**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC** From 21 until 30 April 2020 the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) World New Music Days 2020 take place in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand. Part of the program is a concert by the Los Angeles-based formalist quartet, featuring, among other pieces, the string […]
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 […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC** On 8 April 2020 at 19:00 CET violinist Miranda Cuckson performs a solo recital during the New Music Miami Festival, United States. she performs musical works by Liza Lim, Anthony Cheung, Rozalie Hirs, and others. The program includes article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) by Rozalie […]
**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, […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC** From Thursday 2 April until Sunday 19 April 2020 the architectonic sound sculpture ways of space (2019) by Machiel Spaan (design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) is exhibited at Van Eesteren Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The starting times are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 14:00, […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC** On 28 March 2020 at 16:00 CET (2017) the architectural sound sculpture The Listening House by Machiel Spaan/M3H Architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music composition), is to be auctioned during a benefit event. The location is The Art of Living, Autotron Rosmalen, The Netherlands. […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC** On 20 March 2020 at 19:30 CET hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020) by Rozalie Hirs (music, text) will receive its world premiere performance by Sonar Quartett and Maraile Lichdi (soprano). The new work by Rozalie Hirs is a commission by Förderkreis […]
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.
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 […]
From 7 February until 15 March 2020 the architectural sound art installation Ways of Space (2019) by Rozalie Hirs (music) and Machiel Spaan (design) is exhibited at Van Doesburg-Rinsemahuis, Museum Drachten, The Netherlands. The exhibition is part of the show Bauhaus and Drachten. The sound installation starts at 15:00 and […]
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. After the lecture, the makers along with their […]
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 […]
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 15 December 2019 the pianist Keiko Shichijo plays a solo programme, featuring works by Komitas, Debussy, Monpou, Schubert, as well as meditations (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. The location is The episcopal church of St. John the Baptist, Aptos, California. concert programme Komitas – Six dances (1907): Yerangi, Unabi, Marali, […]
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.
Dear friends, you are cordially invited to the next Open Saturday V on 7 December 2019 at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France. At 16:00 CET the architectural sound sculpture Ways of Space (2019) by Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs can be explored; the work has been developed in […]
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.
On 22 November 2019 the violinist Takao Hyakutome performs the Spanish premiere of article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) by Rozalie Hirs at Iglesia Santa Mónica de Barcelona, Spain. The concert is part of the Festival ciclo OUT.SIDE, curated and performed by Barcelona Modern Ensemble (artistic director: Demian Luna). Date: 2019-11-22 […]
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. […]
From 2 November until 7 December 2019 the brandnew architectural sound sculpture Ways of space (2019) by Rozalie Hirs and Machiel is exhibited in the Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon (near Paris), France. The exhibition is officially opened during Open Saturday IV, curated by Spaan and Hirs during their artist-in-residence at […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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).
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 […]
On Thursday 29 August 2019 at 19:00 CET the exhibition POESIS Sprachkunst | Language Art is opened, featuring visual works of around sixty language artists from seventeen countries. Its accompanying catalogue is available at Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. Curator of the exhibition and catalogue is Friedrich Block. The exhibition is open […]
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.
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.
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 […]
1 June 2019. Today the new editon #47 of Revue Nunc, Éditions Corlevour, Clichy, France, appears. It features poets from the Netherlands and Belgium, translated into French by Daniel Cunin and Kim Andringa: Simone Atangana Bekono, Benno Barnard, Anneke Brassinga, Tsead Bruinja, Radna Fabias, Rozalie Hirs, Frank Keizer, Hester Knibbe, […]
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 […]
On 20 May 2019 at 20:00 CET Ensemble Musikfabrik presents the German premiere of lightclouds (2019), a new work for “super brass” quartet, ensemble, and electronic sounds, by Rozalie Hirs, during the Konzertreihe Musikfabrik im WDR. The new work is a commission by Stichting Omroep Muziek/ NTR Zaterdagmatinee with financial […]
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 […]
On Saturday 18 May 2019 at 14:15 CET at Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Musikfabrik performs lightclouds (2019), a new work for “super brass” quartet, ensemble, and electronic sounds, by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Stichting Omroep Muziek/ NTR Zaterdagmatinee with financial support of BankGiro Loterij and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. The […]
→ Nederlands contents 1. programme notes, review 2. technical details: orchestration, other technical requirements, duration, publisher 3. performances programme notes Rozalie Hirs: lightclouds (2019) lightclouds (2019) is inspired by so-called noctilucent clouds (Deutsch: leuchtende Nachtwolken; Nederlands: lichtende nachtwolken; Français: nuages noctulescents), a metereological phenomenon of high clouds, that seem to […]
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 Thursday 4 April 2019 from 19 until 22 UYST a poetry event takes place at Il Cabildo de Montevideo, Uruguay. The performing poets are Ibero Laventure (Uruguay), Pedro Rocha (Brasil), Pedro Lago (Brasil), Amora Pera (Brasil), Pedro Tostes (Brasil), Miguel Angel Fuentes Gallegos (Perú), Romina Serrano (Uruguay), Fernando Noy […]
From 3 until 7 April 2019 Rozalie Hirs is a guest poet at the World Poetry Festival/ Mundial Poético de Montevideo, Uruguay, along with following poets from Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, France, Haïti, México, and Perú: Fernando Noy, Claudia Masín, Julia Magistratti, Pedro Tostes, Amora Pera, Pedro Lago, Pedro Rocha, Tálata […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]