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main portal to the official website of composer and poet Rozalie Hirs (*1965, Gouda, The Netherlands) with introduction, music, poetry, lists of publications and musical works, research, software, media (interviews, reviews, essays), biography, distinctions, press photographs, external links

2021, calendar, news, poetry events

interview – OBA

On Sunday 16 May 2021 the Amsterdam public library (Openbare Bibiliotheek Amsterdam aka OBA) presents its monthly poetry programme, curated and hosted by Ineke Holzhaus. Holzhaus interviews Rozalie Hirs about her new poetry book, forthcoming at the renowned Amsterdam-based publisher Uitgeverij Querido. In addition the poet reads from the new […]

calendar, 2020, news, poetry events

de gids 3/2020, publication

17 April 2020. The new Dutch poetry cycle ‘hand in hand’ [1-5] (2019) by Rozalie Hirs is published in De Gids 3/2020, The Netherlands. Read the full cycle here. Happy reading! De Gids is the oldest surviving literary magazine in The Netherlands. Still alive-and-kicking. It published three of Rozalie’s very […]

calendar, 2019, music concerts

article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012), amsterdam

On 1 December 2019 at 13:30 CET, bass clarinettist-at-large Fie Schouten performs during MicroFest Amsterdam 2019, a one-day festival for microtonal music at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her program ‘clarinets in space’ includes article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] for bass clarinet and electronic sounds (2012) by Rozalie Hirs.

calendar, 2019, poetry events

literary salon, schimmelpennink, amsterdam

On 13 January 2019 the independent bookshop Schimmelpennink, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, presents a new edition of its famous literary salon, featuring live readings and interviews. Today’s guests are the poets Hannah van Binsbergen and Rozalie Hirs and the writer/ photographer Hans Aarsman. Karin van As acts as host of the […]

calendar, 2018, music concerts

silenced (2018), amsterdam

On 6 December 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at ATRIA, the Amsterdam Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda […]

calendar, 2018, music concerts

silenced (2018), cc amstel, amsterdam

On 11 November 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at CC Amstel in Amsterdam. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara […]

2018, calendar

luisterhuis, steim, amsterdam – exhibition

From 17 May until 17 September 2018 The Listening House (Luisterhuis; 2017) by Machiel Spaan (concept, design) and Rozalie Hirs (music) is exhibited at Sound Art Expo, STEIM, Schipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The exhibition is open every Thursday and Friday from 13:00-17:00 (except on public holidays). The […]

2018, calendar, premieres, presentations

launch of forum, amsterdam

On 11 March 2018 at 14:00 CET a new series of the magazine for architecture FORUM, published by Genootschap Architectura et Amicitiae (founded 1855), present its first issue ‘The Hall’. The launch party takes place at the Academy for Architecture, Amsterdam; it features a lecture by Machiel Spaan, musical performances […]

2015, calendar, poetry events

opening of the amsterdam poetry season

On 18 September 2015 the literary venue Perdu in Amsterdam opens its new season with a special programme around the experimental poetry anthology Met twee maten by Paul Rodenko (Amsterdam: Bert Bakker; 1954). The following poets will write new works especially for the evening, and perform and discuss what they’ve […]

2015, calendar, installations with poetry or music, works

curvices amsterdam (2015)

Curvices Amsterdam (2013, 2015) is an interactive song cycle, a virtual poetry and music installation, for cell phones and mobile devices, that accompanies you on your walk around the concert venue Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. By Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice), Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation), Yvan vander Sanden (software design, realization), Machiel Spaan (spatial design).

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 […]

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, […]

2011, calendar, lecture and debate

conservatorium van amsterdam – lecture

On 10 November 2011 at 14:00 Rozalie Hirs gives a lecture about her musical work for the Composition Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She focusses particularly on her new composition Arbre généalogique (2011), which receives its world premiere performance later on the same day at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t […]

2011, calendar, poetry events

procedural poetry, perdu, amsterdam

On 1 April 1 2011 Jaap Blonk, Bas Geerts, Ton van ‘t Hof (see picture), and Rozalie Hirs are guests at the event Procedural Poetry focusing on experimental procedures in contemporary poetry at Perdu, Amsterdam. The poets/artists/composers give a performance and a lecture about their work. Curator of the night […]

2010, calendar, poetry events

poets’ marathon, perdu, amsterdam

On 4 July 2010 Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at the Dichtersmarathon (Poets’ Marathon) at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. Other poets include Anneke Brassinga, Tonnus Oosterhof, Samuel Vriezen, and Hélène Gelèns. The curators of the marathon are Joost Baars and Thomas Möhlmann. Date: 2010-04-07 Time: 20:00 Location: Tolhuistuin, Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam, The […]

calendar, 2010, poetry events

poets’ tuesday, amsterdam

On 11 May 2010 Jaap Boots, Kees Wennekendonk, and Rozalie Hirs perform during Dichtersdinsdag (Poets’ Tuesday) at De Kring, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Sven Adriaans and Diana Ozon (see above picture) curate the series. The below photographs of the event are by Catharina Blauwendraad. Date: 2010-05-11 Time: 20:30 Location: De Kring, […]

2010, calendar, workshop

creative writing, academie van bouwkunst, amsterdam – workshop

From 5 February until 26 March 2010 Rozalie Hirs teaches the workshop series Creative Writing to Master students at the Academy of Architecture (Akademie van Bouwkunst), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The workshops take place each Friday from 13:30 until 16:30 CET. Date: 2010-02-05 Time: 13:30 Location: Academie van Bouwkunst, Waterlooplein 211, […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

het definitieve eindfeest, perdu, amsterdam

On 26 June 2009 at 20:30 CET ‘Het definitieve eindfeest’ (‘The definitive end of season party’) takes place at Stichting Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Several poets and writers perform new and recent work, followed by a massive dance party. The performers include David Sneek, Martin van der Galiën, Hilde Meeus, […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

poetry marathon, perdu, amsterdam

On 29 January 2009 Amsterdam’s foremost poetry theatre and bookshop Perdu presents its yearly Dichtersmarathon (Poetry Marathon). With performances by the poets Jan-Willem Anker, Robert Anker, Erik Bindervoet, Pieter Boskma, Floor Buschenhenke, Sofie Cerutti, Daan Doesborgh, Hélène Gelèns, Piet Gerbrandy, Amarantha Groen, Elma van Haren, Krijn Peter Hesselink, Rozalie Hirs, […]

2008, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

in la (2003), paradiso, amsterdam

On 12 July 2008 percussionist, voice artist, and composer Arnold Marinissen performs the text and music composition In LA (2003) by Rozalie Hirs at Paradiso, Amsterdam. The performance is part of his program I like to watch too. Date: 2008-07-12 Time: 21:00 Location: I like to watch too, Paradiso, Weteringschans […]

2007, calendar, music concerts, poetry events, portrait concert

aan de zon, de wereld (2006), in la (2003), pulsars (2007), van het wonder is woord (2005), radio mona lisa, amsterdam – portrait concert

On 30 September 2007 Radio Mona Lisa features composer and poet Rozalie Hirs. She performs her compositions, based on own texts, Aan de zon, de wereld (2006), In LA (2003), Van het wonder is woord (2005), and Pulsars (2007) live at Theater de Cameleon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The integral radio […]