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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, and Filip Rathé (conductor). The afternoon programme evolves around Rozalie’s dreams of airs (2017-18), a cycle in which poetry and music […]
On Saturdays from 17:00-19:00 CET on the Netherlands radio channel NPO Radio 4 host Wouter Pleijsier presents the radio programme Podium on Saturday (NTR). During the show on 11 December 2021 Rozalie Hirs reads the poetry cycle ‘hand in hand’ [1-5] from her recent book infinite sense (oneindige zin; Amsterdam: […]
***POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19*** On Sunday 31 October 2021 at 14:00 CET, the Amsterdam cutting-edge music venue Orgelpark presents a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs. The performers are Lore Binon (voice), Spectra Ensemble, and Filip Rathé (conductor). The afternoon programme evolves around Rozalie’s dreams of airs (2017-18), a cycle in […]
–> Nederlands May 16, 2021. “Rozalie Hirs creates a fanciful labyrinth of sounds, which is still a pleasant place to stay” – a four-star ★★★★ review by Frits van der Waa in de Volkskrant about the streaming portrait concert infinity stairs in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, […]
On 9 May 2021 from 17:00-18:00 CET Patricia Werner Leanse presents a new episode of her radio show Radio Mona Lisa at Concertzender, the adventurous digital radio channel of the Netherlands. Part of the broadcast is Rozalie Hirs’ music composition article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] for bass clarinet […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC** On Friday 23 April 2021 Athelas Sinfonietta of Copenhagen presents a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs. The programme evolves around the Danish premiere of Rozalie’s dreams of airs (2017-18), a cycle in which poetry and music play equally important roles. Its sound world features eight […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC** On 21 March 2021 at 15:00 CET the Gallery of Tones, curated by Stefan Busch (photo) and Keiko Shichijo, presents a portrait concert with music and poetry by Rozalie Hirs. The performers include Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and Marieke Franssen (flute). […]
On 9 March 2021 at 23:00 CET the Austrian radio broadcast Ö1 presents a special in this year’s International Rostrum of Composers Hidden Treasures Mixtape. The show hosts Judit Varga (photograph: Andrea Felvégi) and Rainer Elstner discuss the works, including Roseherte (2008) by Rozalie Hirs. The broadcast is part of […]
On 1 November 2020 at 17:00 CET hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020) by Rozalie Hirs (music, text) receives a second performance that day by Sonar Quartett and Maraile Lichdi (soprano). The location of this concert is Kilianskirche, Heilbronn, Germany. The new work by Rozalie Hirs is […]
On Sunday 1 November 2020 at 11:30 CET hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020) by Rozalie Hirs (music, text) receives its world premiere by Sonar Quartett and Maraile Lichdi (soprano). The location is Regiswindiskirche in Lauffen am Neckar, birthtown of the German poet Hölderlin. The new work […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC** On 21 and 22 May 2020 at 20:00 PST the New York-based violinist Miranda Cuckson plays her production folds, a production drawing threads among women composers from around the world and across the centuries. The location is The Wallis (Lovelace Studio Theatre), Los Angeles, United […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC** On 15 May 2020 the New Yorks based violinist Miranda Cuckson performs a solo recital during the Queens New Music festival, New York, United States. Part of the programme is Rozalie Hirs’ composition article 4 [map butterfly] (2004). More details to follow soon. Date: 2020-05-15 […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC** From 21 until 30 April 2020 the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) World New Music Days 2020 take place in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand. Part of the program is a concert by the Los Angeles-based formalist quartet, featuring, among other pieces, the string […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC** On 8 April 2020 at 19:00 CET violinist Miranda Cuckson performs a solo recital during the New Music Miami Festival, United States. she performs musical works by Liza Lim, Anthony Cheung, Rozalie Hirs, and others. The program includes article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) by Rozalie […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC** On 20 March 2020 at 19:30 CET hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020) by Rozalie Hirs (music, text) will receive its world premiere performance by Sonar Quartett and Maraile Lichdi (soprano). The new work by Rozalie Hirs is a commission by Förderkreis […]
Rozalie Hirs composed hand in hand (2020) for soprano and string quartet, based on her own poetry. This commission from Kulturkreis für Neue Musik Heilbronn is inspired on the life and ideas of the German poet Hölderlin. The world premiere takes place on his two-hundred-and-fiftieth birthday, a day later followed by a performance next to his birthhouse in Lauffen am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
On Sunday 19 January 2020 at 7:30 PM the New York-based violinist Miranda Cuckson plays a solo recital at Duncan Recital Hall (Alice Pratt Brown Hall), The Sherperd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA. The recital contains music by Anthony Cheung, Anna Meredith, Reiko Füting, Aida Shirazi, Iannis […]
On 15 January 2020 from 12:30 until 14:30 CET Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars; Amsterdam: Querido| Singel Uitgeverijen, 2017) and music and/or digital, interactive applications. The lecture is interlaced with a poetry reading by Rozalie and followed by a discussion with the students.
On 11 January 2020 at 15:00 JST music theorist Cathy Cox interviews the composer Rozalie Hirs in a special event during TAMA Music Festival, Tokyo, Japan, at the occasion of the Asian premiere of Hirs’ string quartet Zenit (2010), performed by greenroom players. Music theorist Cox obtained her PhD from […]
On 15 December 2019 the pianist Keiko Shichijo plays a solo programme, featuring works by Komitas, Debussy, Monpou, Schubert, as well as meditations (2017) by Rozalie Hirs. The location is The episcopal church of St. John the Baptist, Aptos, California. concert programme Komitas – Six dances (1907): Yerangi, Unabi, Marali, […]
On Monday 9 December 2019 at 20:15 CET Ronan Gil de Morais plays 40 Jahre Sixxen, a concert featuring the sixxen, a set of six metal mallet instruments, originally conceived by Iannis Xenakis for the movement Métaux of his composition Pléïades (1979). The concert, consisting of the performance of a selection of compositions for this special set of instruments, includes Venus [morning star] (2010) by Rozalie Hirs, and Métaux by Xenakis.
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.
On 22 November 2019 the violinist Takao Hyakutome performs the Spanish premiere of article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) by Rozalie Hirs at Iglesia Santa Mónica de Barcelona, Spain. The concert is part of the Festival ciclo OUT.SIDE, curated and performed by Barcelona Modern Ensemble (artistic director: Demian Luna). Date: 2019-11-22 […]
On 19 November 2019 from 14:00-15:50 EST Rozalie Hirs gives at talk to the Creative Writing class of professor Christian Hawkey at Pratt Institute, New York. Topics include the influence and the use of multilingualism, music, and digital media in her writing. And the influence of poetry on her music. […]
On Sunday 21 July 2019 at 13:00 CET the pianist Keiko Shichijo plays a solo programme, featuring works by Rozalie Hirs, Liisa Hirsch, Bunita Marcus, and Galina Ustvolskaya. The concert takes place during Wonderfeel, an outdoor festival at the Estate Schaep en Burgh near ‘s-Graveland, The Netherlands.
Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at Club Nine, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki, Renske Vrolijk, Yiran Zhao, based on […]
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 […]
On 20 May 2019 at 20:00 CET Ensemble Musikfabrik presents the German premiere of lightclouds (2019), a new work for “super brass” quartet, ensemble, and electronic sounds, by Rozalie Hirs, during the Konzertreihe Musikfabrik im WDR. The new work is a commission by Stichting Omroep Muziek/ NTR Zaterdagmatinee with financial […]
On 18 May 2019 at 20:30 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at Operadagen Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The location is the Eduard Flipsezaal at de Doelen, Rotterdam. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the […]
On Saturday 18 May 2019 at 14:15 CET at Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Musikfabrik performs lightclouds (2019), a new work for “super brass” quartet, ensemble, and electronic sounds, by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Stichting Omroep Muziek/ NTR Zaterdagmatinee with financial support of BankGiro Loterij and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. The […]
→ Nederlands contents 1. programme notes, review 2. technical details: orchestration, other technical requirements, duration, publisher 3. performances programme notes Rozalie Hirs: lightclouds (2019) lightclouds (2019) is inspired by so-called noctilucent clouds (Deutsch: leuchtende Nachtwolken; Nederlands: lichtende nachtwolken; Français: nuages noctulescents), a metereological phenomenon of high clouds, that seem to […]