Rozalie Hirs

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2018/11/09

Silenced (2018) – world premiere

On 9 November 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights.

Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on poetry by, among others, Hirs, Plath, and Wesendonck. The new work composed by Hirs for the project is entitled Silenced (2018).

The production is developed in collaboration with Jorinde Keesmaat (director), Desiree van Gelderen (light), Sammy Van den Heuvel (costumes, set design), and Robin de Bruijn (dramaturgy). The new works are commissioned by November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. With financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.


2017/11/12

Meditations (2017)

171111-november-music-philip-thomas-pianoFrom 3-12 November 2017 November Music, the contemporary music festival of The Netherlands, takes place in Den Bosch. During its Kunstmuziek Route on 12 November 2017 at 12:00 CET the British pianist Philip Thomas presents the premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs, followed by two additional performances in the afternoon, at 13:00 and 14:00 CET respectively.

Meditations was composed with financial support of a Stipend from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund and an Artist’s Award from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.


2017/11/10

Meditations (2017), November Music [invitation]

You are cordially invited to three premiere concerts by Philip Thomas performing the brandnew composition Meditations for piano and electroacoustic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs during the Kunstmuziek Route at November Music this Sunday 12 November 2017 at 12:00, 13:00, and 14:00 CET. Philip will also be playing senza misura by Christopher Fox. With special thanks to Elizabet van der Kooij for the sound diffusion in the hall. It would be great to see you during and after one of the concerts – welcome!

The concerts take place in De Hofzaal (the courtroom) of Muzerije, Hinthamerstraat 74, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. This former palace of the bishop is located behind Sint-Janskatherdraal (Saint John’s Cathedral) in the city centre of Den Bosch. It is in walking distance of the main train station of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.


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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2017/11/03

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.


2015/08/22

New sounds in the cloud: article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012)

Fie Schouten: article7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) by Rozalie Hirs

One more music composition has been posted to SoundCloud and can be listened to online: the relatively recent article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) for bass clarinet and electronic sounds, by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by and dedicated to Fie Schouten with financial support from the Dutch Performing Arts Fund. The world premiere took place at 11 November 2012 at November Music.

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) was the starting point for a new series of compositions that are all intrinsically related: article 6 [six waves] (2013) for electric guitar and electronics sounds, article 8 [infinity] (2014) for flute and electonic sounds, and Infinity Stairs (2014) for flute, bass clarinet, electric guitar, and electronic sounds, premiered on 17 September 2014 at Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, by Shanna Gutierrez, Fie Schouten, Wiek Hijmans, Christian Karlsen (conductor), and Arne Bock (sound projection).


2014/11/08

Nadir (2014) – Dutch premiere

Quatuor Bozzini (photograph: Michael Slobodian) at November Music with a new work by Rozalie Hirs

On 8 November 2014 at 19:00 Bozzini Quartet will present the Dutch premiere of Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs at November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. In 2011 and 2012 the exquisite Bozzini Quartet, based in Montréal, toured Hirs’s first string quartet Zenit (2010) in Canada, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. The new work is scored for two violins, viola, cello, and electronic sounds. The sounds are synthesized from sinetones through additive synthesis. The other pieces on the programme are a new work by Frederik Neyrinck and Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery by Marc Sabat. (photograph: Michael Slobodian)

With special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider and to Arne Bock for the sound projection in the hall.

Nadir (2014) was commissioned by Bozzini Quartet and November Music, with financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

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2014/11/08

Nadir [invitation]

Bozzini Quartet performing 'Nadir' (2014) by Rozalie Hirs at Cenakel, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 28 October 2014

You are cordially invited to the Netherlands premiere of Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs, performed by Bozzini Quartet, today at 19:00 CET at November Music, De Toonzaal, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The other pieces on the program are Gestalt X (2014) by Frederik Neyrinck, also a Netherlands premiere, and Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery by Marc Sabat. Nadir (2014) was commissioned by Bozzini Quartet and November Music, with financial support from Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

With special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider and to Arne Bock for the sound projection in the hall.

Photograph: Bozzini Quartet performing Nadir (2014) by Rozalie Hirs at Cenakel, Tilburg, The Netherlands, on 28 October 2014.


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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2014/11/06

Roseherte – world premiere of the new version for orchestra

November Music: Perfromance of 'Roseherte' by Rozalie Hirs at opening concert, 6 November 2014During the opening concert of November Music 2014 on Thursday 6 November 2014 Roseherte (2008) by Rozalie Hirs will be performed by Philharmonie Zuidnederland.
In its original version this work is scored for a ninety-piece symphony orchestra & electronic sounds. On 6 November 2014 a brandnew version for forty-two piece orchestra & electronic sounds will be played. The new instrumentation is 2222.2221.arp.2perc.pf.66442 & electronic sounds. For more info on the composition, please visit its main page.

Special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in CSound and to Jan Panis for sound projection in the hall.

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2014/11/06

Roseherte [invitation]

Rehearsal of 'Roseherte' (2008; 2014, arrangement) by Rozalie Hirs with Bas Wiegers and Philharmonie Zuidnederland

You are cordially invited to the world premiere of the new arrangement of Roseherte for 42 players and electronic sounds (version for 90 players and electronic sounds, 2008; 2014) at the opening concert of November Music tonight at 20:00 CET at Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The performers are Bas Wiegers (conductor) and Philharmonie Zuidnederland. For more info on the composition, please visit its main page.

Concert program:

Rozalie Hirs – Roseherte
Stian Westerhus – The Redundance 40 (ft. Stian Westerhus)

– intermission –

Kate Moore – Days & Nature
Valgeir Sigurdsson – No Nights Dark Enough (ft. Valgeir Sigurdsson)

It would be great to see you at the concert and have a drink together afterwards.

(photograph: rehearsal of Roseherte with Bas Wiegers and Philharmonie Zuidnederland in Philipszaal, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, on 4 November 2014)


2014/10/28

Nadir (2014) – preview concert

Quatuor Bozzini (photograph: Michael Slobodian) at November Music with a new work by Rozalie Hirs

On 25 October 2014 at 20:30 Bozzini Quartet will present a preview concert of the Dutch premiere of Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs at De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands. In 2011 and 2012 the exquisite Bozzini Quartet, based in Montréal, toured Hirs’s first string quartet Zenit (2010) in Canada, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. The new work is scored for two violins, viola, cello, and electronic sounds. The sounds are synthesized from sinetones through additive synthesis. The other pieces on the programme are by Aldo Clementi and Jürg Frey. (photograph: Michael Slobodian)

With special thanks to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis in SuperCollider and to Arne Bock for the sound projection in the hall.

Nadir (2014) was commissioned by Bozzini Quartet and November Music, with financial support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.


2014/05/27

Composer in Focus at November Music 2014

Rozalie Hirs (©2008 Co Broerse) attending a rehearsal of 'Roseherte' (2008) with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Micha Hamel (conductor), 5 November 2008, Hilversum

Rozalie Hirs will be one of the Composers in Focus at November Music, the contemporary music festival of The Netherlands, this year. Her composition Roseherte will be performed by philharmonie zuidnederland at the opening concert. Her brand-new string quartet with electronic sounds will be played by the Montréal-based Bozzini Quartet at their concert on November 8. And her sound and poetry app Curvices will be a permanent installation for the duration of the festival. More news will be posted on the November Music website soon!


2014/03/27

Bas Wiegers conducts opening concert of November Music 2014

Bas Wiegers (Photograph: Marco Borggreve)

Delighted to announce that Bas Wiegers will be the conductor of the opening concert of November Music this year. Together with Philharmonie Zuidnederland he will perform works by Stian Westerhus, Kate Moore, Valgeir Sigurdsson, and Rozalie Hirs.

Thursday 6 November 2014
20:00 – 22:00 CET
November Music, Verkadefabriek, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Concert Programme
Rozalie Hirs – Roseherte (première of a new version for 40 players)
Stian Westerhus – The Redundance 40 (Dutch première)

Kate Moore – Engraved in Stone (première of new version)
Valgeir Sigurdsson – No Nights Dark Enough (Dutch première)


2014/03/03

Roseherte at November Music 2014

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Just received the great news that my composition Roseherte for orchestra and electronic sounds will be played by Philharmonie Zuidnederland during the opening of November Music 2014. It is a great honor to be making a new arrangement for the opening night on 6 November 2014, that will also feature works by Kate Moore and Juan Felipe Waller.

The new instrumentation consists of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 French horns, 2, trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, harp, 2 percussionists, piano, strings (6 first violins, 6 second violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses), and electronic sounds (1 player). This means that the instrumentation is to be reduced from ninety to forty-two players – not an easy task. I shall be looking forward to analyzing the composition, and to the new arrangement, using all microtones that were originally calculated. In the original score the microtones were omitted from the first movement for reasons of pragmatism (not in the electronics, though, so the absolute non-approximated frequencies are still audibly present). Microtones were only used in the second movement of the score, once the lush spectral harmonic fields make their appearance. Trying to compensate somehow for the smaller number of available voices, I am now going to arrange the first movement microtonally as well, and hope to thus enhance the inner resonance of its harmonic material.

Already working on two other pieces to be premiered in October & November 2014: new pieces for Bozzini Quartet, and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. It is an exciting, as well as a little bit intimidating, year!


2012/11/11

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] – first performance

Fie Schouten

Sunday, November 11, 2012, in the afternoon, the new composition article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] for bass clarinet and electronic sounds is premiered during November Music. Fie Schouten performs the work in three recitals at 12:30, 14:30 and 17:00, in the Lutherse Kerk, Den Bosch. The three recitals each last one hour. Also on the program: works by Theo Loevendie and Karlheinz Stockhausen.


2011/11/13

Arbre généalogique

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

On November 13, 2011, at 14:00, Rozalie Hirs’s musical composition Arbre Généalogique (2011) is being performed by Susan Narucki (soprano), Pierre-André Valade (conductor) and the Asko|Schönberg ensemble, as part of the November Music festival in Den Bosch.


2011/11/09

Sacro Monte

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On November 9, 2011, the musical composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen  (conductor) as part of the November Music festival in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.


2010/11/13

Pulsars – CD launch

Rozalie Hirs: Pulsars (Amsterdam: Attacca Records, 2010; sleeve design: FokkeWubbolts)

On November 13, 2010, at 15:00, the musical composition Pulsars (2007) by Rozalie Hirs is played during Cineac Sonore at November Music, ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Additionally, the CD of the same name, Pulsars, (Amsterdam: Attacca Records, 2010) is launched. Hannah Bosma of Muziekcentrum Nederland, the CD’s co-producer, presents the first copy to the composer.



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