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2021, calendar, lecture and debate, music concerts, poetry events, premieres, presentations

dreams of airs (2017-18), athelas sinfonietta, copenhagen, denmark – danish premiere

On Sunday 11 April 2021 Athelas Sinfonietta of Copenhagen presents a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs. The programme evolves around the Danish premiere of Rozalie’s dreams of airs (2017-18), a cycle in which poetry and music play equally important roles. Its sound world features eight musicians, a singer who speaks, […]

2020, calendar, news, poetry events

poet at vibe of the earth festival, bergen

On 19 and 20 September 2020 the Vibe of the Earth Festival takes place in the first ecovillage of The Netherlands, located in Bergen, North-Holland. This open-air corona-proof festival celebrates the earth, theatre, poetry, dance, sustainable economy, ecology, and the heart. As part of the festival, the Dutch climate poets […]

2020, calendar, lecture and debate, news, poetry events

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, news, poetry events

nomination karel van de woestijne poetry prize

1 August 2020. Stranger things have happened. My sixth poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars, 2017) has been nominated for the triennial Karel van de Woestijne poetry prize (2017-2020), issued by Sint-Martens-Latem, East Flanders, Belgium. Below is the corresponding trailer devised at the kind request of Sint-Martens-Latem. I selected the […]

2020, calendar, news, poetry events

poëziekrant 3/2020, publication

11 May 2020. Today Poëziekrant 3/2020 (May-June) is issued by Poëziecentrum, Ghent, Belgium. It contains new poems by Rozalie Hirs, Lans Stroeve, Charles Ducal, Ineke Riem, Arnold Jansen op de Haar, and many poetry reviews. In addition, Gaea Schoeters interviews the phenomenal Kate Tempest: ‘I believe in radical empathy’. Order […]

2020, calendar, news, poetry events

de gids 3/2020, publication

17 April 2020. The new Dutch poetry cycle ‘hand in hand’ [1-5] (2019) by Rozalie Hirs is published in De Gids 3/2020, The Netherlands. Read the full cycle here. Happy reading! De Gids is the oldest surviving literary magazine in The Netherlands. Still alive-and-kicking. It published three of Rozalie’s very […]

2020, music composition, news, works

hand in hand (2020)

Rozalie Hirs composed hand in hand (2020) for soprano and string quartet, based on her own poetry. This commission from Kulturkreis für Neue Musik Heilbronn is inspired on the life and ideas of the German poet Hölderlin. The world premiere takes place on his two-hundred-and-fiftieth birthday, a day later followed by a performance next to his birthhouse in Lauffen am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

2020, calendar, installations with poetry or music, news

interview in leeuwarder courant

14 February 2020. Today the Leeuwarder Courant publishes an interview by Jacob Haagsma with Rozalie Hirs and Machiel Spaan. The interview is entitled ‘Moving about coloured sound’ (‘Bewegen door gekleurd geluid’; Dutch only). The two talk about their architectonic sound sculpture installation ways of space (2019), currently exhibited at Museum […]

2020, calendar, music concerts

article 4 (2004), texas, united states

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

2020, calendar, lecture and debate, news

tama, tokyo, japan – interview

On 11 January 2020 at 15:00 JST music theorist Cathy Cox interviews the composer Rozalie Hirs in a special event during TAMA Music Festival, Tokyo, Japan, at the occasion of the Asian premiere of Hirs’ string quartet Zenit (2010), performed by greenroom players. Music theorist Cox obtained her PhD from […]

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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.

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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.

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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, music concerts, news, 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, news

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

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

2019, calendar, installations with poetry or music, premieres, presentations

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, installations with poetry or music, music composition, works

ways of space (2019)

The intermedial architectural sound installation Ways of Space (2019) by architect Machiel Spaan and composer Rozalie Hirs was developed in close collaboration during their artist-in-residence at Van Doesburg House, Meudon, France, from September through December 2019. The work is inspired by the concept of the “open floorplan” (Dutch: open plattegrond) Theo Van Doesburg (1883-1931) developed for his architectural work, including his own residence at rue Infroît, Meudon, France. In addition, the colors of Theo Van Doesburg and his De Stijl contemporaries inspired Hirs towards new musical harmonies.

2019, calendar, curator, poetry events

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, curator, poetry events

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.

2019, calendar, curator, poetry events, residency

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.

2019, calendar, poetry events

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 events

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

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 events

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

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, poetry events, premieres, presentations

ahora es una rosa (2019)

Montevideo, Uruguay, 23 March 2019. Rozalie Hirs’ first full length poetry collection in Spanish ahora es una rosa (2019) has just come out. Diego Puls translated Hirs’ poems into Spanish. Publisher Gustavo Wojciechowski has designed the book appearing with Yauguru Books, Montevideo, Uruguay. The book contains an essay by Hirs […]

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 events

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 events

literary salon, schimmelpennink, amsterdam

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

2018, calendar, 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, poetry events, works

rozalie @ lyrikline.org

27 November 2018. As of today a selection of Rozalie’s poems, some of their translations, as well as her readings in the original language, have been added to lyrikline. Happy reading and listening! Lyrikline – Listen to the poet is the greatest international online body of poetry today. With special […]

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, […]

2019, calendar, residency

artist-in-residence, maison van doesburg, 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 events

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, printed media

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 events

poets in prinsentuin, groningen

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

2018, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

ijsselsalon, zutphen

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

2018, calendar, poetry events

art and the evil, holland festival

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

2018, calendar, poetry events

book launch astrid lampe

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

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Press photographs of Rozalie Hirs

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

2018, calendar

luisterhuis, steim, amsterdam – exhibition

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

2018, calendar, music concerts

zenit (2010), de doelen

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

2018, calendar, lecture and debate, residency

salon, maison dora maar, france

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

2018, calendar, premieres, presentations

launch of forum, amsterdam

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

2018, calendar, residency

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

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

2018, calendar, 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 […]

2018, calendar, poetry events

the fly on the rose prevents us

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

2018, calendar, installations with poetry or music

the listening house (2017)

From 19 January until 19 March 2018 Het Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited at the Openbaar Vervoer & Speelgoed Museum, Doetinchem, The Netherlands, as part of The Dolls’ House Project, initiated and curated […]

2017, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

multilingualism: tower of babel I diapason

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

2017, calendar, poetry events

nieuwe noten

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

2017, books, news

further particulars (2017)

further particulars (Dutch: verdere bijzonderheden; Amsterdam: Singel Uitgeverijen| Querido, 2017) is the sixth full-length Dutch poetry book by Rozalie Hirs, published by the Amsterdam-based renowned publisher Uitgeverij Querido.

2017, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

meditations (2017)

From 3-12 November 2017 November Music, the contemporary music festival of The Netherlands, takes place in Den Bosch. During its Kunstmuziek Route on 12 November 2017 at 12:00 CET the British pianist Philip Thomas presents the world premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs, followed […]

2017, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

poetry portrait, groningen, the netherlands

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

2017, calendar, poetry events

geestdrift festival

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

2017, calendar, installations with poetry or music

robbed from the nest, belgium

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

2017, calendar, music concerts

hilbert’s hotel (2015)

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

2017, calendar, workshop

creative writing, sounds of music – workshop

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

2017, calendar, residency

composer-in-residence, macdowell, united states

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

2017, calendar, lecture and debate

journée d’études messiaen/ murail

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

2017, calendar, music concerts

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

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

2017, calendar, installations with poetry or music

the listening house (2017), BKKC

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

2017, calendar, poetry events

gestammelte werke (berlin: kookbooks, 2017) – publication

1 July 2017. gestammelte werke, the brandnew poetry compendium by Rozalie Hirs, is now published by kookbooks, Berlin. The poems are selected by its publisher 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 […]

2017, calendar, installations with poetry or music

the listening house (2017) – opening

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

2017, calendar, residency

composer-in-residence, yaddo, united states

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

2017, calendar, music concerts

on tenderness (2017)

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

music album

On Tenderness (2017)

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

works

Logos digital

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

2017, calendar, lecture and debate

words and music in choral art

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

music composition, works

Roseherte (2007-08; 2014)

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

2016, calendar, poetry events

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

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

2016, calendar, lecture and debate

new emergences #5: breaking the glass ceiling

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

2016, calendar, residency

artist-in-residence, banff, canada

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

2016, calendar, poetry events

teil der bewegung, frankfurt bookfair, germany

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

2016, calendar, poetry events

mousonturm, frankfurt, germany

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

2016, calendar, poetry events

lyrikbuchhandlung, frankfurt, germany

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

2016, calendar, poetry events

guest poet at frankfurter buchmesse, germany

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

2016, calendar, music concerts, poetry events, workshop

planetarium of brussels, belgium

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

2016, calendar, workshop

openmusic, gaudeamus music week – workshop

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

2016, calendar, music concerts

article 6 [waves] – swedish premiere

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

2016, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

romanfabrik, frankfurt, germany

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

2016, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

tijd en sintel (2016) – world premiere

On 20 March 2016 11:00 CET at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Huygens-Fokker Foundation presents Het woord aan het woord, a programme in which spoken word plays a prominent role, featuring the poets Maria van Daalen, Rozalie Hirs, Lieke Marsman, Han van der Vegt, and Samuel Vriezen. […]

music album

Pulsars (CD, 2010)

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

2016, calendar, poetry events

slow poetry sessions #2: rozalie hirs

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

2016, calendar, curator

lowlands series, ooteoote, 2016

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

2015, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

to witness matter

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

2015, calendar, poetry events

psoken wrod, clonakilty, ireland

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

2015, calendar, poetry events

ó bhéal, cork, ireland

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

2015, calendar, poetry events

book launch frans budé

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

2015, calendar

infinity stairs (2014)

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

2015, calendar, poetry events

30 + 30 poets’ marathon

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

2015, calendar, poetry events

booklaunch han van der vegt

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

2015, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

reverse, copenhagen, denmark

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

2015, calendar, poetry events

opening of the amsterdam poetry season

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

works

Curvices Amsterdam (2015)

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

2015, calendar, lecture and debate

ucsb, united states – lecture

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

2015, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

family tree (2006), japan

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

music composition

Nadir (2014)

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

2014, calendar, music concerts

lichtende drift (2014) – try-out

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

2014, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

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

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

2014, calendar, music concerts

nadir (2014) – preview concert

On 25 October 2014 at 20:30 Bozzini Quartet will present a preview concert of the Dutch premiere of Nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs at De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands. In 2011 and 2012 the exquisite Bozzini Quartet, based in Montréal, toured Hirs’s first string […]

2014, calendar, workshop

creative writing 2, akademie der künste, berlin – workshop

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

2014, calendar, workshop

creative writing 1, akademie der künste, berlin – workshop

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

works

Distinctions

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

2014, calendar, installations with poetry or music

curvices (2013), sound forest extra, belgium

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

music album

Curvices (2013)

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

2014, calendar, music concerts

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

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

music composition, works

zenit (2010)

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

2014, calendar, installations with poetry or music

curvices (2013), sound forest extra, belgium

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

2014, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events, premieres, presentations

život mogućnosti (2014), bosnia & herzegovina – debate

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

2014, calendar, music concerts

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

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

2014, calendar, lecture and debate

round table with louis andriessen, rotterdam

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

2014, calendar, installations with poetry or music

curvices (2013), sound forest extra, belgium

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

2014, calendar, poetry events

hochroth, leipzig bookfair, germany

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

2014, calendar, installations with poetry or music

curvices (2013), sound forest extra, belgium

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

2014, calendar, poetry events

30+30 poets’ marathon, amsterdam

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

2014, calendar, lecture and debate

3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, kassel, germany

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

2014, calendar, curator

lowlands series, ooteoote, 2014

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

2013, calendar, music concerts

bridge of babel (2009), london, england

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

2013, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

lucebert: a small rustling revolution

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

2013, calendar, poetry events

spaces of blank (poetry: carson, dickinson, hirs; 2009)

On October 11, 2013, Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano) and Koninklijk Concertgebouw orchestra perform the composition Spaces of Blank (music: Michel van der Aa; poetry: Anne Carson, Emily Dickinson, Rozalie Hirs) at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during the AAA series ‘The Fifties’. photograph ©2013 Marco Borggreve Date: 2013-10-11 Time: 20:15 Location: Koninklijk […]

2013, calendar, lecture and debate

versspreken #17

On September 15, 2013, Rob Schouten, Lieke Marsman and Rozalie Hirs discuss a poem by Mustafa Stitou from his most recent collection, Tempel (De Bezige Bij, 2013) in the seventeenth episode of Versspreken as part of the brand new international poetry festival, Read My World, at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. Date: 2013-09-15 […]

2013, calendar, poetry events

poets’ marathon, read my world, amsterdam

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

2013, calendar, poetry events

tuinfeest, deventer

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

2013, calendar, poetry events

poetry on the road, bremen, germany

On June 10, 2013, for the occasion of Poetry on the Road, Rozalie Hirs gives a reading together with Bas Böttcher, Olga Martynova, Elke Schmitter, Oleg Jurjew, Aurélia Lassaque and Karin Schimke. Each poet reads poems and translations for students of the Kippenberg Gymnasium, Bremen. Date: 2013-06-10 Time: 11:00 Location: […]

2013, calendar, workshop

creative writing, bremen – workshop

On June 7, 2013, from 10:00 to 14:00, Rozalie Hirs is giving a workshop Creative Writing to students of the Bremer Gymnasium, Bremen as part of the Poetry on the Road festival. Introduction by Stephanie Schaefers, Workshop Literatur. Date: 2013-06-07 Time: 10:00 Location: Zentralbibliothek, Am Wall 201, 28195 Bremen, Duitsland […]

2013, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

poetry on the road, bremen, germany – opening

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

2013, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

bridge of babel (2009), lithuania

On June 1, 2013, at 16:00, Rozalie Hirs performs her music composition Bridge of Babel (2009), based on her own text. In addition she reads her poems Stamboom and Family Tree (translation by Ko Kooman) as part of Poezijos Pavasaris/ Poetry Spring 2013, in the Ramybé Cultural Center, Vytauto Gatvé […]

2013, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

poezijos pavasaris, lithuania

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

2013, calendar, music concerts

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

On April 18, 2013, bass clarinetist Fie Schouten performs the musical composition article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] (2012) by Rozalie Hirs as part of the series Handmade Homegrown in Theater Dakota, The Hague. The event is curated by Australian composer Kate Moore. Date: 2013-04-18 Time: 20:00 Location: […]

2013, calendar, poetry events

booklaunch mark boog

On 5 February 2013 at 20:00 CET the Dutch poet Mark Boog presents his new poetry book Maar zingend (Amsterdam: Cossee, 2013). He reads poems together with his band Poetry in Motion. Furthermore there are performances by his colleagues Tsead Bruinja, Victor Schiferli, and Rozalie Hirs. The locaton is Perdu, […]

2013, calendar, workshop

creative writing, berlin, germany – workshop

ON 30 January 2013 from 10:30-14:00 CET Rozalie Hirs teaches a workshop Creative Writing to students of the Department of Creative writing, ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem, The Netherlands. Rozalie teaches, among other techniques, erasure poetry (A Humument by Tom Philips) and several writing experiments by Charles Bernstein. The […]

2013, calendar, curator

lowlands series, ooteoote, 2013

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

2012, calendar, music concerts

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

On November 13, 2012, at 19:00, in honor of Karnatic Lab, Fie Schouten performs the composition article 7 [seven ways to climb a mountain] by Rozalie Hirs at De Badcuyp, Amsterdam. Date: 2012-11-13 Time: 20:30 Location: De Badcuyp, Eerste Sweelinckstraat 10, Amsterdam Performers: Fie Schouten (bass clarinet)

2012, calendar, installations with poetry or music

visual poetry – exhibition

From 9 until 25 November 2012 the exhibition Visual Poetry is shown at Goretti Kapel, Tilburg, The Netherlands. The accompanying book Kapel van woorden (Chapel of Words) will appear two months after the exhibition. Curators of the exhibition and book are Rosella Bargiacchi and Ellen Vedder. Part of the exhibition […]

2012, calendar, poetry events

poetry hearings, berlin, germany

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

2012, calendar, music concerts

roseherte (2008) – polish premiere

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

2012, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

zenit (2010) – swiss premiere

On 16 September 2012 at 15:00 CET Quatuor Bozzini presents the Swiss premiere of the string quartet Zenit (2010) by Rozalie Hirs. The concert is part of Moments musicaux III. Curator of the series is Jürg Frey. Date: 2012-09-16 Time: 15:00 Location: Kultur & Kongresshaus, Schlossplatz 9, Aurau, Switzerland Performers: […]

2012, calendar, poetry events

dichters in de prinsentuin, groningen

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

2012, calendar, lecture and debate

friederike mayröcker

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

2012, calendar, poetry events

book launch frank keizer

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

2012, calendar, poetry events

booklaunch gertrude starink

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

2012, calendar, music concerts

article 4 [map butterfly] (2004)

On 18 March 2012, the violinist and violist Heleen Hulst performs the composition article 4 (2004) by Rozalie Hirs at Stichting Drie plus Twee, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Date: 2012-03-18 Time: 15:00 Location: Stichting Drie plus Twee, Vergiliuslaan 4 3584 AM, Utrecht

2012, calendar, lecture and debate

stanza, scotland, uk – round table

On 16 March 2012 at 10:00 GMT the poetry breakfast ‘Watch this space’ serves a round table discussion about the appearance of poetry, visual poetry, and digital poetry (and the importance of layout and typesetting), during StAnza International Poetry Festival, St.Andrews, Scotland. With Gerry Cambridge, Andrew Michael Roberts, Helen Ivory, […]

2012, calendar, curator

lowlands series, ooteoote, 2012

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

2011, calendar, music concerts

zenit (2010) – canadian premiere

On 29 November 2011 at 20:00 Quatuor Bozzini performs the canadian premiere of the string quartet Zenit (2010) by Rozalie Hirs at Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montréal, Canada. Date: 2011-11-29 Time: 20:00 Location: Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, rue Sherbrooke E. 100, Montreal, Canada Performers: Quatuor Bozzini

2011, calendar, music concerts

zenit (2010) – uk premiere

On 20 November 2011, Quatuor Bozzini performs the composition zenit (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 […]

2011, calendar, music concerts

arbre généalogique (2011), november music

On 13 November 2011 at 14:00 Susan Narucki (soprano), Pierre-André Valade (conductor) and the Asko|Schönberg perform Rozalie Hirs’s musical composition arbre Généalogique (2011). The concert is part of November Music in Den Bosch. Date: 2011-11-13 Time: 14:00 Location: November Music, Verkadefabriek, Boschdijkstraat 45, Den Bosch, the Netherlands Performers: Susan Narucki […]

2011, calendar, lecture and debate

conservatorium van amsterdam – lecture

On 10 November 2011 at 14:00 Rozalie Hirs gives a lecture about her musical work for the Composition Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She focusses particularly on her new composition Arbre généalogique (2011), which receives its world premiere performance later on the same day at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t […]

2011, calendar, music concerts

sacro monte (1997)

On 10 November 2011 f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen (conductor) perform the musical composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs. The location is Frits Philipszaal, Muziekcentrum Eindhoven. Date: 2011-11-10 Time: 12:30 Location: Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, Jan van Lieshoutstraat 3, Eindhoven, Netherlands Performers: f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen (conductor)

2011, calendar, music concerts

sacro monte (1997), november music

On 9 November 2011 f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen (conductor) perform the musical composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs as part of the November Music festival in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Date: 2011-11-09 Time: 12:30 Location: Muziekcentrum De Toonzaal, Prins Bernhardstraat 4 6, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Performers: f.c. jongbloed, Arnold Marinissen (conductor)

2011, calendar, music concerts

sacro monte (1997)

On 3 November 2011 f.c. jongbloed and Arnold Marinissen (conductor) perform the music composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs at the Conservatoriumzaal, Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Date: 2011-11-03 Time: 12:30 Location: Conservatoriumzaal, Fontys Conservatorium, Zwijsenplein 1, Tilburg, The Netherlands Performers: f.c. jongbloed, Arnold Marinissen (conductor)

2011, calendar, music concerts

zenit (2010), november music

On 18 October 2011 at 20:00 Quatuor Bozzini performs the string quartet zenit(2010) by Rozalie Hirs. The concert takes place in collaboration with November Music. The venue is De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Date: 2011-10-18 Time: 20:00 Location: November Music@De Link, Cenakel 1, Tilburg, The Netherlands Performers: Quatuor Bozzini

2011, calendar, lecture and debate

gaudeamus music week 2011

The International Gaudeamus Music Week 2011 is being held from September 4 through 11. The year the jury of the Gaudeamus Music Week and Gaudeamus Prize consists of Tadeusz Wielecki (Poland), Miguel Azguime (Portugal), and Rozalie Hirs (The Netherlands). Rozalie Hirs is also acting as chairman of the jury. During […]

2011, calendar, poetry events

the cricket recovers, holland festival

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 […]

2011, calendar, radio, television, printed media

pulsars (cd, 2010), concertzender

On 21 June 21 2011 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. The CD contains three music/text compositions Pulsars (2006-2007), In LA (2003, English version 2010), and Bridge of Babel (2009) […]

2011, calendar, lecture and debate

institute of sonology, royal conservatory – lecture

On 23 May 23 2011 at 15:30 CET Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture about her music, ideas, and compositional techniques at the Institute of Sonology of the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands. Date: 2011-05-23 Time: 15:30 Location: Institute of sonology/ Instituut voor Sonologie, Royal Conservatoire/ Koninklijk Conservatorium, Juliana van […]

2011, calendar, lecture and debate

prix poésie-média 2011 – nomination

On 20 May 2011 the five nominees for the Prix de Poésie Média 2011 are presented during the BIPVAL (Biennale des poètes en Val-de-Marne) in Paris, France. One of the nominated works is the interactive website Geluksbrenger online, developed as a collaboration between Rozalie Hirs (poetry, music, voice) and visual […]

2011, calendar, poetry events

exquisite corpse, café averechts, utrecht

On 9 May 9 2011 new work by Miek Zwamborn, Willem Bongers, Jeroen van Rooij, Michiel van de Weerthof, Anne Nusselder, Bernhard Christiansen, and Rozalie Hirs is performed at Café Averechts, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Additionally, there is music by the band Moi le voisin. Curator of the event Cadavre Exquis […]

2011, lecture and debate

manifesto for the arts, the ear reader, the netherlands

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). […]

2011, calendar, poetry events

procedural poetry, perdu, amsterdam

On 1 April 1 2011 Jaap Blonk, Bas Geerts, Ton van ‘t Hof (see picture), and Rozalie Hirs are guests at the event 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 […]

2011, calendar, lecture and debate

metropolitan university, london, uk – lecture

On 23 March 2011 at 18:00 GMT Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture about her music and ideas at the Department of Art, Architecture & Design of the London Metropolitan University. The lecture is part of the JCAMD/MTCRG Music Seminar, curated by Senior Lecturer Elaine Thomazi Freitas. Date: 2011-03-23 Time: 17:45 […]

2011, calendar, poetry events

the inverted reader – interview

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

2011, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

aan de zon de wereld (2006), bridge of babel (2009), curved space (2009), poetry pieces I-III (2008) – portrait concert

On 27 February 2011 the musical compositions Aan de zon de wereld (2006), Bridge of Babel (2009), Curved space (2009), and Poetry Pieces I-III (2008) by Rozalie Hirs are performed at De Toonzaal, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. The performers are Ned McGowan (flute), Tobias Klein (contrabass clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone, lapsteel […]

2011, calendar, music concerts, poetry events, premieres, presentations

geluksbrenger online (2008) – presentation
in la (2003), pulsars (2007), bridge of babel (2009)

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

2010, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

museum meermanno, the hague – lecture

On 20 November 2010 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on intermedial practice and on some of her multidisciplinary projects (with poetry, music, internet) for the Vereniging van Vrienden van het Nederlands Instituut Athene (Society of Friends of the Dutch Institute Athens). In addition, she reads some poems. The location is […]

2010, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

in la (2003), cineac sonore, november music

On 23 November 2010 at 20:00 the musical composition In LA (2003, English version 2010) by Rozalie Hirs is diffused through a multi-speaker system. The event is part of Cineac Sonore at November Music, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. With special thanks Jan Panis for the sound engineering and sound projection. The […]

2010, calendar, music concerts

little whale and the ice (2007)

On 16 September 2010 at 20:15 CET Orkest de Ereprijs and Wim Boerman (conductor) perform the musical composition Little whale and the ice (2007, 2010 rev.) by Rozalie Hirs. The concert takes place at Orgelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Date: 2010-09-16 Time: 20:15 Location: Orgelpark, Gerard Brandtstraat 26, Amsterdam Performers: Orkest […]

2010, calendar, radio, television, printed media

concertzender – radio portrait

On 25 July 2010 at 19:00 CET the Dutch national radio service de Concertzender broadcasts a radio portrait of Rozalie Hirs. The portrait is part of the series Bijdetijds, curated by Miranda Driessen. The portrait includes the following music compositions by Hirs: article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – Arnold Marinissen […]

2010, calendar, radio, television, printed media

concertzender – radio portrait

On 15 July 2010 at 14:00 CET the Dutch national radio service de Concertzender broadcasts a radio portrait of Rozalie Hirs. The portrait is part of the series Bijdetijds, curated by Miranda Driessen. The portrait includes the following music compositions by Hirs: article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – Arnold Marinissen […]

2010, calendar, radio, television, printed media

concertzender – radio portrait

On 5 July 2010 at 19:00 CET the Dutch national radio service de Concertzender broadcasts a radio portrait of Rozalie Hirs. The portrait is part of the series Bijdetijds, curated by Miranda Driessen. The portrait includes the following music compositions by Hirs: article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – Arnold Marinissen […]

2010, calendar, poetry events

poets’ marathon, perdu, amsterdam

On 4 July 2010 Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at the Dichtersmarathon (Poets’ Marathon) at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. Other poets include Anneke Brassinga, Tonnus Oosterhof, Samuel Vriezen, and Hélène Gelèns. The curators of the marathon are Joost Baars and Thomas Möhlmann. Date: 2010-04-07 Time: 20:00 Location: Tolhuistuin, Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam, The […]

2010, calendar, music concerts

venus (2010), holland festival

On 8 June 2010 the music composition Venus (2010) by Rozalie Hirs receives it world premiere during Holland Festival, Amsterdam. Other works on the programme are by Gérard Grisey, Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, Richard Ayres and Abel Paul. There are two performances, at 16:00 and at 20:30. The location is […]

2010, calendar, poetry events

poets’ tuesday, amsterdam

On 11 May 2010 Jaap Boots, Kees Wennekendonk, and Rozalie Hirs perform during Dichtersdinsdag (Poets’ Tuesday) at De Kring, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Sven Adriaans and Diana Ozon (see above picture) curate the series. The below photographs of the event are by Catharina Blauwendraad. Date: 2010-05-11 Time: 20:30 Location: De Kring, […]

2010, calendar, lecture and debate

lecture, calarts, united states

On 7 May 2010 at 16:10 PST Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her music and related spectral compositional techniques. Among other works, Rozalie discusses her string quartet Zenit (2010), performed by the Formalist Quartet at REDCAT, Los Angeles, a few days earlier. The location is the Department of Music […]

2010, calendar, lecture and debate

lecture, ucsd, united states

On 4 May 2010 at 6PM PST Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her music and compositional techniques at the Music Department of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, United States. Date: 2010-05-04 Time: 6PM-8PM PST Location: UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California, United States

2010, calendar, music concerts

article 4 [map butterfly] (2004)

On 3 May 2010 the violinist Mark Menzies performs the music composition article 4 (2004) by Rozalie Hirs at the Composition Department of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara, United States. The performance takes place in collaboration with the Department for Media, Arts and Technology. Date: 2010-05-03 […]

2010, calendar, lecture and debate

lecture, ucsb, united states

On 3 May 2010 at 6PM Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her music and compositional techniques at the Music Department of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara, United States. The lecture takes place in collaboration with Media, Arts and Technology (MAT). Host of the lecture series […]

2010, calendar, poetry events

love poems, love songs

On 12 February 2010 Rozalie Hirs presents a poetry reading during the program Love Poems, Love Songs at Korzo Theater, The Hague, The Netherlands. A concert by Niwebyrth ensemble and Lilith Verhelst (soprano) precedes the reading. Date: 2010-02-12 Time: 20:00 CET Location: Korzo Theater, Prinsestraat 42, The Hague, The Netherlands

2010, calendar, workshop

creative writing, academie van bouwkunst, amsterdam – workshop

From 5 February until 26 March 2010 Rozalie Hirs teaches the workshop series Creative Writing to Master students at the Academy of Architecture (Akademie van Bouwkunst), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The workshops take place each Friday from 13:30 until 16:30 CET. Date: 2010-02-05 Time: 13:30 Location: Academie van Bouwkunst, Waterlooplein 211, […]

2010, calendar, poetry events

house of poetry, slau, utrecht – performance

On 28 January 2010 the House of Poetry (Huis van de Poëzie) takes place at Grand Hotel Karel V, Utrecht, The Netherlands, to celebrate National Poetry Day (Gedichtendag) in The Netherlands. Performers include the poets Mischa Andriessen, Erik Bindervoet, Piet Gerbrandy, Tjitske Janssen, Bart Moeyaert, Marcel Möring, Hans Verhagen, Menno […]

2009, calendar, lecture and debate, workshop

kunstwelten, akademie der künste, berlin

On December 16, 2009, at 19:00, Rozalie Hirs, alongside Klaus Hurrelman, Ulrich Matthes and Klaus Staeck participates in the 31. Akademiegespräch (“31st academic talks”) at the Akademie der Künste Berlin, Germany. Chaired by Claudia Henne, the guests discuss KUNSTWELTEN, the cultural education program of the Akademie der Künste. Additionally, some […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

herman gorter festival

On 28 November 2009 at 20:15 CET the actor Hugo Koolschijn and poet Rozalie Hirs read Liedjes (1930) by Herman Gorter at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Samuel Vriezen interlaces the reading with music. The night before Joost Baars, Ernst van den Hemel, Marc Reugebrink, and Johan Sonnenschein present lectures on […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

spaces of blank (poetry: carson, dickinson, hirs; 2009)

On 10 October 2009 the mezzo soprano Sarah Castle, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, and Micha Hamel (conductor) perform a concert during the Nederlandse Muziekdagen (Dutch Music Days) at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The concert program includes Spaces of Blank (music: Michel van der Aa; poetry: Anne […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

woordbloed exhibition – performance

On 27 September 2009 at 16:00 CET Rozalie Hirs and George Moorman open the exhibition WOORDBLOED by Pam Emmerik at Museum Schunk*, Heerlen, The Netherlands. They read and perform poetry alongside an interview about their work. In addition, the actors Anna Noyons and Katrin Verlende perform two monologues by Pam […]

music album

Red, White & Blues (cd, 2007)

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

2009, calendar, music concerts

book of mirrors (2001), toonzetters festival

On 30 August 2009 Asko|Schönberg and Clark Rundell (conductor) perform the music composition Book of Mirrors (2001) by Rozalie Hirs alongside Joost Rekveld‘s film #23.2. The performance takes place as part of Toonzetters Festival to celebrate the ten most beautiful music compositions that were premiered in the previous year. Among […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

het definitieve eindfeest, perdu, amsterdam

On 26 June 2009 at 20:30 CET ‘Het definitieve eindfeest’ (‘The definitive end of season party’) takes place at Stichting Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Several poets and writers perform new and recent work, followed by a massive dance party. The performers include David Sneek, Martin van der Galiën, Hilde Meeus, […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

digital poetry laboratory, poetry international

On 15 June 2009 a digital poetry laboratory takes place at Poetry International, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event evolves around works shown during the festival, from 13 until 19 June 2009. The program is hosted by its curators, Yra van Dijk, and Jan Baeke. Part of the event and exhibition […]

2009, calendar, lecture and debate

perspectives on sound, vienna, austria – lecture

On 8 May 2009 the Symposium Perspectives on Sound takes place at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna, Austria. As part of the symposium Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on Le Lac (2001) by Tristan Murail and on the involved compositional techniques developed by the composer. Date: 2009-05-08 […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

hotel new flandres – book launch

On 1 May 2009 the Dutch book launch of Hotel New Flandres takes place at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The anthology’s editors Dirk van Bastelaere, Erwin Jans, and Patrick Peeters discuss the new publication in a round-table event. Furthermore, the poets Miriam Van hee, Mark Insingel and Rozalie Hirs read […]

2009, calendar, music concerts

article 0 [transarctic buddha], germany

On 1 March 2009 the percussionist Johannes Fischer performs a solo recital at Kammermusikreihe im Kirchbergforum, Lollar, Germany. The concert programme includes the music composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs. Date: 2009-03-01 Time: 17:00 Location: Kammermusikreihe im Kirchbergforum, Kirchberg 2, Lollar, Germany Performers: Johannes Fischer (percussion)

2009, calendar, poetry events

poetry marathon, perdu, amsterdam

On 29 January 2009 Amsterdam’s foremost poetry theatre and bookshop Perdu presents its yearly Dichtersmarathon (Poetry Marathon). With performances by the poets Jan-Willem Anker, Robert Anker, Erik Bindervoet, Pieter Boskma, Floor Buschenhenke, Sofie Cerutti, Daan Doesborgh, Hélène Gelèns, Piet Gerbrandy, Amarantha Groen, Elma van Haren, Krijn Peter Hesselink, Rozalie Hirs, […]

books

Geluksbrenger (Lucky Charm, 2008)

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

2008, calendar, music concerts

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000)

On 18 November 2008 the percussionist Johannes Fischer performs a solo recital at the Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany. This recital is part of Debut im Deutschlandradio Kultur, a series by Deutschlandradio Kultur celebrating extraordinary new talents. Part of Fischer’s recital is the music composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by […]

2008, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

roseherte (2008) – world premiere

On 8 November 2008 the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Micha Hamel (conductor) perform the concert OER during the festival Nederlandse Muziekdagen (Dutch Music Days) at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Part of the concert programme is the world premiere of the music composition Roseherte (2008) for symphony […]

2008, calendar, radio, television, printed media

npo television – interview

On 7 November 2008 Anke Brouwer and Rozalie Hirs are being interviewd by Agnes van der Horst for Dutch Television. They discuss the new pieces that they wrote especially for the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, premiered this week as part of the Festival Nederlandse Muziekdagen (Dutch Music Days). You can […]

2008, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

wortmusik – launch

On 2 November 2008 the new series WortMusik opens as part of Pianolab, Goethe Institut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During the festive launch event 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 […]

2008, calendar, music concerts

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – german premiere

On 8 August 2008 percussionist Johannes Fischer performs the musical composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs as part of the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer at Christus-Kirche, Oberstdorf, Germany. Date: 2008-08-08 Time: 20:00 Location: Oberstdorfer Musiksommer, Christus-Kirche, Oststraße 2, Oberstdorf, Germany Performers: Johannes Fischer (percussion)

2008, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

in la (2003), paradiso, amsterdam

On 12 July 2008 percussionist, voice artist, and composer Arnold Marinissen performs the text and music composition In LA (2003) by Rozalie Hirs at Paradiso, Amsterdam. The performance is part of his program I like to watch too. Date: 2008-07-12 Time: 21:00 Location: I like to watch too, Paradiso, Weteringschans […]

2008, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

poetry pieces i-iii (2008)

On 27 June 2008 the Eindfeest (End of Season Party) takes place at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As part of this evening programme, Rozalie Hirs performs her music compositions on original poems Poetry pieces I-III (2008). Date: 2008-06-27 Time: 21:00 Location: Het Eindfeest, Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam → Nederlands

2008, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

article 5 [dolphin, curved time] (2008)

On 15 June 2008 the Dutch soprano Irene Maessen performs two concerts as part of Wendingen Festival at the Bijbels Museum (The Bible Museum), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The concerts feature the music composition article 5 [dolpin, curved time] (2008) by Rozalie Hirs. The piece is based on Rozalie’s poem ‘Tuimelaar’ […]

2008, calendar, music concerts

article 4 [map butterfly] (2004)

On 26 May 2008 the violinist Carmel Raz performs a solo recital as part of Musica Nova at the Felicjia Blumental Music Center, Tel Aviv, Israël. Part of her recital is the music composition article 4 [map butterfly] for solo violin (2004) by Rozalie Hirs. Date: 2008-05-26 Time: 20:00 Location: […]

2008, calendar, music concerts, poetry events, premieres, presentations

poetry pieces i-ii (2008) – world premiere
aan de zon de wereld (2006), in la (2003), van het wonder is woord (2005)

On 26 April 2008 the Krikri/ Zaoem festival takes place at Minardschouwburg, Ghent, Belgium. Featured artists are the poets/ performers Angela Rawlings (Canada), Eduard Escoffet (Spain), Leevi Lehto (Finland), Ghalia Benali (Tunesia), and Rozalie Hirs (The Netherlands). Festival curators are Maja Jantar, Jelle Meander and Helen White. As part of […]

2008, calendar, music concerts

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000)

On April 23, 2008, percussionist Johannes Fischer presents a recital, featuring works by Iannis Xenakis, Matthias Pintscher, Vinko Globokar, Javier Alvarez, Larry Baker, Edison Denisov, and Rozalie Hirs. Oboist Christian Hommel and flutist Nari Hong are the musical collaborators of Fischer in this concert. The concert programme includes the music […]

2008, calendar, music concerts

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – swiss premiere

On 4 April 2008 the percussionist Johannes Fischer performs a solo recital at Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Via Soldino 9, Lugano, Switzerland. The recital prgramme includes the Swiss premiere of the music composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs. Date: 2008-04-04 Time: 20:00 CET Location: Conservatorio della Svizzera […]

2008, calendar, curator, poetry events

lucebert

On 8 February 2008 the poets Anneke Brassinga, Hans Groenewegen, Liesbeth Lagemaat, Samuel Vriezen, B. Zwaal, and Rozalie Hirs, perform the oratorio Troost de hysterische robot (1989) by the Dutch poet Lucebert at Theater Provadja, Alkmaar. The musicians Anne La Berge and David Dramm interlace the readings with improvisations. In […]

2007, calendar, curator, poetry events

hadewijch: visions

On 26 October 2007, a new edition of the series Dichters lezen dichters takes place at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This time the subject is the work of the mediaeval, mystical Dutch poet Hadewijch. Poets Hélène Gélens, Jan Kuijper, Liesbeth Lagemaat, and Rozalie Hirs integrally read Hadewijch’s work Visioenen (Visions). […]

2007, calendar, poetry events

enumeration in poetry

On 5 October 2007 an evening around the theme of enumeration takes place at Amsterdam’s foremost poetry venue Stichting Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The guest poets and writers Astrid Lampe, Josien Laurier, K. Michel, Kees ‘t Hart, and Rozalie Hirs discuss enumeration as a working method during the creative process. […]

2007, calendar, poetry events

vlinders, gras (2007)

On 28 September 2007 the Perdu Foundation celebrates Jaap en de Bonenstaak (English: Jack and the beanstalk), a new issue of the Belgian literary review Dietsche Warande & Belfort. During the evening the poets Arnoud van Adrichem (curator), Elma van Haren, Astrid Lampe, Pol Hoste, Anneke Brassinga, Miguel Declercq, Samuel […]

2007, calendar, workshop

creative writing, akademie der künste, berlin – workshop

From 17 until 21 September 2007 Rozalie Hirs teaches five creative writing workshops at Kulturhaus Wolfen, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany. The workshops are part of the art education program Kunstwelten of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany. The workshops take place each day from 11:00 until 15:00 hours CET. Date: 2007-09-17 Time: […]

2007, calendar, music concerts

sacro monte (1997), ensemble courage, dresden, germany

On 15 September 2007 Ensemble Courage and Titus Engel (conductor) perform a concert at Dreikönigskirche, Dresden, Germany. Part of the concert programme is the music composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs. Date: 2007-09-15 Time: 20:00 CET Location: Dreikönigskirche, Hauptstraße 23, Dresden, Germany Performers: Ensemble Courage, Titus Engel (conductor) → […]

2007, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

aan de zon, de wereld (2006)

On 9 August 2007 Rozalie Hirs performs her music composition Aan de zon, de wereld (2006) as part of the program Nuits d’Été at Theater/ Filmhuis LUX, Nijmegen. Additionally, the Matangi Quartet performs works by Haydn. Furthermore, Philip Hoorne and Rozalie Hirs read original poetry. Date: 2007-08-09 Time: 21:00 Location: […]

music album

Platonic ID (CD, 2007)

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

2007, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

vlinders, gras (2007)

On 15 May 2007 the the Jackson Mac Low Band performs a concert at De Badcuyp, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The programme 2×60′ features works by Taylan Susam, Samuel Vriezen, Thomas Stiegler, Jackson Mac Low, Joost Baars, John Cage, and Rozalie Hirs. Part of the programme is the music/text composition Vlinders, […]

2007, calendar, lecture and debate

vsb poetry/ young composer’s award – lecture

On 24 April 2007 the evening Prijsvraag Jonge Componisten (Young Composers’ Award) takes place at De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Rozalie Hirs presents the keynote lecture “Poëzie op muziek op poëzie op muziek” (English: ‘Poetry and music and poetry and music’). For the competition, young composers set poems selected […]

2007, calendar, music concerts

sacro monte (1997) – finnish premiere

On 10 April 2007 Musiikkiakatemia NYTT! NYTT! Ensemble and Erkki Lahesmaa (conductor) perform a concert as part of Konsertti Aboa Nova III at the Turku Music Academy in Turku, Finland. Part of the programme is the Finnish premiere of the music composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs. Date: 2007-04-10 […]

2007, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

in la (2003)

On 17 March 2007 Arnold Marinissen performs the music composition In LA (2003) by Rozalie Hirs by way of opening the art exhibition Rompecabeza at the Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands. Also at Vishal, the brandnew visual art installation In LA space (2007) is on display, Rozalie Hirs created especially for […]