2021, calendar, lecture and debate, music concerts, poetry events, premieres, presentations

dreams of airs (2017-18), athelas sinfonietta, copenhagen, denmark – danish premiere

On Friday 23 April 2021 Athelas Sinfonietta of Copenhagen presents a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs. The programme evolves around the Danish premiere of Rozalie’s dreams of airs (2017-18), a cycle in which poetry and music play equally important roles. Its sound world features eight musicians, a singer who speaks, […]

2020, calendar, installations with poetry or music, lecture and debate, news, poetry events, premieres, presentations

sightbook #1 (2020), zebra poetry film festival, berlin – world premiere

From 19 until 22 November 2020 the ZEBRA poetry film festival 2020 was planned to take place at Haus für Poesie, Berlin, Germany. Due to the Corona pandemic the entire festival has moved online and is extended until 21 December 2020. The festival’s official selection can be watched through Zebra’s […]

2019, calendar, music concerts, news, premieres, presentations

venus [morning star] (2010) – swiss premiere

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.

2019, calendar, installations with poetry or music, premieres, presentations

open saturday IV, maison van doesburg, france

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.

2019, calendar, poetry events, premieres, presentations

ahora es una rosa (2019)

Montevideo, Uruguay, 23 March 2019. Rozalie Hirs’ first full length poetry collection in Spanish ahora es una rosa (2019) has just come out. Diego Puls translated Hirs’ poems into Spanish. Publisher Gustavo Wojciechowski has designed the book appearing with Yauguru Books, Montevideo, Uruguay. The book contains an essay by Hirs […]

2018, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

silenced (2018) – world premiere

On 9 November 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope […]

2018, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

meditations (2017) – german premiere

On 20 July 2018 the German (forte)pianist J. Marc Reichow plays Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs during Musik der Jahrhunderte: Der Sommer in Stuttgart. The Festival is a collaboration between Akademie Schloss Solitude, Ensemble ascolta, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst […]

2018, calendar, premieres, presentations

launch of forum, amsterdam

On 11 March 2018 at 14:00 CET a new series of the magazine for architecture FORUM, published by Genootschap Architectura et Amicitiae (founded 1855), present its first issue ‘The Hall’. The launch party takes place at the Academy for Architecture, Amsterdam; it features a lecture by Machiel Spaan, musical performances […]

2018, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

meditations (2017) – uk premiere

On Wednesday 21 February 2018 the British pianist Philip Thomas and the Canadian percussionist, composer, and electronic musician Colin Frank play the opening concert of the Electric Spring Festival at the University of Huddersfield, UK. During this program Philip Thomas also presents the UK premiere of Meditations for piano and […]

2017, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

meditations (2017)

From 3-12 November 2017 November Music, the contemporary music festival of The Netherlands, takes place in Den Bosch. During its Kunstmuziek Route on 12 November 2017 at 12:00 CET the British pianist Philip Thomas presents the world premiere of Meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs, followed […]

2014, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

roseherte (2008, 2014 rev.) – world premiere version for orchestra

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.

2014, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events, premieres, presentations

život mogućnosti (2014), bosnia & herzegovina – debate

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.

2012, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

zenit (2010) – swiss premiere

On 16 September 2012 at 15:00 CET Quatuor Bozzini presents the Swiss premiere of the string quartet Zenit (2010) by Rozalie Hirs. The concert is part of Moments musicaux III. Curator of the series is Jürg Frey. Date: 2012-09-16 Time: 15:00 Location: Kultur & Kongresshaus, Schlossplatz 9, Aurau, Switzerland Performers: […]

2011, calendar, music concerts, poetry events, premieres, presentations

geluksbrenger online (2008) – presentation
in la (2003), pulsars (2007), bridge of babel (2009)

On 6 January 2011 Rozalie Hirs performs her compositions Bridge of Babel (2009), Pulsars (2007) and In LA (2003) at the Tetrahedron of the Logos Foundation in Ghent, Belgium. Additionally, she presents the new brandnew interactive poetry website Geluksbrenger, developed in close collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel. […]

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, 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 […]

2007, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

source of blue (2005)

On 17 February 2007 pianist Marcel Worms presents the launch of his new double CD Red, White, and Blues (Amsterdam: Attacca Productions, 2007). Part of the CD and the concert is the music composition Source of Blue/ Bron van Blauw (2005) by Rozalie Hirs. The concert takes place at Muziekcentrum […]