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 […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC** From 24 until 26 April 2020 the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) presents the conference of the World New Music Days 2020 in Auckland. New Zealand. On 24 April 2020 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her own works, entitled ‘Music and Ecology’. Part […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC** On Friday 3 April 2020 at 17:30 CET the exhibition of the architectonic sound sculpture ways of space (2019) by Machiel Spaan (design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) is openend at Van Eesteren Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The makers present an informal lecture on the work, […]
On 3 February 2020 at 14:00 CET Museum Drachten presents a lecture on the the architectural sound art installation Ways of Space (2019) by Rozalie Hirs (music) and Machiel Spaan (design), which is currently exhibited at Van Doesburg-Rinsemahuis, Museum Drachten, The Netherlands. The exhibition is part of the show Bauhaus […]
On 15 January 2020 from 12:30 until 14:30 CET Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars; Amsterdam: Querido| Singel Uitgeverijen, 2017) and music and/or digital, interactive applications. The lecture is interlaced with a poetry reading by Rozalie and followed by a discussion with the students.
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 […]
On 19 November 2019 from 14:00-15:50 EST Rozalie Hirs gives at talk to the Creative Writing class of professor Christian Hawkey at Pratt Institute, New York. Topics include the influence and the use of multilingualism, music, and digital media in her writing. And the influence of poetry on her music. […]
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.
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.
On 27 April 2019 at 12:00 (noon) Rozalie Hirs is presenting a poetry performance/ lecture at the Public Library in San Francisco, California, United States. The event takes place during the National Poetry Month. Rozalie talks about intermedial aspects of her poetry and music, followed by a poetry reading and […]
On 16 January 2019 from 12:30 until 14:30 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her poetry book gestamelde werken (work in stuttering; Amsterdam: Querido|Singeluitvergerijen, 2012), and digital and interactive applications of her poetry at the University of Utrecht/ Teachers College (Hogeschool Utrecht/ Lerarenopleiding Nederlands), Utrecht, The Netherlands. The lecture is […]
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 […]
“Inspiration is the space where new things emerge” – a wonderful interview by Joep Stapel in the Dutch national newspaper NRC today [Dutch only; English translation to follow]. We talk about my new double harp concerto Parallel world and sea (2017-18) that will receive its premiere performance by ASKO|Schönberg this […]
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 […]
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 […]
From 10 September until 20 December 2017 Rozalie Hirs is visiting lecturer/guest professor at the composition department of the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands. See below for the full schedule for one-to-one composition lessons and workshop session with Rozalie Hirs at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands, during the autumn/winter semester 2017.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
On February 17, 2015, Rozalie Hirs is giving a one-hour poetry lecture and reading at fellow poet and composer Micha Hamel’s series De Wonderkamer. She reads her poetry, performs a few of music and poetry pieces, and talks about their underlying ideas. followed by a discussion. → Nederlands Date: 2015-02-17 […]
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.
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.
Interview of Rozalie Hirs by Kenneth van Zijl for the program The Writing Room (De Schrijfkamer/ Knetterende Letteren) on the Dutch digital channel Cultura of NTR Television. Hirs talks about her creative process, several approaches to and ways of writing, and reveals through her sketchbooks how her poems come about.
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 […]
On 24 January 2014 at 20:00 the three poets Jonathan Bragdon, Rozalie Hirs, and Valeri Scherstjanoit will present their works at the occasion of the tenth anniversary celebration of 3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, the experimental poetry series for performance, spoken word, and sound poetry, curated by Friedrich Block, […]
On Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 15:00, the new poetry and soundinstallation for mobile devices Curvices (2013), composed and written by Rozalie Hirs, and commissioned by Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium, is presented. Hirs, Cox & Grusenmeyer will introduce the work and the guests can make their first sound walk together with […]
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 […]
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 […]
From June 17 to June 22, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at the Worlds Literature Festival & Salon in Norwich, England. The festival is organized by the Norwich Writers’ Centre and the University of East Anglia. During the week, guests engage in private discussions and give public readings at […]
Kenneth van Zijl interviews Rozalie Hirs on her poetry and her music for the De Schrijfkamer segment of the Knetterende Letteren television program. “In De schrijfkamer, poet/ composer Rozalie Hirs explains how her compelling, periodless poetry is created. She labors at an impressive oeuvre, in which anecdotes are avoided as […]
On February 28, 2013, at 19:30, Rozalie Hirs gives a talk at the Walter Maas Huis (formerly Huize Gaudeamus) in Bilthoven, discussing her poetry and her music, followed by a reception. She talks about the creative process, focusing on the compositions Roseherte (2008), Zenit (2010) and Arbre généalogique (2011). Additionally, […]
On 17 October 2012 Jeroen van Kan interviews Rozalie Hirs about her forthcoming poetry collection gestamelde werken (2012) as part of the VPRO radio show, De Avonden. From the book, she reads the cycle een dag (2009). Additionally, a brand new recording of her musical composition Venus [evening star] (2010) […]
On September 22, 2012 Rozalie Hirs is interviewed by Krzysztof Kwiatkowski for the occasion of the 55th edition of the Warsaw International Festival Of Contemporary Music. The night before the interview, the Polish premiere of her composition Roseherte (2008) for orchestra and electronic sounds takes place, executed by the Warsaw […]
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 […]
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, […]
On 9 December 2011 Tonnus Oosterhoff, Henk van der Waal, K. Michel, Dirk Vis, J. R. Carpenter (see illustration), Serge Bouchardon and Rozalie Hirs are guests at the Words in Motion. The event is an initiative of SLAA (the Amsterdam Foundation for Literary Activities). The theme is digital poetry, interactive […]
16-18 November 2011. During the 2010-2011 season, Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Composition Department of Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England. During this period, she is giving masterclasses over the course of several weeks, as well as workshops and private composition lessons to students of the Guildhall School. This […]
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 […]
On 5 November 5 2011 Mark Brouwers interviews Rozalie Hirs for the radio program Podium/ Viertakt. They talk about her CD Pulsars (Amsterdam: Attacca records, 2010), her music, poetry, and the creative process. Date: 2011-11-05 Time: 18:00 Podium (formerly known as Radio Viertakt), Radio 4, Hilversum, The Netherlands
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 […]
As part of Kunstenfestival Watou, Rozalie Hirs is performing her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) on July 16, 2011. Additionally, she is reading several poems (cycles) and giving a lecture about the installation Geluksbrenger online (2011). This interactive work, developed by Hirs in collaboration with visual artist Harm van […]
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 […]
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 […]
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). […]
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 […]
From 21 until 23 March 2011 Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Composition Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England. During the 2010/11 season Rozalie presents several masterclasses and workshops, in addition to teaching one-to-one composition lessons to students of the Guildhall School. The focus […]
On 10 December 2010 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on the digital poetry app Stamboom/ Arbre Généalogique/ Family Tree/ Stammbaum (2006), which she created in collaboration with Harm van den Dorpel. In addition, she reads her poem ‘Stamboom’, as well as translations of the text into French, English and German, […]
On 30 November and 1 December 2010 Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Composition Department of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. During those two days she presents a lecture and a workshop on compositional techniques and the application of the OpenMusic software (IRCAM) as part of […]
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 […]
On 24 September 2010 the Egmont Quartet, consisting of players from the Concertgebouw Orchestra, performs the string quartet Zenit [east] [west] (2010) by Rozalie Hirs. The concert is part of the Festival Klank en kleur (AAA-series) at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. In addition, music is performed by Josef Matthias Hauer and […]
On 16 September 2010 at 18:30 CET Rozalie Hirs performs her musical compositions In LA (2003), Pulsars (2007) and Van het wonder is woord (2005) at the Nederlands Instituut Athene (NIA), Greece. In addition, she reads some poems, and she gives a lecture about interdisciplinary work, including a discussion of […]
On June 23 and 24 June 2010 Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Composition Department of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. Throughout the following academic year 2010-11 Rozalie Hirs is Visiting Lecturer at the Guildhall School, consisting of three or more residencies in London with masterclasses, […]
On May 7, 2010, from 16:10 to 18:00, Hirs gives a lecture at CalArts on her music and related spectral compositional technique as part of the seminar of Wolfgang von Schweinitz on microtonal composition at the Department of Music of the California Institute of the Arts. Among other works, Rozalie […]
On May 4, 2010, from 18:00 to 20:00 Rozalie Hirs gives a lecture on her music and compositional techniques at the Department of Music of the University of California at San Diego, United States.
On May 3, 2010, from 18:00 to 19:30, Rozalie Hirs is invited by Clarence Barlow to give a lecture on her music and compositional techniques at the Department of Music, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States.
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 […]
On May 8, 2009, as part of the Symposium Perspectives on Sound of the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien, Rozalie Hirs gives a presentation on Le Lac (2001) by Tristan Murail and on the composition techniques used and developed by the composer.
On November 17, 2008, from 17:00 to 19:00, Rozalie Hirs gives the talk “Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic” at the Music Departement of USCD (University of California at San Diego), La Jolla, USA. The next day, November 18, 2010, the workshop of the same title takes place from 17:00 to […]
On April 24, 2007, Rozalie Hirs gives a lecture titled “Poëzie op muziek op poëzie op muziek” (‘Poetry set to music set to poetry set to music’) as part of the Prijsvraag Jonge Componisten (Young Composers’ Competition) at De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam. For the competition, young composers chose poems from […]
During the academic year 2005/06, Rozalie Hirs is curator and teacher of the course Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The main body of the course is comprised of four lectures and ten workshops by Rozalie Hirs, as well as guest lectures by Tristan Murail (Columbia University), […]