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2019/11/03

Portrait event Cathy Van Eck, Van Doesburg House, France

On Saturday 7 December 2019 at 14:00 CET the Van Doesburg House presents a portrait event honoring the composer, sound installation artist, and researcher Cathy Van Eck (*1979). The event features a sound installation, performance, and lecture by Cathy Van Eck.

programme
14:00-16:00 CET
Breeze (2015) – interactive sound installation/ exhibition

16:00-17:30 CET
In Paradisum (2019) – performance
The origins of sound (2019) – lecture

17:30 CET
Q & A

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2019/11/02

Ways of Space (2019), Van Doesburg House, France – tryout

On Saturday 2 November 2019 at 15:00 CET the sound artist Fedde ten Berge (*1983) is a guest artist at the Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, Paris, France. He presents several of his sound art installations to the public: Klank Experimenteer Station/ KES, Stronk, Egg, Shroom, and Hybride Microphone (see picture below).

At 16:00 CET the architect Machiel Spaan and composer Rozalie Hirs present their new architectural sound sculpture Ways of Space (2019), which they have developed in close collaboration during their artist-in-residence at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, France. Ways of Space (2019) is inspired by the concept of the ‘open floorplan’ developed by Theo Van Doesburg (1883-1931) for his own residence. Spaan created the spatial arrangement of loudspeakers and Hirs composed new electronic sounds for the musical composition. It is the third collaborative architecture/sound art project by Spaan and Hirs, after Curvices (2013-present), and the Listening House (2017-present). The residency is supported by Mondriaanfonds, Maison Theo Van Doesburg, and Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie.

The entrance is free. Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to m.spaan@m3h.nl is advised.

event programme

15:00-16:00 and 17:00-18:00 CET
Interactive sound installations by Fedde ten Berge: Klank Experimenteer Station/ KES, Stronk, Egg (see picture on the left), Shroom, and Hybride Microphone.

16:00-16:15 CET
Introduction to Ways of Space (2019)

16:15-17:00 CET
Sound installation Ways of Space (2019) by Machiel Spaan & Rozalie Hirs

17:00 CET
Reception

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2019/10/30

Ways of Space – Maison Van Doesburg, Paris, France [invitation]

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Dear friends, you are cordially invited to the next Open Saturday IV on 2 November 2019 at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France.

At 15:00 CET the sound artist Fedde ten Berge (*1983) is featured guest at the Maison Van Doesburg. He presents several of his sound art installations to the public: Klank Experimenteer Station/ KES, Stronk, Egg (see picture below), and Shroom.

At 16:00 CET the current artists-in-residents Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs present a try-out of their new architectural sound sculpture Ways of Space (2019), which they have developed in close collaboration during their stay at Maison Van Doesburg. Afterwards you are invited to have a glass of wine together with the artists.

The entrance is free. Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to m.spaan@m3h.nl is advised. Welcome!

Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs
Maison Van Doesburg
29 rue Charles-Infroit
Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris)
France

event programme

15:00-16:00 and 17:00-18:00 CET
Interactive sound installations by Fedde ten Berge: Klank Experimenteer Station/ KES, Stronk, Egg (see picture on the left), and Shroom

16:00-16:15 CET
Introduction to Ways of Space (2019)

16:15-17:00 CET
Sound installation Ways of Space (2019) by Machiel Spaan & Rozalie Hirs

17:00 CET
Reception

Ways of Space (2019) is inspired by the concept of the ‘open floorplan’ developed by Theo Van Doesburg (1883-1931) for his own residence. Spaan created the spatial arrangement of loudspeakers and Hirs composed new electronic sounds for the musical composition. Next year Ways of Space will be exhibited at several museums in The Netherlands, such as the Bauhaus Exhibition at Museum Drachten, and Van Eesteren Museum, Amsterdam. It is the third collaborative architecture/sound art project by Spaan and Hirs, after Curvices (2013-present), and the Listening House (2017-present). With support of M3H architecten, Mondriaanfonds, Maison Van Doesburg, and Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie.

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2019/10/05

Poetry performance, Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, France

On Saturday 5 October 2019 Jaap Blonk is guest-of-honour at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine, France. Blonk performs his own musical and poetic works, as well as poems by I.K. Bonset (pseudonym of Theo Van Doesburg). In addition, Rozalie Hirs performs her poems in Dutch, interlaced with Kim Andringa’s reading of her French translations. The event is closed by Daniel Cunin with the lecture Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg, interlaced with a reading of his French translations. The entrance is free. The performance language is Dutch or French (Blonk’s performance includes other, also imaginary, languages). Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to m.spaan@m3h.nl is advised.

The event is inspired by the DADA poetry salons of Theo and Nelly van Doesburg – van Moorsel with Kurt Schwitters, among others, in the nineteen-twenties.

event programme

Rozalie Hirs – poetry reading [Dutch]
Kim Andringa – reading of her Hirs translations [French]
Jaap Blonk – poetry and music performance [multilingual]
Jaap Blonk – reading of Van Doesburg’s poems [Dutch]
Daniel Cunin – lecture Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg [French]
Daniel Cunin – reading of his Van Doesburg translations [French]

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2019/09/23

Salon de poésie avec Kim Andringa, Jaap Blonk, Daniel Cunin, Rozalie Hirs à la Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, France [invitation]

[Invitation in English] Nous vous invitons cordialement à notre prochaine matinée à la Maison Van Doesburg à Meudon, ‘Open Saturday III – Poetry’, le samedi 5 octobre 2019 à 16h00. Notre invité d’honneur Jaap Blonk performera ses propres oeuvres musicales et poétiques, ainsi que des poèmes de I.K. Bonset (pseudonyme de Theo Van Doesburg). Ensuite, Rozalie Hirs donnera une lecture performative de ses poèmes en néerlandais, en alternance avec Kim Andringa qui lira ses traductions françaises. Le programme sera clôturé par Daniel Cunin qui lira Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg, ainsi que ses traductions françaises. Nous vous offrons ensuite le verre de l’amitié.

L’entrée est libre et gratuite. Les performances et lectures ont lieu en néerlandais et en français (la performance de Jaap Blonk comprend également des langues imaginaires). L’espace étant limité, nous vous conseillons de réserver à l’avance votre place en envoyant un e-mail à m.spaan@m3h.nl. Soyez les bienvenus!

Rozalie Hirs & Machiel Spaan
Maison Van Doesburg
29 Rue Charles Infroit
92190 Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris)
France

The event is part of the ‘Open Saturday’ series at Maison Van Doesburg, hosted by Machiel Spaan (architect) and Rozalie Hirs (composer, poet), who are its artists-in-residence from September through December 2019.


2019/09/23

Poetry salon with Kim Andringa, Jaap Blonk, Daniel Cunin, Rozalie Hirs at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, France [invitation]

[Inviation en Français] You are cordially invited to our next afternoon salon at Van Doesburg House ‘Open Saturday III – Poetry’ on Saturday 5 October 2019 at 16:00 CET. Guest-of-honour Jaap Blonk performs his own musical and poetic works, as well as poems by I.K. Bonset (pseudonym of Theo Van Doesburg). In addition, Rozalie Hirs performs her poems in Dutch, interlaced with Kim Andringa’s reading of her French translations. The event is closed by Daniel Cunin with the lecture Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg, interlaced with a reading of his French translations. Afterwards we serve a glass of wine.

The entrance is free. The performance language is Dutch or French (Blonk’s performance also includes other, also imaginary, languages). Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to m.spaan@m3h.nl is advised. Welcome!

Rozalie Hirs & Machiel Spaan
Maison Van Doesburg
29 Rue Charles Infroit
92190 Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris)
France

OPEN SATURDAY III – Poetry
Saturday, 5 October 2019, 16:00-18:00
Poems, performance, and a lecture in Dutch and French, featuring Theo van Doesburg (poems), Jaap Blonk (poems, music, performance), Rozalie Hirs (poems, performance), Kim Andringa (translations, reading), Daniel Cunin (translations, reading, lecture). The event is inspired by the DADA poetry salons of Theo and Nelly van Doesburg – van Moorsel with Kurt Schwitters, among others, in the twenties.

event programme

Rozalie Hirs – poetry reading [Dutch]
Kim Andringa – reading of her Hirs translations [French]
Jaap Blonk – poetry and music performance [multilingual]
Jaap Blonk – reading of Van Doesburg’s poems [Dutch]
Daniel Cunin – lecture ‘Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg’ [French]
Daniel Cunin – reading of his Van Doesburg translations [French]

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2019/09/07

meditations (2017) – French premiere

On Saturday 7 September 2019 at 16:00 CET the pianist Keiko Shichijo plays a solo programme, featuring, among other pieces, Spaces (1969) by Tom Johnson and meditations (2017) by Rozalie Hirs.

concert programme
Erik Satie – Deuxième Prélude du Nazaréen (1893)
Morton Feldman – Three pieces for piano (1954)
Tom Johnson – Spaces (1969)
Rozalie Hirs – article 3 [a] (2003)

intermission

Rozalie Hirs – Meditations (2017)
Bunita Marcus – Julia (1989)
Erik Satie – Troisième Nocturne (1919)

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2019/09/07

Salon concert by Keiko Shichijo, Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, France [invitation]

You are cordially invited to our afternoon salon at Van Doesburg House, today on Saturday 7 September 2019 at 16:00 CET. The pianist Keiko Shichijo plays a solo programme, featuring, among other pieces, Spaces (1969) by Tom Johnson and meditations (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. Afterwards we serve a glass of wine. Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to m.spaan@m3h.nl is advised. Welcome!

Rozalie Hirs & Machiel Spaan
Maison Van Doesburg
29 Rue Charles Infroit
92190 Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris)
France

concert programme
Erik Satie – Deuxième Prélude du Nazaréen (1893)
Morton Feldman – Three pieces for piano (1954)
Tom Johnson – Spaces (1969)
intermission
Rozalie Hirs – Meditations (2017)
Bunita Marcus – Julia (1989)
Erik Satie – Troisième Nocturne (1919)
Rozalie Hirs – article 3 [a] (2003)

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2019/09/01

Artist-in-residence, Van Doesburg House, Paris, France

From 1 September until 31 December 2019 composer Rozalie Hirs and architect Machiel Spaan live and work as artists-in-residence at the Van Doesburg House, Paris, France. During their stay the two create Ways of Space (2019), a new interdisciplinary architectural sound art installation. The residency is made possible through grants from Mondriaanfonds and the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

The Van Doesburg House was designed by De Stijl artist and architect Theo Van Doesburg for himself and his wife, the pianist, artist, and curator Nelly van Moorsel. It is an inspiring, transformative building with movable inner walls.

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2018/05/17

Luisterhuis, STEIM, Amsterdam

From 17 May until 17 September 2018 The Listening House (Luisterhuis; 2017) by Machiel Spaan (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) is exhibited at Sound Art Expo, STEIM, Schipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The exhibition is open every Thursday and Friday from 13:00-17:00 (except on public holidays).
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2018/01/19

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), Doetinchem

From 19 January until 19 March 2018 Het Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited at the Openbaar Vervoer & Speelgoed Museum, Doetinchem, The Netherlands, as part of The Dolls’ House Project, initiated and curated by the architect Peter Masselink. Mark Boumans, the major of Doetinchem, officially opens the exhibition on 19 January 2018 at 12:00 CET. Subsequently it is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday (12:00-17:00) and on Sunday (13:00-17:00). The museum is closed on Mondays.

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2017/11/06

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), November Music

From 6 until 12 November 2017 Het Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited at November Music, Den Bosch. The exhibition lasts for the entire duration of the festival; its opening hours are from 9:00-21:00 daily.

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2017/11/04

Luisterhuis (2017), Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam

From 4 November until 9 December 2017 The Listening House (Luisterhuis; 2017) by Machiel Spaan (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) is exhibited in Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam.

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2017/11/03

Finetuning Luisterhuis for November Music

This morning we have been finetuning Luisterhuis by Machiel Spaan (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) for November Music. At Willem II, the building across the street from Verkadefabriek in Den Bosch.

Remko Spaan has done wonderful carpentry work, yet again, and Casper Schipper has programmed and assembled the excellent electric wiring, sensor and speaker set-up. The interactive architectural sound sculpture is now up and running for the duration of the festival (3-12 November 2017). And is also very suited for young visitors. I will be around on several days. Do let me know if you like a small tour. Welcome!

Here are a few snapshots of this morning’s installation. The photographs, showing Casper Schipper, Rozalie Hirs, and Luisterhuis, were made by Machiel Spaan.


2017/10/22

Luisterhuis (The Listening house; 2017), Dutch Design Week

From Saturday 22 October until Sunday 29 October 2017 The Listening House (Luisterhuis; 2017) by Machiel Spaan (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) is exhibited the Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. (photograph ©2017 Allard van der Hoek)

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2017/08/16

Luisterhuis (The Listening house; 2017), Museum Schunck

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited from 17 August until 15 October 2017 at Museum Schunck/Glaspaleis, Heerlen, The Netherlands, as part of the Dolls’ House Project. The exhibition will be opened at 17:00 CET with lectures by Machiel Spaan, Peter Masselink, and others. Welcome!
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2017/07/13

Luisterhuis (The Listening house; 2017), BKKC

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the brandnew architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited from 13 July until 13 August 2017 at Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, The Netherlands, as part of the Dolls’ House Project, curated by Peter Masselink.


2017/06/21

Opening of Dolls’ House exhibition: lecture on Luisterhuis (2017)

On 21 June 2017 at 20:00 CET at Design Café Achterhoek, Gruitpoort, Doetinchem, Peter Masselink opens his Dolls’ House exhibition. Machiel Spaan presents a lecture on his new Luisterhuis (The Listening House; 2017), an architectural interactive sculpture he designed in collaboration with Rozalie Hirs.


2017/04/10

Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House) opening

On 10 April 2017 at 16:00 CET the Luisterhuis, The Listening House, a new architectural sculpture and sound installation by Machiel Spaan/M3H Architects (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music composition), was shown to the public for the first time. It is part of the Dolls’ House Project, a traveling exhibition of model houses, each designed and assembled by a renowned Dutch architect. The accompanying book was also presented on 10 April 2017 at Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The Dolls’ House Project was initiated and curated by the architect Peter Masselink as a benefit exhibition to enhance awareness about congenital metabolic disorders: the Inborn errors of metabolism. A series of exhibitions of eighteen sculptures throughout The Netherlands during 2017-18 is to be concluded by an auction of all sculptures; the revenue will be donated to scientific research on the diseases.

Luisterhuis (2017, The Listening House), a collaboration by Hirs and Spaan, can be regarded as the successor of their location-specific interactive sound and poetry app Curvices (2013) with virtual listening rooms, spatially designed by Spaan. The outdoor spaces can be explored by walking through the museum park Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium (2013-present), Citadel, Den Bosch, The Netherlands (2014-present), and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam (2015-16). In Curvices, GPS technology localizes the listener’s position and triggers the respective song or soundtrack. In The Listening House the rooms are actually physically present as part of the model, an abstract dolls’ house, designed by Spaan. Again each room possesses its own soundtrack. The rooms and their sounds can be explored by walking around the model and approaching the desired position. Sensors judge the proximity of the listener and trigger the corresponding sounds signalling the environment and function of the living spaces.

With special thanks to Casper Schipper (electronic wiring setup of speakers and sensors), Remko Spaan (woordwork), Layla Hollestelle and Menno Ubink (technical support).


2017/04/10

Luisterhuis (2017) opening, book presentation [invitation]

Today on 10 April 2017 at 16:00 CET the Luisterhuis, The Listening House, a new architectural sculpture and sound installation by Machiel Spaan/M3H Architects (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music composition), will be shown to the public for the first time. It is part of the Dolls’ House Project, a traveling exhibition of model houses, each designed and assembled by a renowned Dutch architect. The accompanying book is also to be presented today at Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Welcome!

The Dolls’ House Project was initiated and curated by the architect Peter Masselink as a benefit exhibition to enhance awareness about congenital metabolic disorders: the Inborn errors of metabolism. A series of exhibitions of eighteen sculptures throughout The Netherlands during 2017-18 will be concluded by an auction of all sculptures; the revenue will be donated to scientific research on the diseases.

Luisterhuis (2017, The Listening House), a collaboration by Hirs and Spaan, can be regarded as the successor of their location-specific interactive sound and poetry app Curvices (2013) with virtual listening rooms, spatially designed by Spaan. The outdoor spaces can be explored by walking through the museum park Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium (2013-present), Citadel, Den Bosch, The Netherlands (2014-present), and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam (2015-16). In Curvices, GPS technology localizes the listener’s position and triggers the respective song or soundtrack. In The Listening House the rooms are actually physically present as part of the model, an abstract dolls’ house, designed by Spaan. Again each room possesses its own soundtrack. The rooms and their sounds can be explored by walking around the model and approaching the desired position. Sensors judge the proximity of the listener and trigger the corresponding sounds signalling the environment and function of the living spaces.

With special thanks to Casper Schipper (electronic wiring setup of speakers and sensors), Layla Hollestelle and Menno Ubink (technical support).


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)


2015/10/18

Performance during anniversary event Klankenbos/ Sound Forest

Curvices, digital application, poetry and sound installation for mobile devices 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)

On 18 October during the 10th anniversary event of Klankenbos in Neerpelt, Belgium, Rozalie Hirs presents two open air performances (one at 13:00 and one at 15:00 CET respectively) of her electroacoustic music and poetry. Furthermore, at 15:30 CET she guides a tour around her music and poetry app Curvices for mobile devices, specifically designed for and commissioned by Klankenbos. Other performances are by Tony di Napoli (F), Peter Jacquemyn & ChampdAction (B), Erwin Stache (D), Stijn Demeulenaere (B).

Klankenbos/ Sound Forest: anniversary event on 18 October 2015 - poster


2015/09/11

Curvices Amsterdam at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ – opening

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices app (2013) closeup

During the 2015/16 season the Curvices Amsterdam (2015) poetry and music app by Rozalie Hirs is featured at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at the occasion of its tenth anniversary. The launch takes place on 11 September 2015 at 17:00 CET at the terrace of Restaurant Zouthaven. Composer/poet Rozalie Hirs and architect Machiel Spaan talk about the brandnew installation around Muziekgebouw and take the audience on a guided tour. The launch is followed by a reception.

Curvices (2013) is a digital application, a virtual poetry and sound installation for mobile devices by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animations), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design), based on the poetry book Curvices and Musicles by Rozalie Hirs. It is location specific and was originally commissioned by Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium, for Klankenbos, the first open-air museum for sound art in Europe. The brandndew version Curvices Amsterdam, location specific to the space around Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, is a birthday gift from Rozalie and was made possible with financial support by M3H Architecten.

The app is open to the public around the clock from 11 September 2015 until 15 September 2016. You can download the app for free with the QR code provided on the day of its launch.


2015/09/11

Curvices Amsterdam [invitation]

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You are cordially invited to the launch of Curvices Amsterdam (2015) on Friday 11 September 2015 at 17:00, at the terrace of Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (next to Restaurant Zouthaven), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Rozalie Hirs and Machiel Spaan will introduce the work and take you on a guided tour exploring the area around Muziekgebouw and Pakhuis de Zwijger.

Curvices Amsterdam (2015) is an audiovisual mobile application that accompanies you on a walk around Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. By changing location, you codetermine the development of the music and the poetry. Exploring the terrain, you probe sounds and words, you make a journey along the river IJ in as many steps as you like.

Curvices Amsterdam (2015) was developed at the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, with financial support of M3H Archtecten. The original Curvices (2013) was commissioned by Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium, for the open-air sound art museum Klankenbos, with financial support of a Composition Stipend 2012-13 of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

You can download the Curvices Amsterdam app for free from iTunes, the App Store, and Google Play. The app is location specific and will only work at the indicated area between Muziekgebouw and Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam, during the 2015-16 season (11 September 2015 – 14 September 2016).


2015/07/30

New sounds in the cloud: Book of Mirrors (2001)

As promised one more earlier music composition: Book of Mirrors (2001) by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Asko|Schönberg (formerly known as Asko Ensemble) for Soundscreen at Holland Festival 2001 with financial support by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund. The music was especially composed to be played live by nineteen musicians of ASKO|Schönberg and Stefan Asbury (conductor) along with the film #23.2/Book of Mirrors by Joost Rekveld, an abstract film of light diffracting and reflecting via grids and mirrors. The music composition is dedicated to Machiel Spaan.


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]

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2014/06/01

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

Curvices (2013): an interactive poetry and sound app for mobile devices.  Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice). Commissioned by Sound Forest/ Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium. With support of a Composition Stipend 2012-13 of Performing Arts Funds, The Netherlands.The open-air museum Sound Forest (Klankenbos) recently has added a new work to its permanent collection: Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design) is an application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations. Your walk through the forest determines in which way you perceive the work.

On 1 June 2014, the first Sunday of the month, there is an opportunity to discover the work during Sound Forrest Extra. At this event between 13:00 and 16hrs CET you can rent a tablet for €3 to set out on your sound walk.

For whom prefers a guided tour, there is chance to follow a guide through the forrest either at 13:30 or 15:30 hrs. The guide will open your ears and eyes towards a new perception of the works that are part of Sound Forest (Klankenbos).

Welcome!


2014/05/23

Curvices (2013)

RozalieHirs-Curvices-2013-poster-EN

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.

RozalieHirs-2013-Curvices-Download-soundapp-Barcode-QR


2014/05/03

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

Curvices (2013): an interactive poetry and sound app for mobile devices.  Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice). Commissioned by Sound Forest/ Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium. With support of a Composition Stipend 2012-13 of Performing Arts Funds, The Netherlands.The open-air museum Sound Forest (Klankenbos) recently has added a new work to its permanent collection: Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design) is a application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations. Your walk through the forest determines in which way you perceive the work.

On 4 May 2014, the first Sunday of the month, there is an opportunity to discover the work during Sound Forest (Klankenbos) Extra. Between 13:00 and 16hrs CET you can rent a tablet for €3,- and set out on your sound walk.

For whom prefers a guided tour, there is chance to follow a guide through the forrest either at 13:30 or 15:30 hrs. The guide will open your ears and eyes towards a new perception of the works that are part of Sound Forest (Klankenbos).

Welcome!


2014/04/06

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

Curvices (2013): an interactive poetry and sound app for mobile devices.  Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice). Commissioned by Sound Forest/ Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium. With support of a Composition Stipend 2012-13 of Performing Arts Funds, The Netherlands.The open-air museum Sound Forest (Klankenbos) recently has added a new work to its permanent collection: Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design) is an application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations. Your walk through the forest determines in which way you perceive the work.

On 6 April 2014, the first Sunday of the month, there is an opportunity to discover the work during Sound Forrest Extra. At this event between 13:00 and 16hrs CET you can rent a tablet for €3 to set out on your sound walk.

For whom prefers a guided tour, there is chance to follow a guide through the forest either at 13:30 or 15:30 hrs. The guide opens up your ears and eyes towards a new perception of the works that are part of Sound Forest (Klankenbos).

Welcome!


2014/03/02

Curvices, Sound Forest Extra, Belgium

Curvices (2013): an interactive poetry and sound app for mobile devices.  Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice). Commissioned by Sound Forest/ Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium. With support of a Composition Stipend 2012-13 of Performing Arts Funds, The Netherlands.

The open-air museum Sound Forest (Klankenbos) recently has added a new work to its permanent collection: Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design) is a application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations. Your walk through the forest determines in which way you perceive the work.

On 2 March 2014, the first Sunday of the month, there is an opportunity to discover the work during Sound Forrest (Klankenbos) Extra. Between 13:00 and 16:00 CET you can rent a tablet for €3,- and set out on your sound walk. For whom prefers a guided tour, there is chance to follow a guide through the forest either at 13:30 or 15:30 hrs. The guide opens up your ears and eyes towards a new perception of the works that are part of Sound Forest (Klankenbos). Welcome!

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2013/11/23

Curvices (2013) – opening

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices (Informatie, plakkaat, 2013)

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 15:00, the new poetry and soundinstallation for mobile devices Curvices (2013), composed and written by Rozalie Hirs, and commissioned by Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium, is presented. Hirs, Cox & Grusenmeyer will introduce the work and the guests can make their first sound walk together with the app. Furthermore, the bibliofile poetry book Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Studio 3005, 2013) by Rozalie Hirs is presented. Welcome!

Digital application, poetry and sound installation for mobile devices
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)

Bibliofile poetry book/chapbook (English)
Rozalie Hirs (poetry)
Marc Vleugels (book design, typesetting, printing)
Publisher: Studio 3005


2013/11/21

Invitation
Curvices app

Presentation Curvices App
Saturday 23.11.2013, 15:00 CET
Klankenbos / Musica
Dommelhof Theater, Neerpelt, Belgium

Rozalie Hirs LOGO Curvices (design: Cox & Grusenmeyer, 2013)

You are cordially invited to the public presentation of the app Curvices (2013) on Saturday, November 23, at 15:00 in Dommelhof Theater, Toekomstlaan 5, Neerpelt, Belgium. The artists will introduce their work, and then take you on a walk through Klankenbos. We close the event with a reception. Please confirm your presence with a message to info@musica.be or by calling +32 (0)11 610 510.

Curvices (2013) is an audiovisual mobile application that accompanies you on a walk through Klankenbos. By changing location, you codetermine the development of the music and the poetry. 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. For Curvices, Cox & Grusenmeyer took on the role of light designers and created a fitting light show. For further details on the sound app, see the attached PDF [English].

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)

Rozalie Hirs: BEELD Curvices (design: Cox & Grusenmeyer, 2013)

Rozalie Hirs (NL) is a composer and a poet. Her poetry and music are lyrical as well as experimental. The principal concerns of her work are the adventure of listening and reading, and the imagination.

Cox & Grusenmeyer
(BE) is a design duo, who investigate different ways of directing image and language. Based on the conviction that design is more than print, they have involved sound, installations, video, websites and costumes in their work.


2012/11/02

Poetry Hearings

Rozalie Hirs at Poetry Hearings, Berlin, 2 November 2012 (curator: Catherine Hales; photograph: Machiel Spaan)

On November 2, 2012, at 20:00 Rozalie Hirs gives a reading of her poetry during the international poetry festival Poetry Hearings in the St. Gaudy Cafe, Berlin, Germany. In addition to Hirs, invited poets include Stephan Delbos (Berlin/ Prague), John Hartley Williams (UK/ Berlin), and Christian Hawkey (Brooklyn/ Berlin). The festival curator is Catherine Hales.


2007/03/17

In LA (2003; 2007 installation)

From 17 March until 22 April 2007 Rozalie Hirs’ brandnew installtion In LA space (2007), based on her music composition In LA (2003), is part of the exhibition Rompecabeza – verlies en verlangen at Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands. The exhibition is curated by Pam Emmerik and Pjotr van Oorschot.

With special thanks to M3H architecten and Koosjan van der Velden for the technical design and implementation.



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