2008, dutch, poetry 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.” (Alain Delmotte, Poëzierapport)

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, livestream, 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, dutch, poetry books

het komt voor (2008)

15 oktober 2008 het komt voor (as it happens; 2008) is a bibliophile poetry book by Rozalie Hirs with visual art by Marijke van Warmerdam, published bij Uitgeverij 69, Hilversum, The Netherlands. The book design is by publisher Wolfram Swets. The chapbook contains three poems by Rozalie and original poëzo […]

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, poetry events


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 […]