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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2015/04/13

Lecture, UC Santa Barbara, United States

Clarence Barlow, chaire Composition Department, UCSB

On 13 April 2015 Rozalie Hirs is giving a lecture at the Composition Department at University of California, Santa Barbara, on her recent compositions Nadir (2014), Lichtende Drift (2014), Roseherte (2008, 2014 rev.), and Infinity Stairs (2014). Topics may include frequency-based compositional techniques, the use of OpenMusic as a compositional tool, and sound synthesis in SuperCollider and CSound.

(photograph: Clarence Barlow, chair of the Composition Department, UCSB)


2014/11/27

Lichtende Drift (2014) – world premiere

Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

On 27 November 2014 Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Candida Thompson (principal player and artistic director) perform a new work by Rozalie Hirs for string orchestra, commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta.

In her youth Rozalie developed an early affection for the works by Béla Bartók, starting with the works for piano solo, soon to be followed by the works for strings: his string quartets, duos for two violins, violin concertos, Divertimento for strings, and Music for Strings, Celesta and Percussion.

Hirs’s new work is written in reply to Bartók’s Divertimento. She regards it as an honor to be performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta alongside her first musical hero. Further compositions in the program are Fugue on the name B.A.C.H. by Robert Schumann and Concerto Funebre by Karl Amadeus Hartmann. The soloist of the evening is violinist Isabelle Faust.

The instrumentation of the new work by Hirs is 6-6-5-4-2 (6 first violins, 6 second violins, 5 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses).

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2014/11/27

Lichtende Drift [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the world premiere of Lichtende Drift, the brand-new composition for twenty-three part string orchestra, commissioned by and and dedicated to Candida Thompson and Amsterdam Sinfonietta, with financial support of Netherlands Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Yesterday the public in Concertzaal Tilburg already had a chance to hear the composition after the lovely interview with Rob van Steen during the preconcert program.

Tonight it will open the concert at the contemporary music series Donderdagavondserie at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ. Before the concert Thea Derks will talk about the program and interview me about the new work and its compositional ideas. Welcome!

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Upper Foyer deck, 19:15 CET: Preconcert talk & interview by Thea Derks
Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Main Hall, 20:15 CET: Concert

Rozalie Hirs – Lichtende Drift WP
Robert Schumann – Fugue on the name of B.A.C.H.
Karl Amadeus Hartmann – Concerto funèbre for violin and string orchestra (featuring Isabelle Faust, violin)
Béla Bartók – Divertimento

Stage rehearsal of Lichtende Drift by Rozalie Hirs, performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta, at Concetrtzaal Tilburg, The Netherlands, on 26 November 2014

Rozalie Hirs: Closeup of the score Lichtende Drift (2014); Dedication to Candida Thompson and Amsterdam Sinfonietta, November 2014

(pictures above: rehearsal of Lichtende Drift at Concertzaal Tilburg, 26 November 2014 & close-up of the dedication on the first page of the score on one of the music stands of Amsterdam Sinfonietta)

(picture below: rehearsal of Lichtende Drift at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, 19 November 2014)

Amsterdam Sinfonietta rehearsal of 'Lichtende Drift' (2014) by Rozalie Hirs, at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, 19 November 2014


2014/11/26

Lichtende Drift (2014) – try-out

Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

On 26 November 2014 at 20:00 CET Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Candida Thompson (principal player and artistic director) perform the try-out of a new work by Rozalie Hirs for string orchestra, commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Furthermore Rob van Steen interviews Rozalie about her compositional ideas, and the new work.

In her youth Rozalie developed an early affection for the works by Béla Bartók, starting with the works for piano solo, soon to be followed by the works for strings: his string quartets, duos for two violins, violin concertos, Divertimento for strings, and Music for Strings, Celesta and Percussion.

Hirs’s new work is written in reply to Bartók’s Divertimento. She regards it as an honor to be performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta alongside her first musical hero. Further compositions in the program are Fugue on the name B.A.C.H. by Robert Schumann and Concerto Funebre by Karl Amadeus Hartmann. The soloist of the evening is violinist Isabelle Faust.

The instrumentation of the new work by Hirs is 6-6-5-4-2 (6 first violins, 6 second violins, 5 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses).

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