On Saturdays from 17:00-19:00 CET on the Netherlands radio channel NPO Radio 4 host Wouter Pleijsier presents the radio programme Podium on Saturday (NTR).

During the show on 11 December 2021 Rozalie Hirs reads the poetry cycle ‘hand in hand’ [1-5] from her recent book infinite sense (oneindige zin; Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2021). In addition Pleijsier presents two movements from Hirs’ eponymous music composition hand in hand for string quartet and soprano, performed by Luna String Quartet and the soprano Keren Motseri. He also introduces the work and ideas of the poet-composer.

In case you missed the radio broadcast, you can visit its permanent listening link online (the feature starts at 1:16’17”). Happy listening!

With a big thank you to Wouter Pleijsier (NTR); Nanna Koch (Kulturkreis für Neue Musik Heilbronn); Luna String Quartet, Keren Motseri; Marc Broer, Reinier Bruijne, Sakti Khedoe, Melchior Huurdeman, Vivian Vrolijk (VPRO); Thomas Möhlmann, Vincent Schmitz (Uitgeverij Querido), and all others involved. The music composition hand in hand (2020) was recorded by VPRO Vrije Geluiden for broadcast on the Dutch digital television channel NPO2 Extra. The resulting film can be watched online through the below stream.

Date: 2021-12-11
Time: 17:00-19:00 CET
Performers: Wouter Pleijsier (radio host), Rozalie Hirs (poet composer), Keren Motseri (soprano), Luna String Quartet