2020, calendar, news, poetry events

poet at vibe of the earth festival, bergen

On 19 and 20 September 2020 the Vibe of the Earth Festival takes place in the first ecovillage of The Netherlands, located in Bergen, North-Holland. This open-air corona-proof festival celebrates the earth, theatre, poetry, dance, sustainable economy, ecology, and the heart. As part of the festival, the Dutch climate poets […]

2020, calendar, lecture and debate, news, poetry events

meet the poet in nijmegen

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 […]

2020, calendar, news, poetry events

nomination karel van de woestijne poetry prize

1 August 2020. Stranger things have happened. My sixth poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars, 2017) has been nominated for the triennial Karel van de Woestijne poetry prize (2017-2020), issued by Sint-Martens-Latem, East Flanders, Belgium. Below is the corresponding trailer devised at the kind request of Sint-Martens-Latem. I selected the […]

2020, calendar, news, poetry events

poëziekrant 3/2020, publication

11 May 2020. Today Poëziekrant 3/2020 (May-June) is issued by Poëziecentrum, Ghent, Belgium. It contains new poems by Rozalie Hirs, Lans Stroeve, Charles Ducal, Ineke Riem, Arnold Jansen op de Haar, and many poetry reviews. In addition, Gaea Schoeters interviews the phenomenal Kate Tempest: ‘I believe in radical empathy’. Order […]

2020, calendar, news, poetry events

de gids 3/2020, publication

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 […]

2020, music composition, news, works

hand in hand (2020)

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.

2020, calendar, installations with poetry or music, news

interview in leeuwarder courant

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 […]

2020, calendar, lecture and debate, news

tama, tokyo, japan – interview

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 […]

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list of musical works

List of musical works by Rozalie Hirs. Orchestral scores. Works for ensemble. Chamber and solo works. Instrumental works with or without electronic sounds. Works for spoken voice, based on own poetry, with or without electronic sounds. Electroacoustic or electronic music.

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poetry bibliography

Chronological lists of poetry books and poems published in anthologies. Extensive alphabetical list of more than three hundred poems and their translations, publications in books, magazines, and anthologies.

music composition, news, works

dreams of airs (2017-18)

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.

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, music concerts, news

article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012) – amsterdam

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.

2017, books, news

further particulars (2017)

further particulars (Dutch: verdere bijzonderheden; Amsterdam: Singel Uitgeverijen| Querido, 2017) is the sixth full-length Dutch poetry book by Rozalie Hirs, published by the Amsterdam-based renowned publisher Uitgeverij Querido.