On 24 April 2016 Penhuis Kortrijk and Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk present a portrait concert with poetry and music by Rozalie Hirs. Alain Delmotte is the host of the event, consisting of a performance by the Bozzini Quartet of Hirs’ string quartets Zenit (2010) and Nadir (2014), as well as a poetry performance by the composer-poet. The event is curated by Joost Fonteyne and Gie Devos. The location is Schouwburg, Kortrijk, Belgium.
Special thanks to Roel Das for the sound projection in the hall and to Casper Schipper for assistance with the sound synthesis for Nadir.
Introduction to the work of Rozalie Hirs by Alain Delmotte
Alain Delmotte interviews Rozalie Hirs
Rozalie reads poems selected from Geluksbrenger (Lucky Charm; Amsterdam: Querido, 2008) and gestamelde werken (work in stuttering; Amsterdam: Querido, 2012)
Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014)
Quatuor Bozzini: Clemens Merkel, Alyssa Cheung (violin), Stéphanie Bozzini (viola), Isabelle Bozzini (cello)
Rozalie reads new poems and selections from gestamelde werken (work in stuttering; Amsterdam: Querido, 2012)
Zenit for string quartet (2010)
Bridge of Babel for spoken voice and electronic sounds (2009)
Rozalie Hirs (voice, laptop)