Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Apr 27 2019 12:00 PM

Join us for a poetry reading and lecture on creativity by the acclaimed Netherlands-based composer and poet Rozalie Hirs. Her poems and musical compositions are lyrical and innovative, and in both art forms she explores the adventure of listening, reading, and imagining.

Performers of her music include the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, ASKO|Schönberg, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Bozzini Quartet, the Formalist Quartet, Klangforum Wien, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and Slagwerk Den Haag; she is herself a regular performer of her compositions for voice and electronic sounds, mostly on international festivals. Her music scores are published by Donemus Publishing, her CDs by Attacca Productions, her poetry books by Singeluitgeverijen|Querido.

The poetry of Rozalie Hirs has appeared in numerous print collections as well as in digital formats that feature interactive poems created with visual artists. Hirs has written six poetry books in Dutch, as well as four books in German, Serbian, English, and Spanish respectively. Her recent gestammelte werke (Berlin: 2017), or “work in stuttering,” is a multilingual collection in more than ten languages and a manifesto for multilingual living and reading. Other recent titles include ahora es una rosa (Montevideo: 2019) and verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam, 2017).

Cost: FREE