2018, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

meditations (2017) – uk premiere

On Wednesday 21 February 2018 the British pianist Philip Thomas and the Canadian percussionist, composer, and electronic musician Colin Frank play the opening concert of the Electric Spring Festival at the University of Huddersfield, UK. During this program Philip Thomas also presents the UK premiere of meditations for piano and […]

2018, calendar, poetry events

the fly on the rose prevents us

On 18 February 2018 the exhibition The fly on the rose prevents us with brandnew works by visual artists Kars Persoon and Omar Koubaa is opened at Gallery Dom’arte at Rucphen near Roosendaal, The Netherlands. During the opening Timon Persoon performs music with his band The Visual, and Rozalie Hirs […]

2018, calendar, installations with poetry or music

the listening house (2017)

From 19 January until 19 March 2018 Het Luisterhuis (2017; The Listening House), the architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited at the Openbaar Vervoer & Speelgoed Museum, Doetinchem, The Netherlands, as part of The Dolls’ House Project, initiated and curated […]

2017, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

multilingualism: tower of babel I diapason

On 15 December 2017 at 20:30 CET the Amsterdam-based experimental poetry venue Perdu presents the first installment of a series of evenings Toren van Babel/ Diapason around the phenomenon of multilingualism in contemporary poetry. The evenings are curated by Lucie Fortuin, Linda Veldman, and Frances Welling (Avondenredactie/ director of Perdu). […]

2017, calendar, poetry events

nieuwe noten, amsterdam

On 10 December 2017 at 15:00 Nieuwe Noten, curated by Fie Schouten, presents the third concert of its opening season, featuring the musicians Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Jelte Althuis (bass clarinet), Ryoko Imai (percussion), and Rie Wanatebe (percussion). Rozalie Hirs interlaces their music performances with readings from her brandnew poetry […]

2017, dutch, poetry books

further particulars (2017)

further particulars (Dutch: verdere bijzonderheden; Amsterdam: Singel Uitgeverijen| Querido, 2017) is the sixth full-length Dutch poetry book by Rozalie Hirs, published by the Amsterdam-based renowned publisher Uitgeverij Querido.

2017, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

poetry portrait, groningen, the netherlands

On Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 12:30 CET Rozalie Hirs is guest poet during the event Dichters van geluk in Groningen. Rozalie reads from her forthcoming poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido, 2017). In addition her colleague Rense Sinkgraven interviews Hirs about the creative process and happiness. The event takes […]

2017, calendar, musical works

meditations (2017)

contents 1. program notes 2. technical details: orchestration, technical requirements, duration, publisher 3. performances program notes program notes [English; German below] meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) was premiered by Philip Thomas at the Dutch contemporary music festivals November Music (Den Bosch) and Sounds of Music (Groningen) in November […]

2017, calendar, poetry events

geestdrift festival

At the invitation of Joost Baars, the poets Edwin Fagel, Willem Jan Otten, and Rozalie Hirs perform alongside him during Geestdrift Festival at Geertekerk, Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 28 October 2017. Geestdrift is a festival around theological themes with lectures, readings, literature, visual arts, and music. This year’s theme concerns […]

2017, calendar, installations with poetry or music

robbed from the nest, belgium

From 27 October until 26 November 2017 the poetry exhibition Uit het nest geroofd (Robbed from the nest) shows twenty poems of the Dutch and Flemish poets Abdelkader Benali, Julie Beirens, Bernard Dewulf, Astrid Haerens, Stefan Hertmans, Rozalie Hirs, Esther Jansma, Frank Keizer, Nafiss Nia, Iduna Paalman, David Van Reybrouck, […]

2017, calendar, music concerts

hilbert’s hotel (2015)

On 1 October 2017 at 11:00 CET the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, Center for Microtonal Music, presents the concert program Fokker organ XL for the 31-tone tempered Fokker organ at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The program also features Rozalie Hirs’s composition Hilbert’s Hotel for microtonal organ and electronic sounds […]

2017, calendar, musical works

parallel world [breathing] (2017)

parallel world [breathing] (2017) by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Concertgebouw Orchestra and University of Amsterdam, with support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, is scored for flute, clarinet, 2 harps, percussion, electronic sounds, violin, viola, and cello.

2017, other language, poetry books

gestammelte werke (2017) – a new multilingual poetry book

gestammelte werke (2017) is a new multilingual poetry book by Rozalie Hirs, her manifesto for multilingual reading, and living. For Europe, and the world. Published by KOOKBOOKS Verlag, Berlin, Germany, the book contains original poems in Dutch, German, and English, as well as translations of the poems into up to ten languages. The poems are selected by its publisher Daniela Seel from Hirs’ five most recent poetry books: Speling (Amsterdam: Querido, 2005), Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: Querido, 2008), gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012), Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Uitgeverij Vleugels, 2013), verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido, 2017). The poems are translated from Dutch or English, into German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Serbian, Albanian, Swedish, and/or Lithuanian, by Daniela Seel, Diego Puls, Ard Posthuma, Kim Andringa, Henri Deluy, Aurea Sison, Donald Gardner, Daniel Cunin, Anton Papleka, Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lucic, Ausra Gudaviciute, Gytis Norvilas, Nina Tarhan Mouravi, Boerje Bohlin, Moze Jacobs. The cover and book design is by Andreas Töpfer.

2017, calendar, workshop

creative writing, sounds of music – workshop

On 28 September 2017 from 14:30-16:30 CET Rozalie Hirs teaches a Creative writing workshop for students of the Montessori Lyceum, Groningen, The Netherlands. The goal of the workshop is to create texts for fifteen sound walks through the city of Groningen. The sound workshop, employing Ableton Live and Push, is […]

2017, calendar, residency

composer-in-residence, macdowell, united states

From 7 August until 7 September 2017 Rozalie Hirs is Composer-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, the oldest artist colony in the United States, founded in 1907. During her time at MacDowell she will be working on new compositions and poems. The picture below shows the founder Marian […]

2017, calendar, lecture and debate

journée d’études messiaen/ murail

On 27 July 2017 during the Festival Messiaen at La Grave/La Meije, France, the composers and theorists Franck Bedrossian, Pierre-Albert Castanet, Jonathan Cross, Sampo Haapamaki, Thomas Lacoste, and Rozalie Hirs will be presenting lectures on new music and compositional techniques. Tristan Murail presents the keynote lecture. The event Journée d’Études […]

2017, calendar, installations with poetry or music

the listening house (2017), BKKC

The Listening House (2017), the brandnew architectural interactive sound sculpture by Machiel Spaan/M3H architecten (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music), is exhibited from 13 July until 13 August 2017 at Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, The Netherlands, as part of the Dolls’ House Project, curated by Peter Masselink. Date: […]

2017, calendar, poetry events

gestammelte werke (berlin: kookbooks, 2017) – publication

1 July 2017. gestammelte werke, the brandnew poetry compendium by Rozalie Hirs, is now published by kookbooks, Berlin. The poems are selected by its publisher Daniela Seel from Hirs’ five most recent poetry books: Speling (Amsterdam: Querido, 2005), Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: Querido, 2008), gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012), Curvices and Musicles […]

2017, calendar, installations with poetry or music

the listening house (2017) – opening

On 21 June 2017 at 20:00 CET at Design Café Achterhoek, Gruitpoort, Doetinchem, Peter Masselink opens his Dolls’ House exhibition. Machiel Spaan presents a lecture on The Listening House (2017), an architectural interactive sculpture he designed in close collaboration with the composer Rozalie Hirs. Date: 2017-07-21 Time: 20:00 Location: Design […]

2017, calendar, residency

composer-in-residence, yaddo, united states

From 1 May until 8 June 2017 Rozalie Hirs is composer-in-residence at the Artists’ Community Yaddo in Saratoga, upstate New York, United States. During her time at Yaddo, she works on a new chamber composition for soloists of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, to be premiered in the Autumn (photograph ©2017 Elisabeth […]

2017, calendar, music concerts

on tenderness (2017)

On 14 March 2017 during the Edmonton New Music Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Mikolaj Warszynski and Zuzana Simurdova present a recital with works for two pianos as well as piano works for four hands. In addition one of them performs the new composition On Tenderness for solo piano and […]

2017, calendar

on tenderness (2017)

on tenderness for solo piano and electroacoustic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs is a tender exploration of sound and touch.

2017, calendar, lecture and debate

words and music in choral art

On 23 and 24 January 2017 Rozalie Hirs is on the panels during a debate on words and music in choral art. Possible questions could include: which are the challenges a writer faces when his or her texts are – or would be – used in choral music? How can […]

2016, calendar, poetry events

n30x31 – a tribute to jeroen mettes (1987-2006)

On Friday 16 December 2016 at 20:00 CET at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the work by poet, essayist, and blogger Jeroen Mettes (1987-2006) is commemorated by thirty-one Dutch poets reciting Mettes’ magnum opus N30+ during an evening-length tribute. With appearances by Samuel Vriezen, Maartje Smits, Alfred Schaffer, Nadia de Vries, […]

2016, calendar, lecture and debate

new emergences #5: breaking the glass ceiling

New Emergences is a lecture and discussion series highlighting the current debates around gender in electronic, contemporary and experimental music. Within these fields, it is increasingly necessary to give a platform to current advocates for under-represented voices. We believe it is important to expose existing biases that impede the richness […]

2016, calendar, residency

artist-in-residence, banff, canada

From 6 November until 11 December 2016 Rozalie Hirs is Musician-in-Residence at The Banff Centre, Canada. During her stay in Canada she works on new music. With the generous support of the Artist’s Award from Banff Centre and a fellowship from Cultuurfonds. Date: 2016-11-06 Banff Musician-in-Residence, Banff Centre for Arts […]

2016, calendar, poetry events

teil der bewegung, frankfurt bookfair, germany

On Saturday 22 October 2016 at 20:00 the poets Charlotte Van den Broeck, Mara-Daria Cojocaru, Franz Dodel, Ulrike Feibig, Rozalie Hirs, David Krause, Birgit Kreipe, Ulrike Almut Sandig, and Christoph Wenzel will read their poems during the program Open Books: Teil der Bewegung.The event takes place at Frankfurter Kunstverein (2.OG […]

2016, calendar, poetry events

mousonturm, frankfurt, germany

On Friday 21 October 2016 at 19:30 CET Anneke Brassinga, Rodaan al Galidi, Rozalie Hirs, Erwin Mortier, and Leonard Nolens, read their poetry during the program Wortküsten und Sprachpolder – Neue Poesie aus Flandern und Niederlanden. The event takes place at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm as part of the Frankfurt Book Fair […]

2016, calendar, poetry events

lyrikbuchhandlung, frankfurt, germany

On Thursday 20 October 2016 at 20:00 CET Rozalie Hirs performs her poems at the Buchhandlung der Lyrikverlage, Frankfurt, Germany. It is the first time Hirs reads from her brand-new poetry book gestammelte werke (Berlin: kookbooks, 2017). German translations by Ard Posthuma, Daniela Seel and the author. program 20:00 Frans […]

2016, calendar, poetry events

guest poet at frankfurter buchmesse, germany

From 19-23 October 2016 Rozalie Hirs is one of the guest poets at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Germany, invited by the Netherlands Foundation for Literature. She presents her poetry in Dutch and German and performs her poetry-music hybrids at a few events throughout the week. The Netherlands and Flanders are guests […]

2016, calendar, music concerts, poetry events, workshop

planetarium of brussels, belgium

On Saturday 10 September 2016 at 18:00 CET Rozalie Hirs performs poetry and music hybrids at Alberteum, the Planetarium of Brussels, Belgium. Also Heike Fiedler and Laurence Vielle will be performing their works. After the intermission Angela Rawlings, Maja Jantar, and Vincent Tholomé present the world premiere of a new […]

2016, calendar, workshop

openmusic, gaudeamus music week – workshop

On 4 September 2016 from 11:00-17:15, as part of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy, Rozalie Hirs teaches a one day workshop on OpenMusic (IRCAM). This is a workshop for composers who would like to get acquainted with OpenMusic and explore its possibilities towards the compositional process. Together we install the software […]

2016, calendar, music concerts

article 6 [waves] – swedish premiere

On August 14 2016 the Swedish guitarist Jacob Kellerman will perform article 6 [six waves] for guitar and electronic sounds (2013) by Rozalie Hirs at a double recital at Hammarby Sjöstads Kapell, Stockholm, Sweden. The concert starts at 18:00 CET. Date: 2016-08-14 Time: 18:00 CET Location: Hammarby Sjöstads Kapellet, Lugnets […]

2016, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

romanfabrik, frankfurt, germany

On 7 June 2016 at 20:00 CET Rozalie Hirs performs Bridge of Babel (2009) and some other poetry-music hybrids at Romanfabrik, Frankfurt, Germany. In addition she reads her poetry in Dutch and German. The event, curated by Michael Hohmann, also features the Flemish poet Andy Fierens and the jazz musicians […]