On Sunday afternoon 29 August 2021 at 15:00 CET Huize Gaudemaus/ Walter Maashuis, Bilthoven, presents her first garden concert of the year, with music and poetry by Rozalie Hirs. Performers include Fie Schouten (bass clarinet) and Marieke Franssen (flute). The full programm will follow soon. Date: 2021-08-29 Time: 15:00 CET […]
14 June 2021. The current summer issue of the foremost Dutch poetry magazine Awater features a series of five new poems ‘lichtende nachtwolken’ (‘noctilucent clouds’) by Rozalie Hirs. The series is a selection from her forthcoming poetry book with Singeluitgeverijen|Uitgeverij Querido. The portrait photograph is by Bianca Sistermans. Happy reading!
On 12 June 2021 at Poetry International, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the Dutch Climate Poets (Klimaatdichters) present a poetry marathon on the topic of climate change and activism. The marathon is curated by the core group of the Dutch Climate Poets, Saskia Stehouwer, Annelie David, Moya de Feyter, among others. All […]
Delighted to have won the Public Choice Award Karel van de Woestijne 2020 with my poetry book ‘verdere bijzonderheden’ (‘further particulars’; Singel Uitgeverijen| Uitgeverij Querido, 2017). Anneke Brassinga won the jury prize for her book ‘verborgen tuinen’ (De Bezige Bij, 2019). Above is a photo taken during the award cerremony […]
On 6 June 2021 at 11:00 CET the award ceremony for the Jury Prize and the Public Choice Award of the three-yearly Karel van de Woestijne Poetry Prize (2017-2020) takes place in the gardens of the townhall, Sint-Martens-Latem, Ghent, Belgium. During the event all nominees read their poetry. The address […]
–> Nederlands May 16, 2021. “Rozalie Hirs creates a fanciful labyrinth of sounds, which is still a pleasant place to stay” – a four-star ★★★★ review by Frits van der Waa in de Volkskrant about the streaming portrait concert infinity stairs in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, […]
On Sunday 16 May 2021 the Amsterdam public library (Openbare Bibiliotheek Amsterdam aka OBA) presents its monthly poetry programme, curated and hosted by Ineke Holzhaus. Holzhaus interviews Rozalie Hirs about her new poetry book, forthcoming at the renowned Amsterdam-based publisher Uitgeverij Querido. In addition the poet reads from the new […]
–> Nederlands On Thursday 13 May 2021 at 20:00 CET Amsterdam’s new music venue Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ presents a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs with her music and poetry, performed by Marieke Franssen (flute), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and the composer-poet. The corona-proof concert takes […]
On Wednesday 14 April 2021 from 13:00 until 15:00 CET Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture during the series History of Contemporary Music Composition, curated by Gabriel Paiuk, at the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands. She speaks on Spectral, and post-Spectral music, in relationship to her own musical works.
On 9 March 2021 at 23:00 CET the Austrian radio broadcast Ö1 presents a special in this year’s International Rostrum of Composers Hidden Treasures Mixtape. The show hosts Judit Varga (photograph: Andrea Felvégi) and Rainer Elstner discuss the works, including Roseherte (2008) by Rozalie Hirs. The broadcast is part of […]
8 February 2021. A great selection of contemporary music from The Netherlands is presented today by Matt Ertz at Muddle instead of music (Mixcloud; click here to listen). Part of the programme is Platonic ID (2006) by Rozalie Hirs in a performance by ASKO|Schönberg and Bas Wiegers (conductor), recorded by […]
From 18 through 24 January 2021, the International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) presents Hidden Treasures Mixtape, an online streaming of contemporary compositions from all over the world. The NTR (Dutch National Television and Radio) have selected Roseherte for orchestra and electronic sounds (2008) by Rozalie Hirs to be the Dutch […]
On 21 January 2021 roseherte for symphony orchestra (2008) by Rozalie Hirs is broadcast at the Dutch national radio NPO 4 at the occasion of its selection by the International Rostrum of Composers’ Hidden Treasures Mixtape this year. Hans Haffmans (photo) presents Roseherte along with other Hidden Treasures during his […]
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.
dreams of airs (2017-18) is a cycle of poetry and music by Rozalie Hirs. Its sound world features eight musicians, a singer who speaks, and electronic sounds. The new full-length composition by the Netherlands-based composer/ poet Rozalie Hirs offers a unique listening experience. The listener is guided through mesmerizing accelerandos and rallentandos in a lounge-like environment. The combination of spoken word, music, and visuals serves to stimulate various senses at once. The visual artists Boris Tellegen and Geert Jan Mulder designed a live video installation for the performance. The duration of the performance is around 60 minutes.