On 23 October 2020 Festival Vocallis opens with the world premiere of a new work (music, poem) for soprano and piano trio by Rozalie Hirs. The work is commisioned by Festival Vocallis. The location is St. Janskerk (Saint John’s Cathedral), Maastricht, The Netherlands. Subsequent performances of the work take place […]
From 21 until 30 April 2020 the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) World New Music Days 2020 take place in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand. Part of the program is a concert by the Los Angeles-based formalist quartet, featuring, among other pieces, the string quartet Zenit [west] by Rozalie […]
On 15 December 2019 the pianist Keiko Shichijo plays a solo programme, featuring works by Komitas, Debussy, Monpou, Schubert, as well as meditations (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. The location is The episcopal church of St. John the Baptist, Aptos, California. concert programme Komitas – Six dances (1907): Yerangi, Unabi, Marali, […]
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.
On 22 November 2019 the violinist Takao Hyakutome performs the Spanish premiere of article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) by Rozalie Hirs at Iglesia Santa Mónica de Barcelona, Spain. The concert is part of the Festival ciclo OUT.SIDE, curated and performed by Barcelona Modern Ensemble (artistic director: Demian Luna). Date: 2019-11-22 […]
From 2 November until 7 December 2019 the brandnew architectural sound sculpture Ways of space (2019) by Rozalie Hirs and Machiel is exhibited in the Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon (near Paris), France. The exhibition is officially opened during Open Saturday IV, curated by Spaan and Hirs during their artist-in-residence at […]
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.
On Thursday 29 August 2019 at 19:00 CET the exhibition POESIS Sprachkunst | Language Art is opened, featuring visual works of around sixty language artists from seventeen countries. Its accompanying catalogue is available at Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. Curator of the exhibition and catalogue is Friedrich Block. The exhibition is open […]
On 20 May 2019 at 20:00 CET Ensemble Musikfabrik presents the German premiere of lightclouds (2019), a new work for “super brass” quartet, ensemble, and electronic sounds, by Rozalie Hirs, during the Konzertreihe Musikfabrik im WDR. The new work is a commission by Stichting Omroep Muziek/ NTR Zaterdagmatinee with financial […]
On Saturday 18 May 2019 at 14:15 CET at Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Musikfabrik performs lightclouds (2019), a new work for “super brass” quartet, ensemble, and electronic sounds, by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Stichting Omroep Muziek/ NTR Zaterdagmatinee with financial support of BankGiro Loterij and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. The […]
From 2 until 7 April 2019 Rozalie Hirs is a guest poet at the World Poetry Festival/ Mundial Poético de Montevideo, Uruguay. During the festival Hirs and other international poets from France, Spain, Brasil, Perú, Haiti, Argentina, perform in different cities around Uruguay. In addition the new Spanish poetry book […]
On Saturday 10 November 2018 at 19:00 CET the Belgian SPECTRA Ensemble, Nora Fischer (soprano), and Filip Rathé (conductor) perform the world premiere of Dreams of Airs (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs during the contemporary music festival November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Dreams of Airs (2017-18) is a cycle of […]
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 […]
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 […]
On 13 May 2018 at 15:30 CET ASKO|Schönberg and Etienne Siebens (conductor) present the world premiere of parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018) by Rozalie Hirs during the fifth anniversary edition of the Dutch Harp Festival at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands. parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018), commissioned by ASKO|Schönberg […]
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 […]
On 10 March 2018 at 16:00 CET the electric guitar player and musician-at-large Wiek Hijmans present the launch of his fourth solo album Electric Language as part of the illustrous series Ladder of Escape, Attacca Productions, Amsterdam. At Splendor in Amsterdam, Wiek Hijmans plays a short concert, consisting of works […]
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 […]
On 23 November 2017 at 17:00 CET the poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido; 2017) by Rozalie Hirs will be presented to the public at the independent literary Athenaeum bookshop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Rozalie reads a few poems from the new volume. With additional performances by her admired colleagues […]
From 3-12 November 2017 November Music, the contemporary music festival of The Netherlands, takes place in Den Bosch. During its Kunstmuziek Route on 12 November 2017 at 12:00 CET the British pianist Philip Thomas presents the world premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs, followed […]
From 7-12 November 2017 the Sounds of Music Festival takes place in Groningen, The Netherlands. This year the British pianist Philip Thomas presents the world premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs at Sounds of Music, Groningen, with additional performances at November Music, Den Bosch. […]
On 19 October 2017 as part of the Entrée Late Night, soloists of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra perform parallel world [breathing] for flute, clarinet, percussion, 2 harps, violin, viola, cello, and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. The new work is a co-commission of Concertgebouw Orchestra and the University of […]
On 17 October 2017 at Ausland, Berlin, the Danish poet Mette Moestrup and the Dutch poet Rozalie Hirs present the book launches of their respective poetry books Stirb, Lüge, Stirb, and gestammelte werke, both published this year by kookbooks, Berlin. During this evening the multilingual poetry book gestammelte werke (2017) […]
On 7 October 2017 soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra perform three concerts of ‘parallel world [breathing]’ for flute, clarinet, percussion, 2 harps, violin, viola, cello, and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. The concerts take place in the Brain Wave Pavilion (located in the entrance hall in the main building […]
On 28 June 2017 the Avanti! Quartet and John Storgårds (violin) open the Avanti! Summer Sounds Festival in the pitoresque church of Pernaja, one hour from Helsinki. The concert, curated by Lotta Wennäkoski, this year’s festival composer, consists of works by Xenakis, Trbojevic, Ravel, and Hirs. Programme Iannis Xenakis – […]
On 17 May 2017 Fie Schouten plays the Austrian première of article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012) during her residency at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien. Schouten commissioned the composition with financial support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund, and played its world premiere on […]
On Tuesday 25 April 2017 Ensemble 306, Marieke Franssen (flute), and Stephan Heber (cello) perform a concert of premieres at the 29th International Composers’ Festival of Krakow, Poland. Marieke Franssen (flute) plays the Polish premiere of article 8 [infinity] for flute or bass flute and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie […]
On 14 February 2017 Megumi Masaki performs the world premiere of On Tenderness for piano solo and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. Masaki collaborated with Hirs at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in November 2016, followed by a try-out concert of the piece on 2 December 2016 […]
On 12 February 2016 at 19:30 CST Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and Shanna Gutierrez (flutes) perform their artists-in-residence concert at the Concert Hall of Columbia College, Chicago, United States, celebrating three days of workshops. Among other works Schouten presents the US premiere of article 7 [seven […]
On 11 February 2016 at 20:30 at Constellation, Chicago, United States, Sonic Hedgehog plays the program Unexpected Consequences, consisting of works by Dufay, Wiek Hijmans, Erin Gee, Frederick Gifford, Jorrit Dijkstra, and Rozalie Hirs. Unexpected Consequences focuses on the intricacies and multiplicities of chamber music relationships and delves into the […]
On Saturday 6 February 2016 the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/ BCMG and Richard Baker (conductor) perform Parallel Colour, a new composition by Edmund Finnis. The programme, curated by Richard Baker in collaboration with BCMG, also includes the UK premiere of Platonic ID by Rozalie Hirs, as well as works by […]
On 2 February 2016, 20:30 CET, at De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands, the flautists Ilonka Kolthof and Marieke Franssen perform recitals on the piccolo and bass flute respectively. After the intermission Franssen presents Petit Aleph by Philippe Monoury, as well as world premieres of Invisible for bass flute and electronics […]
On 8 November 2015 at 17:00 CET ASKO|Schönberg presents the closing concert of NOW! Prismen 2015 at the Philharmonie Essen, Germany. Part of this Spectral program are works by Helmut Lachenmann, Kaija Saariaho and Claude Vivier, as well as the world premiere of The honeycomb conjecture, a new work for […]
During the 2015/16 season the Curvices Amsterdam (2015) poetry and music app by Rozalie Hirs is featured at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at the occasion of its tenth anniversary. The launch takes place on 11 September 2015 at 17:00 CET at the terrace of Restaurant Zouthaven. Composer/poet Rozalie […]
On 6 June 2015, Klangforum Wien, Vokalensemble NOVA, and Enno Poppe (conductor) perform the 25-hour program Urbo Kune at Holland Festival, Amsterdam. Part of the program is Atlantis ampersand, a brand-new work by Rozalie Hirs for eighteen players (2fl, cl, bass cl, cfg, cor, tp, tb, 2perc, pf, acc, midi […]
World premiere of ‘Hilbert’s Hotel’ (2014), a new music composition by Rozalie Hirs, written for the 31-tone microtonal organ of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, in Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Concert at Mills College by Mills Performing Group: performance of works by Rozalie Hirs. 21 February 2015 at 20:00, Music Department, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland CA 94613, United States
On 20 February 2015, Marieke Franssen (flute), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Christian Karlsen (conductor), and Arne Bock (sound diffusion in the hall) perform four compositions by composer-poet Rozalie Hirs at Ostadetheater, Amsterdam. Furthermore on the program are several works for spoken voice and soundtrack by Hirs, […]
World premiere of a new composition for string orchestra by the Dutch composer Rozalie Hirs (*1965), commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta and its artistic director Candida Thompson, on 27 November 2014 during the Donderdagavondserie at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
On 8 November 2014 at 19:00 Bozzini Quartet will present the Dutch premiere of Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs at November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. In 2011 and 2012 the exquisite Bozzini Quartet, based in Montréal, toured Hirs’s first string quartet Zenit (2010) […]
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.
On 25 October 2014 during the Transit Festival (Festival van Vlaanderen) Bozzini Quartet will present the world premiere of Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs. In 2011 and 2012 the exquisite Bozzini Quartet, based in Montréal, toured Hirs’s first string quartet Zenit (2010) in Canada, […]
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)
World premiere of ‘article 8’ (2014) by Rozalie Hirs, performed by Shanna Gutierrez (flute) at the occasion of Gaudeamus Music Week. 12 September 2014 at 21:30 CET, Pauwstraat 13-a, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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. 17 April 2014 at 19:00 CET, Leila, Belgrade, Serbia.
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.
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. 14 April 2014 at 19:00 CET, Banski dvor Cultural Center, Kulturni centar, Trg srpskih vladara 1, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina
On 12 March 2014 the Poetry bookstore/ Lyrikbuchhandlung, Leipzig, Germany, is celebrating the opening of the Leipzig Book Fair (Leipziger Buchmesse) with a live poetry event from 20:00-1:00. At 23:00 CET Daniela Seel, Valeri Scherstjanoi, and Rozalie Hirs are performing their own work. This evening also marks the launch of […]
On 24 January 2014 at 19:00 the exhibition TINO, SatzZeichungen is officially opened. The drawings shown in this exhibition are all inspired by an Oskar Pastior quote: “Tino ist im Garten und sieht eine Orange.” All drawings were devised by the following poets who have performed at 3 durch 3 […]
On Friday 29 November 2013 at 20:30 CET the new text music composition In state of [war] (2013) by Rozalie Hirs is performed for the first time as part of Words Live 4, an arts event dedicated to spoken words, at Perdu, Amsterdam. The performers are Paul Bogaers, Florian Cramer, […]
On Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 15:00, the new poetry and soundinstallation for mobile devices Curvices (2013), composed and written by Rozalie Hirs, and commissioned by Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium, is presented. Hirs, Cox & Grusenmeyer will introduce the work and the guests can make their first sound walk together with […]
Concert with the first performance of article 6 for electric guitar and electronic sounds, as part of the solo recital Gevonden werken (“Found works”) by Wiek Hijmans, programmed by Rozalie Hirs at Hijmans’s request. The program consists of works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Tristan Murail, Roi Nachson […]
On 25 March 2013, the new composition Ain silabar ain for big band (2013) by Rozalie Hirs receives its world premiere at BIMHUIS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The new work is a commission by David Kweksilber Big Band with financial support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.
On November 17, 2012, Zichtboek van gestamelde werken (2012) is launched: an interactive, digital poetry website based on six poems/ cycles from the collection gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012) by Rozalie Hirs. Concept, design and programming by Cox & Grusenmeyer. Read more.
Sunday, November 11, 2012, in the afternoon, the new composition article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] for bass clarinet and electronic sounds is premiered during November Music. Fie Schouten performs the work in three recitals at 12:30, 14:30 and 17:00, in the Lutherse Kerk, Den Bosch. The three […]
On September 19, 2012, the fifth poetry collection by Rozalie Hirs, gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012; ontwerp: Michaël Snitker) has its book launch party at Van Rossum bookshop, Amsterdam. With performances by Sasja Jansen, Anneke Brassinga, Frank Keizer, Jaap Blonk, and Rozalie Hirs. Querido editor Mirjam van Hengel presents the […]
On November 10, 2011, at 20:15, the world premiere of the musical composition Arbre Généalogique (2011) by Rozalie Hirs is taking place as part of the PROMS concert series in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. The piece is performed by Susan Narucki (soprano), Pierre-André Valade (conductor) and the Asko|Schönberg ensemble.
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 […]
On November 13, 2010, at 15:00, the musical composition Pulsars (2007) by Rozalie Hirs is played during Cineac Sonore at November Music, ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Additionally, the CD of the same name, Pulsars, (Amsterdam: Attacca Records, 2010) is launched. Hannah Bosma of Muziekcentrum Nederland, the CD’s co-producer, presents the first copy to […]
On November 5, 2010, at 21:00, Rozalie Hirs performs her new musical composition, Bridge of Babel (2009), as part of the Babel Festival in Amsterdam.
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 […]
On May 1, 2010, as part of Les espaces acoustiques and beyond: new music after Gérard Grisey, the work Zenit (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered, in a performance by The Formalist Quartet. The location is the REDCAT/ Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theatre in Los Angeles, United States. You […]
On April 18, 2010, at Castrum Peregrini, the world premiere of zichtbaar als zichzelf (2010), a musical and textual composition by Rozalie Hirs and Henk van der Waal is performed, based on the text of the same title by Henk van der Waal. Hirs and Van der Waal perform the […]
On January 14, at the Amsterdam Conservatory, the book Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic, published by IRCAM and Editions Delatour is launched. The book is edited by Rozalie Hirs and Bob Gilmore. At the launch, Hirs gives a lecture on the book, on the musical composition Le Lac (2001) by […]
On June 27, 2009, the sound installation Android (2009) is opened, designed by Roel van Timmeren/ ILAP especially for the Kinker bridge in Amsterdam. In this installation, the electro-acoustic musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) by Rozalie Hirs is heard, as well as brand new works by Gerda Geertens, Huba […]
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 […]
On November 27, 2008, the launch party for the new poetry collection Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: Querido, 2008) by Rozalie Hirs takes place, with performances by Jaap Blonk, Geert Buelens, Rozalie Hirs and the Jackson Mac Low Band. Mirjam van Hengel, poetry editor for Querido, presents the first copy to the poet. […]
On November 8, 2008, the composition Roseherte (2008) for large orchestra and electronic sounds is premiered as part of the Nederlandse Muziekdagen (Dutch Music Days) at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam. The work is performed by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest conducted by Micha Hamel.
On June 15, 2008, the musical composition article 5 [dolpin, curved time] (2008) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered by soprano Irene Maessen as part of Festival Wendingen at the Bijbels Museum (Biblical Museum), Amsterdam. The piece is based on the poem ‘Tuimelaar’ from Rozalie’s poetry collection Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: uitgeverij Querido, […]
On May 8, 2008, the launch party of the new issue of the English language literary review, Versal VI, takes place at the Sugar Factory, Amsterdam. During the night, poets and writers Emmanuel Moses, Sandra Jensen, Wiljan van den Akker, Jennifer Arcuni, Michael Karmen, Julian Stannard and Jane Monk read […]
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 […]
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 […]
On May 12, 2007, the composition for four male voices Vlinders, gras (2007) by Rozalie Hirs is premiered at Tolhuistuin Festival, Amsterdam. The work is interpreted by the Jackson Mac Low Band (Samuel Vriezen, Joost Baars, Dante Boon, Martijn Voorvelt).
On February 11, 2007, as part of the concert program The Soul Awakens, the string quartet Zenit, uur nul by Rozalie Hirs is premiered. The concert by the Zephyr Quartet takes place at Museum De Pont, Tilburg. Works are performed by Scelsi, Radulescu, Vivier and Hirs.