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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, poetry 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, 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, Invitation, music concerts, news

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, Invitation, 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, music 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, music 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.

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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, poetry 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, poetry 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, music 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, music 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, Music news, 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, poetry 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, music 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, music concerts, Music news, 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, music 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, music 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, […]

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Ahora es una rosa (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 will be presented in two […]

2019, calendar, music 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, poetry 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, poetry performances

Literary salon – Schimmelpennink

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 […]

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Dreams of airs (2017-18) – invitation

Happy new year! I herewith cordially invite you to the performance of the recent evening-length cycle Dreams of Airs (2017-18) this Sunday 6 January 2019 20:00 at TivoliVredenburg (Hertz Hall), Utrecht, The Netherlands. The Belgian SPECTRA Ensemble, Nora Fischer (soprano), and Filip Rathé (conductor) perform the new work as part […]

2018, calendar, music 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, music 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, music 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, music 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, music 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, […]

Music news, news

Artist-in-residence at Van Doesburg House, Paris, France

Delighted to have been selected as an artist-in-residence at the Van Doesburg House, Paris, France, from 1 September until 31 December 2019. As a duo together with the architect Machiel Spaan I shall be working on a new interdisciplinary sound art project. The house was designed by De Stijl artist […]

2018, calendar, poetry 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, music 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 […]

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Meditations [invitation]

Today at 21:00 hours CET the pianist J. Marc Reichow plays the German premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. The concert takes place during the Festival Der Sommer in Stuttgart. The location is Theaterhaus / Südseite-P1, Siemensstrasse 11, 70469 Stuttgart , Germany. The full […]

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, poetry 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 […]

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Eye, passage

Deeply grateful for the current healing of my right eye after recent injury and subsequent impaired vision. Just in time for this summer’s creative work, which will take me offline for some months. With this amazing Passage by Cornelia Konrads (Wuppertal, 1957) I wish you a joyous summer! The photograph […]

2018, calendar, poetry performances

Art and the Evil

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, poetry performances

Book presentation 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.

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Singing in tongues [review by Alain Delmotte]

Today the Belgian literary E-zine De schaal van Digther published a new review by Alain Delmotte on verdere bijzonderheden: ‘Singing in Tongues – about the poetry of Rozalie Hirs’. This sensitive article is a thorough essay, that may well be one of the most beautiful reviews having been written about […]

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further particulars on book covers

This is a first timer: the book cover of the recent poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars; Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2017; design: Michaël Snitker) receives a mention in Volkskrant today; in a short collective review Erik van den Berg discusses the nature of old and recent book covers: Zoete kleuren […]

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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

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).

2018, calendar, music concerts, poetry performances

parallel world and sea (2017-18)

On 13 May 2018 at 20:30 CET ASKO|Schönberg and Etienne Siebens (conductor) perform the new double harp concerto parallel world and sea (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs during the concert series Obsessions at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The harpists Ernestine Stoop and Godelieve Schrama act as soloists during the performance. The […]

Music news, news, Photo report

Picknick with the newspaper in the grass

Just received this fun picture, taken by a friend who is having breakfast in the grass. And who came across an interview annex preview by Joep Stapel in the daily Dutch newspaper NRC: “My music flows, intuitively, quietly”. Earlier this week the same article has also appeared online NRC online […]

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Fine review by Siebe Riedstra

Today Wiek Hijmans announced this fine review about his new CD Electric Language on the Dutch webzine Opus Klassiek. Siebe Riedstra remarks, among other things: Listening to a CD like this one is like a musical journey of discovery, that may produce memorable moments. Such a moment is article 6 […]

2018, calendar, music concerts

Zenit (2010)

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 […]

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Singing

Earlier this week, while browsing old photo albums together with my dear father, we came across this picture. It was probably taken around 1987 during a dinner following my uncle’s Ph.D. defense at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

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parallel sea [to the lighthouse]

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

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Praise by Ton Naaijkens about gestammelte werke (2017)

Ton Naaijkens, hoogleraar Duitse letterkunde en Vertaalwetenschap, opent het recente jubileumnummer van Tijdschrift Filter met het artikel “Het vertaaljaar 2017 – De betrokken vertaalhemel”, waarin hij de vertaaloogst van 2017 bespreekt. Over gestammelte werke (Berlin: kookbooks, 2017) zegt hij: Ik zit overduidelijk in de streng van de zonneschijn en wijs […]

2018, calendar, Lecture and debate, Residency

Salon, Maison Dora Maar

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 […]

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A sorcerer’s apprentice

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

2018, calendar, Premieres, presentations

Launch of new 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 […]

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Wiek Hijmans’ Electric Language CD [invitation]

You are cordially invited to today’s launch of Wiek Hijmans’ fourth solo album Electric Language as part of the illustrous series Ladder of Escape, Attacca Productions, Amsterdam. The concert and party take place at Splendor in Amsterdam on 10 March 2018 at 16:00 CET. Wiek plays works by Morton Feldman, […]

2018, calendar, Residency

Composer-in-Residence at 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 […]

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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 […]

Essays, reviews, news, Poetry news

Freedom of Ink [essay on Logos (2002) by Jeroen Dera]

Logos (2002) is als één van de Bundels van het nieuwe millenium (Nijmegen|Gent: Vantilt|Poëziecentrum, 2018) besproken door Jeroen Dera (1986) in zijn essay ‘Vrijheid van inkt’. De zeer interessante keuze van juist deze vroege bundel verklaart Dera als volgt: Dilemma: welk werk van Rozalie Hirs (Gouda, 1965) kies je als […]

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Awater Poetry Prize 2018 [nomination]

Marije Langelaar wint de Awater Poëzieprijs 2018 voor haar prachtige bundel Vonkt en Joost Baars wint de VSB Poëzieprijs 2018 voor zijn ontroerende Binnenplaats. Wat een poëzieweek! verdere bijzonderheden bleek, tot mijn stomme verbazing, ook kanshebber voor de Awater poëzieprijs 2018 te zijn geweest. Duizend dank aan Edwin Fagel en […]

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‘six destinations’ [review by Edwin Fagel, Awater]

In Awater vond ik vandaag de recensie ‘zes bestemmingen’ door Edwin Fagel. Met een aantal wonderlijke, ook voor mij verrassende, inzichten: de opsomming als stijlfiguur, ‘de ruimte’ of ‘het lichaam in de ruimte’ als centrale thematiek, het afwezige in het aanwezige. Zes bestemmingen Wanneer je verdere bijzonderheden, de zesde bundel […]

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‘Voelen slokt denken’ [review by Remco Ekkers, Tzum]

Vandaag vond ik op Tzum deze fijne open lezing door Remco Ekkers van verdere bijzonderheden. Ekkers beschrijft zijn leerervaring, wat maakt hij mee? Voelen slokt denken We nemen een kaart van bijvoorbeeld Japan en we kiezen zes bestemmingen, bijvoorbeeld Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Okayama, Osaka, Kyoto, Tokio. Al die plaatsen hebben een […]

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Tip of Joost Baars, Algemeen Dagblad

Tot en met 11 februari 2018 is het de Maand van de Spiritualiteit in de boekhandel. Zeven boekverkopers geven hun tips van recent verschenen boeken met een hoog spiritueel gehalte. In het Algemeen Dagblad noteert Nadine Ancher hun bevindingen. Joost Baars vraagt onder meer aandacht voor de dichtbundel verdere bijzonderheden […]

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Tip in De Standaard, België

Johan de Boose tipt gestammelte werke (Berlin: kookbooks, 2017) van Rozalie Hirs vandaag in De Letteren, De Standaard, België, op de vraag “Welk boek uit 2017 verdient meer aandacht?”. Met dank aan Gie Devos, die me dit stukje opstuurde! De Boose: Gestammelte Werke, poëzie van de dichteres/componiste Rozalie Hirs. Het […]

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Cover girl at Poëziekrant

The new december issue 6/2017 of the poetry magazine Poëziekrant features an interview with Rozalie Hirs by Johan de Boose on ways of writing, ideas on poetry, as well as the new book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2017). The accompanying portrait photograph by Bianca Sistermans serves as the cover […]

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Poetry performance during 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 […]

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Yes, the void!

On 27 November 2017 the Netherlands-based online contemporary arts and literature magazine Yes, the void! published a poem by Rozalie Hirs, selected from her brandnew poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2017). gerede hemelen reizen door een oneindig bewijs van gerede hemelen of onvolkomen heden aardediep uit haar spiegel […]

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Poem of the day at Laurens Jz. Coster

On 26 November 2017 the poem ‘je komt uit het niets’ is the featured poem of the day at Laurens Jz Coster. Enjoy! je komt uit het niets je komt uit het niets tevoorschijn noem het liefdesdaad ongelukje toevalstreffer zomaar zijnde voor zover het verschijnt in enkelvoud al wat je […]

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Meditations (2017), November Music [invitation]

You are cordially invited to three premiere concerts by Philip Thomas performing the brandnew composition Meditations for piano and electroacoustic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs during the Kunstmuziek Route at November Music this Sunday 12 November 2017 at 12:00, 13:00, and 14:00 CET. Philip will also be playing senza misura […]

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Dichters van geluk

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 […]

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Finetuning Luisterhuis for November Music

This morning we have been finetuning Luisterhuis by Machiel Spaan (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) for November Music. At Willem II, the building across the street from Verkadefabriek in Den Bosch. Remko Spaan has done wonderful carpentry work, yet again, and Casper Schipper has programmed and assembled the excellent […]

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parallel world [breathing] (2017), Concertgebouw

Very happy with the performance of my new composition parallel world [breathing] for flute, clarinet, percussion, two harps, violin, viola, cello, and electronic sounds (2017) at Koninklijk Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, yesterday. The concert was part of the Entrée Late Night. The soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, who performed the […]

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Book launch at Ausland, Berlin

Here are two photographs made by Marit Vos at Ausland, Berlin, of yesterday’s book launch of gestammelte werke (Berlin: kookbooks, 2017) by Rozalie Hirs. Presenting a multilingual reading of the poems for the first time was so much fun! Cia Rinne read Swedish, Spanish, and French translations by Boerje Bohlin, […]

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Welcome to the duo booklaunch of Moestrup & Hirs, Berlin

Welcome to the duo booklaunch of Mette Moestrup and Rozalie Hirs today at Ausland, Berlin, Germany. The event starts at 20:30 CET (doors open at 20:00 CET). Today the Danish poet Mette Moestrup and the Dutch poet Rozalie Hirs present the book launches of their respective poetry books, the bilingual […]

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Poem of the day at Fixpoetry

Today the poem ‘der tag rollt auf die Strasse’, translated into German by Rozalie Hirs and Daniela Seel, is Poem of the Day/Text des Tages at Fixpoetry. It was selected from Rozalie Hirs’ new multilingual book gestammelte werke (Berlin: kookbooks, 2017). On Fixpoetry you can also read the wonderful review […]

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In Science Park

It was a wonderful premiere concert of parallel world [breathing] by eight soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra at Science Park today. Thanks to Alexander de Blaeij (conductor), Emily Beynon (flute), Hein Wiedijk (clarinet), Sandrine Chatron (harp), Petra van der Heide (harp), Mark Braafhart (percussion), Marijn Mijnders (violin), Frederik Boits (viola), […]

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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 […]

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Creative Writing 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 […]

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At MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire

Feeling grateful for the quiet composing surroundings of MacDowell Colony these weeks. It made me realize to have never experienced the real surround sound of rain or rustling leaves to this extend. At night. During work in a house with windows opening in all directions, and surrounded by trees only. […]

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Composer-in-Residence at MacDowell

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 […]

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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 […]

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Publication of gestammelte werke (Berlin: kookbooks, 2017)

Recently gestammelte werke, a new poetry compendium by Rozalie Hirs, has been published by kookbooks, Berlin. The poems are selected by Daniela Seel from Hirs’ five most recent poetry books: Speling (Amsterdam: Querido, 2005), Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: Querido, 2008), gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012), Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Uitgeverij Vleugels, 2013), […]

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At Saratoga Springs

Delighted to be finding myself in the dreamlike landscape of Yaddo at Saratoga Springs, upstate New York, land of the Mohawk Indians. It has been a week of vivid dreams, new ideas, and of interesting conversations with fellow artists over dinner. Enjoying the freedom of a paperless and phoneless existence […]

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Composer-in-Residence at Yaddo

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 […]

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Luisterhuis (2017) opening, book presentation [invitation]

Today on 10 April 2017 at 16:00 CET the Luisterhuis, The Listening House, a new architectural sculpture and sound installation by Machiel Spaan/M3H Architects (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music composition), will be shown to the public for the first time. It is part of the Dolls’ House Project, a […]

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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 […]

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On Tenderness (2017) world premiere [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the world premiere of On Tenderness for piano and electro-acoustic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs, performed by Megumi Masaki. The premiere concert takes place tonight at 20:00 as part of the Pro Series at Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada. The composition On Tenderness is dedicated to […]

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On Tenderness (2017)

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

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This Singing of Tongues (2013) on SoundCloud

A new addition on SoundCloud: This Singing of Tongues (2013) by Rozalie Hirs, a song from her album Curvices and the nineteenth poem from her poetry book Curvices and Musicles (Uitgeverij Vleugels, Bleiswijk, 2013). The track is also features in her poetry and music installation Curvices, commissioned by Klankenbos/Sound Forest, […]

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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].

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TENSO Meeting 2017

A short presentation by Rozalie Hirs at the occasion of the TENSO Professional Meeting 2017 on some her works, focussing on how words can inform music and visual arts/design. About differences between experiences of reading and listening.

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Tenso 2017: Panel discussions on words and music [invitation]

You are cordially invited to two panel discussions with fellow composers and writers this morning at Philharmonie de Paris, France, as part of the International TENSO Conference. We will discuss all kinds of uses of words in music and the intrinsic music of words and poetry. The event is open […]

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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.

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Roseherte now on SoundCloud

Dear friends, these weeks I shall be sharing a few more sound recordings of my works through SoundCloud. First of all here is the live recording of Roseherte as performed by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Micha Hamel (conductor) in November 2008. This live recording received additional mastering by […]

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Publication at kookbooks, Berlin, in March 2017

Forthcoming publication ‘gestammelte werke’ (Berlin: KOOKbooks, 2014), a multilingual book of poetry by Rozalie Hirs (*1965). A selection of poetry by Rozalie Hirs from her poetry books ‘Geluksbrenger’ (Amsterdam: Querido, 2008) and ‘gestamelde werken’ (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012). With translations by Diego Puls, Ard Posthuma, Kim Andringa, Daniel Cunin, Henri Deluy, Donald Gardner, Boerje Bohlin, Aurea Sison, Willem Groenewegen, Ko Kooman. Design by Andreas Töpfer. Appearing October 2014.

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On Tenderness (2016) try-out [invitation]

The amazing Megumi Masaki is performing the try-out of my new composition On Tenderness for piano and electronic sounds (2016) today at 11:00 at the Rolston Hall at Banff, Canada. I will also introduce the work and talk about previous compositions. Welcome!

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In Canada

Currently finding myself as an Artist-in-Residence at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada. So happy to be here. Discovering recording as part of the creative process, playing with sounds and words, trying out things, deep listening. New stuff in the making! Deeply grateful for the generous support of the […]

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Performance at Mousonturm, Frankfurt [invitation]

On Friday 21 October 2016 at 19:30 CET Anneke Brassinga, Rodaan al Galidi, Rozalie Hirs, Elvis Peeters, and Miriam van Hee perform 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 […]

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OpenMusic workshop @ Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy [invitation]

On 4 September 2016 from 11:00-17:15, as part of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy, I shall be teaching 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. We shall install the […]

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Performance at Romanfabrik, Frankfurt [invitation]

The Netherlands and Flanders, hosts at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse, invite cordially to tonight’s performance by the poets and musicians Andy Fierens, Rozalie Hirs, Jasper van ‘t Hof, and Heinz Sauer at Romanfabrik, Frankfurt. The starting time is 20:00 CET. The address is Hanauer Landstraße 186, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany (Map […]

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WDR Radio broadcast of The honeycomb conjecture

Listen to the recent WDR radio broadcast of the concert Mouvement, including the world premiere of The honeycomb conjecture (2015) by Rozalie Hirs, performed by ASKO|Schönberg and Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor), at NOW! Prismen in Essen, Germany, on 8 November 2015. Available online for the next thirty days.

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article 8 [infinity] & Infinity Stairs – US premieres [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the concert Unexpected Consequences in Chicago on 11 February 2016 by the trio Sonic Hedgehog, featuring Shanna Gutierrez (flutes), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and guest performer Erin Gee (voice). The concert includes the US premieres of two music compositions by Rozalie […]

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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.

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Platonic ID – UK premiere [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the UK premiere of Platonic ID (2005-06) by Rozalie Hirs, performed by the Birmingham New Music Group and Richard Baker (conductor), at CBSO Centre in Birmingham tomorrow. The concert also features the world premiere of Parallel Colour by Edmund Finnis, as well as works by […]

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article 8 [infinity] [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the world premiere of article 8 [infinity] (2014, 2016 version for bass flute and electronic sounds) performed by Marieke Franssen at her double recital with Ilonka Kolthof this Tuesday 2 February 2016 at 20:30 CET at De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands. It would be nice […]

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Happy New Year!

With this photograph of the mysterious shore of Toe Head in the county of Cork, Ireland, I wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy new year – full of growth, new ideas, music, poetry, images, thoughts, feelings – may you be well!

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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 […]

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Poetry reading at Ó’Bhéal, Cork, Ireland [invitation]

On Monday 7 December 2015 Rozalie Hirs is guest poet at Ó Bhéal, Cork’s weekly poetry series, curated by Paul Casey. The night begins with a poetry challenge starting around 21:30 GMT at The Long Valley Pub, Winthrop St, Cork, Ireland. At 22:00 GMT Rozalie will be reading her poetry. […]

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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 […]

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Performance by ASKO|Schönberg

Very happy with yesterday’s premiere of The honeycomb conjecture performed by Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor) and ASKO|Schönberg at the closing concert of NOW! Prismen 2015 at the Philharmonie Essen, Germany. Above is a photograph of the dress rehearsal in the afternoon. Below is a photograph taken just after the performance. […]

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Interview, Harry Mulisch Festival, De Balie [invitation]

On 6 November 2015 at 23:00-23:45 CET Jeroen Vullings will interview Rozalie Hirs at De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at the occasion of the Harry Mulisch Festival. Topics will include poetry, music, literature, digital arts, new media. Welcome! This event is part of Het Mirakel, a series of interviews by […]

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PAM PAN Maanmensen [invitation]

Today at 16:00 CET the graphic novel Maanmensen (2015) by Pam Emmerik is launched in the auditorium of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Furthermore the exhibition of all its constituent pictures is opened in the print room of the museum. A reception will follow at the espressobar. PAM PAN An […]

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Impossible screenplay [invitation]

You are cordially invited to an evening around impossible screenplays tonight at Perdu, Amsterdam, at 20:30 CET. Maud Vanhauwaert and Dick Tuinder introduce films and drawings by Dick Tuinder. Theatertroep interprets two screenplays by Delphine Lecompte and Rozalie Hirs, recently published in an issue of the Flemish Literary Magazine DW […]

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Rozalie Hirs @Perdu

Rozalie Hirs is talking about and reading some brandnew experimental versus lyrical poetry during the season’s opening 2015/16 of Perdu, the one-and-only cutting edge poetry foundation in the Netherlands, located in the center of Amsterdam.

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Book presentation 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 […]

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Reverse Poetry Festival, Copenhagen [invitation]

If you happen to be in Copenhagen this weekend, do join us at REVERSE International Poetry Festival – will be reading at ARK BOOKS, Møllegade 10, 2200 Copenhagen N, this Saturday 26 September 2015 at 18:00 and performing electroacoustic works with poetry at LITERATURHAUS, Møllegade 7, 2200 Copenhagen N, this […]

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Curvices Amsterdam [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the launch of Curvices Amsterdam (2015) on Friday 11 September 2015 at 17:00, at the terrace of Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (next to Restaurant Zouthaven), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Rozalie Hirs and Machiel Spaan will introduce the work and take you on a guided tour exploring […]

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New CD Six by Slagwerk Den Haag

Delighted that Venus, commissioned by/ dedicated to Slagwerk Den Haag and premiered at Holland Festival 2010, is now available as a recording. Yesterday the brand-new CD by Slagwerk Den Haag Six, with works for percussion sextet, was presented at the opening of Gaudeamus Music Week in Utrecht. The CD features […]

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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).

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Venus mission completed

It’s a delight to have completed the mastering of my composition Venus (2010) together with Guido Tichelman today. It has been a long process. Venus for six percussionists and electronic sounds was commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag for Holland Festival 2010. It was premiered in the Bach Pavilion by Zaha […]

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New portrait photograph by Sara Anke Morris

Last week the Belgian photographer Sara Anke Morris took a series of photographs to accompany a new interview by Griet Menschaert for Gonzo (Circus) Magazine. The interview is about the forthcoming lauch of my Curvices Amsterdam app at the tenth anniversary weekend of Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, on 11 September […]

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New sounds in the cloud: Book of Mirrors (2001)

As promised one more earlier music composition: Book of Mirrors (2001) by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Asko|Schönberg (formerly known as Asko Ensemble) for Soundscreen at Holland Festival 2001 with financial support by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund. The music was especially composed to be played live by nineteen musicians of […]

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New sounds in the cloud: article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000)

Promised to post some earlier tracks on SoundCloud this summer. Here is a music composition from 2000: article 0 [transarctic buddha] commissioned by and dedicated to the wonderful Arnold Marinissen, as part of the portrait CD Platonic ID (Amsterdam: Attacca Productions, 2007). Sound recording and mastering by Guido Tichelman. The […]

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article 1 to 3

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 – […]

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Atlantis ampersand named as music highlight in Theaterkrant

Wonderful review by Pieter Rings in Theaterkrant: “The highlight of the music takes place right away in the afternoon: the world premiere of Atlantis ampersand by Rozalie Hirs. The sound of the orchestral instruments passes from soft to loud (crescendo), reinforced by an eight part choir. Then the storm ceases […]

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Hilbert’s Hotel

Last Sunday, on 26 April 2015 at 11:15 CET, the brand-new composition by Rozalie Hirs Hilbert’s Hotel (2015) for 31-tone player organ and electronic sounds received its premiere at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The work was commissioned by the Huygens-Fokker Foundation with financial support of the Dutch Performing Arts […]

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Rehearsing with James Fei

Rehearsing with James Fei today for tomorrow’s concert at Mills College, California. The photograph shows the live electronics setup James will be playing during the brand-new co-composition who put on my shoes (2015) by Fei (music) and Hirs (text, music). The new composition is based on the poetry cycle who […]

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Lecture, UC Santa Barbara, United States

On 13 April 2015 Rozalie Hirs is giving 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 […]

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Grant from Performing Arts Fund

Earlier this week the Dutch Performing Arts Fund announced that Rozalie Hirs is the recipient of a grant for her new composition for Klangforum Wien and Vokalensemble NOVA. The composition will be premiered during Urbo Kune on 6 June 2015 at 14:25 CET in the Main Hall of Muziekgebouw aan’t […]

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Poet at Reverse in Copenhagen this September

Delighted to have been invited by Reverse, formerly known as the Copenhagen International Poetry Festival, to be their guest at this year’s edition. The festival takes place at Literaturhaus in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 23 until 27 September 2015. It will be a joy to perform there and meet the other […]

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Photograph by Bianca Sistermans

New portrait photograph by Dutch photographer Bianca Sistermans, taken on 8 August 2014, Amsterdam. This photograph is part of a larger series of portraits by Sistermans, accompanied by interviews by Hester van Hasselt. (The online use of this photograph for non commercial purposes is free of charge. Please add credit […]

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Infinity Stairs [invitation]

You are cordially invited to tomorrow’s portrait concert Infinity Stairs with music and poetry by Rozalie Hirs, featuring the wonderful musicians Marieke Franssen (flute), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Christian Karlsen (conductor), and Arne Bock (sound diffusion in the hall). The concert consists of electroacoustic compositions, either […]

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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.

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Lichtende Drift [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the world premiere of Lichtende Drift, the brand-new composition for twenty-three part string orchestra, commissioned by and and dedicated to Candida Thompson and Amsterdam Sinfonietta, with financial support of Netherlands Fonds Podiumkunsten. Yesterday the public in Concertzaal Tilburg already had a chance to hear the […]

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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 […]

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Rozalie Hirs and Amsterdam Sinfonietta

This is a photograph of Rozalie Hirs being interviewed before the world premiere of her brandnew music composition Lichtende Drift (2014), commisioned and performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Candida Thompson (artistic director, principal player) in Tilburg, The Netherlands. With financial support of the Netherlands Foundation of Performing Arts. Below is […]

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Nadir [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the Netherlands premiere of Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs, performed by Bozzini Quartet, today at 19:00 CET at November Music, De Toonzaal, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The other pieces on the program are Gestalt X (2014) by Frederik Neyrinck, […]

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Roseherte – world premiere of the new 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.

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Roseherte [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the world premiere of the new arrangement of Roseherte for 42 players and electronic sounds (version for 90 players and electronic sounds, 2008; 2014) at the opening concert of November Music tonight at 20:00 CET at Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The performers are Bas […]

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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 […]

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Nadir [Invitation]

Invitation to the world premiere of the brand-new string quartet with electronic sounds Nadir (2014) by composer Rozalie Hirs, performed by the Bozzini Quartet from Montréal, at Transit Festival, Leuven, Belgium, on 25 October 2014.

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In my backyard [Invitation]

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition In my backyard by visual artist Jet Nijkamp today at 17:00 CET, with poetry films and drawings around Vondelpark, Amsterdam. The poetry films are based on new poems by Anna Enquist, Co Woudsma, and Rozalie Hirs, especially written for the […]

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Infinity Stairs [Invitation]

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)

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article 8 [infinity] – Invitation

You are cordially invited to the world premiere of article 8 [infinity] (2014) for flute and electronic sounds by Rozalie Hirs, performed by Shanna Gutierrez, this Friday, 12 September 2014 21:15 CET, at Gaudeamus Music Week, Utrecht, The Netherlands. At the event New Adventures in Performance during the Gaudeamus Music […]

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Students’ work Kunstwelten 2014

Herewith I have the pleasure to present some of the students’ works that came about during Creative Writing workshops at Kunstwelten, Akademie der Künste, Berlin. The workshops took place from 25 until 28 June 2014 at the Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Berlin, and from 30 June until 3 July 2014 at the Produktionsschule, […]

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Distinctions

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

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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).

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Recital by Todd Moellenberg [invitation]

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).

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article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a]

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)

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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.

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Poetry reading and debate, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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.

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article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a]

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 […]

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Solo recital by Todd Moellenberg [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the solo recital Language Isolates Todd Moellenberg will perform on 14 April 2014 at UCSD, University of California San Diego in collaboration with visual artist Matt Savitsky. Alongside works by Katharina Rosenberger, Yvette Jackson, and Nicolee Kuester, Moellenberg will play article 1 to 3 [the] […]

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Solo recital by Fie Schouten [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the solo recital by Fie Schouten (bass clarinet) on Sunday 13 April 2014 at 15:00 CET in Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Fie will perform Riassunto (2014) by Ig Henneman and article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) by Rozalie Hirs. She […]

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Round table discussion moderated by Lex Bohlmeijer

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.

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Book presentation in Banja Luka, Belgrade [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the presentation of život mogućnosti by Rozalie Hirs in Banja Luka and Belgrade. This poetry book is published by Zdravko Kecman, Biblioteka Prevodi, Banja Luka. It contains about ninety poems, translated by Jelica Novaković and Radovan Lučić, and an essay by Laurens Ham. The cover […]

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Bas Wiegers conducts opening concert of November Music 2014

Delighted to announce that Bas Wiegers will be the conductor of the opening concert of November Music this year. Together with Philharmonie Zuidnederland he will perform works by Stian Westerhus, Kate Moore, Valgeir Sigurdsson, and Rozalie Hirs. Thursday 6 November 2014 20:00 – 22:00 CET November Music, Verkadefabriek, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The […]

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Roseherte at November Music 2014

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

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30+30 Poets’ marathon

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 […]

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3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, Kassel

At the occasion of the tenth anniversary celebration of 3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst 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 […]

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Performances at 3durch3 in Kassel [invitation]

You are cordially invited to an evening with Valeri Schertsjanoi, Jonathan Bragdon, and Rozalie Hirs tonight at 3durch3 – reihe sprachkunst in Kassel, Germany. Schertsjanoi will be presenting sound and concrete poetry from his recent collection Partitions Scribentiques published by hochroth, Paris. Bragdon will show graphite drawings accompanied by a […]

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Curvices and Musicles (2013), new poetry book by Rozalie Hirs

Today print-maker and pubisher Marc Vleugels Uitgeverij Vleugels presents his hand printed and crafted bibliophile books at the Book Fair of small publishing houses at Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Among his books is also his newest creation: Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Uitgeverij Vleugels, 2013), a brandnew poetry cycle by Rozalie […]

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In state of [war] [invitation]

You are cordially invited to the performance of In state of [war] (2013), the text/music composition for twelve voices by Rozalie Hirs, this afternoon at 16:00 CET in Wallgallery, Rotterdam. The performers are Paul Bogaers, Florian Cramer, Cora Schmeiser, Rosie Heinrich, Toine Horvers, Émilie Gallier, Mariëtte Groot, Myriam van Imschoot, […]

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Curvices app

Presentation Curvices App Saturday 23.11.2013, 15:00 CET Klankenbos / Musica Dommelhof Theater, Neerpelt, Belgium You are cordially invited to the public presentation of the app Curvices (2013) on Saturday, November 23, at 15:00 in Dommelhof Theater, Toekomstlaan 5, Neerpelt, Belgium. The artists will introduce their work, and then take you […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Essays, reviews, news, Poetry news

Essay by Joost Baars about gestamelde werken

An in-depth essay on gestamelde werken (work in stuttering) by Rozalie Hirs just appeared in Poëziekrant 7-8/12, Poëziecentrum, Ghent, Belgium. ‘Poëzie voor scheppende lezers: over gestamelde werken van Rozalie Hirs’ (‘Poetry for creative readers’) by Joost Baars discusses the reader as creator, easy versus difficult poetry, politics and religion in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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.

news

Sprachen klingen lassen [review by Ammermüller, Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine]

Just found this nice review Sprache klingen lassen, sehen und kommentieren [German] Kirsten Ammermüller wrote for and published in Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany, on 28 October 2011. It includes a photograph of Markovic, Burgaud, and myself, taken after our performances at 3durch3, curated by Friedrich Block for Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. […]

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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.

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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.

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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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Aan de zon de wereld
Bridge of Babel
Curved space/ Gekromde ruimte
Poetry Pieces I-III

On February 27, 2011, the musical compositions Aan de zon de wereld (2006), Bridge of Babel (2009), Curved space/Gekromde ruimte (2009) and Poetry Pieces I-III (2008) by Rozalie Hirs are performed at De Toonzaal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. The photo, with Stevko Busch, Arnold Dooyeweerd and Rozalie Hirs, was made by Keiko Shichijo.

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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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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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Aan de zon, de wereld Curved Space/ Gekromde Ruimte Poetry pieces I-III

On April 25, 2010, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions Aan de zon, de wereld (2006), Curved Space/ Gekromde Ruimte (2009) and Poetry pieces I-III (2008), with Ned McGowan (flute), Tobias Klein (contrabass clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone, lapsteel guitar), Stevko Busch (piano), Robert van Heumen (computer, controllers) en Rozemarie Heggen […]

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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.

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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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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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Curved space/ Gekromde ruimte – world premiere Aan de zon de wereld Poetry pieces I-III

On April 5, 2009, the event WortMusik takes place: a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs featuring the artist, on the invitation of curator and pianist Stevko Busch, Gallery of Tones. During WortMusik the musical compositions Curved space/ Gekromde ruimte (2009), Poetry pieces I-III (2008) and Aan de zon de wereld […]

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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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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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Poetry pieces I-III – world premiere, Aan de zon, de wereld, In LA, Van het wonder is woord

On Saturday, April 26, 2008, Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions Aan de zon, de wereld (2006), In LA (2003), Poetry pieces I-III (2008) and Van het wonder is woord (2005) at Minardschouwburg, Ghent, Belgium, for the occasion of the Krikri/ Zaoem festival. The performance of Poety Pieces I-II is […]