2014, calendar, lecture and debate

round table with louis andriessen, rotterdam

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.

2014, calendar, installations with poetry or music

curvices (2013), sound forest extra, belgium

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.

2014, other language, poetry books

život mogućnosti (2014)

život mogućnosti is a poetry compendium by Rozalie Hirs, translated into Serbian by Jelica Novaković and Radovan Lučić. The book was published by Kuća Poezije|Biblioteka Prevodi, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina, in 2014.

2014, calendar, poetry events

hochroth, leipzig bookfair, germany

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

2014, calendar, installations with poetry or music

curvices (2013), sound forest extra, belgium

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.

2014, calendar, installations with poetry or music

curvices (2013), sound forest extra

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, […]

2014, calendar, poetry events

30+30 poets’ marathon, amsterdam

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 […]

2014, calendar, lecture and debate

3 durch 3 – reihe sprachkunst, kassel, germany

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 […]

2014, calendar, poetry events

katharina rosenberger: texturen, luzern, switzerland

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 […]

2014, calendar

lowlands series, ooteoote, 2014

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 […]

2013, calendar, radio, livestream, printed media

pulsars (cd, 2010), concertzender live

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 […]

2013, calendar, radio, livestream, printed media

platonic id (cd, 2006), concertzender

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 […]

2013, calendar, poetry events

curvices and musicles (2013), book fair, amsterdam

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 […]

2013, calendar, music concerts

bridge of babel (2009), london, england

On November 29, 2013, at 20:00 GMT, the electroacoustic composition with text Bridge of Babel (2009) by Rozalie Hirs is part of the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists Series at Lime Wharf, London. Date: 2013-11-29 Time: 20:00 Location: Lime Wharf, Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 9DJ, England

2013, calendar, poetry events, premieres, presentations

homage to hans groenewegen

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 […]

2013, other language, poetry books

curvices and musicles (2013)

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.

2013, calendar, installations with poetry or music, musical works

curvices (2013)

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).

2013, calendar, poetry events

blue gold, poetry publication

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, […]

2013, calendar, poetry events

erasmus of amsterdam

On 28 October 2013 at 17:15 CET at the Mozes and Aäron Church in Amsterdam, Neel Korteweg presents her book Erasmus of Amsterdam (Timmer Art Books, 2013). With visual work by Korteweg, essays by Gerrit Komrij, Barber van der Pol, among others, and poems by Anne van Amstel, Robert Anker, […]

2013, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

lucebert: a small rustling revolution

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 […]

2013, calendar, poetry events

spaces of blank (poetry: carson, dickinson, hirs; 2009)

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 […]

2013, calendar, radio, livestream, printed media

columnist voor preludium, concertgebouw

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 […]

2013, calendar, lecture and debate

versspreken #17

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 […]

2013, calendar, poetry events

poets’ marathon, read my world, amsterdam

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, […]

2013, calendar, musical works

article 6 [waves] (2013)

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).

2013, calendar, poetry events

tuinfeest, deventer

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 […]

2013, calendar, poetry events

poetry on the road, bremen, germany

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: […]

2013, calendar, workshop

creative writing, bremen – workshop

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 […]

2013, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

poetry on the road, bremen, germany – opening

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 […]