2024, calendar, poetry events

performance – poetry festival roeselare, belgium

On Sunday 24 November 2024 from 17:00 CET onwards, the fourth edition of the International Poetry Festival takes place in Roeselare, Belgium. The theme of this edition is spirituality. About a dozen guest poets read from their own work and respond to Guido Gezelle’s poem ‘Als de ziele luistert’. Among […]

2024, calendar, music concerts

new work (2024), ensemble klang, amare, the hague

On 16 October 2024, Ensemble Klang presents a new work by Rozalie Hirs at Amare/Nieuwe Kerk, The Hague. The new work was commissioned by the ensemble.

Ensemble Klang consists of Saskia Lankhoorn (piano), Pete Harden (guitars, artistic director), Anton van Houten (trombone, director), Erik-Jan de With (saxophones), Michiel van Dijk (saxophones), Joey Marijs (percussion). The above photo of Ensemble Klang was taken by Jasper van Gheluwe.

From early 2023 to late 2024, Rozalie Hirs is Associate Maker at Ensemble Klang in The Hague. Last year, Klang performed her poetry and music cycle dreams of airs (2017-18) at Muze van Zuid & Dag in de Branding.

2024, calendar, music concerts, news, premieres, presentations

new work (2024), ensemble klang, de link – world premiere

On 15 October 2024, Ensemble Klang presents the world premiere of a new work by Rozalie Hirs in De Link, Tilburg. The new work by Rozalie Hirs was commissioned by the ensemble.

Ensemble Klang consists of Saskia Lankhoorn (piano), Pete Harden (guitars, artistic director), Anton van Houten (trombone, director), Erik-Jan de With (saxophones), Michiel van Dijk (saxophones), Joey Marijs (percussion).

From January 2023 to December 2024, Rozalie Hirs is Associate Maker at the leading Ensemble Klang in The Hague. Last year, Ensemble Klang performed her cycle dreams of airs (2017-18) at Muze van Zuid & Dag in de Branding. The photo above shows the dress rehearsal at Korzo Theatre, The Hague, on 21 October 2023. The video projection was made especially for the cycle by visual artists Boris Tellegen and Geert Jan Mulder.

2024, calendar, news, poetry events

performance – leiden poetry night, de burcht

On Friday evening, June 21, 2024, midsummer night, Rozalie Hirs is one of the guest poets during the Leidse Poëzienacht (Leiden Poetry Night) in the Burcht, Leiden. She will read from her new collection of dagtekening van liefdesvormen (Querido, 2024). The organization of the Leidse Poëzienacht is in the hands […]

2024, calendar, poetry events

presentation monument for ilse starkenburg

On Friday afternoon, April 19, 2024 at 15:00 CET, a new sculpture by visual artist Timon Hagen is presented at Zoutkeetsplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The monument in memory of the poet Ilse Starkenburg, contains a selection of her work. In addition, there is an exhibition in the window galleries of […]

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bringing memories to life – review helena van praet, poëziekrant, ghent, belgium

March 28, 2024. The latest issue of the Poëziekrant (Poetry Newspaper) 2/2024 contains, among many other things, Helena Van Praet’s beautiful review, ‘Bringing memories to life through sprinkle speech,’ about the poetry collection dagtekening van liefdesvormen (Querido, 2024) by Rozalie Hirs. Van Praet writes: “Hirs makes use of an impressive […]

2024, calendar, music concerts, news

bee sage (2023), klassiek in simonshaven

On Friday, March 22, 2024, at 8:00 PM, bass clarinetist Fie Schouten and cellist Katharina Gross perform the recital My Wild Garden during the Klassiek in Simonshaven concert series at the White Church, Lageweg 1, Simonshaven. The concert is organized by Theater De Stoep, Spijkenisse. The program includes, among other […]

2024, calendar, dutch, news, poetry books

dagtekening van liefdesvormen (2024)

27 January 2024. dagtekening van liefdesvormen (2024) is the ninth Dutch-language collection of poetry by Rozalie Hirs, published by Querido|Singel Publishers. The new collection is published during the national Poetry Week (25-31 January 2024). The book design is by Michaël Snitker. contents 1. poems from dagtekening van liefdesvormen 2. events […]

2023, calendar, music concerts, news

bee sage (2023), izmir new music days, turkey

On 20 November 2023 at 20:00 TRT, bass clarinetist Fie Schouten and violoncellist Katharina Gross will play a concert at the Izmir Yeni Müzik Günleri (New Music Days/Tage für Neue Musik Izmir), Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey. The programme includes bee sage (2023), a new duo by Rozalie Hirs for cello […]

2023, calendar, musical works, news

bron (2023)

1 October 2023. bron (2023) is a new orchestral work by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by the NTR Zaterdagmatinee and Stichting Vrienden van de Matinee. bron (2023) is dedicated to the memory of György Ligeti. Its world premiere takes place during the NTR Zaterdagmatinee at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, on 16 December […]

2023, calendar, musical works, news

adonis blue (2023)

17 May 2023. adonis blue (2023) is a new string quartet composed by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by the Ruysdael Quartet. The new work owes its title to the adonis blue, a butterfly species (Latin: Lysandra bellargus; English: Adonis blue; French: le Bel-Argus, l’Azuré bleu céleste, l’Argus bleu céleste, l’Argus bleu […]

2023, calendar, musical works, news

bee sage (2023)

7 May 2023. bee sage (2023) is a new composition by Rozalie Hirs for cello and (contra) bass clarinet. The new duo was composed at the kind request of cellist Katharina Gross and bass clarinetist Fie Schouten. The first performances by Gross and Schouten of bee sage (2023) are scheduled […]

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ecologica (2023)

“It is her most daring and possibly most personal collection to date, in the sense that the poet’s voice sounds more pervasively forceful than ever” (Helena Van Praet, Poëziekrant)

“The best-kept secret of Dutch poetry. Rozalie Hirs writes poems like no one else does. Lyrical, musical, intuitive and very precise.” (Joost Baars, De Dolfijn)

“That way the words of Hirs, who is also active as a composer, are like music: the chords flow into one another rhythmically, quite oblivious of the boundaries of a sentence.” (Jeroen Dera, De Standaard)

“Hirs has managed to fashion a very urgent contemporary problem, climate change, into a lyrical stream of words. Doing so, she connects the magic of poetry to the biting irony of protest.” (Helena Van Praet, Poëziekrant)

2023, calendar, radio, livestream, printed media

dw b – poetry publication

On Sunday 26 March 2023 at 3 PM, the new issue of the Flemish literary magazine DW B (March 2023/1) is presented at the Passaporta Festival, Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the new issue is Exil – writing away from home. Curators Sigrid Bousset, Alicja Gescinska and Ellen Van Pelt […]

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nY #50 – poetry publication

23 February 2023. Today the Flemish journal of literature, criticism & entertainment nY published its fiftieth issue #50 with contributions by Nadia de Vries, Raoni Muzho Saleh, Sofie Verdoodt, Basja Boer, Michael Tedja, David Lillington, Assunta Abdel Azim, Mohamed, Babs Bakels, Fabienne Rachmadiev, Staci Bu Shea, Flora Valeska Woudstra, Linda […]