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2018/05/13

parallel world and sea (2017-18)

On 13 May 2018 at 20:30 CET ASKO|Schönberg and Etienne Siebens (conductor) perform the new double harp concerto parallel world and sea (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs during the concert series Obsessions at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The harpists Ernestine Stoop and Godelieve Schrama act as soloists during the performance. The concert is preceded by an interview with Rozalie Hirs about her musical obsessions, as well as a reading of her poems.

parallel world and sea (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs so far consists of the following two movements:

i. parallel world [breathing] (2017)
commissioned by the University of Amsterdam & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

ii. parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018)
commissioned by ASKO|Schönberg

The new work, composed with support from the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund, is scored for flute, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, 2 harps, 2 percussionists, electronic sounds, violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

Earlier on 13 May 2018 at 15:30 CET the cycle parallel world and sea is also performed during the Dutch Harp Festival at Tivoli|Vredenburg.


2018/05/13

parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018) – world premiere

On 13 May 2018 at 15:30 CET ASKO|Schönberg and Etienne Siebens (conductor) present the world premiere of parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018) by Rozalie Hirs during the fifth anniversary edition of the Dutch Harp Festival at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018), commissioned by ASKO|Schönberg with support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, is scored for flute, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, 2 harps, 2 percussionists, electronic sounds, violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

During the concert the new work is preceded by Hirs’ recent parallel world [breathing] (2017), commissioned by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the University of Amsterdam. The harpists Ernestine Stoop and Godelieve Schrama act as soloists during both performances.

In the evening of 13 May 2018 at 20:30 CET the cycle parallel world and sea is also performed during the concert Obsessions #1 at Tivoli|Vredenburg (Hertz Hall).


2018/05/12

Picknick with the newspaper in the grass

Just received this fun picture, taken by a friend who is having breakfast in the grass. And who came across an interview annex preview by Joep Stapel in the daily Dutch newspaper NRC: “My music flows, intuitively, quietly”.

Earlier this week the same article has also appeared online NRC online under the title ‘Inspiration is the space where new things emerge’. Read it here. Or download the [PDF].


2018/04/06

parallel sea [to the lighthouse]

The new composition parallel sea [to the lighthouse] for twelve instruments and electronic sounds (2018) is completed. I feel deeply grateful for the commission by ASKO|Schönberg and its artistic director Fedor Teunisse, the support of the Performing Arts Fund, The Netherlands, as well as the artist-in-residence at Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France.

At Maison Dora Maar a most wonderful mistral-filled month of March was spent. The picture on the left shows the view from my window in the artist’s studio where I worked many hours a day on the new work. The picture below depicts an almond tree fiercely blossoming on top of the hill at Lacoste, one of the neighboring villages of Ménerbes.


2018/03/14

A sorcerer’s apprentice

The new season 2018/19 of Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ is now online. It is quite wonderful (and moving) to be included with a new piece for Asko|Schönberg in the concert Sorcerer’s Apprentices, honoring Louis Andriessen as a professor of composition. The concert, featuring three of his former students, is part of the Andriessen Festival celebrating his 80th birthday (photograph: Marco Borggreve).



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