On 14 April 2014 Todd Moellenberg performs his recital Language Isolates, a collaboration with Matt Savitsky. Alongside works by Katharina Rosenberger, Yvette Jackson, and Nicolee Kuester, he perform the music composition article 1 to 3 [the] [aleph] [a] (2003) by Rozalie Hirs. The location is UCSD, University of California San […]
Book presentation of ‘život mogućnosti’ by Rozalie Hirs (Serbian, Croatian translation: Jelica Novaković, Radovan Lučić). Poetry book. Banja Luka: Kuća Poezije/Biblioteka Prevodi, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2014. 14 April 2014 at 19:00 CET, Banski dvor Cultural Center, Kulturni centar, Trg srpskih vladara 1, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina
On 14 April 2014 at 10:30 Rozalie Hirs presents a performance lecture at the Filološki fakultet (Department of Philology, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina, about her work and its intermedial aspects. Rozalie Hirs reads her poems in several languages and performs a few electroacoustic compositions based on own texts, followed […]
On 13 April 2014 Fie Schouten presents a solo recital at het noordbrabants museum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. She performs the music composition article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012) for bass clarinet and electronics sounds, as well as a brandnew work by Ig Henneman. Date: 2014-04-13 Time: 14:00 […]
Round table discussion with Neil Wallace (artistic director De Doelen & Red Sofa concertseries), Hans Leenders (conductor), Yannick Hiwatt (jazz violinist, composer), Florian Maier (composer), and Rozalie Hirs (composer), moderated by Lex Bohlmeijer. Celebration of the first screening of ‘Imperfect Harmony’, a documentary by Carmen Cobos on ‘Mysteriën’ by Louis Andriessen, commissioned by Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
7 April 2014. Today the new CD CD ‘Ladder of Escape’ No. 11 by bass clarinetist Fie Schouten is released by Attacca Productions, Amsterdam. The CD will be presented this week during the bass clarinet festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. tracklist Harmonien (2006) – Karlheinz Stockhausen Schattenklänge (1995) – Mauricio Kagel […]
Sound Forest Extra 6 April 2014 at 13:30 or 15:30 CET, Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium. Afternoon tour with Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design), an application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations.
At the invitation of hochroth Verlag, Berlin, Germany, Valeri Scherstjanoi and Rozalie Hirs read their poetry at the Leipzig Book Fair (Buchmesse Leipzig) on 13 March 2014 from 10:30-11:00. Date: 2014-03-13 Time: 10:30 Location: hochroth Verlag, Leseinsel Junge Verlage, Halle 5 (Stand D200), Buchmesse, Messe-Allee 1, Leipzig, Germany
On 12 March 2014 the Poetry bookstore/ Lyrikbuchhandlung, Leipzig, Germany, is celebrating the opening of the Leipzig Book Fair (Leipziger Buchmesse) with a live poetry event from 20:00-1:00. At 23:00 CET Daniela Seel, Valeri Scherstjanoi, and Rozalie Hirs are performing their own work. This evening also marks the launch of […]
Interview of Rozalie Hirs by Kenneth van Zijl for the program The Writing Room (De Schrijfkamer/ Knetterende Letteren) on the Dutch digital channel Cultura of NTR Television. Hirs talks about her creative process, several approaches to and ways of writing, and reveals through her sketchbooks how her poems come about.
Sound Forest Extra 2 March 2014 at 13:30 and 15:30 CET, Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium. Afternoon tour with Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design), an application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, poetry, and animations.
On 16 February 2014 Fie Schouten presents the German premiere of article 7 (2012) by Rozalie Hirs. Furthermore she gives a lecture on the use of electronic sounds in this music composition. The performance lecture is part of Bassklarinetten-Konferenz held between 14-16 February 2014 at Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany. Ein […]
On 15 February 2014 at 20:00 CET, the literary journal DW B, in collaboration with deBuren and LAK, present its new issue around the theme of land art. The issue was curated by Astrid Lampe, Patrick Bassant and Willem Bongers-Dek. An evening of poetry, critical interventions, interviews and a round-table […]
On 5 February 2014, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, hosts the Gedichtenbal (Poetry Ball). Numerous poets perform during this festive evening. As part of the program around the poet and visual artist Lucebert, eight poets perform their work and explain how they were influenced by his work and ideas. Lies van […]
The open-air museum Sound Forest (Klankenbos) recently has added a new work to its permanent collection: Curvices (2013) by Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realisation), and Machiel Spaan (spatial design) is a application for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets), combining music, […]
On 30 January 2014 at the occasion of the National Poetry Day in The Netherlands (Gedichtendag) on 30 January 2014, Perdu presents its traditional Poetry Marathon. During this event thirty Dutch poets each read three poems: two poems they’ve written themselves as well as one translation of a selected poem […]
From 29 January until 12 February 2014, the exhibition Räume für Notizen can be visited at Wechselstrom gallery, Vienna. The exhibition features word art by one hundred poets and sound and word artists. Also on display, among other things, are works by the contributors to the book a global visuage […]
On 25 January 2014 a round-table-discussiion with the poets Christian Steinbacher, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Michael Stauffer, Zsuzsanna Gahse, Johannes Auer, and Rozalie Hirs takes place at Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. The topics of conversation are ‘Poesie verstehen’ and the current poetry exhibit at Kunsttempel TINO, SatzZeichungen. The round-table takes place the occasion […]
On 24 January 2014 at 20:00 the three poets Jonathan Bragdon, Rozalie Hirs, and Valeri Scherstjanoit will present their works at the occasion of the tenth anniversary celebration of 3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, the experimental poetry series for performance, spoken word, and sound poetry, curated by Friedrich Block, […]
On 18 January 2014, a portrait concert of the composer Katharina Rosenberger takes place at Südpol, Lucerne, Switzerland. The programme consists of pieces from her recent CD textures (Zurich: Hat [now] ART, 2012) performed by Wet Ink, New York. For the Interludes on this CD, Rozalie Hirs wrote the cycle […]
On 1 January 2012 Rozalie Hirs initiated the Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series) of new, previously unpublished poems by Dutch and Flemish poets, of which she has remained curator. Forty-two poems were pubished in 2012, twenty-two more 2013, followed by fifteen new poems in 2014. Read the full series at […]
On 12 December 2013 from 20:00-22:00, Concertzender airs episode #5, featuring works that were performed during the November Music Festival in Den Bosch earlier this month. It includes compositions by Mayke Nas, Cathy van Eck, Carola Bauckholt, Thomas Ankersmit, and Rozalie Hirs. Of the latter, the composition Pulsars (2007), selected […]
On 12 December 2013 from 11:00-13:00 the digital radio channel Concertzender airs episode #12 of Concertzender Live. It features recordings of performances by Bobby Mitchell, Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, and bass clarinetist Fie Schouten during November Music 2012. Part of the programme is the music composition article 7 [ways to climb […]
On 12 December 2013 at 02:00, the cd Platonic ID (Amsterdam: Attacca Productions, 2007) by Rozalie Hirs is broadcast in its entirety on the Concertzender during the program De Nacht: Nieuwe Muziek. This CD features Hirs’ music compositions Platonic ID (2005-05), Book of Mirrors (2001), article 0 (2000), article 1 […]
On 8 December 2013 from 10:00-17:00 CET, publisher Marc Vleugels presents his latest editions, including Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Uitgeverij Vleugels, 2013) featuring twenty English-language poems by Rozalie Hirs. This is Hirs’ first English-language poetry collection. The location is the Amsterdam Book Fair at Paradiso, Amsterdam. Publisher Vleugels produces hand-printed […]
On Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 15:00, the new poetry and soundinstallation for mobile devices Curvices (2013), composed and written by Rozalie Hirs, and commissioned by Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium, is presented. Hirs, Cox & Grusenmeyer will introduce the work and the guests can make their first sound walk together with […]
On 18 November 2013 from 20:00-22:00 the digital radio channel Concertzender airs episode #12 of Concertzender Live. It features recordings of performances by Bobby Mitchell, Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, and bass clarinetist Fie Schouten during November Music 2012. Part of the programme is the music composition article 7 [ways to climb […]
On 14 November 2013, the publisher Wereldbibliotheek pays homage to its beloved poet, essayist, critic, and editor Hans Groenewegen. On 10 June 2013, Hans Groenewegen passed away. Two days later, his poetry book blijven & verreizen (Amsterdam: Wereldbibliotheek, 2013) appeared. Hans had worked on this collection for ten months, adding […]
curvices and musicles (2013) is a chapbook with twenty poems in English by Rozalie Hirs. It was published by Uitgeverij Vleugels, Bleiswijk, The Netherlands, in 2013. A selection of its poems stood at the origins of the interactive sound and poetry installation/ interactive song cycle Curvices (2013), commissioned by Klankenbos|Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium.
Curvices (2013) is an interactive song cycle, a virtual poetry and music installation, for cell phones and mobile devices, that accompanies you on your walk around Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium. By Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan vander Sanden (software design, realization), Machiel Spaan (spatial design).
On 30 October 2013 at 17 CET in De Nieuwe Liefde, the publishing house Uitgverij Nieuw Amsterdam presents the new anthology Blauw goud (English: BLue Gold; 2013). With a foreword by Remco Campert. And poems by, among others, Rodaan Al Galidi, Anne van Amstel, Mischa Andriessen, Robert Anker, Joost Baars, […]
On October 16 2013 at the occasion of Onbederflijk Vers, Anja de Feijter, Jaap van der Bent, Alex Rutten, and Rozalie Hirs read the first part of the integral Lucebert translation by Diane Butterman. In addition they discuss Lucebert’s poetry. Lucebert, The Collected Poems Volume I. Translated from the Dutch by […]
On October 11, 2013, Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano) and Koninklijk Concertgebouw orchestra perform the composition Spaces of Blank (music: Michel van der Aa; poetry: Anne Carson, Emily Dickinson, Rozalie Hirs) at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during the AAA series ‘The Fifties’. photograph ©2013 Marco Borggreve Date: 2013-10-11 Time: 20:15 Location: Koninklijk […]
‘lieve lente lacht’, selected from Rozalie Hirs’ poetry book gestamelde werken. Amsterdam: Querido, 2012) is included in the new anthology Waarom ben je niet bij mij (English: Why aren’t you with me; Amsterdam: Prometheus, 2013), collected by Arie Boomsma. This ironic love poem about seduction and one-night-stands was previously forged […]
9 October 2013. Today the new issue of the Belgian literary journal Dietsche Warande and Belfort (2013 issue 4; theme: ‘Rijndorst’) appears, containing the wonderful essay Tell me how reality hops that Jeroen Dera wrote about Hirs’ recent poetry book ‘gestamelde werken’. Download the PDF here. Happy reading!
As of 1 October 2013, Rozalie Hirs is columnist for Preludium, program magazine for the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. She shares this position with Elmer Schönberger. Together, Schönberger and Hirs provide ten columns a year. Her very first column, ‘Listening,’ can be read this month in Preludium, a […]
The composition Zenit was written for the Formalist Quartet in Los Angeles and premiered in 2010. The famous Amsterdam Sinfonietta, conducted by Candida Thompson, performs the final movement [west] of this composition as part of their 25th anniversary concert on September 28, 2013. Next season, Hirs will write a new […]
On 21 September 2012 the world premiere concert of article 6 [waves] for electric guitar and electronic sounds (2013) by Rozalie Hirs takes place. It is part of the solo recital Gevonden werken (“Found works”), performed by electric guitarist by Wiek Hijmans, which was programmed by Rozalie Hirs at Hijmans’s […]
On September 15, 2013, Rob Schouten, Lieke Marsman and Rozalie Hirs discuss a poem by Mustafa Stitou from his most recent collection, Tempel (De Bezige Bij, 2013) during the seventeenth episode of Versspreken as part of the brand new international poetry festival, Read My World, at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. Date: 2013-09-15 […]
On September 14, 2013, the Dichtersmarathon (Poets’ Marathon) takes place as part of the brand new poetry festival, Read my world, at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. Performances by poets hailing from Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, the US, Marocco, St. Maarten, and the Netherlands: Dennis Gaens, Tsead Bruinja, Neeltje Maria Min, Ingmar Heytze, […]
article 6 [waves] (2013) by Rozalie Hirs is a lyrical, virtuosic composition for electric guitar and relatively simple electronic glissandi, synthesized from pure sine waves, employing binaural beatings and ring modulation only. The instrumental lines are enveloped by, or cut through, the glissandi moving in several large waves. article 6 [waves] (2013) is the sixth episode by Rozalie Hirs in a series of solo compositions with or without electronic sounds. article 6 [waves] (2013) investigates the overtone realm of article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012) for bass clarinet and electronic sounds. In addition it served as the starting point for article 8 [infinity] (2014) for flute and electronic sounds. The three pieces can be played separately as solo works, but were also conceived to be played in conjunction, i.e. simultaneously, as the trio infinity stairs (2014).
On August 3, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at Het Tuinfeest in Deventer, giving two poetry readings, followed by a book signing session. 17:00 Rozalie Hirs is reading in the Avicennatuin 18:45 Rozalie Hirs is reading in the Iordenstuin 19:00 Book signing at Praamstra bookshop Het Tuinfeest is an […]
On June 10, 2013, for the occasion of Poetry on the Road, Rozalie Hirs gives a reading together with Bas Böttcher, Olga Martynova, Elke Schmitter, Oleg Jurjew, Aurélia Lassaque and Karin Schimke. Each poet reads poems and translations for students of the Kippenberg Gymnasium, Bremen. Date: 2013-06-10 Time: 11:00 Location: […]
On June 8, 2013, for the occasion of Poetry on the Road, Rozalie Hirs will present her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) and read a number of poems, including ‘Stamboom’, ‘Family Tree’ (translation by Ko Kooman) and ‘Stammbaum’ (translation by the author), at the Theater am Leibnizplatz/ Shakespeare Company, […]
On June 7, 2013, from 10:00 to 14:00, Rozalie Hirs is giving a workshop Creative Writing to students of the Bremer Gymnasium, Bremen as part of the Poetry on the Road festival. Introduction by Stephanie Schaefers, Workshop Literatur. The above photograph was taken during the workshop. Date: 2013-06-07 Time: 10:00 […]
From June 6 to 10, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured author of the international poetry festival, Poetry on the Road, Bremen, giving three performances. Other poets include Bas Böttcher, Jorge Drexler, Lars Gustafsson, Olga Martynova, Wolf Biermann, Antjie Krog, Bohdan Piasecki, Elke Schmitter, Günter Kunert, Jeffrey Yang, Mary O’Malley, Oleg […]
5 June 2013. Today the new issue of the literary journal Septentrion 2013/2, a publication of Ons Erfdeel, Belgium, is published. It includes the new essay “Espaces courbes : L’oeuvre de la poétesse-compositrice Rozalie Hirs” by Jeroen Dera. Download the French-language article [here]. Or read the article in Dutch translation […]