On 14 July 2018 from 16:25 until 17:30 Rozalie Hirs is a guest at Matinee Cafe, NTR Radio 4 (Dutch National Radio). Hans Haffmans interviews Hirs on her music and poetry. Haffmans and Hirs also speak about musical ideas, influences, inspirations, as well as the new work for Musikfabrik, a commission by Zaterdagmatinee, to be premiered on 18 May 2019. The editor of the program is Myrthe van Dijk. The full playlist of Hirs’ works is shown below.

During the radio program (excerpts of) the following compositions of Hirs are broadcast and discussed:

Lichtende Drift (2014) for string orchestra
Commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Amsterdam Sinfonietta
live recording Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, 27 November 2014

Roseherte (2008) for orchestra and electronic sounds
Commissioned by Nederlandse Muziekdagen
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Micha Hamel (conductor), Lavinia Meijer (harp)
live recording Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, 8 November 2008

Words roll into brightness (2013)
from: Curvices (2013)
Commissioned by Klankenbos/Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium
Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice)
Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar)
Patricio Wang (bass guitar)
Martín Ibarburu (drums)

parallel world [breathing] (2017)
Commissioned by Concertgebouw Orchestra and Universiteit van Amsterdam
live recording during the dress rehearsal, Concertgebouw (Kleine zaal), Amsterdam, 6 October 2017
Emily Beynon (flute)
Hein Wiedijk (clarinet)
Petra van der Heide (harp)
Sandrine Chatron (harp)
Mark Braafhart (percussion)
Marijn Mijnders (violin)
Frederik Boits (viola)
Honorine Schaeffer (cello)
Alexander de Blaeij (conductor)

van roos tot enig glaswerk (2017)
poem selected from verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2017)
Rozalie Hirs (poetry, voice)

Zenit (2010) for string quartet
formalist quartet
semi live recording UCSD, San Diego, April 2010

article 6 [waves] (2013) for electric guitar and electronic sounds
Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar)
CD The Ladder of Escape #16, Attacca Productions, Amsterdam, 2018

Date: 2018-07-14
Time: 16:25-17:30 CET
Location: Matinee Cafe, Radio 4, NTR (Dutch National Radio), Hilversum, The Netherlands
Performers: Hans Haffmans (host), Myrthe van Dijk (editor-in-chief), Rozalie Hirs (guest)