Rozalie Hirs

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Tijd en Sintel – world premiere

Keyboard of the 31-tone Fokker organ for Rozalie Hirs's Hilberts Hotel (2015), premiere 26 April 2015 in Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

On 20 March 2016 11:00 CET at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Huygens-Fokker Foundation presents Het woord aan het woord, a programme in which spoken word plays a prominent role, featuring the poets Maria van Daalen, Rozalie Hirs, Lieke Marsman, Han van der Vegt, and Samuel Vriezen. Ere Lievonen plays the 31-tone Fokker organ.

The programme features recent compositions by Samuel Vriezen and Charles van Hemelryck, as well as the world premiere of Danny De Graan’s composition Het Verschil (2016), based on the text and voice of Lieke Marsman, and Hirs’ composition Tijd en Sintel for spoken voice, 31-tone organ, and electronic sounds.

Jehan Alain (1911-1940) – De Jules Lemaître (1935)
Samuel Vriezen (1973) – C31* Orbits (music, text; 2013)
Lieke Marsman (1990) – ‘eiland‘ & ‘een ochtend’ (poems, reading)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Preludium & fugue e BWV 533a
Danny de Graan (1973) – Het Verschil (poem: Lieke Marsman; 2016)
Han van der Vegt (1961) – ‘Ratel’ (poem, reading; improvisation: Ere Lievonen)
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) – Préambule Opus 31/1 (1914)
Maria van Daalen (1950) – ‘Juno’ (poem, reading)
Charles van Hemelryck (1981) Lamentations (2014)
Maria van Daalen (1950) – ‘Palmpasen 2016′ & ‘Ik zal een grafschrift voor je maken dat iedereen van buiten kent’ (poems, reading)
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) – Épitaphe Opus 31/4 (1914)
Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656-1746) – Fuge II (1702)
Rozalie Hirs (1965) – ‘een dag 1-3’ (poems, reading)
Rozalie Hirs (1965) – Tijd en Sintel (music, poem; 2016)


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.


Curvices Amsterdam [invitation]


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).


Atlantis ampersand (2015) – world premiere


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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Hilbert’s Hotel


Last Sunday, on 26 April 2015 at 11:15 CET, the brand-new composition by Rozalie Hirs Hilbert’s Hotel (2015) for 31-tone player organ and electronic sounds received its premiere at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The work was commissioned by the Huygens-Fokker Foundation with financial support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

All calculations were carried out in OpenMusic, the sound synthesis in SuperCollider. During the concert Protools was used as an interface to communicate with the organ through 3 channels of MIDI messages. Special thanks to Casper Schipper for his assistance with the sound synthesis.

(the photograph shows Hirs sitting at her computer next to the 31-tone organ during the premiere of Hilbert’s Hotel on 26 April 2015)



Grant from Performing Arts Fund


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.


New composition for Klangforum Wien at Holland Festival 2015


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.


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


Ain, silabar ain – world premiere

David KweksilberOn 25 March 2013, the new composition Ain silabar ain for big band (2013) by Rozalie Hirs receives its world premiere at BIMHUIS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The new work is a commission by David Kweksilber Big Band with financial support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.


Arbre Généalogique – world premiere

Rozalie Hirs and Susan Narucki (after the premiere of 'Arbre généalogique', Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Amsterdam, 10 November 2011)

On November 10, 2011, at 20:15, the world premiere of the musical composition Arbre Généalogique (2011) by Rozalie Hirs is taking place as part of the PROMS concert series in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. The piece is  performed by Susan Narucki (soprano), Pierre-André Valade (conductor) and the Asko|Schönberg ensemble.


Roseherte – world premiere

On stage after the premiere of 'Roseherte' by Rozalie Hirs, 8 November 2008

On November 8, 2008, the composition Roseherte (2008) for large orchestra and electronic sounds is premiered as part of the Nederlandse Muziekdagen (Dutch Music Days) at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam. The work is performed by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest conducted by Micha Hamel.

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