contents

1. listen
2. abstract
3. technical details
4. performances

listen

abstract

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.

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technical details

commission
Venus (2010) was commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag for performances at Holland Festival in 2010, with financial support by the Eduard van Beinum Foundation.

instrumentation
6 percussionists

6-channel electronic sounds, clicktracks

further technical requirements
1.) 6 loudspeakers, one to be placed next to the each player
2.) The ‘venus’ sampler & clicktracks, to be obtained through Deuss Music.
3.) Amplifier and mixer in the concert hall
4.) Optional amplification of the ensemble (i.e. microphones, cables)

duration
20′

publisher
Rozalie Hirs’s music scores are published by Deuss Music. The score of venus (2010) can be purchased through this link (click here).

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performances

9 December 2019, 20:15 CET, 40 Jahre Sixxen, Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel (Großer Saal), Hochschule für Musik – Klassik, Leonhardsstrasse 6, 4051 Basel, Switzerland – Ronan Gil de Morais, Alejandro Sarriegui, Mathieu Casareale, Bertrand Gourdy, Pedro Tavares, Fábio Santos (percussion), Dino Georgeton (sound diffusion) – Swiss premiere

8 September 2011, 20:00 CET, Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2011, Tivoli, Oudegracht 245, Utrecht, The Netherlands – Slagwerk Den Haag, Clare Gallagher (sound projection)

8 June 2010, 20:30 CET, Holland Festival, Westergasfabriek (Zaha Hadid BACH Pavilion), Polonceaukade 27, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Slagwerk Den Haag, Clare Gallagher (sound projection)

8 June 2010, 16:00 CET, Holland Festival, Westergasfabriek (Zaha Hadid BACH Pavilion), Polonceaukade 27, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Slagwerk Den Haag, Clare Gallagher (sound projection) – World premiere