Rozalie Hirs



Artist-in-residence at Van Doesburg House, Paris, France

From 1 September until 31 December 2019 composer Rozalie Hirs and architect Machiel Spaan live and work as artists-in-residence at the Van Doesburg House, Paris, France. During their stay the two create a new interdisciplinary sound architecture project together. The residency is made possible through grants from Mondriaanfonds and the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

The Van Doesburg House was designed by De Stijl artist and architect Theo Van Doesburg for himself and his wife, the pianist, artist, and curator Nelly van Moorsel. It is an inspiring, transformative building with movable inner walls.

Date: 2019-09-01
Location: Van Doesburghuis, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon, Paris, France
The artist-in-residence is curated and financially supported by Mondriaanfonds, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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.

Date: 2018-03-22
Time: 18:00 CET
Location: Salon, Maison Dora Maar, Rue du Portail Neuf 58, 84560 Ménerbes, France


Composer-in-Residence at Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France

From 1 to 31 March 2018 Rozalie Hirs is composer-in-residence of the Maison Dora Maar in Ménerbes, Provence, France. With generous support of a Brown Foundation Fellowship from the Maison Dora Maar.

The French photgorapher, painter, poet Dora Maar (pseudonym for Henriette Theodora Markovitch) owned the house and stayed there every summer from 1944 until 1996 (photograph: Lee Miller).

Date: 2018-03-01
Location: Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, Provence, 84560 France


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


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


Artist-in-Residence at Banff, Canada


From 6 November until 11 December 2016 Rozalie Hirs is Musician-in-Residence at The Banff Centre, Canada. During her stay in Canada she works on new music. With the generous support of the Artist’s Award from Banff Centre and a fellowship from Cultuurfonds.

Date: 2016-11-06
Banff Musician-in-Residence, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada


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