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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

calendar, 2019, music concerts

parallel world and sea (2017-18)

On Saturday 25 May 2019 at 13:00 CET at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, ASKO|Schönberg honours Louis Andriessen as a pedagogue by playing new works by four of his former students, Mary Finsterer, Pete Harden, Martijn Padding, and Rozalie Hirs. The concert programme is entitled Ter ere/ In honour. The concert […]

2018, calendar, works

parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018)

parallel sea [to the lighthouse] (2018) by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by ASKO|Schönberg with support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, is scored for flute, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, 2 harps, 2 percussionists, electronic sounds, violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

2018, calendar, lecture and debate, residency

salon, maison dora maar, france

On 22 March 2018 at 18:00 the three current artists-in-residence at Maison Dora Maar, Liz Brown, David Grand, and Rozalie Hirs, present their work to the public. With special thanks to Gwen Strauss, director of Maison Dora Maar. Liz Brown talks about and reads from Twilight Man: The Strange Life […]

2018, calendar, residency

composer-in-residence, maison dora maar, ménerbes, france

From 1 to 31 March 2018 Rozalie Hirs is composer-in-residence at the Maison Dora Maar in Ménerbes, Provence, France. With generous support of a Brown Foundation Fellowship from the Maison Dora Maar. The French photographer, painter, poet Dora Maar (pseudonym for Henriette Theodora Markovitch) owned the house and stayed there […]

2015, calendar, works

the honeycomb conjecture (2015)

the honeycomb conjecture for large ensemble and electronic sounds (2015) by Rozalie Hirs is a commission by Philharmonie, Essen, Germany, for Festival NOW! Prismen. The instrumentation consists of 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, bass trombone, 2 percussionists, keyboard, piano, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass.

2011, calendar, music concerts

arbre généalogique (2011), november music

On 13 November 2011 at 14:00 Susan Narucki (soprano), Pierre-André Valade (conductor) and the Asko|Schönberg perform Rozalie Hirs’s musical composition arbre Généalogique (2011). The concert is part of November Music in Den Bosch. Date: 2011-11-13 Time: 14:00 Location: November Music, Verkadefabriek, Boschdijkstraat 45, Den Bosch, the Netherlands Performers: Susan Narucki […]

2011, calendar, poetry events

the cricket recovers, holland festival

On June 19, 20 and 21, 2011, at the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam, the opera The Cricket Recovers (music: Richard Ayres; libretto: Rozalie Hirs, based on the novel of the same title by Toon Tellegen, 2005) is performed as part of the Holland Festival, by Vocaallab and Asko|Schönberg. The production is […]

2009, calendar, music concerts

book of mirrors (2001), toonzetters festival

On 30 August 2009 Asko|Schönberg and Clark Rundell (conductor) perform the music composition Book of Mirrors (2001) by Rozalie Hirs alongside Joost Rekveld‘s film #23.2. The performance takes place as part of Toonzetters Festival to celebrate the ten most beautiful music compositions that were premiered in the previous year. Among […]

music album

Platonic ID (CD, 2007)

Platonic ID (Amsterdam: Attacca Productions, 2007) is the first full-length portrait CD of Rozalie Hirs (*1965) with instrumental works: works for solo instruments (violin, piano, percussion) and for ensemble. The works for ensemble were commissioned by Asko|Schönberg, formerly known as Asko Ensemble. All works were financially supported by Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.