Rozalie Hirs

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2018/07/14

Guest at Matinee Café, NTR

On 14 July 2018 from 16:25 until 17:30 Rozalie Hirs is a guest at Matinee Cafe, NTR Radio 4 (Dutch National Radio). Hans Haffmans interviews Hirs on her music and poetry. Haffmans and Hirs also speak about musical ideas, influences, inspirations, as well as the new work for Musikfabrik, a commission by Zaterdagmatinee, to be premiered on 18 May 2019. The editor of the program is Myrthe van Dijk. The full playlist of Hirs’ works is shown below.
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2018/06/19

Wiek Hijmans’ Electric Language [review by Thea Derks]

Today, on 19 June 2018, Thea Derks publishes a favorable review of Wiek Hijmans’ CD Electric Language ‘Hoe Wiek Hijmans de elektrische gitaar solofähig maakt’. She says:

The most coherent pieces on the CD are by Rozalie Hirs and Alison Cameron. In article 6 [waves] Hirs places light-footed melodies against softly howling sinetones. Together the many harmonics, the warm tone colour, and the rising and falling drones create a mysterious, super worldly atmosphere.

Read the entire review [Dutch only] at Cultuurpers.


2018/05/31

Another nice review of Wiek Hijmans’ CD, Volkskrant

Today, on 31 May 2018, Frits van der Waa writes a short, yet raving, review on Wiek Hijmans’ new CD Electric Language in the Dutch national newspaper Volkskrant. He praises Hijmans’ meticulous mastery of tone colour and timbre. Van der Waa also mentions the “intriguing” microtonal melodies in article 6 [waves] by Rozalie Hirs.


2018/05/01

Platonic ID (2007) [another review by Siebe Riedstra]

The critic Siebe Riedstra just has sent me a to an updated review of my CD Platonic ID (2007), performed by ASKO|Schönberg. This review originally apppeared in the magazine Tijdschrift Luister; it was slightly revised and can now be read online Opus Klassiek. Thank you, Siebe Riedstra!
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2018/04/28

Fine review by Siebe Riedstra

Today Wiek Hijmans announced this fine review about his new CD Electric Language on the Dutch webzine Opus Klassiek. Siebe Riedstra remarks, among other things:

Listening to a CD like this one is like a musical journey of discovery, that may produce memorable moments. Such a moment is article 6 [waves] by Rozalie Hirs (1965), who transverses life both as a poet and as a composer. On Ladder 11 with Fie Schouten, performing on the bass clarinet, something similar happened – article 7 kept on chasing down the ear. This is music with a remarkable tendency towards comtemplation that for a change does not lull one into sleep.


2018/03/10

CD release Electric Language by Wiek Hijmans

On 10 March 2018 at 16:00 CET the electric guitar player and musician-at-large Wiek Hijmans present the launch of his fourth solo album Electric Language as part of the illustrous series Ladder of Escape, Attacca Productions, Amsterdam. At Splendor in Amsterdam, Wiek Hijmans plays a short concert, consisting of works by Morton Feldman, Yannis Kyriakides, Maarten Altena, Rozalie Hirs, Christian Wolff, Peter Ablinger, and himself. The concert is to be followed by a reception.


2018/03/10

Wiek Hijmans’ Electric Language CD [invitation]

You are cordially invited to today’s launch of Wiek Hijmans’ fourth solo album Electric Language as part of the illustrous series Ladder of Escape, Attacca Productions, Amsterdam.

The concert and party take place at Splendor in Amsterdam on 10 March 2018 at 16:00 CET. Wiek plays works by Morton Feldman, Yannis Kyriakides, Maarten Altena, Rozalie Hirs, Christian Wolff, Peter Ablinger, and himself. The concert is to be followed by a reception (photograph: Anne La Berge).


2013/08/14

Rehearsal with Wiek Hijmans, Shanna Gutierrez, and Fie Schouten

Here is a photograph of a rehearsal with Fie Schouten, Shanna Gutierrez, and Wiek Hijmans last Wednesday, as we were trying out sketches towards a new trio & two new solo pieces. This set of instruments (flute, bass clarinet, electric guitar) prove to be exquisite and is highly recommended!

The world premiere of article 6 [waves] for electric guitar and electronic sounds (2013) will take place during the Wiek Hijmans’ recital Gevonden werken at Theater Korzo, Den Haag, on 21 September 2013 at 20:30 CET. Welcome!



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