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 […]
On Thursday 27 August 2020 at 20:00 CET the architect Machiel Spaan and composer Rozalie Hirs present their installation Ways of Space (2019) at Studio Nine Dots, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They open the event Wander Void, curated by architects Albert Herder, Arie van der Neut, Vincent van der Klei, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. The exhibition is part of the show Bauhaus […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]