchlinweg 996, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2014-03-11

The Writing Room – interview by Kenneth van Zijl

Knetterende Letteren: interview door Kenneth van Zijl, Cultura/NTR

On 11 March 2014 at 0:20 CET an interview by Kenneth van Zijl is broadcast during the program The Writing Room (De Schrijfkamer), Knetterende Letteren, on the Dutch digital channel Cultura of NTR Television. Hirs talks about her creative process, several approaches to writing and ways of writing, and reveals through her sketchbooks how her poems come about. This interview was first broadcast on 6 April 2014.

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Date: 2014-03-11
Time: 0:20
Location: The Writing Room (De schrijfkamer), Knetterende Letteren, Cultura/ NTR Television, The Netherlands

2014-01-25

3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, Kassel

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At the occasion of the tenth anniversary celebration of 3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst a round-table-discussiion with the poets Christian Steinbacher, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Michael Stauffer, Zsuzsanna Gahse, Johannes Auer, and Rozalie Hirs takes place at Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. The topics of conversation are ‘Poesie verstehen’ and the current poetry exhibit at Kunsttempel TINO, SatzZeichungen.

Date: 2014-01-25
Time: 15:00
Location: Kunsttempel, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 177, Kassel, Germany
Performers: Christian Steinbacher, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Michael Stauffer, Zsuzsanna Gahse, Johannes Auer, Rozalie Hirs

2014-01-24

3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, Kassel

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On 24 January 2014 at 20:00 the three poets Jonathan Bragdon, Rozalie Hirs, and Valeri Scherstjanoit will present their works at the occasion of the tenth anniversary celebration of 3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, the experimental poetry series for performance, spoken word, and sound poetry, curated by Friedrich Block, Stiftung Brückner-Kühner.

Date: 2014-01-24
Time: 20:00
Location: Kunsttempel, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 177, Kassel, Germany
Performers: Jonathan Bragdon, Rozalie Hirs, Valeri Scherstjanoi

2013-11-23

Curvices (2013) – opening

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices (Informatie, plakkaat, 2013)

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 15:00, the new poetry and soundinstallation for mobile devices Curvices (2013), composed and written by Rozalie Hirs, and commissioned by Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium, is presented. Hirs, Cox & Grusenmeyer will introduce the work and the guests can make their first sound walk together with the app. Furthermore, the bibliofile poetry book Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Studio 3005, 2013) by Rozalie Hirs is presented. Welcome!

Digital application, poetry and sound installation for mobile devices
Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice)
Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation)
Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realization)
Machiel Spaan (spatial design)
Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar)
Patricio Wang (bass guitar)
Martín Ibarburu (drums)
Magnus Robb (birdsong recordings)
Carlos Dalla-Fiore (mixing, mastering)
Mathijs de Valk (technical assistance)

Bibliofile poetry book/chapbook (English)
Rozalie Hirs (poetry)
Marc Vleugels (book design, typesetting, printing)
Publisher: Studio 3005

Date: 2013-11-23
Time: 15:00
Location: Sound Forest, Dommelhof, Neerpelt, Toekomstlaan 5, Belgium
Commissioned by Klankenbos, Neerpelt, België

2013-10-16

a small lovely rustling revolution

Lucebert: Collected Poems (Green Integer, 2013)

On October 16, 2013, at the occasion of Onbederflijk Vers, Anja de Feijter, Jaap van der Bent, Alex Rutten, and Rozalie Hirs read the first part of the integral Lucebert translation by Diane Butterman, and discuss Lucebert’s poetry.

Lucebert, The Collected Poems Volume I. Translated from the Dutch by Diane Butterman. With an Introduction by Anja de Feijter. København & Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2013.

Date: 2013-10-16
Time: 15:00
Location: Mariënburg Library
, Mariënburg 29, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2013-09-15

Versspreken #17

logo of the new international poetry festival, Read My World, 2013

On September 15, 2013, Rob Schouten, Lieke Marsman and Rozalie Hirs discuss a poem by Mustafa Stitou from his most recent collection, Tempel (De Bezige Bij, 2013) in the seventeenth episode of Versspreken as part of the brand new international poetry festival, Read My World, at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam.

Date: 2013-09-15
Time: 20:00
Location: Tolhuistuin, Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam
Performers: Lieke Marsman, Rob Schouten, Rozalie Hirs (editors: Matthijs Ponte, Joost Baars)

2013-06-17

Worlds Literature Festival & Salon, Norwich

Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

From June 17 to June 22, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at the Worlds Literature Festival & Salon in Norwich, England. The festival is organized by the Norwich Writers’ Centre and the University of East Anglia.
During the week, guests engage in private discussions and give public readings at the Cathedral Hostry, Norwich. The full list of featured poets can be found here.

Date: 2013-06-17
Location: Norwich Writers' Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Engeland

2013-04-06

Television interview by Kenneth van Zijl

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Kenneth van Zijl interviews Rozalie Hirs on her poetry and her music for the De Schrijfkamer segment of the Knetterende Letteren television program.

“In De schrijfkamer, poet/ composer Rozalie Hirs explains how her compelling, periodless poetry is created. She labors at an impressive oeuvre, in which anecdotes are avoided as much as possible, but which consists of highly lyrical poems. She provides us with a glimpse into the intimacy of her ‘sketchbooks’, in which the first contours of her poems are visible, written in ecoline. Rozalie reads some poems, the way only she can, introducing in passing her hyperstructural interactive poetry on her website. Recently, her collection gestamelde werken was published.” (Introduction by Kenneth van Zijl)

The interview was broadcast on April 6, 2013, at 20:30 by Cultura, the digital channel of the NTR, and was re-run at the following times:

April 6, 2013, 20:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 8, 2013, 10:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 9, 2013, 15:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 10, 2013, 15:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 11, 2013, 08:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 12, 2013, 11:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 13, 2013, 20:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 14, 2013, 11:25, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 15, 2013, 10:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 16, 2013, 14:55, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 17, 2013, 15:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 18, 2013, 10:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 19, 2013, 20:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura

Date: 2013-04-06
Time: 20:30
Cultura/ NTR

2013-02-28

Lecture, Walter Maas Huis, Bilthoven

Walter Maas Huis, Bilthoven

On February 28, 2013, at 19:30, Rozalie Hirs gives a talk at the Walter Maas Huis (formerly Huize Gaudeamus) in Bilthoven, discussing her poetry and her music, followed by a reception. She talks about the creative process, focusing on the compositions Roseherte (2008), Zenit (2010) and Arbre généalogique (2011). Additionally, she discusses her digital poetry, which was created in collaboration with visual artists Harm van den Dorpel and Cox & Grusenmeyer, and she reads poems from her recently published collection, gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012).

Date: 2013-02-28
Time: 19:30
Location: Walter Maas Huis, Gerard Doulaan 21, Bilthoven

2012-10-17

Live radio interview by Jeroen van Kan, VPRO

De Avonden, VPRO: Interview by Jeroen van Kan on 'gestamelde werken' by Rozalie Hirs, October 17, 2012

On October 17, 2012, Rozalie Hirs is interviewed about her poetry collection gestamelde werken (2012) by Jeroen van Kan as part of the VPRO radio show, De Avonden. From the book, she reads the cycle een dag (2009). Additionally, a brand new recording of her musical composition Venus [evening star] (2010) by engineer Guido Tichelman of a performance by Slagwerk Den Haag is broadcast.

Date: 2012-10-17
Time: 21:20
De Avonden, VPRO, Hilversum, The Netherlands

2012-09-22

Meet the composer: Rozalie Hirs, Warsaw, Poland

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On September 22, 2012 Rozalie Hirs is interviewed by Krzysztof Kwiatkowski for the occasion of the 55th edition of the Warsaw International Festival Of Contemporary Music. The night before the interview, the Polish premiere of her composition Roseherte (2008) for orchestra and electronic sounds takes place, executed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Pascal Rophé (conductor).

Date: 2012-09-22
Time: 12:00
Location: Austrian Cultural Forum, ulica Próżna 7/9, Warsaw, Poland
55th International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Warsaw Autumn’

2012-06-15

A program dedicated to Friederike Mayröcker

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On June 15, 2012, at Poetry International, Rotterdam, Rozalie Hirs hosts the program Voetnoten: Een avond over het werk van Friederike Mayröcker with presentations and debates centered around Mayröcker’s most recent book, ich bin in der anstalt. fusznoten zu einem nichtgeschriebenen werk. Guest speakers are Ulrike Draesner, Inge Arteel and Lucas Hüsgen. Draesner and Hirs read a selection of the texts in German.

Date: 2012-06-15
Time: 22:00
Location: Poetry International, Mauritsweg 35, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2012-05-25

Lecture on semantic rhythm

On 25 May 2012 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on the topic of Betekenisritme (semantic rhythm), a name she coined in 2004 during a conversation with Samuel Vriezen. The lecture is part of the evening Nederlandse poëzie in een wurggreep II – een Mettes-lexicon II, a tribute to the late Jeroen Mettes (1978-2006) and his influence on Dutch literature. With performances and lectures by Samuel Vriezen, Saskia Pieterse, Martijn Knol, Cin Windey, Rozalie Hirs. The event is curated by Samuel Vriezen.

Date: 2012-05-25
Time: 20:30
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012-03-16

‘Watch this space’, StAnza International Poetry Festival, Scotland, UK

On 16 March 2012 at 10:00 GMT the poetry breakfast ‘Watch this space’ serves a round table discussion about the appearance of poetry, visual poetry, and digital poetry (and the importance of layout and typesetting), during StAnza International Poetry Festival, St.Andrews, Scotland. With Gerry Cambridge, Andrew Michael Roberts, Helen Ivory, Eleanor Livingstone, and Rozalie Hirs. Location is The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St. Andrews, Scotland. Photo ©2012 StAnza Photo Gallery.

Date: 2012-03-16
Time: 12:00 GMT
Location: Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St. Andrews, Scotland
Performers: Round-table discussion with Gerry Cambridge, Andrew Michael Roberts, Helen Ivory, Eleanor Livingstone, and Rozalie Hirs
Stanza International Poetry Festival

2011-12-09

Words in Motion

J.R. Carpenter: And by islands I mean paragraphs

On December 9, 2011, Tonnus Oosterhoff, Henk van der Waal, K. Michel, Dirk Vis, J. R. Carpenter (see illustration), Serge Bouchardon and Rozalie Hirs are guests at the Words in Motion event of SLAA (the Amsterdam Foundation for Literary Activities) which is held in De Balie“>De Balie, Amsterdam. The theme of the night is digital poetry, interactive poems and poetry in motion. The event is part of the ‘Digital poetry and the present’ conference, organized by the University of Amsterdam. Professor Yra van Dijk is acting as curator and host.

Date: 2011-12-09
Time: 20:00
Location: De Balie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Words in Motion, SLAA (Stichting Literaire Activiteiten Amsterdam), Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011-11-16

Masterclasses, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Julian Anderson & John Adams at the Guildhall School of Music and Dram, London

During the 2010-2011 season, Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Composition Department of Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England. During this period, she is giving masterclasses over the course of several weeks, as well as workshops and private composition lessons to students of the Guildhall School. This includes a three day period from November 16 to 18, 2011. The focus is on new compositional techniques and applications of the OpenMusic software, developed at IRCAM, as part of the compositional process.

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

Date: 2011-11-16
Time: 10:00
Location: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

2011-11-10

Lecture, Amsterdam Conservatory

Conservatorium van Amsterdam

On November 10, 2011, at 14:00, Rozalie Hirs is giving a lecture about her work for the Composition Department of the Amsterdam Conservatory, particularly focusing on her new composition Arbre généalogique (2011), which receives its world premiere performance later on the same day at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.

Date: 2011-11-10
Time: 14:00
Location: Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 151, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011-11-05

Radio interview by Mark Brouwers, Podium, Radio 4

Mark Brouwers Podium (NTR)

On November 5, 2011, Rozalie Hirs is being interviewed by Mark Brouwer for the radio program  Podium/ Viertakt, about her CD Pulsars (Amsterdam: Attacca records, 2010), and about music, poetry, and the creative process.

Date: 2011-11-05
Time: 18:00
Podium (formerly known as Radio Viertakt), Radio 4, Hilversum, The Netherlands

2011-09-24

“Dichter aan huis”

Rozalie Hirs, Dichter aan huis, 2011 (atelier Paul van Laere)

On September 24, 2011, Rozalie Hirs is giving five lectures (at 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00) on, and including, poetry, as part of the event Dichter aan huis (“Poet in the house”) in The Hague. During this event, some fifty poets are performing, each in a different living room in The Hague. Hirs is reading in the workshop of sculptor and stone restaurateur Paul van Laere.

Hirs is reading several poems (cycles) and is talking about some digital word toys: the application Stamboom  (2006) and the interactive website Geluksbrenger online (2011), which have both been developed in collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel.

Date: 2011-09-24
Time: 13:00
Location: Dichter aan huis, Atelier Paul van Laere, Laan van Meerdervoort 189b, The Hague, The Netherlands

2011-09-04

Chairman of the jury for the Gaudeamus Prize

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During the International Gaudeamus Music Week 2011, which is being held from September 4 through 11, Rozalie Hirs is acting as chairman of the jury for the Gaudeamus Prize. Apart from Hirs, the jury consists of Tadeusz Wielecki (Poland) and Miguel Azguime (Portugal). During the week, the jury is leading workshop sessions for the composers participating in the festival.

Date: 2011-09-04
Time: 16:00
Location: Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2011-07-16

Bridge of Babel
Geluksbrenger online

Rozalie Hirs en Harm van den Dorpel: Stamboom, 2006

As part of Kunstenfestival Watou, Rozalie Hirs is performing her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) on July 16, 2011. Additionally, she is reading several poems (cycles) and giving a lecture about the installation Geluksbrenger online (2011). This interactive work, developed by Hirs in collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel, is on view during the entire month of July of 2011 as an interactive installation at the town hall of Watou.

Follow this link for the information on Geluksbrenger online in the catalogue of the exhibition of Watou 2011.

Date: 2011-07-16
Time: 15:30
Location: Kunstenfestival Watou, Stadhuis, Watouplein 1, Watou, Belgium

2011-05-20

Prix Poésie-Média 2011 – nomination

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On May 20, 2011, the five nominees for the Prix de Poésie Média 2011 are being presented during the BIPVAL (Biennale des poètes en Val-de-Marne) in Paris, France. One of the nominated works is the interactive website Geluksbrenger online, which has been developed as a collaboration between Rozalie Hirs (poetry, music, voice) and visual artist Harm van den Dorpel (design, programming)

The jury consists of Annie Abrahams, Jacopo Baboni-Schilingi, Jean-Pierre Balpe, Margherita Balzerani, Miguel Chevalier, Frédéric Dumont, Michel Jaffrennou, Eduardo Kac, Hervé Nisic, Joerg Piringer, Nicolas Ticot.

At the end of the program, the winner is announced: Alan Bigelow.

Date: 2011-05-20
Time: 19:00
Location: Biennale des Poètes, MACVAL, Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Place de la libération, 94400 Vitry-sur-seine, France

2011-04-14

Pleidooi voor een nieuw kunstbegrip

On 14 April 2011 Peter Adriaansz, Maarten Altena, Rozalie Hirs, and Samuel Vriezen, four composers from The Netherlands wrote a manifesto for the arts (in Dutch) in reaction to severe budget cuts. It was subsequently signed by hundreds of artists from all different media (visual arts, theatre, music, literature, film). The complete text was also published on The Ear Reader, the online magazine for contemporary music, based in The Netherlands; here is the complete manifesto:

Manifest voor een nieuw kunstbegrip

Wij, Nederlandse scheppende kunstenaars, nemen afstand van de kaping van het kunstbegrip door de beleidsmakers en kunstmanagers die beweren namens ons te spreken, zoals de “Tafel van Zes”. Met ongetwijfeld de beste bedoelingen spreekt deze managerselite een taal die intussen het kunstbegrip zelf steeds verder aantast en uitholt. Al jaren vergiftigt dit jargon het spreken over kunst in het publieke debat.

Niet alleen behoort deze taal inmiddels tot de ideologische grondslagen voor een volstrekt destructieve “hervorming” van het kunstleven door de huidige regering, bovenal vormt zij een regelrechte belediging voor onze beroepseer als kunstenaars. Op geen enkele manier weerspiegelt deze bloedeloze fraseologie van de “culturele sector” waar het bij kunst werkelijk om gaat.

Wij hebben ons leven in dienst van die kunst gesteld. Wij werken elke dag aan de verdere scherping van onze inzichten in onze artistieke discipline. De bestuurselite spreekt niet namens ons. Wij, kunstenaars, eisen de taal weer op.

1. Kunst is niet voor een “doelgroep”. Alle kunst is altijd voor iedereen.

Wie een kunstwerk maakt brengt iets in de wereld dat voor iedereen beschikbaar wordt en de wereld leefbaar maakt.

2. Kunst is geen instrument.

Elk kunstwerk stelt zijn eigen doelen en heeft zijn eigen effecten. Wat een kunstwerk zal zijn en wat het in de wereld zal veroorzaken is niet voorspelbaar en kan niet door politieke of commerciële agenda’s worden afgedwongen.

3. De waarde van de kunst is voorspelbaar noch berekenbaar.

Kunst biedt gewaarwordingen en gevoelens, biedt kennis over wat we kunnen zien, horen, voelen, denken en doen in de wereld. Deze kennis heet “ervaring”. Een kunstwerk heeft waarde voor zover de ervaring die het mogelijk maakt specifiek is: voor zover zij tot niets anders herleid kan worden. Een kunstwerk is een specifieke gedachte over ervaring.

4. Een kunstwerk is niet zelf “toegankelijk”, maar geeft toegang tot ervaring.

Wie een kunstwerk gaat maken, bekijken of beluisteren kan niet vooraf weten tot welke ervaring het werk toegang zal geven. Daarom mag “toegankelijkheid” geen vooropgesteld criterium voor kunst zijn. Wel wordt de ervaring toegankelijker bij veelvuldig contact met het werk.

5. Kunst is een discipline.

Kunst eist toewijding, van makers zowel als van beschouwers. Alleen wie zich aandachtig op een kunstwerk richt kan tot de ervaring doordringen waar het toegang toe geeft.

6. Kunst staat los van Staat zowel als Markt.

Noch de mechanismen van de Staat, noch die van de Markt zullen ooit kunnen vatten wat kunst is. Er is vanuit de kunst gezien ook geen verschil tussen de Markt en de Staat – er is één technocratische MarktStaat die niet denkt maar reguleert (voorzover de storm van het internationale kapitaal dat toestaat). Daarbuiten is er het denken. In de wetenschap bijvoorbeeld, en in de kunst.

7. Kunst is niet “pluriform” of “democratisch”.

Kunst is ongeschikt als beleidsinstrument om falend sociaal beleid mee te corrigeren of verdoezelen. Kunst representeert geen democratische consensus maar gedijt bij rivaliteit van ideeën.

8. Kunst wordt niet “geconsumeerd”.

Een kunstwerk gaat niet op in het gebruik en is dus ook niet schaars. Daarom zijn economische wetten niet op kunst van toepassing. De gedachte van een kunstwerk is een eeuwige bron.

9. Kunst is geen “aanbod” waar een “vraag” naar is.

Geen kunstwerk kan ooit worden herleid tot het marktmechanisme – de markt kan alleen een vraag hebben naar dat wat al bekend is. Maar het kunstwerk is juist van waarde omdat het niet voorspelbaar is. De vraag van het publiek is dan ook geen creatieve of artistieke factor.

10. Er is geen “overaanbod” van kunst. Kunst is excessief, genereus, en toch steeds opnieuw noodzakelijk.

Elk kunstwerk is altijd al teveel. Er is altijd meer kunst dan wie dan ook kan bijbenen. Het is niet anders: er is meer te denken, te ervaren en te doen dan de mens aankan, en de kunst maakt dat ongemakkelijke feit steeds weer zichtbaar. Dat zichtbaar maken is menselijke noodzaak: precies het teveel dat de kunst biedt kan de mens boven zichzelf uittillen en bevrijden van sleur en regelgeving. Dus is kunst, naast altijd al teveel, ook nog nooit genoeg.

11. Een kunstwerk is een vraag waarop het antwoord je leven kan veranderen.

12. Kunst viert dat wij kunnen denken, voelen, scheppen, leven.

PETER ADRIAANSZ
MAARTEN ALTENA
ROZALIE HIRS
SAMUEL VRIEZEN
Amsterdam, 14 april 2011

Date: 2011-04-14
Location: The Ear Reader, online magazine for contemporary music, The Netherlands

2011-03-21

Masterclasses, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Julian Anderson & John Adams at the Guildhall School of Music and Dram, London
During the 2010-2011 season, Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Composition Department of Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England. During this period, she is giving masterclasses over the course of several weeks, as well as workshops and private composition lessons to students of the Guildhall School. This includes a three day period from March 21 to 23, 2011. The focus is on new compositional techniques and applications of the OpenMusic software, developed at IRCAM, as part of the compositional process.

 

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

Date: 2011-03-21
Time: 10:00
Location: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

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

2010-11-20

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

2010-09-24

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

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.

2010-06-23

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

2010-05-07

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

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

2009-12-16

Kunstwelten, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

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On December 16, 2009, at 19:00, Rozalie Hirs, alongside Klaus Hurrelman, Ulrich Matthes and Klaus Staeck participates in the 31. Akademiegespräch (“31st academic talks”) at the Akademie der Künste Berlin, Germany. Chaired by Claudia Henne, the guests discuss KUNSTWELTEN, the cultural education program of the Akademie der Künste. Additionally, some projects are presented that have been created during Kunstwelten.

Date: 2009-12-16
Time: 19:00
Location: 31. Akademiegespräch, Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, Berlin, Germany

2009-05-08

Lecture, Perspectives on Sound, Austria

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On May 8, 2009, as part of the Symposium Perspectives on Sound of the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien, Rozalie Hirs gives a presentation on Le Lac (2001) by Tristan Murail and on the composition techniques used and developed by the composer.

Date: 2009-05-08
Time: 13:30
Location: Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, Vienna, Austria

2008-11-17

Lecture and workshop, USCD, United States

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On November 17, 2008, from 17:00 to 19:00, Rozalie Hirs gives the talk “Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic” at the Music Departement of USCD (University of California at San Diego), La Jolla, USA. The next day, November 18, 2010, the workshop of the same title takes place from 17:00 to 19:00.

Date: 2008-11-17
Time: 17:00
Location: UCSD Department of Music, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, USA

2007-04-24

Lecture, VSB poetry award

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On April 24, 2007, Rozalie Hirs gives a lecture titled “Poëzie op muziek op poëzie op muziek” (‘Poetry set to music set to poetry set to music’) as part of the Prijsvraag Jonge Componisten (Young Composers’ Competition) at De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam. For the competition, young composers chose poems from poetry collections that have been nominated for the VSB Poetry award, and set them to music. The event is hosted by Petra Possel.

Date: 2007-04-24
Time: 20:00
Location: De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam
VSB Poëzieprijs

2005-11-03

Contemporary compositional techniques and Open Music – Nieuw Ensemble and Rozalie Hirs (2005-06)

Contemporary compositional techniques and Open Music
A course by Rozalie Hirs and Nieuw Ensemble, Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2005/06)

During the academic year 2005/06, Rozalie Hirs is curator and teacher of the course Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The main body of the course is comprised of four lectures and ten workshops by Rozalie Hirs, as well as guest lectures by Tristan Murail (Columbia University), Mikhail Malt (IRCAM), Marco Stroppa (Hochschule für Musik, Stuttgart), Niels Bogaards (IRCAM) and Benjamin Thigpen. Seven hands-on sessions with the Nieuw Ensemble are curated by its artistic director Joël Bons.

The approach during the first semester (Part A) will be directed towards acquiring insight into compositional techniques and programming methods. During the second semester (Part B), the course is directed towards the application of the obtained knowledge. Essential to this part of the course is the development of original works by the participating composition students of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague. The final concert on June 9, 2006 by the Nieuw Ensemble concludes the course, presenting the new compositions to the public. The new book OpenMusic and Contemporary compositional will document the creative process of seven of the participating composers Justin Christensen, Miguelángel Clerc, Ignacio Fernández Bollo, Daniel Gutierrez Berumen, Ernesto Illescas-Peláez, Chikage Imai, Andrzej Kwiecinski and Rodrigo Tascón.

With special thanks to Marijke Hoogenboom, Professor of Art Practice and Artistic Development, Amsterdam University of the Arts, for her support.
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Date: 2005-11-03
Time: 17:00-18:30 CET
Location: Conservatorium van Amsterdam (room 336), Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (lecture)