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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2018, calendar, music 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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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).

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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.

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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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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]