Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Vladimír Hirsch - Horae (Organ Concerto No.2) 2015

Concerto for organ, integrated techniques, clockworks and field recordings, op.90, with the subtitle "Organ Concerto No. 2," whose orginal version was composed in 2011. Conceptual composition, working - in terms of sound conception and metaphorically - a study of properties and interactions of time and space. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - organ, piano and other keyboards, synthesizers, electronics, field recordings, hourly mechanics, digital technique). The album recorded live at the Cultural Centre "Žižkostel" (Czechoslovak Hussite Church, Barikád Square, Prague 3, 25 April 2015. Mix: CatchArrow Recordings studio, Prague, Czechia


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Vladimír Hirsch - Axonal Transit (2014)

The album embraces two works: A four-part composition with the same name, op.92, considered and occasionally subtitled as "Symphony No.5", created in 2012 (tracks 1-4), and an extensive epic track “Craving Urania”, op.95, from 2014 (track no.5), for electronics, strings, brasses and percussions manipulated by integrated techniques. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch – electronics, keyboards, synthesizers, mix, integrated sound manipulation techniques; participation of Czech Integrated Ensemble - strings, brasses, percussions. © 2014 Integrated Music Records - Catch 065.


Subpop Squeeze - The Sheep Barn Entertainment (2014)

The album from the author's category of "electronic subpop entertainments", originally created as a concert program. Despite the lightweight nature, it does not deviate significantly from his works basic concept. It contains previously unreleased songs, along with several versions of tracks from the albums "There's No Human Triumph" and "Dreams Of Awakening" from the ninetees. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - all instruments, mix. Participation: Nadya Feir - vocal. Mastered by Neil Nessel. © 2014 Black Work / Alkemy Bros., USA.

Vladimír Hirsch - Selected Organ & Piano Works (2013)

A selection of compositions created 1977-2012 on two discs. The collection combines still unpublished tracks and asjusted versions of previously released material of experimental, electroacoustic, neoclassical and contemporary classical compositions for various kinds of organ and piano instruments. selection of compositions, created between 1977 and 2012. The collection combines unpublished tracks or adjusted versions of previously released material. All tracks revisited, re-recorded and remixed at CatchArrow Recordings studio, Prague, Czechia, 2012. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch – organs, pianos, electroacoustic, analogue and digital techniques. Index: Cats On The Rooftop, op.4, 1977; Six Bagatelles, op.16; 1987; Partita For Piano, op.18, 1988; Aion, op.33, 1992; Detaxichen, op.41; 1996; Nostalgie, op.43, 1997; Organ Preludes z op.39, 58 a 64; Danze e marce, op.57, 1998; Hymnus č.2, op.56, 1998; Elegy, op.65, 2001; Third Eye, op.69, 2003; Nenia, op.62, 1999-2008; Trigonal Sonata, op.71, 2004; Jákob's Ladder, op.83; 2009; Amorpheae op.86, 2010; Lamiade: Symmetric Variations, op.88, 2012. 


Tiria - Elysium (2013)

International dark-electronic project, based in Prague, Czechia, of Vladimír Hirsch (music, instruments & electronics), Tom Saivon (lyrics, add.sounds), El (vocals), Timmothy Simmons (vocal), founded 2009. The album was released in the beginning of 2013 by American label LBA Composers. Musical expression of the project is based is based on the relationship between dark-ambient or post-industrial matrix with main, electronically balanced structure of songs. The contrast is enhanced by romanticizing female vocal and strict male recitation of existential texts.

Skrol - Live (2012)

Minialbum of live recordings from selected shows in years 2011-2012 (Prague, Lodž, Wroclaw, Dresden). The recording content newly arranged versions of four tracks from already released albums "Insomnia Dei" (2 and 4), "Dances and Marches for the Orphan Age"(3) a "New Laws / New Orders"(1). © 2012 Integrated Music Records - Cacth 066 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Vladimír Hirsch - Missa Armata . Invocationes (2012)

The album contains two thematically similar works, original version of the battle Mass Missa Armata (English translation: "Mass in Armor") and Invocationes, a cycle of musical prayers. Both works belong to the larger main directional scope of Vladimír Hirsch's creative perimeter. In a musical context, they represent the confrontational nature of his music. The character of rites is the main axis of both compositions. As such, both projects fit naturally together.

The composition "Missa Armata" (1999) is based on standard liturgical elements, except the final track "Exodus." and the cycle "Invocationes" (2001).  The composition is very strict and uncompromising, demonstrating a highly structured industrial sound combined with classical instrumentation and choirs, achingly electrifying noises and power-electronic force and energy.

Invocationes (2001) is a cycle of 4 ritualistic musical prayers.  The project is - both thematically and in means of expression - significantly related to Missa Armata, but the overall character structurally aims more towards dark ambient. Compositions have a deep ambience with immersive emotional perceptions, without sparing any intensity and urgency. The composition is an introspective journey inside a tempestous and submerged world together.