2011, calendar, poetry events

exquisite corpse, café averechts, utrecht

On 9 May 9 2011 new work by Miek Zwamborn, Willem Bongers, Jeroen van Rooij, Michiel van de Weerthof, Anne Nusselder, Bernhard Christiansen, and Rozalie Hirs is performed at Café Averechts, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Additionally, there is music by the band Moi le voisin. Curator of the event Cadavre Exquis […]

2011, lecture and debate

manifesto for the arts, the ear reader, the netherlands

On 14 April 2011 Peter Adriaansz, Maarten Altena, Rozalie Hirs, and Samuel Vriezen, four composers from The Netherlands wrote a manifesto for the arts (in Dutch) in reaction to severe budget cuts. It was subsequently signed by hundreds of artists from all different media (visual arts, theatre, music, literature, film). […]

2011, calendar, poetry events

procedural poetry, perdu, amsterdam

On 1 April 1 2011 Jaap Blonk, Bas Geerts, Ton van ‘t Hof (see picture), and Rozalie Hirs are guests at the event Procedural Poetry focusing on experimental procedures in contemporary poetry at Perdu, Amsterdam. The poets/artists/composers give a performance and a lecture about their work. Curator of the night […]

2011, calendar, lecture and debate

metropolitan university, london, uk – lecture

On 23 March 2011 at 18:00 GMT Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture about her music and ideas at the Department of Art, Architecture & Design of the London Metropolitan University. The lecture is part of the JCAMD/MTCRG Music Seminar, curated by Senior Lecturer Elaine Thomazi Freitas. Date: 2011-03-23 Time: 17:45 […]

2011, calendar, poetry events

the inverted reader – interview

On 18 March 2011, Rozalie Hirs is guest poet at the event ‘The inverted reader’ at Perdu, Amsterdam, The netherlands. During this night, it is the poet who interviews his/her reader, rather than the other way round. The poets are Stefan Hertmans and Rozalie Hirs. Hirs’s reader is Laurens Ham. […]

2011, calendar, music concerts, poetry events, portrait concert

aan de zon de wereld (2006), bridge of babel (2009), curved space (2009), poetry pieces I-III (2008) – portrait concert

On 27 February 2011 the musical compositions Aan de zon de wereld (2006), Bridge of Babel (2009), Curved space (2009), and Poetry Pieces I-III (2008) by Rozalie Hirs are performed at De Toonzaal, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. The performers are Ned McGowan (flute), Tobias Klein (contrabass clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone, lapsteel […]

2011, calendar, music concerts, poetry events, premieres, presentations

geluksbrenger online (2008) – presentation
in la (2003), pulsars (2007), bridge of babel (2009)

On 6 January 2011 Rozalie Hirs performs her compositions Bridge of Babel (2009), Pulsars (2007) and In LA (2003) at the Tetrahedron of the Logos Foundation in Ghent, Belgium. Additionally, she presents the new brandnew interactive poetry website Geluksbrenger, developed in close collaboration with visual artist Harm van den Dorpel. […]

2010, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

museum meermanno, the hague – lecture

On 20 November 2010 Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on intermedial practice and on some of her multidisciplinary projects (with poetry, music, internet) for the Vereniging van Vrienden van het Nederlands Instituut Athene (Society of Friends of the Dutch Institute Athens). In addition, she reads some poems. The location is […]

2010, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

in la (2003), cineac sonore, november music

On 23 November 2010 at 20:00 the musical composition In LA (2003, English version 2010) by Rozalie Hirs is diffused through a multi-speaker system. The event is part of Cineac Sonore at November Music, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. With special thanks Jan Panis for the sound engineering and sound projection. The […]

2010, calendar, music concerts

little whale and the ice (2007)

On 16 September 2010 at 20:15 CET Orkest de Ereprijs and Wim Boerman (conductor) perform the musical composition Little whale and the ice (2007, 2010 rev.) by Rozalie Hirs. The concert takes place at Orgelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Date: 2010-09-16 Time: 20:15 Location: Orgelpark, Gerard Brandtstraat 26, Amsterdam Performers: Orkest […]

2010, calendar, poetry events

poets’ marathon, perdu, amsterdam

On 4 July 2010 Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at the Dichtersmarathon (Poets’ Marathon) at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. Other poets include Anneke Brassinga, Tonnus Oosterhof, Samuel Vriezen, and Hélène Gelèns. The curators of the marathon are Joost Baars and Thomas Möhlmann. Date: 2010-04-07 Time: 20:00 Location: Tolhuistuin, Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam, The […]

2010, calendar, music concerts

venus (2010), holland festival

On 8 June 2010 the music composition Venus (2010) by Rozalie Hirs receives it world premiere during Holland Festival, Amsterdam. Other works on the programme are by Gérard Grisey, Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, Richard Ayres and Abel Paul. There are two performances, at 16:00 and at 20:30. The location is […]

2010, calendar, works

venus (2010)

Venus (2010) by Rozalie Hirs is a spatialized music composition for six percussionists and six-channel electronic sounds. It consists of three movements [evening star], [invisible], and [morning star]. Venus (2010) was commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag, with support from the Eduard van Beinum Foundation. It was first performed around the BACH Pavilion, designed by architect Zaha Hadid, at Holland Festival in 2010.

2010, calendar, poetry events

poets’ tuesday, amsterdam

On 11 May 2010 Jaap Boots, Kees Wennekendonk, and Rozalie Hirs perform during Dichtersdinsdag (Poets’ Tuesday) at De Kring, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Sven Adriaans and Diana Ozon (see above picture) curate the series. The below photographs of the event are by Catharina Blauwendraad. Date: 2010-05-11 Time: 20:30 Location: De Kring, […]

2010, calendar, works

zenit (2010)

“At the other end of history came the world premiere of Rozalie Hirs’ engrossing string quartet, Zenit, played by the superb new L.A.-based Formalist Quartet. Everything I might say about Hirs’ unsettled music I could also say the opposite. It is also quite settled. It forges ahead with tentative sounds and silences. It stops and starts yet flows. It has a hint of hard-hitting Dutch Minimalism, yet it offers a feast of radiant string harmonics, pulsating outside of rhythm.” (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times)

2010, calendar, lecture and debate

lecture, calarts, united states

On 7 May 2010 at 16:10 PST Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her music and related spectral compositional techniques. Among other works, Rozalie discusses her string quartet Zenit (2010), performed by the Formalist Quartet at REDCAT, Los Angeles, a few days earlier. The location is the Department of Music […]

2010, calendar, lecture and debate

lecture, ucsd, united states

On 4 May 2010 at 6PM PST Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her music and compositional techniques at the Music Department of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, United States. Date: 2010-05-04 Time: 6PM-8PM PST Location: UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California, United States