2019, calendar, 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 […]

2019, calendar, music concerts

silenced (2018), operadagen rotterdam

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 […]

2019, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations, radio, livestream, printed media

lightclouds (2019), concertgebouw – world premiere

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 […]

2019, calendar, works

lightclouds (2019)

→ 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 […]

2019, calendar, music concerts

silenced (2018), tilburg

On 24 March 2019 at 13:30 CET the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents her production Fantastic Women, with songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights, at De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, […]

2019, calendar, music concerts

silenced (2018), the hague

On 15 March 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 Korzo Theatre, The Hague, The Netherlands. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate […]

2018, calendar, 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 […]

2018, calendar, 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, works

dreams of airs (2017-18)

dreams of airs (2017-18) is a cycle of poetry and music by Rozalie Hirs. Its sound world features eight musicians, a singer who speaks, and electronic sounds. The new full-length composition by the Netherlands-based composer/ poet Rozalie Hirs offers a unique listening experience. The listener is guided through mesmerizing accelerandos and rallentandos in a lounge-like environment. The combination of spoken word, music, and visuals serves to stimulate various senses at once. The visual artists Boris Tellegen and Geert Jan Mulder designed a live video installation for the performance. The duration of the performance is around 60 minutes.

2018, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

silenced (2018) – world premiere

On 9 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. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, Annelies Van Parys, Calliope […]

2018, calendar, music concerts

silenced (2018) – tryout

On 8 November 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents a tryout concert of her production Fantastic Women with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights. Fantastic Women contains musical works by the composers Aleksandra Bajde, Rozalie Hirs, Anda Kryeziu, Kate Moore, Georgia Nicolaou, Barbara Okma, […]

2018, calendar, music concerts

silenced (2018) – preview

On 6 November 2018 the soprano Bauwien van der Meer presents a preview of her production Fantastic Women with brandnew songs on the topic of emancipation and women’s rights. The evening at Splendor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, also features by a round table with composers Renske Vrolijk, Kate Moore, Barbara Okma, […]

2019, calendar, residency

artist-in-residence, maison van doesburg, paris, france

Delighted to have been selected as an artist-in-residence at the Van Doesburg House, Paris, France, from 1 September until 31 December 2019. As a duo together with the architect Machiel Spaan I shall be working on a new interdisciplinary sound art project. The house was designed by De Stijl artist […]

2018, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

meditations (2017) – german premiere

On 20 July 2018 the German (forte)pianist J. Marc Reichow plays meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs during Musik der Jahrhunderte: Der Sommer in Stuttgart. The Festival is a collaboration between Akademie Schloss Solitude, Ensemble ascolta, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst […]

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, music concerts

zenit (2010), de doelen

On 15 April 2018 at 20:15 CET DoelenKwartet plays Hirs’ first string quartet Zenit (2010) during the program Van buiten naar binnen. The concert is part of the Red Sofa Series at Juriaansezaal, De Doelen, Rotterdam. The concert also features works by Caroline Berkenbosch, Maxim Shalygin, and Willem Jeths. At […]

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 […]

2018, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

meditations (2017) – uk premiere

On Wednesday 21 February 2018 the British pianist Philip Thomas and the Canadian percussionist, composer, and electronic musician Colin Frank play the opening concert of the Electric Spring Festival at the University of Huddersfield, UK. During this program Philip Thomas also presents the UK premiere of meditations for piano and […]

2017, calendar, works

meditations (2017)

contents 1. program notes 2. technical details: orchestration, technical requirements, duration, publisher 3. performances program notes program notes [English; German below] meditations for piano and electronic sounds (2017) was premiered by Philip Thomas at the Dutch contemporary music festivals November Music (Den Bosch) and Sounds of Music (Groningen) in November […]

2017, calendar, works

parallel world [breathing] (2017)

parallel world [breathing] (2017) by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Concertgebouw Orchestra and University of Amsterdam, with support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, is scored for flute, clarinet, 2 harps, percussion, electronic sounds, violin, viola, and cello.

2017, calendar, residency

composer-in-residence, macdowell, united states

From 7 August until 7 September 2017 Rozalie Hirs is Composer-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, the oldest artist colony in the United States, founded in 1907. During her time at MacDowell she will be working on new compositions and poems. The picture below shows the founder Marian […]

2017, calendar, music concerts

on tenderness (2017)

On 14 March 2017 during the Edmonton New Music Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Mikolaj Warszynski and Zuzana Simurdova present a recital with works for two pianos as well as piano works for four hands. In addition one of them performs the new composition On Tenderness for solo piano and […]

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On Tenderness (2017)

On Tenderness for solo piano and electroacoustic sounds (2017) by Rozalie Hirs is a tender exploration of sound and touch.