Zenit [west] (2010)
The composition Zenit was written for the Formalist Quartet in Los Angeles and premiered in 2010. The famous Amsterdam Sinfonietta, conducted by Candida Thompson, performs the final movement [west] of this composition as part of their 25th anniversary concert on September 28, 2013. Next season, Hirs will write a new work for Amsterdam Sinfonietta. On November 27, 2014, its first performance will take place.
Zenit is a string quartet investigating the overtones of this instrumental group. In this movement, [west], a field of harmonics is spun which later disintegrates into softly falling glissandi, like shooting stars.
Location: Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam
Performers: Amsterdam Sinfonetta
String orchestra premiere of the fourth movement, [west], from the string quartet Zenit (2010)