On 6 June 2021 at from 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 at the town hall of Sint-Martens-Latem, Ghent, Belgium. During the event two of the nominees, Anneke Brassinga and […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC** On Friday 21 May 2021 at 19:00 CET the Gallery of Tones, curated by Stefan Busch (photo) and Keiko Shichijo, presents a portrait concert with music and poetry by Rozalie Hirs. The performers include Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and Marieke Franssen […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Sunday 29 November 2020 at 11:30 CET the architectural sound sculpture Ways of Space (2019) by architect Machiel Spaan (spatial design) and composer Rozalie Hirs (electronic music composition) is exhibited at STEIM, Schipluidenlaan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Spaan and Hirs introduce the work through a short lecture and talk with […]
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 […]
On Sunday 1 November 2020 at 11:30 CET hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020) by Rozalie Hirs (music, text) receives its world premiere by Sonar Quartett and Maraile Lichdi (soprano). The location is Regiswindiskirche in Lauffen am Neckar, birthtown of the German poet Hölderlin. The new work […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC** On 24 October 2020 at 16:00 CET (2017) the architectural sound sculpture The Listening House by Machiel Spaan/M3H Architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music composition), is to be auctioned during a benefit event. The location is The Art of Living, Autotron Rosmalen, The Netherlands. […]
16 October 2017. Today the new issue of the Dutch architecture magazine Forum is officially published. Forum IV/2020 The living room includes contributions by Bart de Baets, Stijn Brakkee, Rozalie Hirs, Leonardo Kappel, Lena Karson, Sandra Kassenaar, Laurens Jan ten Kate, Jan Richard Kikkert, Ira Koers, Vincent Kompier, Luuk Kramer, […]
1 October 2020. Today the new edition of Flanders’ literary magazine Het Liegend Konijn has just appeared with brandnew poems by thirty-seven poets from The Netherands and Flanders. The magazine is published by Pelkmans, Belgium; its editor-in-chief is Jozef Deleu. See below for the full list of poets and their […]
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 […]
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.