Rozalie Hirs

List of musical works (and works of youth)

List of musical works by Rozalie Hirs


Contents

Orchestral music
Music for ensemble
Chamber music
Vocal music, based on own poetry
Music with spoken voice, based on own poetry
Electroacoustic and electronic music
Works of youth

Orchestral music (15 musicians or more)

The honeycomb conjecture (2015) 13′
2fl, ob, cl, bcl, fg, 2cor, 2trp, btrb, 2perc, pf, 2vln, 2va, 2vc, cb, electronic sounds

Atlantis ampersand (music, text: Rozalie Hirs; 2015) 22′
2fl, cl, bcl, cfg, cor, trp, trb, acc, 2perc, pf, 8-part soloists’ choir 2-2-2-2 (or choir 32 voices minimum), 2vln, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds

Lichtende drift (2014) 10′
strings 6-6-5-4-2 divisi

Ain, silabar ain (2013) 20′
cl, 5sax, 5trp, 5trb, tba, e-gt, b-gt, pf, 2perc (I: fully notated score; II: open score for improv)

Roseherte (2008; 2014) 15′
3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, 4perc, cel, pf, arp, str 16-14-12-10-8, electronic sounds (version for symphony orchestra, 2008)
2-2-2-2, 2-2-2-1, 2perc, pf, arp, strings 6-6-4-4-2 divisi, electronic sounds (version for orchestra, 2014)

Platonic ID (2006) 18′
picc, fl, cl, bcl, pf 4-hands, 2vln, 2va, 2vc, cb (or with a string orchestra)

Book of mirrors (film: Joost Rekveld; 2001) 11′
fl, ob, cl, fg, cor, trp, trb, arp, e-gt, pf, 2perc, 2vln, 2va, 2vc, cb

 

Music for ensemble (4-14 musicians)

parallel world [breathing] (2017) 14′
fl, cl, 2arp, perc, vln, va, vc, electronic sounds

Nadir (2014) 20′
2vln, va, vc, electronic sounds

Arbre généalogique (music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 2011) 22′
fl/afl, ob/ca, cl/bcl, fg/cfg, cor, perc, pf, sop, 2vl, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds

Zenit (2010) 15′
2vln, va, vc

Venus [evening star] [invisible] [morming star] (2010) 20′
6perc (vibraphones, crotales, bell plates, bowed cymbals, sixxen), 6 channel electronic sounds

Little whale and the ice (2010) 13′
fl, fl/afl, cl/bcl, asax/ssax, bsax/asax, cor, trp, 2trb, tba, perc, pf, e-git, b-git

• a-book-of-light (2003) 17′
fl, ob, cl, cor, trp, pf, perc, vln, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds

Sacro Monte (1997) 11′
fl, cl, cor, perc, pf, 2vln, va, vc, cb

 

Chamber music (1-3 musicians)

Meditations (2017)
pf, electronic sounds

On Tenderness (2017) 7′
pf, electronic sounds

Infinity Stairs (2014) 10′
fl, bcl, e-gt, electronic sounds

article 8 [infinity] (2014) 11′
fl, electronic sounds

article 6 [six waves] (2013) 10′
e-gt, electronic sounds

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) 13′
bcl, electronic sounds

article 5 [dolphin, curved time] (music, text: Rozalie Hirs; 2008) 8′
sop

article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) 10′
vln (va)

article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a] (2003) 12′
pf

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) 8′
perc (vibraphone, cowbells or thai gongs, crotales, 23 pitched stone slabs)

 

Vocal music, based on own poetry

Atlantis ampersand (music, text: Rozalie Hirs; 2015) 22′
2fl, cl, bcl, cfg, cor, trp, trb, acc, 2perc, pf, 8-part soloists’ choir 2-2-2-2 (or choir 32 voices minimum), 2vln, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds

• Three songs for Curvices: Proofs of Love, Words roll into brightness, This singing of tongues (English; 2013) 8′
voice, e-gt, b-gt, drums

Arbre généalogique (French; translation: Henri Deluy; 2011) 22′
fl/afl, ob/ca, cl/bcl, fg/cfg, cor, perc, pf, sop, 2vl, va, vc, cb, electronic sounds

article 5 [dolphin, curved time] (Dutch or English; English translation: Willem Groenewegen; 2008) 8′
sop
 

Music with spoken voice, based on own poetry

Tijd en sintel (Dutch or English; English translation: Mia You; 2016) 8′
spoken voice, 31-tone organ & electronic sounds

In state of [war] (Dutch; 2013) 8′
12 spoken voices

• Seven tracks for Curvices: Six destinations, Aurora borealis, Ladders of escape, Too many snakes here, Climbing a small rock, Substance of memory, Lines of moving about desert, salt water, cities (English; 2013) 21′
spoken voice, electroacoustic & electronic sounds

Bridge of Babel (multilingual; 2009) 7′
spoken voice, electronic sounds

Curved space (Dutch or English; English translation: Donald Gardner; 2009) 27′
spoken voice, fl, bcl/cbcl, try/lapsteel gt, pf, cb, live electronics

Poetry pieces I-III [heaven bleak, dolphin, family tree] (Dutch or English or German; English translations: Willem Groenewegen, Donald Gardner; 2008) 5′
spoken voice, soundtrack

Pulsars movement IV (English: 2007) 6′
spoken voice, prerecorded voices, electroacoustic soundtrack

Vlinders, gras (Dutch: 2007) 5′
4 spoken voices

Aan de zon, de wereld (Dutch; 2006) 11′
spoken voice, electroacoustic soundtrack

Van het wonder is woord (Dutch; 2005) 3′
spoken voice, prerecorded voices, electronic sounds

Klangtext, Textklang (German; music: Rozalie Hirs, James Fei; 2004) 27′
spoken voice, live analogue electronics (open score for improv)

A throwaway coincidence that determined everything (English/multilingual; film: Paul Leyton; 2004) 2′
spoken voices, soundtrack for film

In LA (Dutch, 2003; English, 2010) 18′
6 spoken voices

 

Electroacoustic or electronic music

Luisterhuis (2017) 37′
electroacoustic composition for architectural installation sculpture (design: M3H architecten)

• Hilbert’s Hotel (2015) 8′
31-tone MIDI controlled player organ, electronic sounds

Interlude for Curvices (2013) 18′
electroacoustic

Pulsars movements I-III, V (2007) 22′
electroacoustic

Geluksbrenger (2010) 10′
electronic music for website

For Morton Feldman (2000) 12′
electroacoustic

Works of Youth

The following music compositions composed during the 1990s and the early 2000s can be regarded as mere works of youth:

Source of Blue (2005) 5′
spoken voice, pf

Ton luxiert (2003) 6′
electroacoustic

Noise~ (2001) 10′
electroacoustic

Dog Making Kit (English; poem: Anne Elliott; music: Rozalie Hirs; 2000) 6’15
electroacoustic

Puppy (English; poem: Anne Elliott; music: Rozalie Hirs; 2000) 5’00
sop, pf, vc
(Dog Making Kit and Puppy were composed as a diptych, to be performed attacca)

The Sea (English; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 1999) 3′
voice, soundtrack

Aquarium (Dutch; music, poem, film: Rozalie Hirs; mime: Simone de Jong; camera: Onno van Dodewaard; 1999) 6′
spoken voice, electroacoustic soundtrack

Meridian (1998) 8′
orchestra

Well (English; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 1998) 8′
voice, asax, pf, per, cb

Wel gek (Dutch; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 1998) 7′
children’s choir, baroque ensemble

Myth of Er (English; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; film: Martin Putto, Rozalie Hirs; 1996) 6′
voice, 2perc, 2vln, 2vc

Invisible Self (1996) 13′
3trp, 3trb, pf, b-gt

Schizofonia (1996) 7′
electroacoustic

Song for Cathy (English; poem: T.S. Eliot (selected from: Four Quartets); 1995) 2′
voice, 4vc

Yliaster (1995) 13′
pf, vln

Slaaplied voor een duivel (Dutch; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 1994) 2′
spoken voice, music box

Pamwe (1994) 12′
tsax, 2perc

Die Parke (German; poem: Rainer Maria Rilke; 1993) 6′
sop, mezzosop, alto

Lied van de bosgeesten (Dutch; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; 1992) 5′
children’s choir, pf, perc

Oker (1992) 8′
ensemble

Atrium Vestae (1991) 2′
2vln, va, vc

Pietá (German; poem: Rainer Maria Rilke; 1991) 1′
2 low female voices

Als kind wist ik in te zullen slapen (1991) 2′
2vln, va (or: vln, 3 low female voices)