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2020/01/21

Ways of Space (2019), Museum Drachten – lecture

On 21 February 2020 at 14:00 CET Museum Drachten presents a lecture on the the architectural sound art installation Ways of Space (2019) by Rozalie Hirs (music) and Machiel Spaan (design), which is currently exhibited at Van Doesburg-Rinsemahuis, Museum Drachten, The Netherlands. The exhibition is part of the show Bauhaus and Drachten. Click here for the full exhibiton schedule.


2020/01/21

Ways of Space (2019), Museum Drachten – exhibition

From 4 February until 30 March 2020 the architectural sound art installation Ways of Space (2019) by Rozalie Hirs (music) and Machiel Spaan (design) is exhibited at Van Doesburg-Rinsemahuis, Museum Drachten, The Netherlands. The exhibition is part of the show Bauhaus and Drachten. The sound installation starts at 15:00 and 16:00 CET on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. In addition, on Friday 21 February 2020 at 14:00 CET Museum Drachten presents a special event in collaboration with the composer and architect: a lecture by Rozalie Hirs and Machiel Spaan on Ways of Space (2019).

Ways of Space (2019) is inspired by the concept of the ‘open floorplan’ developed by Theo Van Doesburg (1883-1931) for his own home in Meudon (near Paris, France). With support of STEIM, M3H architecten, Mondriaanfonds, Maison Van Doesburg, Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie. It is the third collaborative architecture/sound art project by Spaan and Hirs, after Curvices (2013-present), and The Listening House (2017-present).
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2020/01/11

Interview by Cathy Cox, TAMA Music Festival, Tokyo, Japan

On 11 January 2020 at 15:00 JST music theorist Cathy Cox interviews the composer Rozalie Hirs in a special event during TAMA Music Festival, Tokyo, Japan, at the occasion of the Asian premiere of Hirs’ string quartet Zenit (2010), performed by greenroom players.

Music theorist Cox obtained her PhD from Columbia University, New York, in 2006. Since her graduation Cox has been a lecturer at Tamagawa University College of Arts/ Department of Media Design (玉川大学芸術学部メディア・デザイン学科) and since 2011 also at the Kunitachi College of Music Graduate School/ Sonology Department (国立音楽大学大学院, コンピュータ音楽研究室), both in Tokyo.

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2019/12/07

Ways of Space (2019), Maison Van Doesburg, Paris, France

On Saturday 7 December 2019 at 16:00 CET during their fifth Open Saturday Machiel Spaan (architect) and Rozalie Hirs (composer) present their architectural sound sculpture Ways of Space (2019) they have developed in close collaboration during their artist-in-residence at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France. Afterwards you are invited to share a glass of wine with the artists.

event programme
16:00-18:00 CET
Ways of Space (2019) – sound installation by Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs.
Introduction; Q & A; exhibition

17:00 CET
Reception

The entrance is free. Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to m.spaan@m3h.nl is advised. Welcome!
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2019/12/05

Open Saturday V – Maison Van Doesburg, Paris, France [invitation]

Dear friends, you are cordially invited to the next Open Saturday V on 7 December 2019 at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France.

At 16:00 CET the architectural sound sculpture Ways of Space (2019) by Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs can be explored; the work has been developed in close collaboration during their stay at Maison Van Doesburg. Afterwards you are invited to share a glass of wine with the artists. Due to strikes this weekend our guest-of-honor Cathy Van Eck (*1979) won’t be able to travel from Zürich to Paris; therefore the programme has changed.
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2019/11/26

Open Saturday V – Maison Van Doesburg, Paris, France [invitation]

*** Update 5 December 2019 ***

DUE TO STRIKES IN FRANCE THIS WEEKEND OUR GUEST-OF-HONOUR CATHY VAN ECK WON’T BE ABLE TO TRAVEL FROM ZURICH TO PARIS; THEREFORE THE PROGRAMME OF OUR OPEN SATURDAY V HAS CHANGED AS FOLLOWS:
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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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2019/09/01

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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