Composer. Poet. Writes collections of poetry and creates digital poetry.
Rozalie Hirs is a Dutch poet and composer. Her work is lyrical and experimental. Her musical oeuvre includes vocal, orchestral and electronic works, often combining traditional instruments with electronic sounds. In 1998 she published her first collection of poetry Locus (1998), followed by Logos (2002), Speling [Leeway] (2005), Geluksbrenger [Lucky Charm] (2008), and Gestamelde werken [Work in Stuttering] (2012). Hirs is famous among other things for her playful, hyper-lyrical approach and mix of voices and styles. Her CD Pulsars was launched in 2010, exploring multilingualism and the synchronism of currents of meaning in three electro-acoustic works based on her own texts. She regularly performs these pieces on stage internationally. Hirs creates digital poetry in collaboration with visual artists and designers, including Logos online (2003), Family Tree app (2006), Geluksbrenger online (2011) and Zichtboek van gestamelde werken [Sightbook of Work in Stuttering] (2012). Her poems are published in anthologies and literary magazines in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Mexico.