2007, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

aan de zon, de wereld (2006)

On 9 August 2007 Rozalie Hirs performs her music composition Aan de zon, de wereld (2006) as part of the program Nuits d’Été at Theater/ Filmhuis LUX, Nijmegen. Additionally, the Matangi Quartet performs works by Haydn. Furthermore, Philip Hoorne and Rozalie Hirs read original poetry. Date: 2007-08-09 Time: 21:00 Location: […]

2007, calendar, music album

Platonic ID (CD, 2007)

Platonic ID (Amsterdam: Attacca Productions, 2007) is the first full-length portrait CD of Rozalie Hirs (*1965) with instrumental works: works for solo instruments (violin, piano, percussion) and for ensemble. The works for ensemble were commissioned by Asko|Schönberg, formerly known as Asko Ensemble. All works were financially supported by Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

2007, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

vlinders, gras (2007)

On 15 May 2007 the the Jackson Mac Low Band performs a concert at De Badcuyp, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The programme 2×60′ features works by Taylan Susam, Samuel Vriezen, Thomas Stiegler, Jackson Mac Low, Joost Baars, John Cage, and Rozalie Hirs. Part of the programme is the music/text composition Vlinders, […]

2007, calendar, lecture and debate

vsb poetry/ young composer’s award – lecture

On 24 April 2007 the evening Prijsvraag Jonge Componisten (Young Composers’ Award) takes place at De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Rozalie Hirs presents the keynote lecture “Poëzie op muziek op poëzie op muziek” (English: ‘Poetry and music and poetry and music’). For the competition, young composers set poems selected […]

2007, calendar, music concerts

sacro monte (1997) – finnish premiere

On 10 April 2007 Musiikkiakatemia NYTT! NYTT! Ensemble and Erkki Lahesmaa (conductor) perform a concert as part of Konsertti Aboa Nova III at the Turku Music Academy in Turku, Finland. Part of the programme is the Finnish premiere of the music composition Sacro Monte (1997) by Rozalie Hirs. Date: 2007-04-10 […]

2007, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

in la (2003)

On 17 March 2007 Arnold Marinissen performs the music composition In LA (2003) by Rozalie Hirs by way of opening the art exhibition Rompecabeza at the Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands. Also at Vishal, the brandnew visual art installation In LA space (2007) is on display, Rozalie Hirs created especially for […]

2007, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

in la (2003)

On 1 March 2007 the composer, percussionist, and voice performer Arnold Marinissen presents a solo concert at De Toonzaal, Den Bosch (‘s-Hertogenbosch), the Netherlands. The concert program Sang love songs features works for percussion, musical saw and (speaking) voice. Part of the concert prorgamme is In LA (2003) by Rozalie […]

2007, calendar, music concerts

zenit, uur nul (2007)

On 28 February 2007 the Zephyrkwartet (Zephyr Quartet) plays the new string quartet Zenit, uur nul (2007) by Rozalie Hirs. The performance is part of the concert program ‘The Soul Awakens’, also including works by Giacinto Scelsi, Horatiu Radulescu, and Claude Vivier. The concert takes place at Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam, The […]

2007, calendar, music concerts

zenit, uur nul (2007)

On 18 February 2007 the Zephyrkwartet (Zephyr Quartet) plays the new string quartet Zenit, uur nul (2007) by Rozalie Hirs. The performance is part of the concert program ‘The Soul Awakens’, also including works by Giacinto Scelsi, Horatiu Radulescu, and Claude Vivier. The concert takes place at Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, […]

2007, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

source of blue (2005)

On 17 February 2007 pianist Marcel Worms presents the launch of his new double CD Red, White, and Blues (Amsterdam: Attacca Productions, 2007). Part of the CD and the concert is the music composition Source of Blue/ Bron van Blauw (2005) by Rozalie Hirs. The concert takes place at Muziekcentrum […]

2007, calendar, poetry events

poetry marathon 2007

On 25 January 2007 Rozalie Hirs reads her poems along with twenty-nine other poets during the Gedichtenmarathon (Poetry marathon) at Stichting Perdu, Amsterdam. Each poet reads two original poems and one poem by a foreign poet. The event is curated by Tsead Bruinja. Date: 2007-01-25 Time: 19:00 CET Location: Stichting […]

2005, books, calendar, dutch

[speling] ([leeway], 2005)

“What is striking about [Speling], the third poetry book by Rozalie Hirs, is its strong composition: the collection opens with a one-line poem about dreaming and thought. With each consecutive poem, the poems’ length increases by one line until the whole has grown into a pathway, a poem that fills the entire page, to finally explode into the showpiece of In LA, a text spanning many pages. The reader moves within the ‘leeway’ (which is how the Dutch title [speling] could be translated) between dreaming and thinking, words and lines. The first sentence introduces the elements for the rest of the collection. Hirs is looking for the moments in which experience is no longer restricted to the single body, but extends itself to the other or even to the entire world.” (Edwin Fagel, De Recensent)

2003, calendar, works

logos digital (2003)

Logos interactive website (map: Noëlle von Eugen; design, programming in Flash: Matt Lee; poetry: Rozalie Hirs; 2002) was the first interactive online website of a full length Dutch poetry book. Available online September 2003 – November 2012. Available for download now as a standalone digital application [Mac OsX].

2003, calendar, works

article 1 to 3 (2003)

article 1 to 3 for solo piano (2003) by Rozalie Hirs investigates the resonance properties of the grand piano, its body, and strings. It consists of three movements, [the], [aleph], and [a] respectively. The first movement [the] serves as an opening, emerging from the depths of the piano register. The center movement [aleph] is a meditation on the relative positioning of the piano keys, and on weightlessness. The large, virtuoso leaps render a light, transparent character, that offers space for reflection. The third movement [a] serves as an after-thought, exploring the possibilities of fireworks in the higher piano register. [a] employs an impressionistic piano technique and lyricism, that is reminiscent of Feux d’Artifice (Préludes book II) by Claude Debussy.

2002, books, dutch

logos (2002)

Logos, Rozalie Hirs’ second collection of poems, has the reader traveling through the human body. Inside the book there is an anatomical drawing, made by artist Noëlle von Eugen, by which the reader can navigate through the collection. The ‘logos’ of the title might refer to the laws of the body, of thought, the imagination, and the word. In the many love poems, the beloved turns out to be a human being of flesh and blood, and at the same time, language.


identity kit

Rozalie Hirs General info Born 7 April 1965, Gouda Nationality Netherlands Profession composer, poet Lives in Amsterdam Books Locus, Logos, [Speling], Geluksbrenger, gestamelde werken, Curvices and Musicles, gestammelte werke, verdere bijzonderheden, ein tag, ahora es una rosa Albums Sacro Monte, Platonic ID, Pulsars Awards Stipends Composition Performing Arts Fund (2000-present), […]


Rosalie Hirs (incorrect spelling)

The most frequently occurring spelling mistakes in the name Rozalie Hirs: 1.) “Rosalie Hirs” contains an incorrect spelling of the given name “Rozalie”. 2.) “Rozalie Hirsch” shows an incorrect spelling in the family name “Hirs”. 3.) “Rosalie Hirsch” contains spelling mistakes in both the given name “Rozalie” and the family […]

calendar, works

Sacro Monte (1997, CD 1999)

Contents 1. Program notes, review 2. Sound recording 3. Technical details 4. Past performances Program notes Sacro Monte was commissioned by La Nuova Arca, Turin, for the concert series ‘Il Suono dei Parchi’ by the ensemble Antidogma, touring seven natural reserves in Piemonte, northern Italy, in the fall of 1997. […]

books, dutch

locus (1998)

In her first collection, Locus, Rozalie Hirs plays with identities. The poems are new monologues by characters from Greek mythology, philosophy, the Christian tradition, theatre plays, and films. Hirs presents her archetypical characters in critical situations and lets them tell their version of the story. Most of these poems deal with taking decisions, and with the ambiguity of situations in which we find ourselves in the world.