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awater, amsterdam – publication

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!

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infinity stairs (2014), muziekgebouw aan ‘t ij, amsterdam – portrait concert

–> 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 […]

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roseherte (2008) – npo radio 4

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 […]

2020, news, works

hand in hand (2020) for string quartet and soprano

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.

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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.

2018, 2021, calendar, 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.