2010, calendar, works

zenit (2010)

“At the other end of history came the world premiere of Rozalie Hirs’ engrossing string quartet, Zenit, played by the superb new L.A.-based Formalist Quartet. Everything I might say about Hirs’ unsettled music I could also say the opposite. It is also quite settled. It forges ahead with tentative sounds and silences. It stops and starts yet flows. It has a hint of hard-hitting Dutch Minimalism, yet it offers a feast of radiant string harmonics, pulsating outside of rhythm.” (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times)

2010, calendar, music concerts

article 4 [map butterfly] (2004)

On 3 May 2010 the violinist Mark Menzies performs the music composition article 4 [map butterfly] (2004) by Rozalie Hirs at the Composition Department of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara, United States. The performance takes place in collaboration with the Department for Media, Arts and Technology. […]

music album

Red, White & Blues (cd, 2007)

Double CD by the Dutch pianist Marcel Worms, consisting of new blues compositions, mostly commissioned by the performer, with financial support of the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund. The album is published by Attacca Productions. A collection of sheet music of all blues compositions is published by Donemus Publishing, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2009, calendar, music concerts

article 0 [transarctic buddha], germany

On 1 March 2009 the percussionist Johannes Fischer performs a solo recital at Kammermusikreihe im Kirchbergforum, Lollar, Germany. The concert programme includes the music composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs. Date: 2009-03-01 Time: 17:00 Location: Kammermusikreihe im Kirchbergforum, Kirchberg 2, Lollar, Germany Performers: Johannes Fischer (percussion)

2008, books, dutch

geluksbrenger (lucky charm, 2008)

“The musical poetry of Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: Querido, The Netherlands, 2008) by Rozalie Hirs is constructed along the line of a ‘counterpoint’. Within a poem, Hirs seems to be stacking different poems on top of each other, processing them, splicing them, mixing them, shaking them, letting them flow into one another. And this is one single motion. In one breath. In sustained breath.” (Alain Delmotte, Poëzierapport)

2008, calendar, music concerts

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000)

On 18 November 2008 the percussionist Johannes Fischer performs a solo recital at the Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany. This recital is part of Debut im Deutschlandradio Kultur, a series by Deutschlandradio Kultur celebrating extraordinary new talents. Part of Fischer’s recital is the music composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by […]

2008, calendar, music concerts, premieres, presentations

roseherte (2008) – world premiere

On 8 November 2008 the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Micha Hamel (conductor) perform the concert OER during the festival Nederlandse Muziekdagen (Dutch Music Days) at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Part of the concert programme is the world premiere of the music composition Roseherte (2008) for symphony […]

2008, 2014, calendar, works

roseherte (2007-08; 2014)

Roseherte (2008) is a composition for symphony orchestra (ninety players) and electronic sounds, commissioned by Nederlandse Muziekdagen with financial support of Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.

2008, calendar, music concerts

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – german premiere

On 8 August 2008 percussionist Johannes Fischer performs the musical composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs as part of the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer at Christus-Kirche, Oberstdorf, Germany. Date: 2008-08-08 Time: 20:00 Location: Oberstdorfer Musiksommer, Christus-Kirche, Oststraße 2, Oberstdorf, Germany Performers: Johannes Fischer (percussion)

2008, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

article 5 [dolphin, curved time] (2008)

On 15 June 2008 the Dutch soprano Irene Maessen performs two concerts as part of Wendingen Festival at the Bijbels Museum (The Bible Museum), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The concerts feature the music composition article 5 [dolpin, curved time] (2008) by Rozalie Hirs. The piece is based on Rozalie’s poem ‘Tuimelaar’ […]

2008, calendar, music concerts

article 4 [map butterfly] (2004)

On 26 May 2008 the violinist Carmel Raz performs a solo recital as part of Musica Nova at the Felicjia Blumental Music Center, Tel Aviv, Israël. Part of her recital is the music composition article 4 [map butterfly] for solo violin (2004) by Rozalie Hirs. Date: 2008-05-26 Time: 20:00 Location: […]

2008, calendar, music concerts

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000)

On April 23, 2008, percussionist Johannes Fischer presents a recital, featuring works by Iannis Xenakis, Matthias Pintscher, Vinko Globokar, Javier Alvarez, Larry Baker, Edison Denisov, and Rozalie Hirs. Oboist Christian Hommel and flutist Nari Hong are the musical collaborators of Fischer in this concert. The concert programme includes the music […]

2008, calendar, music concerts

article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) – swiss premiere

On 4 April 2008 the percussionist Johannes Fischer performs a solo recital at Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Via Soldino 9, Lugano, Switzerland. The recital prgramme includes the Swiss premiere of the music composition article 0 [transarctic buddha] (2000) by Rozalie Hirs. Date: 2008-04-04 Time: 20:00 CET Location: Conservatorio della Svizzera […]

2007, calendar, 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.

2003, calendar, works

article 1 to 3 (2003)

article 1 to 3 for solo piano (2003) by Rozalie Hirs investigates the resonance properties of the grand piano, its body, and strings. It consists of three movements, [the], [aleph], and [a] respectively. The first movement [the] serves as an opening, emerging from the depths of the piano register. The center movement [aleph] is a meditation on the relative positioning of the piano keys, and on weightlessness. The large, virtuoso leaps render a light, transparent character, that offers space for reflection. The third movement [a] serves as an after-thought, exploring the possibilities of fireworks in the higher piano register. [a] employs an impressionistic piano technique and lyricism, that is reminiscent of Feux d’Artifice (Préludes book II) by Claude Debussy.