Rozalie Hirs

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2017/07/01

Publication of gestammelte werke (Berlin: kookbooks, 2017)

Recently gestammelte werke, a new poetry compendium by Rozalie Hirs, has been published by kookbooks, Berlin. The poems are selected by Daniela Seel from Hirs’ five most recent poetry books: Speling (Amsterdam: Querido, 2005), Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: Querido, 2008), gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012), Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Uitgeverij Vleugels, 2013), verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido, 2017).

The poems are translated from Dutch or English, into German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Serbian, Albanian, Swedish, and/or Lithuanian, by Daniela Seel, Diego Puls, Ard Posthuma, Kim Andringa, Henri Deluy, Aurea Sison, Donald Gardner, Daniel Cunin, Anton Papleka, Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lucic, Ausra Gudaviciute, Gytis Norvilas, Nina Tarhan Mouravi, Boerje Bohlin, Moze Jacobs.

The cover and book design is by Andreas Töpfer.

For more information, please visit Hirs’ new German website. Buy the book at Amazon.


2017/02/08

This Singing of Tongues (2013) on SoundCloud

A new addition on SoundCloud: This Singing of Tongues (2013) by Rozalie Hirs, a song from her album Curvices and the nineteenth poem from her poetry book Curvices and Musicles (Uitgeverij Vleugels, Bleiswijk, 2013).

The track is also features in her poetry and music installation Curvices, commissioned by Klankenbos/Sound Forest, Neerpelt, Belgium: Curvices (2013) is a digital application, a virtual poetry and sound installation for cell phones, that accompanies you on your walk through the museum park Klankenbos/ Sound Forest in Neerpelt, Belgium. By changing location you codetermine the development of the music and the poetry. Where are you? What do you hear? Is it indigenous birds that are singing in the forest or do you hear birds from Portugal through your cell phone? Is it a siren you hear or is it the wind? By exploring the terrain you probe sounds and words, you make a journey through the forest, around the world, in as many steps as you like.

The forest has been divided into ten zones, virtual spaces, each with their own composition and animation, that have been composed, designed, and programmed, respectively by Hirs, Cox & Grusenmeyer and Yvan Vander Sanden. The soundapp Curvices registers your location through the GPS on your cell phone or tablet. If you enter a new zone, the corresponding composition sounds and the animation becomes visible. If you are between zones, you hear a recognizable interlude full of birds and sparkling overtones.

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)


2015/10/08

Interview for Gonzo Circus now online

The interview by Griet Menschaert for Gonzo Circus, also featuring a portrait photograph by Sara Anke Morris, is available in English now and can be read online at ISSUE (or by just clicking on the below picture). In this interview at the occasion of the tenth anniversary event of Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium, Rozalie Hirs talks about her Curvices app, commissioned by Klankenbos/Musica, music, poetry.

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2014/11/07

Curvices Den Bosch music and poetry app [invitation]

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices music and poetry app (track: Proofs of Love)

From today onwards the Curvices music and poetry app is a permanent virtual installation at De Citadel in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The app is available as a free download for iOS (iPhone and iPad) or Android (all other phones and tablets) or through scanning the OR code below. The site is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00-17:00. The app is loation specific and only works when present on the grounds of De Citadel in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

Enjoy!

Curvices (2013) is a digital application, a virtual poetry and sound installation for mobile devices, based on the poetry book Curvices and Musicles by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animations), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design).

[PDF English Curvices Den Bosch]
[PDF Nederlands Curvices Den Bosch]

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Adapted for De Citadel, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, at the kind invitation by November Music, 2014. Commissioned by Klankenbos / Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium, 2013. With financial support from a Composition Stipend 2012-2013 from Fonds Podiumkunsten. In collaboration with Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Patricio Wang (bass guitar), Martín Ibarburu (drums), Carlos Dalla-Fiore (mixing, mastering), Matthijs de Valk (technical assistance). Special thanks to Magnus Robb for giving permission for the use of his bird song recordings.

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(photographs: walking with the Curvices app in Klankenbos, Neerpelt)


2014/11/07

Curvices Den Bosch music and poetry app – opening

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices music and poetry app (track: Proofs of Love)

From 7 November 2014 onwards the Curvices music and poetry app is a permanent virtual installation at De Citadel in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The app is available as a free download for iOS (iPhone and iPad) or Android (all other phones and tablets) or through scanning the OR code below. The site is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00-17:00. The app is loation specific and only works when present on the grounds of De Citadel in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

Curvices (2013) is a digital application, a virtual poetry and sound installation for mobile devices, based on the poetry book Curvices and Musicles by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animations), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design).

Adapted for De Citadel, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, at the kind invitation by November Music, 2014. Commissioned by Klankenbos / Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium, 2013. With financial support from a Composition Stipend 2012-2013 from Fonds Podiumkunsten.

[PDF English Curvices Den Bosch]
[PDF Nederlands Curvices Den Bosch]

141106-RozalieHirs-Curvices-Den-Bosch-QR-code

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2014/05/23

Curvices (2013)

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Download Curvices PDF [English]
 

Contents

1. Program notes
2. Technical details
3. Opening, entrance

Program notes

Curvices (2013) is a digital application, a virtual poetry and sound installation for cell phones, that accompanies you on your walk through the museum park Klankenbos/ Sound Forest in Neerpelt, Belgium. By changing location you codetermine the development of the music and the poetry. Where are you? What do you hear? Is it indigenous birds that are singing in the forest or do you hear birds from Portugal through your cell phone? Is it a siren you hear or is it the wind? By exploring the terrain you probe sounds and words, you make a journey through the forest, around the world, in as many steps as you like.

The forest has been divided into ten zones, virtual spaces, each with their own composition and animation, that have been composed, designed, and programmed, respectively by Hirs, Cox & Grusenmeyer and Yvan Vander Sanden. The soundapp Curvices registers your location through the GPS on your cell phone or tablet. If you enter a new zone, the corresponding composition sounds and the animation becomes visible. If you are between zones, you hear a recognizable interlude full of birds and sparkling overtones.

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)

Technical details

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices, Map in detail (design: Cox & Grusenmeyer; spatial design: Machiel Spaan)
movements
The composition Curvices (2013) consists of ten movements and an interlude, which correspond to the ten zones and an interzone within the soundapp:

A Six destinations (2013) duration 3’32”
B Aurora borealis (2013) duration 4’49”
C This singing of tongues (2013) duration 1’58”
D Ladders of escape (2013) duration 3’37”
E Too many snakes here (2013) duration 2’26”
F Climbing a small rock (2013) duration 3’01”
G Substance of memory (2013) duration 2’03”
H Proofs of love (2013) duration 3’40”
J Words roll into brightness (2013) duration 2’44”
K Lines of moving about desert, salt water, cities (2013) duration 1’30”
Interlude (2013) duration 17’32”

instrumentation
speaking voice (A, B, D, E, F, G, K)
vocals (C, H, J)
electric guitar (C, H, J)
bass guitar (A, C, H, J, K)
drums (A, C, H, J, K)
electronic and electroacoustic sounds

poetry
The composition Curvices (2013) is composed by Rozalie Hirs on the basis of her bibliophile poetry collection Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Studio 3005, 2013). The book is designed, set, and hand printed by Marc Vleugels.
Rozalie Hirs: Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Studio 3005, 2013) Chapbook cover
1.

Lines of movement. Mark six destinations of your
choice on a map of your choice. The destinations may
possess significantly different histories, ages,
numbers of inhabitants, and snackbars. Trace six
different paths of your choice from [here] to each
of the destinations, adding up to thirty-six different
paths. Add one more path connecting all six places,
preferably with the shortest possible distance, taking
into account unsurmountable obstacles such as mountains,
lakes. Buy one pair of new shoes. Pack your backpack.
With what? A tent, sleeping bag, gun?

duration
The total duration of the entire compostion is 47’11”. The duration of the sound walk is determined by each individual visitor.

Opening, entrance

23 November 2013, 15:00 CET, Official opening with a guided tour and lecture by Rozalie Hirs, Cox & Grusenmeyer, and Yvan Vander Sanden.

From 23 November 2013 onwards the installation is permanently accessible to the public, and free of entrance fee. The Curvices sound and poetry app (2013) is available as a free download through scanning the below QR code. Please note that the Curvices app is location specific, hence it only works when actually present at Klankenbos/ Sound Forest, Neerpelt, Belgium.

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2013/12/08

Curvices and Musicles (2013), new poetry book by Rozalie Hirs

Today print-maker and pubisher Marc Vleugels Uitgeverij Vleugels presents his hand printed and crafted bibliophile books at the Book Fair of small publishing houses at Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Among his books is also his newest creation: Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Uitgeverij Vleugels, 2013), a brandnew poetry cycle by Rozalie Hirs, consisting of twenty poems in English.

Het betreft mijn eerste Engelstalige dichtbundel. Tien van de gedichten kwamen in de muziek- en poëzieapp Curvices (2013) terecht, die onlangs feestelijk gepresenteerd werd in Klankenbos/Musica, Neerpelt, België, en aldaar permanent te bezoeken is.

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices (2013) Chapbook cover Beurs van Kleine Uitgevers, Amsterdam, 2013 (met Studio 3005 van Marc Vleugels, uitgever van de bibliofile bundel 'Curvices and Musicles' door Rozalie Hirs) Poster Beurs van Kleine Uitgevers, Amsterdam, 2013 (met Studio 3005 van Marc Vleugels, uitgever van de bibliofile bundel 'Curvices and Musicles' door Rozalie Hirs)



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