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Rozalie Hirs (Gouda, April 7, 1965) is a contemporary Dutch composer and a poet. Her poetry and music are lyrical as well as experimental. The principal concerns of her work are the adventure of listening, reading, and the imagination. Her music consists of vocal, orchestral, and electronic compositions. She often combines traditional instruments with electronic sounds. Her poetry includes both printed collections and digital poetry: interactive poems created in collaboration with visual artists, and graphic designers. Her music scores are published by Deuss Music, her poetry books by Singeluitgeverijen|Querido, Amsterdam, and kookbooks, Berlin.

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ways of space (2019) – opening

Today the new architectural sound sculpure Ways of space (2019) by Machiel Spaan (design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) was opened in the Van Doesburg-Rinsemahuis, Museum Drachten, The Netherlands. Here are a couple of photographs of today’s first listening sessions. The exhibition will be open to the public from 7 February […]

2020, calendar, lecture and debate, performances

meet the poet in Nijmegen

On Saturday 12 September 2020 at 14:00 CET Rozalie Hirs is featured guest at Ontmoet de dichter (Meet the poet) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Wim van Til hosts the afternoon and interviews Rozalie on her poetic work and ideas. In addition, the poet reads selections from three of her most […]

2020, calendar, concerts

article 4 [map butterfly] – los angeles, united states

On 21 and 22 May 2020 at 20:00 PST the New York-based violinist Miranda Cuckson plays her production folds, a production drawing threads among women composers from around the world and across the centuries. The location is The Wallis (Lovelace Studio Theatre), Los Angeles, United States. The production, developed in […]

2020, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

zenit (2010) – new zealand premiere

From 21 until 30 April 2020 the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) World New Music Days 2020 take place in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand. Part of the program is a concert by the Los Angeles-based formalist quartet, featuring, among other pieces, the string quartet Zenit [west] by Rozalie […]

2020, calendar, installations with poetry or music

listening house (2017) – auction

On 28 March 2017 at 16:00 CET (2017) the architectural sound sculpture The Listening House by Machiel Spaan/M3H Architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music composition), is to be auctioned during a benefit event. The location is The Art of Living, Autotron Rosmalen, The Netherlands. The work was shown to […]

2020, calendar, installations with poetry or music

ways of space (2019) – 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 […]

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list of musical works

List of musical works by Rozalie Hirs. Orchestral scores. Works for ensemble. Chamber and solo works. Instrumental works with or without electronic sounds. Works for spoken voice, based on own poetry, with or without electronic sounds. Electroacoustic or electronic music.

2020, calendar, concerts

article 4 (2004), texas, united states

On Sunday 19 January 2020 at 7:30 PM the New York-based violinist Miranda Cuckson plays a solo recital at Duncan Recital Hall (Alice Pratt Brown Hall), The Sherperd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA. The recital contains music by Anthony Cheung, Anna Meredith, Reiko Füting, Aida Shirazi, Iannis […]

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poetry bibliography

Chronological lists of poetry books and poems published in anthologies. Extensive alphabetical list of more than three hundred poems and their translations, publications in books, magazines, and anthologies.

2020, calendar, lecture and debate, news

tama, tokyo, japan – interview

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 […]

2019, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

venus [morning star] (2010) – swiss premiere

On Monday 9 December 2019 at 20:15 CET Ronan Gil de Morais plays 40 Jahre Sixxen, a concert featuring the sixxen, a set of six metal mallet instruments, originally conceived by Iannis Xenakis for the movement Métaux of his composition Pléïades (1979). The concert, consisting of the performance of a selection of compositions for this special set of instruments, includes Venus [morning star] (2010) by Rozalie Hirs, and Métaux by Xenakis.

2019, calendar, concerts

article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012) – amsterdam

On 1 December 2019 at 13:30 CET, bass clarinettist-at-large Fie Schouten performs during MicroFest Amsterdam 2019, a one-day festival for microtonal music at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her program ‘clarinets in space’ includes article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] for bass clarinet and electronic sounds (2012) by Rozalie Hirs.

2019, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

article 4 (2004) – spanish premiere

On 22 November 2019 the violinist Takao Hyakutome performs the Spanish premiere of article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) by Rozalie Hirs at Iglesia Santa Mónica de Barcelona, Spain. The concert is part of the Festival ciclo OUT.SIDE, curated and performed by Barcelona Modern Ensemble (artistic director: Demian Luna). Date: 2019-11-22 […]

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open saturday IV, maison van doesburg, france

On 2 November 2019 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.

2019, calendar, curator, performances

salon de poésie, maison van doesburg, 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 […]

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salon de poésie à la maison van doesburg, france [invitation]

Nous vous invitons cordialement à notre prochaine matinée à la Maison Van Doesburg à Meudon, ‘Open Saturday III – Poetry’, le samedi 5 octobre 2019 à 16h00. Notre invité d’honneur Jaap Blonk performera ses propres oeuvres musicales et poétiques, ainsi que des poèmes de I.K. Bonset (pseudonyme de Theo Van Doesburg). Ensuite, Rozalie Hirs donnera une lecture performative de ses poèmes en néerlandais, en alternance avec Kim Andringa qui lira ses traductions françaises. Le programme sera clôturé par Daniel Cunin qui lira Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg, ainsi que ses traductions françaises. Nous vous offrons ensuite le verre de l’amitié.

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poetry salon at maison van doesburg, france [invitation]

You are cordially invited to our next afternoon salon at Van Doesburg House ‘Open Saturday III – Poetry’ on Saturday 5 October 2019 at 16:00 CET. Guest-of-honour Jaap 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. Afterwards we serve a glass of wine.

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hochroth, text & talk, germany

Today, on 8 September 2019 from 11:00-18:00 CET, the German based international publisher hochroth Verlag is present at the Text & Talk Messe & Büchermarkt, Kulturgut Nottbeck, Museum for Literary Arts, Westfalen, Germany. Among its beautifully crafted books is Rozalie Hirs’ first German book publication ein tag (Berlin: hochroth, 2014).

2019, calendar, performances

kunsttempel, kassel, germany

On Friday 30 August 2019 at 19:00 CET Rozalie Hirs and Pavel Novotný read their poems and perform poetry/music hybrids at Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. The night before the exhibition POESIS is opened, featuring visual works by Hirs, Novotný, and other poets. Its accompanying catalogue is presented to the public. Curator […]

2019, calendar, concerts

meditations (2017) – wonderfeel festival

On Sunday 21 July 2019 at 13:00 CET the pianist Keiko Shichijo plays a solo programme, featuring works by Rozalie Hirs, Liisa Hirsch, Bunita Marcus, and Galina Ustvolskaya. The concert takes place during Wonderfeel, an outdoor festival at the Estate Schaep en Burgh near ‘s-Graveland, The Netherlands.

2019, calendar, concerts

silenced (2018) – wonderfeel festival

On 20 July 2019 from 18:15-19:00 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at Wonderfeel Festival, The Netherlands. Part of Fantastic Women is ‘Silenced’ (music, text; 2018) by Rozalie Hirs.

2019, calendar, lecture and debate, news

spectralisms 2019, IRCAM, france – lecture

On 12 June 2019 the Belgian composer and music theorist Bert Van Herck presents a lecture on the music of Rozalie Hirs. In particular he focusses of the compositional techniques underlying her compositions Platonic ID (2005-06) and Book of Mirrors (2001). The lecture is part of the International Spectralisms 2019 Conference, held at IRCAM, Paris, France, from 12-14 June 2019.

2019, calendar, lecture and debate, performances

marché de la poésie , paris, france – interview

On Sunday 9 June 2019 at 15:30 CET Margot Dijkgraaf interiews the poets Simone Atangana Bekono, Rozalie Hirs, Hester Knibbe, and translator and Jan Mysjkin during Phares du Nord #10. In addition Atangana Bekono, Hirs, Knibbe and their translators Kim Andringa and Jan Mysjkin also read their poems in Dutch and French. This event is part of the 37th Marché de la Poésie, supported by the Netherlands Foundation for Literature.

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welcome to the 37th marché de la poésie

Very excited to be traveling to Paris right now as one of the official delegates of the Netherlands Foundation of Literature. You are cordially invited to today’s poetry performance at Marché de la Poesie, Paris, France. During the evening program I will be reading my work together the translator Kim […]

2019, calendar, concerts

silenced (2018), utrecht

Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at Club Nine, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 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 […]

2019, calendar, concerts, news

parallel world and sea (2017-18)

On Saturday 25 May 2019 at 13:00 CET at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, ASKO|Schönberg honours Louis Andriessen as a pedagogue by playing new works by four of his former students, Mary Finsterer, Pete Harden, Martijn Padding, and Rozalie Hirs. The concert programme is entitled Ter ere/ In honour. The concert […]

2019, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

lightclouds (2019) – german premiere

On 20 May 2019 at 20:00 CET Ensemble Musikfabrik presents the German premiere of lightclouds (2019), a new work for “super brass” quartet, ensemble, and electronic sounds, by Rozalie Hirs, during the Konzertreihe Musikfabrik im WDR. The new work is a commission by Stichting Omroep Muziek/ NTR Zaterdagmatinee with financial […]

2019, calendar, concerts

silenced (2018), operadagen rotterdam

On 18 May 2019 at 20:30 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at Operadagen Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The location is the Eduard Flipsezaal at de Doelen, Rotterdam. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the […]

2019, calendar, concerts

silenced (2018), tilburg

On 24 March 2019 at 13:30 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, […]

2019, calendar, news, premieres, presentations

ahora es una rosa (2019)

Montevideo, Uruguay, 23 March 2019. Ahora es una rosa (2019) by Rozalie Hirs, her first full length poetry collection in Spanish, has just come out. The poems were translated into Spanish by Diego Puls. The publishing house is Yauguru Books, Montevideo, Uruguay (publisher: Gustavo Wojciechowski). ISBN 978-9974-890-33-6. 48pp. The book […]

2019, calendar, concerts

silenced (2018), the hague

On 15 March 2019 at 20:30 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at Korzo Theatre, The Hague, The Netherlands. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate […]

2019, calendar, performances

silent poetry – oba anniversary

On Friday 8 February 2019 the Amsterdam public library (Openbare Bibiliotheek Amsterdam aka OBA) celebrates its 100th anniversary with a Silent Poetry programme. From 17:00 CET onwards small groups of selected guests attend live poetry readings by four Amsterdam-based poets: Mireille Buldeo Rai, Rozalie Hirs, Smita James, and Ted van […]

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dreams of airs (2017-18)

Dreams of Airs (2017-18) is a cycle of poetry and music by Rozalie Hirs. Its sound world features eight musicians, a singer who speaks, and electronic sounds. The new full-length composition by the Netherlands-based composer/ poet Rozalie Hirs offers a unique listening experience. The listener is guided through mesmerizing accelerandos and rallentandos in a lounge-like environment. The combination of spoken word, music, and visuals serves to stimulate various senses at once. The visual artists Boris Tellegen and Geert Jan Mulder designed a live video installation for the performance. The duration of the performance is around 60 minutes.

2019, calendar, performances

literary salon, schimmelpennink, amsterdam

On 13 January 2019 the independent bookshop Schimmelpennink, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, presents a new edition of its famous literary salon, featuring live readings and interviews. Today’s guests are the poets Hannah van Binsbergen and Rozalie Hirs and the writer/ photographer Hans Aarsman. Karin van As acts as host of the […]

2018, calendar, concerts

silenced (2018), amsterdam

On 6 December 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at ATRIA, the Amsterdam Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda […]

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rozalie @ lyrikline.org

As of today a few poems of mine, some translations, as well as readings in their original language, have been added to lyrikline. Happy reading and listening! It is an honor to be included in the greatest international online body of poetry Lyrikline – Listen to the poet, which seems […]

2018, calendar, concerts

silenced (2018), cc amstel, amsterdam

On 11 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, at CC Amstel in Amsterdam. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara […]

2018, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

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 […]

2018, calendar, concerts

silenced (2018) – tryout

On 8 November 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents a tryout concert of 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, […]

2018, calendar, concerts

silenced (2018) – preview

On 6 November 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents a preview of her production Fantastic Women with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights. The evening at Splendor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, also features by a round table with composers Renske Vrolijk, Kate Moore, Barbara Okma, […]

2018, calendar, performances

book launch edwin fagel

On 30 August 2018 in the evening the new poetry book het extatische landschap in (into the ecstatic landscape; Amsterdam: Nieuw Amsterdam, 2018) by Edwin Fagel is presented to the public. Edwin Fagel reads from the new book. Fellow poets Joost Baars, Rozalie Hirs, and Sebastiene Postma read new, and […]

2018, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

meditations (2017) – german premiere

On 20 July 2018 the German (forte)pianist J. Marc Reichow plays Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs during Musik der Jahrhunderte: Der Sommer in Stuttgart. The Festival is a collaboration between Akademie Schloss Solitude, Ensemble ascolta, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst […]

2018, calendar, radio, television

guest at matinee café, ntr

On 14 July 2018 from 16:25 until 17:30 Rozalie Hirs is a guest at Matinee Cafe, NTR Radio 4 (Dutch National Radio). Hans Haffmans interviews Hirs on her music and poetry. Haffmans and Hirs also speak about musical ideas, influences, inspirations, as well as the new work for Musikfabrik, a […]

2018, calendar, performances

poets in prinsentuin, groningen

On Saturday 14 July 2018 Rozalie Hirs reads her poetry at Prinsentuin, Groningen, The Netherlands, alongside Radna Fabias, Erik Bindervoet, Dean Bowen, Nicolaas Matsier, Atte Jongstra, Annemarie Estor, Carmien Michels, Else Kemps, Daniël Vis, and other Dutch and international poets. The Festival Dichters in de Prinsentuin takes place every summer […]

2018, calendar, lecture and debate, performances

ijsselsalon, zutphen

Joost Baars and Rozalie Hirs have been invited to read their poetry at IJsselsalon, Zutphen, The Netherlands, on Sunday 1 July 2018 at 15:00 CET. The IJsselsalon was initiated by visual artist Stef Kreymborg and musician Remko Kraamwinkel.  Jos van Hest always interviews the poets about their work. The literary […]

2018, calendar, performances

art and the evil, holland festival

On Saturday 23 June 2018 at 16:00 CET the literary magazine De Gids presents its issue Art and the Evil. Maxim Februari, Simone van Saarloos, Arnon Grunberg, Johanna Geels and Bas van Putten contribute essays on the topic. Students of the Amsterdam Conservatoire (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) have composed madrigals, based […]

2018, calendar, performances

book launch astrid lampe

On 19 June 2018 the Dutch poet Astrid Lampe presents her ninth poetry book Zusterstad 2.0 (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2018) in Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Fellow poets Rozalie Hirs and Kees ‘t Hart read a new poetry selection together with Lampe, compiled by her especially for the event. Date: 2018-06-19 […]

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Press photographs of Rozalie Hirs

Press photgraphs of Rozalie Hirs by Sara Anke Morris, Bianca Sistermans, Marco Borggreve, Richard Ayres, Patrick Post|Hollandse Hoogte, Philip Mechanics. All rights reserved by the photographers ©1998-2018.

2018, calendar

luisterhuis, steim, amsterdam – exhibition

From 17 May until 17 September 2018 The Listening House (Luisterhuis; 2017) by Machiel Spaan (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) is exhibited at Sound Art Expo, STEIM, Schipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The exhibition is open every Thursday and Friday from 13:00-17:00 (except on public holidays). The […]

2018, calendar, concerts, performances

parallel world and sea (2017-18), vredenburg, utrecht

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 […]

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Inspiration is the space where new things emerge [interview Joep Stapel, NRC]

“Inspiration is the space where new things emerge” – a wonderful interview by Joep Stapel in the Dutch national newspaper NRC today [Dutch only; English translation to follow]. We talk about my new double harp concerto Parallel world and sea (2017-18) that will receive its premiere performance by ASKO|Schönberg this […]

2018, calendar, concerts

zenit (2010), de doelen

On 15 April 2018 at 20:15 CET DoelenKwartet plays Hirs’ first string quartet Zenit (2010) during the program Van buiten naar binnen. The concert is part of the Red Sofa Series at Juriaansezaal, De Doelen, Rotterdam. The concert also features works by Caroline Berkenbosch, Maxim Shalygin, and Willem Jeths. At […]

2018, calendar, lecture and debate, residency

salon, maison dora maar, france

On 22 March 2018 at 18:00 the three current artists-in-residence at Maison Dora Maar, Liz Brown, David Grand, and Rozalie Hirs, present their work to the public. With special thanks to Gwen Strauss, director of Maison Dora Maar. Liz Brown talks about and reads from Twilight Man: The Strange Life […]

2018, calendar, premieres, presentations

launch of forum, amsterdam

On 11 March 2018 at 14:00 CET a new series of the magazine for architecture FORUM, published by Genootschap Architectura et Amicitiae (founded 1855), present its first issue ‘The Hall’. The launch party takes place at the Academy for Architecture, Amsterdam; it features a lecture by Machiel Spaan, musical performances […]

2018, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

cd electric language, wiek hijmans

On 10 March 2018 at 16:00 CET the electric guitar player and musician-at-large Wiek Hijmans present the launch of his fourth solo album Electric Language as part of the illustrous series Ladder of Escape, Attacca Productions, Amsterdam. At Splendor in Amsterdam, Wiek Hijmans plays a short concert, consisting of works […]

2018, calendar, residency

composer-in-residence, maison dora maar, ménerbes, france

From 1 to 31 March 2018 Rozalie Hirs is composer-in-residence of the Maison Dora Maar in Ménerbes, Provence, France. With generous support of a Brown Foundation Fellowship from the Maison Dora Maar. The French photgorapher, painter, poet Dora Maar (pseudonym for Henriette Theodora Markovitch) owned the house and stayed there […]

2018, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

meditations (2017) – uk premiere

On Wednesday 21 February 2018 the British pianist Philip Thomas and the Canadian percussionist, composer, and electronic musician Colin Frank play the opening concert of the Electric Spring Festival at the University of Huddersfield, UK. During this program Philip Thomas also presents the UK premiere of Meditations for piano and […]

2018, calendar, performances

the fly on the rose prevents us

On 18 February 2018 the exhibition The fly on the rose prevents us with brandnew works by visual artists Kars Persoon and Omar Koubaa is opened at Gallery Dom’arte at Rucphen near Roosendaal, The Netherlands. During the opening Timon Persoon performs music with his band The Visual, and Rozalie Hirs […]

2018, calendar, installations with poetry or music

the listening house (2017)

From 19 January until 19 March 2018 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 the Openbaar Vervoer & Speelgoed Museum, Doetinchem, The Netherlands, as part of The Dolls’ House Project, initiated and curated […]

2017, calendar, concerts, performances

multilingualism: tower of babel I diapason

On 15 December 2017 at 20:30 CET the Amsterdam-based experimental poetry venue Perdu presents the first installment of a series of evenings Toren van Babel/ Diapason around the phenomenon of multilingualism in contemporary poetry. The evenings are curated by Lucie Fortuin, Linda Veldman, and Frances Welling (Avondenredactie/ director of Perdu). […]

2017, calendar, performances

nieuwe noten

On 10 December 2017 at 15:00 Nieuwe Noten, curated by Fie Schouten, presents the third concert of its opening season, featuring the musicians Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Jelte Althuis (bass clarinet), Ryoko Imai (percussion), and Rie Wanatebe (percussion). Rozalie Hirs interlaces their music performances with readings from her brandnew poetry […]

2017, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

meditations (2017)

From 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 world premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs, followed […]

2017, calendar, lecture and debate, performances

poetry portrait, groningen, the netherlands

On Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 12:30 CET Rozalie Hirs is guest poet during the event Dichters van geluk in Groningen. Rozalie reads from her forthcoming poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido, 2017). In addition her colleague Rense Sinkgraven interviews Hirs about the creative process and happiness. The event takes […]

2017, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

meditations (2017) – world premiere

From 7-12 November 2017 the Sounds of Music Festival takes place in Groningen, The Netherlands. This year the British pianist Philip Thomas presents the world premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs at Sounds of Music, Groningen, with additional performances at November Music, Den Bosch. […]

2017, calendar, performances

geestdrift festival

At the invitation of Joost Baars, the poets Edwin Fagel, Willem Jan Otten, and Rozalie Hirs perform alongside him during Geestdrift Festival at Geertekerk, Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 28 October 2017. Geestdrift is a festival around theological themes with lectures, readings, literature, visual arts, and music. This year’s theme concerns […]

2017, calendar, installations with poetry or music

robbed from the nest, belgium

From 27 October until 26 November 2017 the poetry exhibition Uit het nest geroofd (Robbed from the nest) shows twenty poems of the Dutch and Flemish poets Abdelkader Benali, Julie Beirens, Bernard Dewulf, Astrid Haerens, Stefan Hertmans, Rozalie Hirs, Esther Jansma, Frank Keizer, Nafiss Nia, Iduna Paalman, David Van Reybrouck, […]

2017, calendar, concerts

hilbert’s hotel (2015)

On 1 October 2017 at 11:00 CET the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, Center for Microtonal Music, presents the concert program Fokker organ XL for the 31-tone tempered Fokker organ at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The program also features Rozalie Hirs’s composition Hilbert’s Hotel for microtonal organ and electronic sounds […]

2017, calendar, workshop

creative writing, sounds of music – workshop

On 28 September 2017 from 14:30-16:30 CET Rozalie Hirs teaches a Creative writing workshop for students of the Montessori Lyceum, Groningen, The Netherlands. The goal of the workshop is to create texts for fifteen sound walks through the city of Groningen. The sound workshop, employing Ableton Live and Push, is […]

2017, calendar, residency

composer-in-residence, macdowell, united states

From 7 August until 7 September 2017 Rozalie Hirs is Composer-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, the oldest artist colony in the United States, founded in 1907. During her time at MacDowell she will be working on new compositions and poems. The picture below shows the founder Marian […]

2017, calendar, lecture and debate

journée d’études messiaen/ murail

On 27 July 2017 during the Festival Messiaen at La Grave/La Meije, France, the composers and theorists Franck Bedrossian, Pierre-Albert Castanet, Jonathan Cross, Sampo Haapamaki, Thomas Lacoste, and Rozalie Hirs will be presenting lectures on new music and compositional techniques. Tristan Murail presents the keynote lecture. The event Journée d’Études […]

2017, calendar, concerts

article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012)

On Sunday afternoon 23 July 2017 Fie Schouten plays article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] for bass clarinet and electronic sounds (2012) by Rozalie Hirs and Mountains by Ton de Leeuw in a short programme, curated by visual artist Pé Okx. The programme is part of the summer series […]

2017, calendar, installations with poetry or music

the listening house (2017), BKKC

The Listening House (2017), the brandnew architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited from 13 July until 13 August 2017 at Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, The Netherlands, as part of the Dolls’ House Project, curated by Peter Masselink. Date: […]

2017, calendar, installations with poetry or music

the listening house (2017) – opening

On 21 June 2017 at 20:00 CET at Design Café Achterhoek, Gruitpoort, Doetinchem, Peter Masselink opens his Dolls’ House exhibition. Machiel Spaan presents a lecture on The Listening House (2017), an architectural interactive sculpture he designed in close collaboration with the composer Rozalie Hirs. Date: 2017-07-21 Time: 20:00 Location: Design […]

2017, calendar, residency

composer-in-residence, yaddo, united states

From 1 May until 8 June 2017 Rozalie Hirs is composer-in-residence at the Artists’ Community Yaddo in Saratoga, upstate New York, United States. During her time at Yaddo, she works on a new chamber composition for soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, to be premiered in the Autumn (photograph ©2017 Elisabeth […]

2017, calendar, concerts

on tenderness (2017)

On 14 March 2017 during the Edmonton New Music Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Mikolaj Warszynski and Zuzana Simurdova present a recital with works for two pianos as well as piano works for four hands. In addition one of them performs the new composition On Tenderness for solo piano and […]

music album

On Tenderness (2017)

On Tenderness for solo piano and electroacoustic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs is a tender exploration of sound and touch.

works

Logos digital

Logos interactive website (map: Noëlle von Eugen; design, programming in Flash: Matt Lee; poetry: Rozalie Hirs; 2002) was the first interactive online website of a full length Dutch poetry book. Available online September 2003 – November 2012. Available for download now as a standalone digital application [Mac OsX].

2017, calendar, lecture and debate

words and music in choral art

On 23 and 24 January 2017 Rozalie Hirs is on the panels during a debate on words and music in choral art. Possible questions could include: which are the challenges a writer faces when his or her texts are – or would be – used in choral music? How can […]

music composition, works

Roseherte (2007-08; 2014)

Roseherte (2008) is a composition for symphony orchestra (ninety players) and electronic sounds, commissioned by Nederlandse Muziekdagen with financial support of Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

2016, calendar, performances

n30x31 – a tribute to jeroen mettes (1987-2006)

On Friday 16 December 2016 at 20:00 CET at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the work by poet, essayist, and blogger Jeroen Mettes (1987-2006) is commemorated by thirty-one Dutch poets reciting Mettes’ magnum opus N30+ during an evening-length tribute. With appearances by Samuel Vriezen, Maartje Smits, Alfred Schaffer, Nadia de Vries, […]

2016, calendar, lecture and debate

new emergences #5: breaking the glass ceiling

New Emergences is a lecture and discussion series highlighting the current debates around gender in electronic, contemporary and experimental music. Within these fields, it is increasingly necessary to give a platform to current advocates for under-represented voices. We believe it is important to expose existing biases that impede the richness […]

2016, calendar, residency

artist-in-residence, banff, canada

From 6 November until 11 December 2016 Rozalie Hirs is Musician-in-Residence at The Banff Centre, Canada. During her stay in Canada she works on new music. With the generous support of the Artist’s Award from Banff Centre and a fellowship from Cultuurfonds. Date: 2016-11-06 Banff Musician-in-Residence, Banff Centre for Arts […]

2016, calendar, performances

teil der bewegung, frankfurt bookfair, germany

On Saturday 22 October 2016 at 20:00 the poets Charlotte Van den Broeck, Mara-Daria Cojocaru, Franz Dodel, Ulrike Feibig, Rozalie Hirs, David Krause, Birgit Kreipe, Ulrike Almut Sandig, and Christoph Wenzel will read their poems during the program Open Books: Teil der Bewegung.The event takes place at Frankfurter Kunstverein (2.OG […]

2016, calendar, performances

mousonturm, frankfurt, germany

On Friday 21 October 2016 at 19:30 CET Anneke Brassinga, Rodaan al Galidi, Rozalie Hirs, Erwin Mortier, and Leonard Nolens, read their poetry during the program Wortküsten und Sprachpolder – Neue Poesie aus Flandern und Niederlanden. The event takes place at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm as part of the Frankfurt Book Fair […]

2016, calendar, performances

lyrikbuchhandlung, frankfurt, germany

On Thursday 20 October 2016 at 20:00 CET Rozalie Hirs performs her poems at the Buchhandlung der Lyrikverlage, Frankfurt, Germany. It is the first time Hirs reads from her brand-new poetry book gestammelte werke (Berlin: kookbooks, 2017). German translations by Ard Posthuma, Daniela Seel and the author. program 20:00 Frans […]

2016, calendar, performances

guest poet at frankfurter buchmesse, germany

From 19-23 October 2016 Rozalie Hirs is one of the guest poets at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Germany, invited by the Netherlands Foundation for Literature. She presents her poetry in Dutch and German and performs her poetry-music hybrids at a few events throughout the week. The Netherlands and Flanders are guests […]

2016, calendar, concerts, performances, workshop

planetarium of brussels, belgium

On Saturday 10 September 2016 at 18:00 CET Rozalie Hirs performs poetry and music hybrids at Alberteum, the Planetarium of Brussels, Belgium. Also Heike Fiedler and Laurence Vielle will be performing their works. After the intermission Angela Rawlings, Maja Jantar, and Vincent Tholomé present the world premiere of a new […]

2016, calendar, workshop

openmusic, gaudeamus music week – workshop

On 4 September 2016 from 11:00-17:15, as part of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy, Rozalie Hirs teaches a one day workshop on OpenMusic (IRCAM). This is a workshop for composers who would like to get acquainted with OpenMusic and explore its possibilities towards the compositional process. Together we install the software […]

2016, calendar, concerts

article 6 [waves] – swedish premiere

On August 14 2016 the Swedish guitarist Jacob Kellerman will perform article 6 [six waves] for guitar and electronic sounds (2013) by Rozalie Hirs at a double recital at Hammarby Sjöstads Kapell, Stockholm, Sweden. The concert starts at 18:00 CET. Date: 2016-08-14 Time: 18:00 CET Location: Hammarby Sjöstads Kapellet, Lugnets […]

2016, calendar, concerts, performances

romanfabrik, frankfurt, germany

On 7 June 2016 at 20:00 CET Rozalie Hirs performs Bridge of Babel (2009) and some other poetry-music hybrids at Romanfabrik, Frankfurt, Germany. In addition she reads her poetry in Dutch and German. The event, curated by Michael Hohmann, also features the Flemish poet Andy Fierens and the jazz musicians […]

2016, calendar, concerts, performances

tijd en sintel (2016) – world premiere

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. […]

music album

Pulsars (CD, 2010)

Pulsars (Amsterdam: Attacca Productions, The Netherlands, 2010) is the second full-length portrait CD of Rozalie Hirs (*1965). It contains three electroacoustic compositions based on own texts. All compositions feature spoken voice.

2016, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

platonic id (2006) – uk premiere

On Saturday 6 February 2016 the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/ BCMG and Richard Baker (conductor) perform Parallel Colour, a new composition by Edmund Finnis. The programme, curated by Richard Baker in collaboration with BCMG, also includes the UK premiere of Platonic ID by Rozalie Hirs, as well as works by […]

2016, calendar, performances

slow poetry sessions #2: rozalie hirs

On 20 January 2015 at Boekhandel Kirchner, Amsterdam, Rozalie Hirs reads her poetry at the second installment of Slow Poetry Sessions, a new series of poetry readings, curated by Joost Baars. Date: 2016-01-20 Time: 20:00 CET Location: Boekhandel Kirchner, Leliegracht 36, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016, calendar, curator

lowlands series, ooteoote, 2016

Since 1 January 2012 Rozalie Hirs has been curator of the Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series) of new, previously unpublished poems by Dutch and Flemish poets. Eighty poems were published so far, followed by fourteen more in 2016. Read the full series at the literary webzine Ooteoote. 2016 LL93: Ingmar […]

2015, calendar, lecture and debate, performances

to witness matter

On 11 December 2015 at 20:30 CET Perdu will host an evening around structures of remembrance, forms of subjectivity gathering, and communication. “memory for two, memory for several, world-memory, memory-ages of the world” (from: Cinema 2: The Time-Image (1989) by Gilles Deleuze. Translated into English by Hugh Tomlinson and Robert […]

2015, calendar, performances

psoken wrod, clonakilty, ireland

On 8 December 2015 at 20:30 Rozalie Hirs is reading her poetry at Psoken Wrod, a monthly Poetry Series in Clonakilty, Ireland. Date: 2015-12-08 Time: 20:30 Location: De Barra’s Folk Club, 55 Pearse St, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

2015, calendar, performances

ó bhéal, cork, ireland

On 7 December 2015 Rozalie Hirs is reading her poetry at Ó Bhéal, Cork’s weekly Poetry Series curated by Paul Casey. Ó Bhéal on Facebook and on Twitter. Date: 2015-12-07 Time: 21:00 Location: Ó Bhéal, Hayloft at the Long Valley Pub, Winthrop St, Cork, Ireland

2015, calendar, performances

book launch frans budé

On 3 December 2015 at 20:30 CET the poets Frans Budé, Anneke Brassinga, Daan Doesborgh, Elma van Haren, and Rozalie Hirs perform at the book launch of Beyond the vanishing point by Frans Budé (Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 2015). Poet and critic Erik Lindner will introduce the work of Budé with an […]

2015, calendar

infinity stairs (2014)

On 12 November 2015 at 20:30 CET the trio Sonic Hedgehog plays their second concert at Café De Ruimte, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Sonic Hedgehog is the result of a collaboration between the Dutch musicians Fie Schouten (bass clarinet) and Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar) and the American flutist Shanna Gutierrez, who […]

2015, calendar, performances

30 + 30 poets’ marathon

On 3 October 2015 om 20:00 Rozalie Hirs is part of the Poets’ Marathon at the international Literature Festival Read My World. Date: 2015-10-03 Time: 20:00 CET Location: Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015, calendar, performances

booklaunch han van der vegt

On 28 January 2015 at 20:30 CET the new poetry book Navigatiesystemen (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Wereldbibliotheek, 2015) by Han van der Vegt is presented at Perdu, Kloverniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, with a poetry reading by himself. Additional performances by the poets Onno Kosters, Jacob Groot, and Rozalie Hirs. Furthermore, Frank Keizer and […]

2015, calendar, concerts, performances

reverse, copenhagen, denmark

From 25 until 27 September 2015, Aleksandr Skidan (RUS), Eugene Ostashevsky (RUS) and Mónica de la Torre (MEX/US), Lars Skinnebach (DK), Ann Jäderund (SE), Elaine Feeney (IR), Mira Gonzalez (US), Uljana Wolf (DE), Cia Rinne (FIN), Yoko Tawada (DE/JAP), Caroline Bergvall (FR/NO), and Rozalie Hirs (NL) are among the poets […]

2015, calendar, performances

opening of the amsterdam poetry season

On 18 September 2015 the literary venue Perdu in Amsterdam opens its new season with a special programme around the experimental poetry anthology Met twee maten by Paul Rodenko (Amsterdam: Bert Bakker; 1954). The following poets will write new works especially for the evening, and perform and discuss what they’ve […]

works

Curvices Amsterdam (2015)

Curvices Amsterdam (2013, 2015) is an interactive song cycle, a virtual poetry and music installation, for cell phones and mobile devices, that accompanies you on your walk around the concert venue Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. By Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan vander Sanden (software design, realization), Machiel Spaan (spatial design).

2015, calendar, concerts

article 1 to 3 (2003), san francisco, united states

On 24 July 2015 the pianists Kate Campbell and Anne Rainwater play game-based music from the past thirty years. The concert, curated by Danny Clay, is the first concert in the brand-new series don’t be a stranger at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. Program György Kurtág – […]

2015, calendar, lecture and debate

ucsb, united states – lecture

On 13 April 2015 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture at the Composition Department at University of California, Santa Barbara, on her recent compositions Nadir (2014), Lichtende Drift (2014), Roseherte (2008, 2014 rev.), and Infinity Stairs (2014). Topics may include frequency-based compositional techniques, the use of OpenMusic as a compositional tool, […]

2015, calendar, concerts, performances

family tree (2006), japan

On 12 March 2015 at 20:00 the percussionist Peter Prommel performs Family Tree (English, German, Dutch; music, poem: Rozalie Hirs; animation: Harm van den Dorpel) at the occasion of the TROMP Repertoire Days 2015 in Kawasaki, Japan. Date: 2015-03-12 Location: TROMP Repertoire Days 2015, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music. Kawasaki, […]

2015, calendar, concerts, performances, premieres, presentations

portrait concert: poetry and music

On 20 February 2015, Marieke Franssen (flute), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Christian Karlsen (conductor), and Arne Bock (sound diffusion in the hall) perform four compositions by composer-poet Rozalie Hirs at Ostadetheater, Amsterdam. Furthermore on the program are several works for spoken voice and soundtrack by Hirs, […]

music composition

Nadir (2014)

Music composition for string quartet and electronic sounds. World premiere by Bozzini Quartet and Arne Bock (sound projection in the hall)
November Music, Muziekcentrum De Toonzaal, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, 8 November 2014, 19:00 CET.

2014, calendar, concerts

lichtende drift (2014) – try-out

On 26 November 2014 at 20:00 CET Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Candida Thompson (principal player and artistic director) perform the try-out of a new work by Rozalie Hirs for string orchestra, commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Furthermore Rob van Steen interviews Rozalie about her compositional ideas, and the new work. In her […]

2014, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

nadir (2014) – netherlands premiere

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) […]

2014, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

roseherte (2008, 2014 rev.) – world premiere version for orchestra

Performance of Roseherte (2008) for orchestra and electronic sounds by Rozalie Hirs at opening concert of November Music 2014. Performance by philharmonie zuidnederland and Bas Wiegers (conductor). In its original version this work is scored for a ninety-piece symphony orchestra & electronic sounds. On 6 November 2014 a brandnew arrangement for forty-piece orchestra & electronic sounds will be played.

2014, calendar, concerts

nadir (2014) – preview concert

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 […]

2014, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

infinity stairs (2014) – world premiere

World premiere of the new trio Infinity stairs (2014) by Rozalie Hirs, performed by Shanna Gutierrez (flute), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and Fie Schouten (bass clarinet). 17 September 2014, 19:00 CET, Het Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With special thanks to Christian Karlsen (conductor) and Arne Bock (sound projection in the hall)

2014, calendar, workshop

creative writing 2, akademie der künste, berlin – workshop

From 30 June until 4 July 2014 at 10:00-15:00 Rozalie Hirs teaches a series of Creative Writing workshops to students of the Produktionsschule Wolgast, Ostvorpommern, Germany. This series is part of the educational project Kunstwelten, organized and curated by Akademie der Künste, Berlin. For more information, read the review about […]

2014, calendar, workshop

creative writing 1, akademie der künste, berlin – workshop

From 25 until 28 June 2014 at 8:00-15:00 Rozalie Hirs teaches a series of Creative Writing workshops to students at the Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Stephanstraße 2, Berlin, Germany. This series is part of the educational project Kunstwelten, organized and curated by Akademie der Künste, Berlin. For more information, read the review about […]

works

Distinctions

Stipends, fellowships, selections, prizes, and other distinctions.

2014, calendar, installations with poetry or music

curvices (2013), sound forest extra, belgium

1 June 2014 at 13:30 or 15:30 CET, Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium. Afternoon tour with Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design), an application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations.

music album

Curvices (2013)

Curvices (2013) is an interactive song cycle, a virtual poetry and music installation, for cell phones and mobile devices, that accompanies you on your walk around Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium. By Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan vander Sanden (software design, realization), Machiel Spaan (spatial design).

2014, calendar, concerts

article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a] (2003), ucsd, united states

Solo recital by pianist Todd Moellenberg with works by Pierre Boulez, Rozalie Hirs, Olivier Messiaen, Katharina Rosenberger, and Ori Talmon. 15 May 2014, 19:00 PDT, at the UCSD Conrad Prebys Music Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, San Diego, California. The program includes the music composition ‘article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a]’ for piano solo by Rozalie Hirs (*1965).

music composition, works

zenit (2010)

“At the other end of history came the world premiere of Rozalie Hirs’ engrossing string quartet, Zenit, played by the superb new L.A.-based Formalist Quartet. Everything I might say about Hirs’ unsettled music I could also say the opposite. It is also quite settled. It forges ahead with tentative sounds and silences. It stops and starts yet flows. It has a hint of hard-hitting Dutch Minimalism, yet it offers a feast of radiant string harmonics, pulsating outside of rhythm.” (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times)

books

Geluksbrenger (Lucky Charm, 2008)

The musical poetry of Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: Querido, The Netherlands, 2008) by Rozalie Hirs is constructed along the line of a ‘counterpoint’. Within a poem, Hirs seems to be stacking different poems on top of each other, processing them, splicing them, mixing them, shaking them, letting them flow into one another. And this is one single motion. In one breath. In sustained breath.

2014, calendar, installations with poetry or music

curvices (2013), sound forest extra, belgium

4 May 2014 at 13:30 or 15:30 CET, Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium. Afternoon tour with Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design), an application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations.

2014, calendar, lecture and debate, performances, premieres, presentations

život mogućnosti (2014), bosnia & herzegovina – debate

Book presentation of ‘život mogućnosti’ by Rozalie Hirs (Serbian, Croatian translation: Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lučić). Poetry book. Banja Luka: Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2014. 15 April 2014 at 12:00 CET, Visoka škola za ekonomiju i informatiku (Higher education for economics en informatics), Ulica Mitropolita Petra Zimonića bb, Prijedor, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

2014, calendar, concerts

article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a] (2003), ucsd, united states

On 14 April 2014 Todd Moellenberg performs his recital Language Isolates, a collaboration with Matt Savitsky. Alonngside works by Katharina Rosenberger, Yvette Jackson, and Nicolee Kuester, he perform the music composition article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a] (2003) by Rozalie Hirs. The location is UCSD, University of California San […]

2014, calendar, concerts

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012)

On 13 April 2014 Fie Schouten presents a solo recital at het noordbrabants museum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. She performs the music composition article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) voor bass clarinet and electronics sounds, as well as a brandnew work by Ig Henneman. → Nederlands Date: […]

2014, calendar, lecture and debate

round table with louis andriessen, rotterdam

Round table discussion with Neil Wallace (artistic director De Doelen & Red Sofa concertseries), Hans Leenders (conductor), Yannick Hiwatt (jazz violinist, composer), Florian Maier (composer), and Rozalie Hirs (composer), moderated by Lex Bohlmeijer. Celebration of the first screening of ‘Imperfect Harmony’, a documentary by Carmen Cobos on ‘Mysteriën’ by Louis Andriessen, commissioned by Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2014, calendar, installations with poetry or music

curvices (2013), sound forest extra, belgium

Sound Forest Extra 6 April 2014 at 13:30 or 15:30 CET, Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium. Afternoon tour with Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design), an application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations.

2014, calendar, performances

hochroth, leipzig bookfair, germany

At the invitation of hochroth Verlag, Berlin, Germany, Valeri Scherstjanoi and Rozalie Hirs read their poetry at the Leipzig Book Fair (Buchmesse Leipzig) on 13 March 2014 from 10:30-11:00. Date: 2014-03-13 Time: 10:30 Location: hochroth Verlag, Leseinsel Junge Verlage, Halle 5 (Stand D200), Buchmesse, Messe-Allee 1, Leipzig, Germany

2014, calendar, installations with poetry or music

curvices (2013), sound forest extra, belgium

Sound Forest Extra 2 March 2014 at 13:30 and 15:30 CET, Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium. Afternoon tour with Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design), an application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations.

2014, calendar, performances

30+30 poets’ marathon, amsterdam

On 30 January 2014 at the occasion of the National Poetry Day in The Netherlands (Gedichtendag) on 30 January 2014, Perdu presents its traditional Poetry Marathon. During this event thirty Dutch poets each read three poems: two poems they’ve written themselves as well as one translation of a selected poem […]

2014, calendar, lecture and debate

3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, kassel, germany

On 25 January 2014 a round-table-discussiion with the poets Christian Steinbacher, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Michael Stauffer, Zsuzsanna Gahse, Johannes Auer, and Rozalie Hirs takes place at Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. The topics of conversation are ‘Poesie verstehen’ and the current poetry exhibit at Kunsttempel TINO, SatzZeichungen. The round-table takes place the occasion […]

2014, calendar, curator

lowlands series, ooteoote, 2014

On 1 January 2012 Rozalie Hirs initiated the Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series) of new, previously unpublished poems by Dutch and Flemish poets, of which she has remained curator. Forty-two poems were pubished in 2012, twenty-two more 2013, followed by fifteen new poems in 2014. Read the full series at […]

2013, calendar, concerts, performances

in state of [war] (2013), rotterdam

On Sunday 1 December 2013 at 16:00 CET the new text music composition In state of [war] (2013) by Rozalie Hirs is performed as part of Words Live 4, an arts event dedicated to spoken words. The performance takes place at Wallgallery, Rotterdam. In state of [war] (2013) for twelve […]

2013, calendar, concerts, performances

in state of [war] (2013), rotterdam

On Saturday 30 November 2013 at 20:00 CET the new text music composition In state of [war] (2013) by Rozalie Hirs is performed as part of Words Live 4, an arts event dedicated to spoken words. The performance takes place at Wallgallery, Rotterdam. In state of [war] (2013) for twelve […]

2013, calendar, concerts

bridge of babel (2009), london, england

On November 29, 2013, at 20:00 GMT, the electroacoustic composition with text Bridge of Babel (2009) by Rozalie Hirs is part of the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists Series at Lime Wharf, London. Date: 2013-11-29 Time: 20:00 Location: Lime Wharf, Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 9DJ, England

2013, calendar, lecture and debate, performances

lucebert: a small rustling revolution

On October 16 2013 at the occasion of Onbederflijk Vers, Anja de Feijter, Jaap van der Bent, Alex Rutten, and Rozalie Hirs read the first part of the integral Lucebert translation by Diane Butterman. In addition they discuss Lucebert’s poetry. Lucebert, The Collected Poems Volume I. Translated from the Dutch by […]

2013, calendar, concerts

Zenit [west] (2010)

The composition Zenit was written for the Formalist Quartet in Los Angeles and premiered in 2010. The famous Amsterdam Sinfonietta, conducted by Candida Thompson, performs the final movement [west] of this composition as part of their 25th anniversary concert on September 28, 2013. Next season, Hirs will write a new […]

2013, calendar, concerts, premieres, presentations

article 6 – world premiere

Concert with the first performance of article 6 for electric guitar and electronic sounds, as part of the solo recital Gevonden werken (“Found works”) by Wiek Hijmans, programmed by Rozalie Hirs at Hijmans’s request. The program consists of works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Tristan Murail, Roi Nachson […]

2013, calendar, lecture and debate

Versspreken #17

On September 15, 2013, Rob Schouten, Lieke Marsman and Rozalie Hirs discuss a poem by Mustafa Stitou from his most recent collection, Tempel (De Bezige Bij, 2013) in the seventeenth episode of Versspreken as part of the brand new international poetry festival, Read My World, at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam.

2013, calendar, performances

Dichtersmarathon

On September 14, 2013, the Dichtersmarathon (Poets’ Marathon) takes place as part of the brand new poetry festival, Read my world, at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. Performances by poets hailing from Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, the US, Marocco, St. Maarten and the Netherlands: Dennis Gaens, Tsead Bruinja, Neeltje Maria Min, Ingmar Heytze, […]

2013, calendar, performances

Tuinfeest, Deventer

On August 3, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at Het Tuinfeest in Deventer, giving two poetry readings, followed by a book signing session. 17:00 Rozalie Hirs is reading in the Avicennatuin 18:45 Rozalie Hirs is reading in the Iordenstuin 19:00 Book signing at Praamstra bookshop Het Tuinfeest is an […]

2013, calendar, performances

Poetry on the Road, Bremen

On June 10, 2013, for the occasion of Poetry on the Road, Rozalie Hirs gives a reading together with Bas Böttcher, Olga Martynova, Elke Schmitter, Oleg Jurjew, Aurélia Lassaque and Karin Schimke of a number of poems and translations in the hall of the Kippenberg Gymnasium, Bremen.

2013, calendar, concerts, performances

Bridge of Babel

On June 8, 2013, for the occasion of Poetry on the Road, Rozalie Hirs will present her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) and read a number of poems, among which ‘Stamboom’, ‘Family Tree’ (translation by Ko Kooman) and ‘Stammbaum’ (translation by the author), at the Theater am Leibnizplatz/ Shakespeare […]

2013, calendar, workshop

Workshop Creative Writing, Poetry on the Road, Bremen

On June 7, 2013, from 10:00 to 14:00, Rozalie Hirs is giving a workshop Creative Writing to students of the Bremer Gymnasium, Bremen as part of the Poetry on the Road festival. Introduction by Stephanie Schaefers, Workshop Literatur. You can find a report of the workshop here, or follow this […]

2013, calendar, concerts, performances

Poetry on the Road, Bremen

From June 6 to 10, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured author of the international poetry festival, Poetry on the Road, Bremen, giving three performances. Other poets include Bas Böttcher, Jorge Drexler, Lars Gustafsson, Olga Martynova, Wolf Biermann, Antjie Krog, Bohdan Piasecki, Elke Schmitter, Günter Kunert, Jeffrey Yang, Mary O’Malley, Oleg […]

2013, calendar, concerts, performances

Bridge of Babel

On June 1, 2013, at 16:00, Rozalie Hirs interprets her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009), as well as the poems Stamboom and Family Tree (translation by Ko Kooman) as part of Poezijos Pavasaris/ Poetry Spring 2013, in the Ramybé Cultural Center, Vytauto Gatvé 35, Palanga, Lithuania. The festival is […]

2013, calendar, concerts, performances

Poezijos Pavasaris, Lithuania

Between May 28 and June 3, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at the annual international Lithuanian poetry festival, Poezijos Pavasaris (Spring of Poetry), giving a total of eight readings and performances. For the occasion of the festival a publication of the same title is published, in which seven of […]

2013, calendar, concerts

article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain]

On April 18, 2013, bass clarinetist Fie Schouten performs the musical composition article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) by Rozalie Hirs as part of the series Handmade Homegrown in Theater Dakota, The Hague. The event is curated by Australian composer Kate Moore.

2013, calendar, lecture and debate, performances

Lecture, Walter Maas Huis, Bilthoven

On February 28, 2013, at 19:30, Rozalie Hirs gives a talk at the Walter Maas Huis (formerly Huize Gaudeamus) in Bilthoven, discussing her poetry and her music, followed by a reception. She talks about the creative process, focusing on the compositions Roseherte (2008), Zenit (2010) and Arbre généalogique (2011). Additionally, […]

2013, calendar, workshop

Workshop Creative Writing, Berlin, Germany

ON 30 Januari 2013 from 10:30-14:00 Rozalie Hirs teaches a workshop Creative Writing to students of the Department of Creative writing, ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem, The Netherlands. The workshop takes place at the Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, Germany.

2013, calendar, curator

Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series), Ooteoote, 2013

Since 1 January 2012 Rozalie Hirs has been curator of the Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series) of new, previously unpublished poems by Dutch and Flemish poets. Forty-two poets were published until 31 December 2012, followed by twenty-two more poems by as many poets in 2013. Read the full series at […]

2012, calendar, performances

Poetry Hearings

On November 2, 2012, at 20:00 Rozalie Hirs gives a reading of her poetry during the international poetry festival Poetry Hearings in the St. Gaudy Cafe, Berlin, Germany. In addition to Hirs, invited poets include Stephan Delbos (Berlin/ Prague), John Hartley Williams (UK/ Berlin), and Christian Hawkey (Brooklyn/ Berlin). The […]

2012, calendar, installations with poetry or music

A global visuage, Graz, Austria

On Tuesday 16 October 2012 the publication A global visuage (Vienna: edition ch, 2012), containing visual poetry from all over the world, is presented to the public at Last Chance Saloon, Forum Stadtpark, Saloon, Stadtpark 1, 8010 Graz, Vienna. The accompanying exhibition will travel to galleries around Europe during the […]

2012, calendar, concerts, lecture and debate

Meet the composer: Rozalie Hirs, Warsaw, Poland

On September 22, 2012 Rozalie Hirs is interviewed by Krzysztof Kwiatkowski for the occasion of the 55th edition of the Warsaw International Festival Of Contemporary Music. The night before the interview, the Polish premiere of her composition Roseherte (2008) for orchestra and electronic sounds takes place, executed by the Warsaw […]

2012, calendar, concerts

Roseherte – Polish premiere

On September 21, 2012, at 19:30, the Polish premiere of Roseherte (2008) for large orchestra and electronic sounds takes place as part of the opening concert of Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw, Poland. Performers are the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Pascal Rophé (conductor). For more information, see the program note and Rozalie’s […]

2012, calendar, performances, premieres, presentations

gestamelde werken – book launch

On September 19, 2012, the fifth poetry collection by Rozalie Hirs, gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012; ontwerp: Michaël Snitker) has its book launch party at Van Rossum bookshop, Amsterdam. With performances by Sasja Jansen, Anneke Brassinga, Frank Keizer, Jaap Blonk, and Rozalie Hirs. Querido editor Mirjam van Hengel presents the […]

2012, calendar, concerts

Zenit (2010) – Swiss premiere

On September 16, 2012, at 15:00, the Swiss premiere of the string quartet Zenit (2010) by Rozalie Hirs takes places as part of Moments musicaux III (curator: Jürg Frey). The composition is performed by Quatuor Bozzini.

2012, calendar, performances

Dichters in de Prinsentuin

On 27 July 2012 at De Prinsentuin (The Prince’s Garden), Groningen, The Netherlands, Rozalie Hirs performs her poetry at the occasion of the poetry festival Dichters in de Prinsentuin. Her first performance takes place at 13:30 CET on the Theeveld (Tea Pasture), followed by the second reading at 14:15 in […]

2012, calendar, installations with poetry or music

Monstergolf – sLeM

On 12 July 2012 Stichting Landschapstheater en Meer presents its new happening Monstergolf, opening the performing arts event Karavaan that travels along the Dutch coastline over the following weeks, featuring eight-hundred participants who perform a collective movement of waves while listening to poems and narratives on the topics of weather […]

2012, calendar, lecture and debate

A program dedicated to Friederike Mayröcker

On June 15, 2012, at Poetry International, Rotterdam, Rozalie Hirs hosts the program Voetnoten: Een avond over het werk van Friederike Mayröcker with presentations and debates centered around Mayröcker’s most recent book, ich bin in der anstalt. fusznoten zu einem nichtgeschriebenen werk. Guest speakers are Ulrike Draesner, Inge Arteel and […]

2012, calendar, performances

Dear world, fuck off, ik ga golfen – book launch

On June 7, 2012, Frank Keizer’s first poetry collection, Dear world, fuck off, ik ga golfen (Stanza, 2012) is launched. With performances by Frank Keizer, Maarten van der Graaff, Maartje Smits, Martijn den Ouden, and Rozalie Hirs, who each wrote new work in response to Keizer’s collection. The event is […]

2012, calendar, performances

A program dedicated to Gertrude Starink

On June 1, 2012, Gertrude Starink’s De weg naar Egypte (het balanseer, 2012) is launched. As part of this tribute to Starink at Perdu, Amsterdam, the poets Anneke Brassinga, Inge Braeckman, Maud Vanhauwaert, and Rozalie Hirs read the integral work. The event is hosted by Samuel Vriezen, and the program […]

2012, calendar, lecture and debate

Lecture on semantic rhythm

On 25 May 2012 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on the topic of Betekenisritme (semantic rhythm), a name she coined in 2004 during a conversation with Samuel Vriezen. The lecture is part of the evening Nederlandse poëzie in een wurggreep II – een Mettes-lexicon II, a tribute to the late […]

2012, calendar, concerts, performances

Bridge of Babel – Swedish premieres
In LA

On March 22, 2012, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions Bridge of Babel (2009) and In LA (2003; English version, 2010) and reads poems as part of Stanza, a series of literary events organized by Rámus förlaget, Malmö, Sweden. Other guests include the poets/ performers Eirikur Örn Norddahl, Helena Österlund, […]

2012, calendar, concerts

article 4

On March 18, 2012, the composition article 4 (2004) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by violinist and violist Heleen Hulst at Stichting Drie plus Twee, Utrecht.

2012, calendar, concerts, performances

Bridge of Babel – UK premieres
In LA
Pulsars

On March 17, 2012, Rozalie Hirs performs three musical compositions based on original texts as part of the performance lecture Rozalie Hirs: New music, new poetry at the StAnza International Poetry Festival. The pieces are Bridge of Babel (2009), In LA (2003, English version, 2010) and Pulsars (2007). Additionally, she […]

2012, calendar, performances

Poètes Néerlandais de la Modernité – book launch

On February 2, 2012, at 20:00, the anthology Poètes Néerlandais de la Modernité (Paris: Le Temps des Cerises, 2012), compiled by Henri Deluy, is launched. Thomas Möhlmann introduces the program, after which the poets Erik Lindner, Anneke Brassinga, Saskia de Jong, Rozalie Hirs, and the translators Henri Deluy and Kim […]

2012, calendar, curator

Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series), Ooteoote, 2012

From 1 January 2012 onwards Rozalie Hirs has been initiator and curator of the Dutch Lage landen serie (Lowlands series) of previously unpublished poems by Dutch and Flemish poets. Her first choice is the poem ‘Denk aan de slang’ by Sasja Janssen (LL1), published just before the new year, followed […]

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Words in Motion

On December 9, 2011, Tonnus Oosterhoff, Henk van der Waal, K. Michel, Dirk Vis, J. R. Carpenter (see illustration), Serge Bouchardon and Rozalie Hirs are guests at the Words in Motion event of SLAA (the Amsterdam Foundation for Literary Activities) which is held in

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Zenit (2010) – UK premiere

On November 20, 2011, Quatuor Bozzini performs the composition Zenith (2010) by Rozalie Hirs at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in Huddersfield, England. James Weeks – String Quartet (to Alberto Caeiro) Richard Glover – Seventh Inversions Rozalie Hirs – Zenit The Bozzini Quartet bring their uncompromising austerity and generous sensitivity to […]

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Arbre généalogique

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.

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Lecture, Amsterdam Conservatory

On November 10, 2011, at 14:00, Rozalie Hirs is giving a lecture about her work for the Composition Department of the Amsterdam Conservatory, particularly focusing on her new composition Arbre généalogique (2011), which receives its world premiere performance later on the same day at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.

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Sacro Monte

On November 10, 2011, the musical composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen (conductor) at Frits Philipszaal, Muziekcentrum Eindhoven.

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Sacro Monte

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.

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Sacro Monte

On November 3, 2011, the musical composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen (conductor) at the Conservatoriumzaal, Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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Zenit (2010)

On October 18, 2011, at 20:00, the string quartet Zenit (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by the Quatuor Bozzini in collaboration with November Music. The venue is De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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Bridge of Babel
Geluksbrenger online

As part of Kunstenfestival Watou, Rozalie Hirs is performing her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) on July 16, 2011. Additionally, she is reading several poems (cycles) and giving a lecture about the installation Geluksbrenger online (2011). This interactive work, developed by Hirs in collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel, is […]

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De genezing van de krekel

On June 19, 20 and 21, 2011, at the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam, the opera The Cricket Recovers (music: Richard Ayres; libretto: Rozalie Hirs, based on the novel of the same title by Toon Tellegen, 2005) is performed as part of the Holland Festival, by Vocaallab and Asko|Schönberg. The production is directed by Pierre Audi.

calendar, Calendar 2011 [archive], radio, television

Pulsars, Concertzender

On June 21, 2011, at midnight, the CD Pulsars (Amsterdam: Attacca records, 2010) by Rozalie Hirs is broadcast in full during the program De Nacht: Nieuwe Muziek on Concertzender Radio, The Netherlands. Three musical compositions are on this CD: Pulsars (2006-2007), In LA (2003, English version 2010), and Bridge of Babel (2009).

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Cadavre Exquis

On May 9, 2011, as part of Cadavre Exquis/ Voortreffelijk lijk, new work by Miek Zwamborn, Willem Bongers, Jeroen van Rooij, Michiel van de Weerthof, Anne Nusselder, Bernhard Christiansen and Rozalie Hirs is being read and performed at Café Averechts, Utrecht. Additionally, there is music by Moi le voisin. Curator of the night is Laurens Ham.

Calendar 2011 [archive], lecture and debate

Pleidooi voor een nieuw kunstbegrip

On 14 April 2011 Peter Adriaansz, Maarten Altena, Rozalie Hirs, and Samuel Vriezen, four composers from The Netherlands wrote a manifesto for the arts (in Dutch) in reaction to severe budget cuts. It was subsequently signed by hundreds of artists from all different media (visual arts, theatre, music, literature, film). […]

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An evening about procedural poetry

On April 1, 2011, Jaap Blonk, Bas Geerts, Ton van ‘t Hof, and Rozalie Hirs are guests at the event Procedurele Poëzie (Procedural Poetry) focusing on experimental procedures in contemporary poetry at Perdu, Amsterdam. The poets/artists/composers give a performance and a lecture about their work. Curator of the night is Wouter Beek. Follow this link for the […]

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De Lezer – the inverted poet interview

On March 18, 2011, Rozalie Hirs is guest at the event ‘De Lezer – het omgekeerde dichtersgesprek’ at Perdu, Amsterdam. During this night, it is the poet who interviews his/her reader, rather than the other way round. The poets are Stefan Hertmans and Rozalie Hirs. Hirs’s reader is Laurens Ham. Curator of the […]

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Bridge of Babel
Geluksbrenger online – presentatie
In LA
Pulsars

On January 6, 2011, Rozalie Hirs is performing her compositions Bridge of Babel (2009), Pulsars (2007) and In LA (2003) at the Tetrahedron of the Logos Foundation in Ghent. Additionally, she is presenting the new interactive poetry website Geluksbrenger, which was developed in collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel. She is also […]

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Writer-in-residence, NIA, Greece

From 23 August until 19 September 2010 Rozalie Hirs is Writer-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute in Athens (NIA), Greece. During her residency she works on new poems for the forthcoming book gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2012), more specifically on the new poetry cycle die ‘deed mijn schoenen aan’ (‘who […]

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Poets’ Marathon

On July 4, 2010, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet of the Dichtersmarathon (Poets’ Marathon) at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. Other poets include Anneke Brassinga, Tonnus Oosterhof, Samuel Vriezen and Hélène Gelèns. The marathon is curated by Joost Baars and Thomas Möhlmann.

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Venus

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 […]

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article 4

On May 3, 2010, the musical composition article 4 (2004) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by violinist Mark Menzies at the Department of Music of the University of California at Santa Barbara, United States.

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Herman Gorter Festival

On November 28, 2009, at 20:15, Hugo Koolschijn and Rozalie Hirs read the entire of Liedjes, the poetry book by Herman Gorter, at Perdu, Amsterdam, to the accompaniment of a composition by Samuel Vriezen. One day before, on November 27, 2009, at 20:30, Joost Baars, Ernst van den Hemel, Marc […]

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Opening exposition Woordbloed

On September 27, 2009, at 16:00, Rozalie Hirs and George Moorman are interviewed for the occasion of the opening of Pam Emmerik’s visual art show, WOORDBLOED, at Museum Schunk*, Heerlen. They will recite original work. In addition, the actors Anna Noyons and Katrin Verlende perform theatrical monologues by Pam Emmerik.

music album

Red, White & Blues (cd, 2007)

Double CD by the Dutch pianist Marcel Worms, consisting of new blues compositions, mostly commissioned by the performer, with financial support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund. The album is published by Attacca Productions. A collection of sheet music of all blues compositions is published by Donemus Publishing, The Hague, The Netherlands.

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Book of Mirrors

On August 30, 2009, the musical composition Book of Mirrors (2001) by Rozalie Hirs is being performed live to accompany Joost Rekveld’s 2001 film #23.2 by the Asko|Schönberg ensemble conducted by Clark Rundell, as part of the Toonzetters Festival 2009 at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam.

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Het definitieve eindfeest, Perdu

On June 26, 2009, poets, artists and writers David Sneek, Martin van der Galiën, Hilde Meeus, K. Michel, Matthijs Ponte, Geert Simonis, Hedde Zijstra, Miek Zwamborn, Rozalie Hirs and many others perform during ‘Het definitieve eindfeest’ (‘The definitive end of season party’) at Perdu, Amsterdam.

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article 0 [transarctic buddha]

On May 22, 2009, the musical composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by percussionist Johannes Fischer as part of the Schwetzinger Festspiele at the Rokokotheater des SWR, Stuttgart, Germany. The performance is broadcast live by the German radio channels SWR2 and ARD.

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Spaces of Blank – world premiere

On March 19, 2009, the musical composition Spaces of Blank (2009) is premiered. The music is composed by Michel van der Aa on texts by Emily Dickinson, Anne Carson and Rozalie Hirs. The piece is performed by alto/ mezzo Christianne Stotijn and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The concert is repeated on […]

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Poets’ marathon

On January 29, 2009, poets Mischa Andriessen, Erik Bindervoet, Pieter Boskma, Floor Busschenhenke, Daan Doesborgh, Hélène Gelèns, Piet Gerbrandy, Amarantha Groen, Elma van Haren, Krijn Peter Hesselink, Sylvia Hubers, Gert de Jager, Frank Keizer, Marc Kregting, Peter van Lier, Lamia Makaddam, Nanne Nauta, Martin Reints, Jeroen van Rooij, Toon Tellegen, […]

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article 0 [transarctic buddha]

On November 18, 2008, the musical composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2003) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by percussionist Johannes Fischer for the occasion of his concert Debut im Deutschlandradio Kultur. The concert takes place at the Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany, and is broadcast live by Deutschlandradio Kultur.

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WortMusik – launch

On November 2, 2008, the new series WortMusik is launched as part of Pianolab, Goethe Institut, Amsterdam, with performances by Dante Boon, Samuel Vriezen, Albert van Veenendaal, Mark Alban Lotz, Lysander le Coultre, Alan Purves, Walter Lampe, Keiko Shichijo, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Natalio Sued, Raoul van der Weide, Felicity Provan, […]

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article 5 [dolphin, curved time]

On June 15, 2008, the musical composition article 5 [dolpin, curved time] (2008) by Rozalie Hirs is performed twice by soprano Irene Maessen as part of Festival Wendingen at the Bijbels Museum (Biblical Museum), Amsterdam. The piece is based on the poem ‘Tuimelaar’ from Rozalie’s poetry collection Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: uitgeverij […]

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Poetry piece III

On June 11, 2008, as part of An evening with Robert Gray at the Museum voor hedendaagse Aboriginal kunst (Museum for contemporary aboriginal art), Utrecht, poets Robert Gray (Australia), Jennifer Arcuni (USA), Julian Stannard (UK), Robert Glick (USA) and Rozalie Hirs (Netherlands) give a reading. As part of her presentation, […]

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Workshop Creative Writing, Bitterfeld-Wolfen

At the invitation of Kunstwelten at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany, from June 2 to June 5, 2008, Rozalie Hirs gives a workshop Creative Writing to students of the Eurogymnasion Bitterfeld, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany. The illustration shows an example of ‘Erasure poetry’: the first page of the famous book, A […]

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article 0 [transarctic buddha]

On April 23, 2008, percussionist Johannes Fischer performs the musical composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs in Fulda, Duitsland. The program also features works by Iannis Xenakis, Matthias Pintscher, Vinko Globokar, Javier Alvarez, Larry Baker and Edison Denisov. Oboist Christian Hommel and flutist Nari Hong are the […]

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Aan de zon, de wereld

On April 20, 2008, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition Aan de zon, de wereld (2006) at the Poetry Festival Landgraaf. Other performers are the poets Anneke Brassinga, Hans Groenewegen, Liesbeth Lagemaat, Samuel Vriezen and B. Zwaal, and musicians Anne La Berge and David Dramm. After the individual performances, all […]

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Program dedicated to Lucebert

On February 8, 2008, the poets Anneke Brassinga, Hans Groenewegen, Liesbeth Lagemaat, Samuel Vriezen, B. Zwaal and Rozalie Hirs, in collaboration with musicians Anne La Berge and David Dramm, perform the oratorio Troost de hysterische robot (1989) by Lucebert at Theater Provadja, Alkmaar. Afterwards, the poets read their own work. […]

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Aan de zon, de wereld

On January 30, 2008, on the occasion of the book launch of Geert Buelens’ essay collection Oneigelijk gebruik (2008), Rozalie Hirs performs her musical composition Aan de zon, de wereld (2006) at Literatuurhuis Passa Porta, Brussels, Belgium. There is also a performance by Mauro Pawlowski. The event is organozed by […]

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Program dedicated to Hadewijch

On October 26, 2007, a new edition of the series Dichters lezen dichters takes place at Perdu, Amsterdam. This time the subject is the work of the mediaeval poet Hadewijch. Her work Visioenen (Visions) is being read integrally by Hélène Gélens, Jan Kuijper, Liesbeth Lagemaat and Rozalie Hirs, with musical […]

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Vlinders, gras

On September 28, 2007, at Perdu, Amsterdam, the new issue of the Belgian literary review DWB (vol. 152 no. 4, September 2007) is presented at Perdu, Amsterdam. The issue contains a special feature titled Jaap en de Bonenstaak (“Jack and the beanstalk”). The night is hosted by Arnoud van Adrichem […]

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Aan de zon, de wereld

On August 9, 2007, Rozalie Hirs interprets her composition Aan de zon, de wereld (2006) as part of the program Nuits d’Été at Theater/ Filmhuis LUX, Nijmegen. Additionally, the Matangi Quartet performs works by Haydn, and Philip Hoorne and Rozalie Hirs read original poetry.

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Platonic ID

On June 27, 2007, the first portrait CD of Rozalie Hirs, Platonic ID (Amsterdam: Attacca Productions, 2007) is launched, with recordings of works by Hirs, performed by Asko|Schönberg, Stefan Asbury, Arnold Marinissen, Anna McMichael, Dante Boon (a.k.a. Dante Oei), Bas Wiegers. You can find information on the CD, as well […]

music album

Platonic ID (CD, 2007)

Platonic ID (Amsterdam: Attacca Productions, 2007) is the first full-length portrait CD of Rozalie Hirs (*1965) with instrumental works: works for solo instruments (violin, piano, percussion) and for ensemble. The works for ensemble were commissioned by Asko|Schönberg, formerly known as Asko Ensemble. All works were financially supported by Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

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Vlinders, gras

On May 15, 2007, the composition Vlinders, gras (2007) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by the Jackson Mac Low Band at De Badcuyp, Amsterdam. In addition, the program 2×60′ features works by Taylan Susam, Samuel Vriezen, Thomas Stiegler, Jackson Mac Low, Joost Baars and John Cage.

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Lecture, VSB poetry award

On April 24, 2007, Rozalie Hirs gives a lecture titled “Poëzie op muziek op poëzie op muziek” (‘Poetry set to music set to poetry set to music’) as part of the Prijsvraag Jonge Componisten (Young Composers’ Competition) at De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam. For the competition, young composers chose poems from […]

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Sacro Monte (1997)

On April 10, 2007, the composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs is performed as part of Konsertti Aboa Nova III at the Turku Music Academy in Turku, Finland. The performance is by the Musiikkiakatemia NYTT! Ensemble, conducted by Erkki Lahesmaa.

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In LA (2003)

On 17 March 2007, the composition In LA (2003) by Rozalie Hirs is performed as part of the art exhibition Rompecabeza at the Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands. The piece is interpreted by Arnold Marinissen. Also at Vishal, the brandnew visual art installation In LA space (2007) is on display, created […]

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Zenit, uur nul (2007)

On March 6, 2007, the composition Zenit, uur nul by Rozalie Hirs is performed by the Zephyr Kwartet at Logos in Ghent, Belgium. The Soul Awakens Claude Vivier – Quatuor à cordes (1968) Rozalie Hirs – Zenit, uur nul (2007) Giacinto Scelsi – Quartet no. 3 (1963) Horatiu Radulescu – […]

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In LA (2003)

On March 1, 2007, In LA by Rozalie Hirs is performed for the first time by the percussionist and vocal performer, Arnold Marinissen. The solo program Sang love songs is dedicated to works for percussion, musical saw and (speaking) voice. The venue is the Toonzaal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The program also […]

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Zenit, uur nul (2007)

On February 28, 2007, the composition Zenit, uur nul (2007) by Rozalie Hirs is performed by the Zephyr Kwartet at Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam. The concert program The Soul Awakens also features works by Scelsi, Radulesu, and Vivier.

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Poetry marathon

On January 25, 2007, Rozalie Hirs performs along with 29 other poets at the Gedichtenmarathon (Poetry marathon) at Stichting Perdu, Amsterdam. Each poet reads two original poems and one poem by a foreign poet. The event is curated by Tsead Bruinja.

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Contemporary compositional techniques and Open Music – Nieuw Ensemble and Rozalie Hirs (2005-06)

Contemporary compositional techniques and Open Music A course by Rozalie Hirs and Nieuw Ensemble, Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2005/06) During the academic year 2005/06, Rozalie Hirs is curator and teacher of the course Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The main body of the course is comprised of […]

books

[Speling] ([Leeway], 2005)

What is striking about [Speling], the third poetry book by Rozalie Hirs, is its strong composition: the collection opens with a one-line poem about dreaming and thought. With each consecutive poem, the poems’ length increases by one line until the whole has grown into a pathway, a poem that fills the entire page, to finally explode into the showpiece of In LA, a text spanning many pages. The reader moves within the leeway (which how the Dutch title [speling] could be translated) between dreaming and thinking, words and lines. The first sentence introduces the elements for the rest of the collection. Hirs is looking for the moments in which experience is no longer restricted to the single body, but extends itself to the other or even to the entire world.

books

Logos (2002)

Logos, Rozalie Hirs’ second collection of poems, has the reader traveling through the human body. Inside the book there is an anatomical drawing, made by artist Noëlle von Eugen, by which the reader can navigate through the collection. The logos of the title might refer to the laws of the body, with which we find ourselves confronted in the world. But also to thought, the imagination, and the word. In the many love poems, the beloved turns out to be a human being of flesh and blood, and at the same time, language.

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Rosalie Hirs (incorrect spelling)

The most frequently occurring spelling mistakes in the name Rozalie Hirs: 1.) “Rosalie Hirs” contains an incorrect spelling of the given name “Rozalie”. 2.) “Rozalie Hirsch” shows an incorrect spelling in the family name “Hirs”. 3.) “Rosalie Hirsch” contains spelling mistakes in both the given name “Rozalie” and the family […]

music album, works

Sacro Monte (1997, CD 1999)

Sacro Monte (1997) is a music composition for ensemble by Rozalie Hirs, recorded by the Ives Ensemble, and released on CD single by NM Classics/Donemus Publishing in 1999.

books

Locus (1998)

In her first collection, Locus, Rozalie Hirs plays with identities. The poems are new monologues by characters from Greek mythology, philosophy and the Christian tradition. Additionally, we come across references to films and theatre plays: the poem Man bites Dog for instance is a reference to the 1992 Belgian film of the same name, the mockumentary Man Bites Dog (C’est arrivé près de chez vous), and the poem Lucifer refers to the play of the same title by Joost van den Vondel from 1654. In most of these poems, Hirs presents her archetypical characters in critical situations and lets them tell their version of the story. Most of these poems deal with taking decisions and with the ambiguity of the situation with which we find ourselves confronted in the world.