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2015/09/10

New CD Six by Slagwerk Den Haag

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Delighted that Venus, commissioned by/ dedicated to Slagwerk Den Haag and premiered at Holland Festival 2010, is now available as a recording. Yesterday the brand-new CD by Slagwerk Den Haag Six, with works for percussion sextet, was presented at the opening of Gaudeamus Music Week in Utrecht. The CD features works by Iannis Xenakis, Peter Adriaansz, Maarten Altena, Luiz Yudo, Tom Johnson, and Rozalie Hirs, as well as a bonus track by Steve Reich. More information on the CD can be found here.


2015/08/26

Venus mission completed

Zaha Hadid's Bach Pavilion; Rozalie Hirs's percussion set up for her composition 'Venus' (2010), Holland Festival, Amsterdam

It’s a delight to have completed the mastering of my composition Venus (2010) together with Guido Tichelman today. It has been a long process. Venus for six percussionists and electronic sounds was commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag for Holland Festival 2010. It was premiered in the Bach Pavilion by Zaha Hadid at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 8 June 2010. Venus is inspired by the pavilion’s loops and twists, and by the sixxen, a set of percussion instruments especially devised for Xenakis’ Pleiades in 1989. The Moebius loop of Hadid’s pavilion reminded me of the trajectory of the planet Venus in the sky as seen from the earth, when compared over the course of many nights.

The recording by Guido Tichelman of the three movements of Venus, [morning star], [invisible], and [evening star], took place at Philipszaal, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in February 2012. The recording was supported by Henk Heuvelmans/ Gaudeamus/ Muziek Centrum Nederland. The second and third movement Venus [invisible] and Venus [evening star] were mixed and mastered in the summer of 2012. The mixing and mastering of the first movement Venus [morning star] has been waiting until the summer of 2015 to be completed.

The brand-new CD of Slagwerk Den Haag, also featuring compositions by Xenakis, Ayres, van Rossum, Adriaansz, Yudo, Johnson, will be presented at the opening concert of Gaudeamus Music Week at Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 9 September 2015. The complete recording of Venus will be posted on Soundcloud soon.


2012/10/17

Live radio interview by Jeroen van Kan, VPRO

De Avonden, VPRO: Interview by Jeroen van Kan on 'gestamelde werken' by Rozalie Hirs, October 17, 2012

On October 17, 2012, Rozalie Hirs is interviewed about her poetry collection gestamelde werken (2012) by Jeroen van Kan as part of the VPRO radio show, De Avonden. From the book, she reads the cycle een dag (2009). Additionally, a brand new recording of her musical composition Venus [evening star] (2010) by engineer Guido Tichelman of a performance by Slagwerk Den Haag is broadcast.


2011/09/08

Venus [morning star] [invisible] [evening star]

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As part of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, the composition in three movements, Venus [morning star] [invisible] [evening star] (2010) by Rozalie Hirs, is performed by Slagwerk Den Haag. The concert is taking place at Tivoli, Utrecht, during the Night of the Unexpected.


2010/06/08

Venus

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On June 8, 2010, the three movement percussion ensemble composition Venus (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered as part of the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. The piece was commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag with financial support from the Eduard van Beinum Foundation. Additionally, works were played by Gérard Grisey, Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, Richard Ayres and Abel Paul. There are two performances, at 16:00 and at 20:30. The location is the Bach Pavilion by architect Zahd Hadid, constructed especially for this edition of the Holland Festival at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.


2010/06/08

Venus – world premiere

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On June 8, 2010, the three movement percussion ensemble composition Venus (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered as part of the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. The piece was commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag with financial support from the Eduard van Beinum Foundation. Additionally, works were played by Gérard Grisey, Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, Richard Ayres and Abel Paul. There are two performances, at 16:00 and at 20:30. The location is the Bach Pavilion by architect Zahd Hadid, constructed especially for this edition of the Holland Festival at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.



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