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, Brussels, Belgium. Below is the corresponding trailer devised at the kind request of Sint-Martens-Latem. I selected the poem […]
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 […]
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.