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Vladimír Hirsch


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Vladimír Hirsch is a Czech composer, instrumentalist and sound experimenter, integrating modern classical, industrial and dark ambient music with a genre overlap conception. Besides creating solo works, he is the leading personality of bands and projects Skrol, Aghiatrias, Zygote (CZ), Luminar Ax, Subpop Squeeze, and Tiria. He was a member (keyboard player and vocalist) of experimental post-punk group Der Marabu (1986-95). His compositional style is characterized by polymodal architectonics and the usage of digital technique to enhance sonic means of expression, where modern classical elements fuse within a dark experimental soundscape. In his solo works, he also sometimes cooperates with occasional association of instrumentalists Czech Integrated Ensemble and vocalists Martina Sanollová, Dove Hermosa, Nina Maroccolo, Nadya Feir et al.

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Vladimír Hirsch has been composing since he was a teenager, when, as a pianist and organ player, he started to write romantic and classicist pieces with elements of experimental rock . However, he abandoned these compositions for some time and delved into experimental jazz and rock music up to 1986, when he joined experimental band Der Marabu. Simultaneously, he decided to focus on classical musical form as well, nevertheless with an attempt to enhance the action potential by modern means of expression and by searching for specific processes. He attempts to resume the tradition of 20th century Czech and all Slavic music , but eventually attains his own clear-cut position both in tone creative principles as in composition style and opinion on orchestration and the role of not quite musical components in it.


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  • ygmalion

    astonishingly authentic dialogue and reconcilliation of darkness and light. Absolute !!

    18 May 10:46am Reply
  • aphoticapathy

    Pure Bliss.

    23 Jan 5:43pm Reply
  • outfield7790

    Severe gyration of mechanical delay effects, rattling percussion... Great exploration of industrial shapes within the underlying landscapes

    26 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ynotten

    Exorcisms is a great album - deep submergion, modern classical elements deal with ambient structures in absolute cohesion, perfect gradations. I love Essentia Quinta !!!!!

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • KabinettMutante

    I wish you all success at this amazing event where you perform!

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • KabinettMutante

    Now listening Synthetic - Themes...Very emblematic, 1986. I feel this will be one of my faves. I'm captivated by your creations, thank you for shaking my mind!!!

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • KabinettMutante

    I'm amazed by all what you've done. Your career is outstanding!!! I'll start scrobbling more often to get to know you in detail. The combination of prolific talent + extraordinary presence is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your art!

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • KabinettMutante

    All what you do deserves more promotion and dissemination!!! If we only consider all what you've composed and created...Industrious, talented, brilliant never ending man!!!

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • TK-28

    4 Jul 2014 Reply
  • arc09

    Vladimír Hirsch: EPIDEMIC MIND - Album in specific composer´s cosmogonic atmosphere with inner atonal melodic chaos, but against the background of fateful rhythms, creating with with machine-like declamation general impression of apocalyptically monitory, expressive message. Wide open space, but replete of dense and compressed atmosphere, microtonality and intense insight into amorphic harmonic structures. The parallel vertically and horizontally organized chaotic atonal melodic elements contrast with the slow, heavy rhythmical patterns and monotonic and emotionally plain expression of the spoken word of Japanese cyber-punk writer Kenji Siratori’s lyrics. The Japanese text is highly experimental, uncompromising, and intense, written in a style that not only breaks with tradition, but severs all cords with it, embracing the mayhem of the digital age.

    19 Jun 2014 Reply
  • spacenet33

    Claude42683: Dans le ciel des ombres et des cris de la lumière, cette musique fantastique nous invite à explorer de nouvelles voies. Le rapport émotionnel de la musique projette à la fois un espace de merveilleux et un lieu de question sur le territoire de l'esprit : Dieu est un rapport d'émotion comme la musique.......Fascinante remontée à travers la nuit lumineuse des mondes... Le spectateur est littéralement enlevé, transporté vers les régions supérieures de l'être. This French guy's descriptions of V.Hirsch work are incredibly accurate and deeply true, I found I feel the same :-o

    3 Jun 2014 Reply

    после попытки переслушать, окончательно понял, что я его не осилю.

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • r_u_r

    Very prolific, multilayered and versatile composer. Lyrical-epic and challenging music. Difficult to buy some of his stuff except main works. Also his other projects Skrol, Aghiatrias etc. are very interesting.

    8 May 2014 Reply
  • Torelli

    Vladimír Hirsch - Selected Organ & Piano Works:

    25 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ygmalion

    What a unique find ! Instant love !!

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • serpentebronzo

    Original personality in contemporary music, profound and drammatic

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • wars_of_mind - Part VII from “Horae” – Organ Concerto No.2, op.90 (2011). Video montage by Marianna Auster. Performed by Vladimír Hirsch (organ, electronic keyboards, field recordings, digital and electroacoustic techniques). Live version of the track from still not yet published composition.

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
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  • serpentebronzo

    GiaNXGX - musical expert rofl . a specialist in phenomenology of nescient analytics :-)

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • GiaNXGX

    sound alchemist rofl

    29 Sep 2013 Reply
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