Rozalie Hirs

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2015/06/10

Atlantis ampersand named as music highlight in Theaterkrant

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Wonderful review by Pieter Rings in Theaterkrant:

“The highlight of the music takes place right away in the afternoon: the world premiere of Atlantis ampersand by Rozalie Hirs. The sound of the orchestral instruments passes from soft to loud (crescendo), reinforced by an eight part choir. Then the storm ceases (diminuendo) en silence emerges. The stillness is kept for a moment before the sound grows once again, but with new harmonies and tonalities, to then diminish and die out. Again and again. The succession of sound waves crested with song has a soothing effect, almost hypnotising. When in the next movement several waves tumble over one another this soft undulation remains without ever subsiding.”

“Het hoogtepunt van de muziek is er al meteen in de middag: de wereldpremière van Atlantis ampersand door Rozalie Hirs. Het geluid van de instrumenten van het orkest gaat van zacht naar hard (crescendo) waarna een achtkoppig koor er nog een schepje bovenop doet. Hierna gaat de storm weer langzaam liggen (diminuendo) en wordt het weer stil. Dit wordt even vastgehouden en dan begint het geluid weer opnieuw aan te zwengelen, nu met andere akkoorden en toonsoorten, om daarna weer af te nemen en te versterven. Telkens opnieuw. Die opeenvolging van geluidsgolven met de zang als schuimkoppen werkt rustgevend, bijna hypnotiserend. Als in een volgend deel van het stuk de verschillende golven over elkaar heen rollen blijft die rustgevende deining bewaard zonder dat het geheel een branding wordt.”


2015/06/06

Atlantis ampersand – world premiere

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On 6 June 2015, Klangforum Wien, Vokalensemble NOVA, and Enno Poppe (conductor) perform the 25-hour program Urbo Kune at Holland Festival, Amsterdam. Part of the program is Atlantis ampersand, a brand-new work by Rozalie Hirs for eighteen players (2fl, cl, bass cl, cfg, cor, tp, tb, 2perc, pf, acc, midi keyboard, 2vlns, vla, vc, cb), eight singers (2SATB), and electronic sounds, commissioned by Holland Festival. The performance of Hirs’ work takes place at 14:25 CET at the Main Hall of Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ.

Special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider and to Peter Böhm for the sound projection in the hall.

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2015/04/12

Grant from Performing Arts Fund

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Earlier this week the Dutch Performing Arts Fund announced that Rozalie Hirs is the recipient of a grant for her new composition for Klangforum Wien and Vokalensemble NOVA. The composition will be premiered during Urbo Kune on 6 June 2015 at 14:25 CET in the Main Hall of Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The new work (music, text), a commission by Holland Festival, is scored for eighteen players (2fl, cl, bass cl, cfg, cor, tp, tb, 2perc, pf, acc, midi keyboard, 2vlns, vla, vc, cb), eight singers (2SATB), and electronic sounds.


2015/01/28

New composition for Klangforum Wien at Holland Festival 2015

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Delighted to be writing a new piece for Klangforum Wien for their project Urbo Kune at this year’s edition of Holland Festival. The new work (music, text), a commission by Holland Festival, will be scored for eighteen players (2fl, cl, bass cl, cfg, cor, tp, tb, 2perc, pf, acc, midi keyboard, 2vlns, vla, vc, cb), eight singers (2SATB), and electronic sounds.

The world premiere of the new piece will take place on 6 June 2015 at 14:25 CET at the Main Hall of Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



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