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. […]
On 21 February 2016 at 15:00 CET Rozalie Hirs and Lieke Marsman present the second edition of their PS Poëziesalon/Poetry Salon. The invited poets are Astrid Lampe and Maartje Smits. Rozalie and Lieke interview the guest poets about their poetics and ideas. The location is Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The […]
Listen to the recent WDR radio broadcast of the concert Mouvement, including the world premiere of The honeycomb conjecture (2015) by Rozalie Hirs, performed by ASKO|Schönberg and Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor), at NOW! Prismen in Essen, Germany, on 8 November 2015. Available online from 19 February until 20 March 2016. […]
On 12 February 2016 at 19:30 CST Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and Shanna Gutierrez (flutes) perform their artists-in-residence concert at the Concert Hall of Columbia College, Chicago, United States, celebrating three days of workshops. Among other works Schouten presents the US premiere of article 7 [seven […]
On 11 February 2016 at 20:30 at Constellation, Chicago, United States, Sonic Hedgehog plays the program Unexpected Consequences, consisting of works by Dufay, Wiek Hijmans, Erin Gee, Frederick Gifford, Jorrit Dijkstra, and Rozalie Hirs. Unexpected Consequences focuses on the intricacies and multiplicities of chamber music relationships and delves into the […]
On Saturday 6 February 2016 the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/ BCMG and Richard Baker (conductor) perform Parallel Colour, a new composition by Edmund Finnis. The programme, curated by Richard Baker in collaboration with BCMG, also includes the UK premiere of Platonic ID by Rozalie Hirs, as well as works by […]
On 2 February 2016, 20:30 CET, at De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands, the flautists Ilonka Kolthof and Marieke Franssen perform recitals on the piccolo and bass flute respectively. After the intermission Franssen presents Petit Aleph by Philippe Monoury, as well as world premieres of Invisible for bass flute and electronics […]
Since 1 January 2012 Rozalie Hirs has been curator of the Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series) of new, previously unpublished poems by Dutch and Flemish poets.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. The above photograph […]
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 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 […]
→ Nederlands On 8 November 2015 at 17:00 CET ASKO|Schönberg presents the closing concert of NOW! Prismen 2015 at the Philharmonie Essen, Germany. Part of this Spectral program are works by Helmut Lachenmann, Kaija Saariaho and Claude Vivier, as well as the world premiere of the honeycomb conjecture, a new […]
On 6 November 2015 from 23:00-23:45, Jeroen Vullings interviews Rozalie Hirs in honor of the Harry Mulisch Festival at De Balie, Amsterdam. Be welcome! This conversation is part of The Miracle, a series of interviews by Jeroen Vullings on the integration of science and other arts within literature. The guests […]
the honeycomb conjecture for large ensemble and electronic sounds (2015) by Rozalie Hirs is a commission by Philharmonie, Essen, Germany, for Festival NOW! Prismen. The instrumentation consists of 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, bass trombone, 2 percussionists, keyboard, piano, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass.
On 30 October 2015 at 20:30 CET the Flemish literary magazine Dietsche Warande & Belfort (DW B) presents its new issue, curated by Maud VanHauwaert on the theme of impossible screenplays. With work by Delphine Lecompte, Frank Keizers, Dick Tuinder, among others. Part of the current issue is the new […]
On 18 October during the 10th anniversary event of Klankenbos in Neerpelt, Belgium, Rozalie Hirs presents two open air performances (one at 13:00 and one at 15:00 CET respectively) of her electroacoustic music and poetry. Furthermore, at 15:30 CET she guides a tour around her music and poetry app Curvices […]
On 3 October 2015 from 18:00-20:00 CET Rozalie Hirs and Lieke Marsman present the first edition of their PS Post Scriptum| Poëziesalon. The invited poets are Anneke Brassinga and Annemieke Gerrist. Rozalie and Lieke interview the guest poets about their poetics and ideas. The location is the international literature festival […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
During the 2015/16 season the Curvices Amsterdam (2015) poetry and music app by Rozalie Hirs is featured at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at the occasion of its tenth anniversary. The launch takes place on 11 September 2015 at 17:00 CET at the terrace of Restaurant Zouthaven. Composer/poet Rozalie […]
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).
On 6 June 2015, Klangforum Wien, Vokalensemble NOVA, and Enno Poppe (conductor) perform the 25-hour program Urbo Kune at Holland Festival, Amsterdam. Part of the program is Atlantis ampersand, a brand-new work by Rozalie Hirs for eighteen players (2fl, cl, bass cl, cfg, cor, tp, tb, 2perc, pf, acc, midi […]
On 21 April 2015 in De Link, Tilburg, The Netherlands, Nieuw Amsterdams Peil and Rozalie Hirs are performing a program with works by Hirs, some of her musical heroes, and one of her former students. The musicians are Heleen Hulst (violin), Gerard Bouwhuis (piano), Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer (clarinet), […]
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 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, […]
On 20 February 2015, Marieke Franssen (flute), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Christian Karlsen (conductor), and Arne Bock (sound diffusion in the hall) perform four compositions by composer-poet Rozalie Hirs at Ostadetheater, Amsterdam. Furthermore on the program are several works for spoken voice and soundtrack by Hirs, […]
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 […]
On 26 November 2014 at 20:00 CET Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Candida Thompson (principal player and artistic director) perform the try-out of lichtende drift for string orchestra (2014) by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Furthermore Rob van Steen interviews Rozalie about her compositional ideas, and the new work. In her […]
On 8 November 2014 at 19:00 Bozzini Quartet will present the Dutch premiere of nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs at November Music, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. In 2011 and 2012 the exquisite Bozzini Quartet, based in Montréal, toured Hirs’s first string quartet Zenit (2010) […]
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.
From 31 October until 2 November 2014 the bi-annual Samhain Festival takes place at Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium. Part of this year’s edition are several tours with Curvices (2013-now). Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice) Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation) Yvan vander Sanden (software design, realization) Machiel Spaan (spatial design) Wiek Hijmans […]
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 […]
On 25 October 2014 during the Transit Festival (Festival van Vlaanderen) Bozzini Quartet will present the world premiere of nadir for string quartet and electronic sounds (2014) by Rozalie Hirs. In 2011 and 2012 the exquisite Bozzini Quartet, based in Montréal, toured Hirs’s first string quartet zenit (2010) in Canada, […]
World premiere of the new trio Infinity stairs (2014) by Rozalie Hirs, performed by Shanna Gutierrez (flute), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and Fie Schouten (bass clarinet). 17 September 2014, 19:00 CET, Het Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With special thanks to Christian Karlsen (conductor) and Arne Bock (sound projection in the hall)
article 8 [infinity] (2014) by Rozalie Hirs is a microtonal composition for flute and electronic sounds. Its highly lyrical melodies are enveloped by electronic glissandi that move along in several large waves. article 8 [infinity] (2014) investigates the overtone realms of the solo works article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012) and article 6 [waves] (2013) for bass clarinet and electric guitar respectively. The three pieces can be played either separately as solo works, or in conjunction, i.e. simultaneously, as the trio infinity stairs (2014).
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 […]
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 […]
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.