On Sunday 4 December 2022 at 14:15 CET, the Amsterdam cutting-edge music venue Orgelpark presents a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs. The performers are Lore Binon (voice), Spectra Ensemble, Filip Rathé (conductor), Boris Tellegen AKA Delta and Geert Jan Mulder (visual artists).

The afternoon programme evolves around Rozalie’s dreams of airs (2017-18), a cycle in which poetry and music engage in an ongoing dialogue. Its sound world features a singer who speaks, eight musicians, and hyper organ. In addition, the visual artists Boris Tellegen AKA Delta and Geert Jan Mulder designed a live video performance to accompany the music and poetry. The score of dreams of airs (2017-18) by Rozalie Hirs is published by Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands.

For this event the composer-poet has devised a brandnew version of the score, extending the orchestration to include hyper organ (MIDI-controlled pipe organ). The concert is made possible through grants of Orgelpark, Netherlands Performing Arts Fund, and Creative Industries Fund. With special thanks to Johan Luijmes (artistic director Orgelpark) and Trevor Grahl (technical support). This concert is dedicated to the memory of Gerard Hirs (1934-2022).

Rozalie Hirs – music, poetry
Boris Tellegen, Geert Jan Mulder – image

Filip Rathé – conductor
Lore Binon – voice
Tille Van Gastel – flute
Cedric De Bruycker – clarinets
Frank Van Eycken – percussion
Nico Couck – electric guitar
Gabi Sultana – piano
Pieter Jansen – violin
Bram Bossier – viola
Francis Mourey – cello

Date: 2022-11-04
Time: 14:15 CET
Location: Orgelpark, Gerard Brandtstraat 26, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Lore Binon (voice), SPECTRA Ensemble, Filip Rathé (conductor), Boris Tellegen AKA Delta & Geert Jan Mulder (visual artists). Clare Gallager (sound diffusion in the hall)