From 1 to 31 March 2018 Rozalie Hirs is composer-in-residence at the Maison Dora Maar in Ménerbes, Provence, France. With generous support of a Brown Foundation Fellowship from the Maison Dora Maar. The French photographer, painter, poet Dora Maar (pseudonym for Henriette Theodora Markovitch) owned the house and stayed there every summer from 1944 until 1996.

At Maison Dora Maar, Rozalie Hirs works on new composition parallel sea [to the lighthouse] for twelve instruments and electronic sounds (2018). The new work is a commission by ASKO|Schönberg and its artistic director Fedor Teunisse, with support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund. The new score is to be published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

The picture of the almond tree, fiercely blossoming on top of the hill at Lacoste, one of the neighboring villages of Ménerbes, was made by Rozalie during her stay at Maison Dora Maar.

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Date: 2018-03-01
Location: Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, Provence, 84560 France