studied composition with Louis Andriessen and Tristan Murail at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and at Columbia University, New York. Her recent musical works have been performed by Susan Narucki, Pierre-André Valade, Asko | Schönberg, Percussion The Hague, Bozzini Quartet, and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
Her CDs Platonic ID (2007), featuring instrumental works written for Asko | Schönberg, and Pulsars (2010), featuring electroacoustic compositions with text, appeared with Attacca records, Amsterdam. Her third CD Roseherte will appear later this year.
Rozalie Hirs has written five poetry books, Locus (1998), Logos (2002), Speling (2005), Geluksbrenger (2008), and Gestamelde werken (2012), published by Querido, Amsterdam. She performs her own electroacoustic works with text on the international poetry scene. www.rozalie.com
S e l e c t e d w o r k s: Slaaplied voor een duivel for spoken word and music box (1994), Die Parkefor three sopranos to words by Rilke (1994), Pamwefor tenor saxophone and two percussionists (1994), Yliaster for violin and piano (1995), Song for Cathyfor voice and four cellos to words by T. S. Eliot (1995), Schizofonia, electroacoustic work (1995), Myth of Er for strings, percussion and film (1996), Invisible Self for large ensemble (1996), Sacro Monte for large ensemble (1997), Well for voice, alto saxophone, keyboard, double bass and drums (1998), The Sea for voice and electronic sounds (1999), Puppy for soprano, piano and cello to words by Anne Eliott (2000), article 0: transarctic Buddha for solo percussion (2000), Book of mirrors for large ensemble to a film by Joost Rekveld (2001), For Morton Feldman, electroacoustic work (2002), a-book-of-light: incidence; lightproof; iris; lightly for large ensemble and electronic sounds (2003), In LA for six speakers or one speaker and prerecorded voices (2003; English version, 2010), article 1 to 3: the; aleph; a for piano (2003),Klangtext, Textklang for speaker and live electronics (2004, in collaboration with James Fei), article 4: landkaartje; la cartegéographique; map butterflyfor violin solo or viola (2004), Source of Blue / Bron van blauwfor singing pianist (2005), article 5: dolphin, curved time for soprano (2005), Platonic ID for large ensemble (2006), Pulsars, electroacoustic work (2007), Vlinders, grasfor four speakers (2007), Rosehertefor large orchestra and electronic sounds (2008), Poetry pieces I–III: heaven bleak; dolphin; family tree for spoken word and electro-acoustic soundtrack (2008), Curved space / Gekromderuimte for spoken word, instrumental improvisers and live processing (2009), Bridge of Babel for spoken word and electro-acoustic soundtrack (2010), Zenit for string quartet (2010), Venus: evening star; invisible; morning star for percussion sextet and electronic sounds (2010), Little Whale and the Ice / Kleine walvis en het ijs for large ensemble (2010), Arbre généalogique for soprano, ensemble and electronic sounds (2011).