Composer VLADIMÍR HIRSCH official websites


2022 :
* The album ARTEFACTS (selection of tracks, originally created individually for compilations of "V.A."type and some of unreleased tracks) released by Integrated Music Records. Available on Bandcamp
2021 :
* Solo album KATAGENESIS (containing Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 together with the composition Hymn - Do Not Let us Perish) released on CD (digipak) on June 30 in collaboration Old Captain and Zoharum publishers. Available on Bandcamp
* The album LE GRAND JEU album finished and released digitally by Integrated Music Records. Available on Bandcamp
2020 :
* The album EX LITTERIS OF ST.PAUL finished and released by Integrated Music Records. Available on Bandcamp
2019 :
* The album ESCHATON of SKROL band released by Old Captain label (CD 6-panel digipack and digital). Available on Bandcamp
2018 :
* Live album ECSTATIC ARC (Integrated Music Records) released. Available on Bandcamp
* The album APOSTASY (remake and remaster of the albums "Heretical Antiphony" & "The Fall Verified") by SKROL released by Integrated Music Records. Available on Bandcamp
2017 :
* The album SCRIPTA SOLI (CD) released by Old Captain label. Available on Bandcamp
* The album ANACREONTICS by SUBPOP SQUEEZE (CD) released German label E-Klageto.Available on Bandcamp


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Conceptual album. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - music, keyboards, integrated technics; Czech Integrated Ensemble - brasses, percussion, strings, Tom Saivon - production. The album contains 3 opuses with a similar thematic framework: Symphony No.5 "Axonal Transit" (1-4), Symphony No.6 "Metaspheres" (5-10) and Hymn. "Axonal Transit" is a four-movement composition of geometrically arranged themes with ambient structures in the role of an anchoring element. "Metaspheres" is a composition for integrated techniques and strings, combining rhythmic patterns and dark ambient space with amorphous harmonic and melodic structures. "Hymn" is a variation on the theme of the anthem "Saint Wenceslas" in the integrated design of orchestral instrumentation. Tracks: 1. Linear, 2. Diametric, 3. Parametric, 4. Gyroscopic, 5. Doctrinal, 6. Amniotic, 7. Encrypted, 8. Orbital, 9. Conversive, 10. Katagenetic, 11. Do Not Let Us Perish
CD (© 2021 Old Captain - OCCD53, Zoharum ZOHAR 226-2). Limited edition of 300 copies in 4-panel digipak.


Conceptual album (1999–2019). Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - music by, electronic keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, pianos, digital technologies, field recordings, spoken word; Martina Sanollová - vocals, Tom Saivon - manager and lyricist, Marianna Auster - video artist, artwork. The album respects the band's musical philosophy but this time in electronic-industrial form. Rhythmically simple concept, where instrumentation plays the role of internal mathematical structure, industrialized sound and vocals an emotional element, significantly amplified by existential lyrics. The album is unique to the group in that, unlike all the others, it uses exclusively Czech. Trackst: 1. Sutiny, 2.Diaspora, 3. Rondeau, 4.Eschaton, 5. Lament, 6. Materie, 7. Schizma, 8. Nerovnost, 9.Slova, 10. Azyl.

CD (© 2019 Old Captain - OCCD48). Limited to 300 copies in a full-colour gloss-laminated 6-panel digipak.


Thematic album for integrated techniques & field recordings. 2011-2017. Vladimír Hirsch - electronic keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, pianos, digital technologies, field recordings, spoken word; Nadya Feir - vocals, Dominika Karčovská - vocals (soprano), Production by Tom Saivon. "Musique concrète intergrée" as basic idea and rendition of the epic work using electroacoustic, analog and digital techniques and their integration. Inspired by the sci-fi movie "Letters Of the Dead Man" by K.Lopushanskiy (1986). Based on a fictive experience during apocalyptic war catastrophe, perceived from the position of a person imprisoned in the bunker. Tracks: 1. Indictum, 2. Omen, 3. Impressiones, 4. Exanima, 5. Camera delusionis, 6. Erebeum, 7. Centuria, 8. Fuga / Acquiesce, 9. Dacryon, 10. Amorphes, 11. Guttae ultimae, 12. Consummatum.

CD (© 2017 Old Captain - OCCD33), digipak.


Thematic album. 2014-2016. SUBPOP SQUEEZE: Vladimír Hirsch - electronic keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, digital technologies, cover, Nadya Feir - vocals, El - vocals, Timothy Simmons - recitation, David Icke - spoken word. Production & lyrics by Tom Saivon. Photography & artwork by Gelso Nero & Jan Vávra. Product manager: Martina Sanollová. Dark electronic-industrial-thrash synthesis (cit.T.Saivon) album. Rock tracks of thrash metal characteristics and electronics surrounded by industrial and dark ambient soundscapes. Tracklist: 1.Derm, 2.Obsessive Tap, 3.Discharge, 4.And All Love Dead, 5.Thanatic, 6.Neikothropy, 7.Burning Tongues, 8.Transient Spell, 9.Scratch, 10.Roaring Secrets, 11.Shy Of The Light

CD (© 2017 E-Klageto - Exklageto 16), jewel case.


CD contains two thematically similar works, remastered original version of the industrial battle Mass "Missa Armata" (1999) - in English "Mass in Armor" and dark-ambient industrial "Invocationes" (2001), a cycle of musical prayers (litanies). Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - electronics, sythesizers, vocal, spoken word. integrated techniques, Tom Saivon - sounds, Martina Sanollová - vocal. Lyrics: St.Augustin, Raccolta (Enchiridion Indulgentiarum). Tracks: Missa Armata: 1.Introitus, 2.Kyrie, 3.Gloria, 4.Credo, 5.Sanctus, 6.Agnus Dei, 7.Exodus, Invocationes: 8.Invocatio I, 9.Invocatio II, 10.Invocatio III, 11.Invocatio IV.

CD (© 2012 Ars Benevola Mater - ABM 44), jewel case.


The revisited version of Symphony No.4 "Descent From The Cross" on live performance. Recorded partially live at „Luminiscence Evening“, ČKD Hall in Karlín, Prague, November 18, 2008, rearranged, and remixed at CatchArrow Recordings studio, Prague, Czechia. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - electronics, sythesizers, integrated techniques, Czech Integrated Ensemble, Martina Sanollová - vocal. The work combines expressive means ranging from symphonic to noise, representing fully the author’s concept of the so-called integrated musical form. Tracks: Part I. Introduktion: Da riss der Vorhang entzwei, Part II. Die Nacht unter dem Kreuz, Part III. Die Kreuzabnahme, Part IV. Der Weg vom Golgotha, Part V. Voll Blut und Wunden, Part VI. Die Grablegung, Part VII. Apotheose, Part VIII. Epilog.

CD (© 2010 Ars Benevola Mater - ABM39), digipak.


The album with two extensive Compositions for integrated techniques contemplation on the theme of the book "Teologia spiritualis mystica". Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, programming, Dove Hermosa - solo vocal, lyrics; participatio: Czech Integrated Ensemble. An extent work on philosophical-teological theme, coming out of the writing "Teologia spiritualis mystica", conversant transformative process during mystical contemplation. Tracks: 1. Contemplatio per negationem (Vestibulum - Obscuritas - Sitis - Tortio sensuum), 2. Contemplatio per affirmationem (Oratio quietis - Somnus potentiarum - Coniunctio).

CD (© 2009 Ars Benevola Mater - ABM33), special digipack.


Conceptual album. 2001. Musicians: AGHIATRIAS - Vladimír Hirsch: composition, synthesizers, drums and percussions, samples, mix. Tom Saivon: noise generators, samples. Dark-ambient industrial album, from the viewpoint of musical form, another step of this formation on its way of integrating contemporary classical into postindustrial and dark ambient. Tracks: 1. Semen, 2. Invocatio, 3. Epidaemia, 4. Terror

CD (© 2002 Integrated Music Records Catch 043), digipack.


Since September 2006, Vladimír Hirsch's main solo works created in the period between 1997 to 2008, had been stepwise released on 7 discs (500 copies each). The new set includes albums previously released separately together with new material presented in the "THE ASSENT TO PARADOXON" box set. The set includes following projects: SENSE GEOMETRY, CONCERT INDUSTRIEL POUR ORGUE, SYMPHONY No.4 "Descent From The Cross", EXORCISMS, LES SCÈNES ARDENTES, CONTEMPLATIO PER NEXUS and two CDs only as a component of the box, NONTERRA and a bonus CD, UNDERLYING SCAPES, for those that ordered the box set before 31st March 2010. Released by Italian independent label ARS BENEVOLA MATER.

The collection represents the survey of development of the musicians´s creative effort in his self described concept of "integrated music", working with new forms of contemporary classical, dark ambient and ambient industrial music. His creative direction aims toward the modern form of classical music. Through the instrumentation and exploitation of new sonic characteristics created by the force of digital techniques upon classical instruments and the integration of these sounds into ambient structures, his music characterizes the contemporary post-industrial likeness of our world. Through these techniques, Vladimir Hirsch strives to reach an organic incorporation of seemingly distinct and irreconcilable elements into a living form. All albums were performed by Vladimir Hirsch (all keyboard instruments, digital techniques) with some participation of Czech Integrated Ensemble and soloists Dawn Hermosa (vocal, lyrics), Martina Sanollová & Dominika Karčovská (vocals). The box set released on 17th May, 2010.

"The artist can do nothing else but search for the meaning of life, for its matter, disregarding what will be and without pretension to its fruition. I am in the conviction that my music primarily wants to be an authentic scan of my mind. I often hear: "Why is your music so dark?“ I don’t reason in similar categories. It is the subject of slanted thinking, addictions or standards of individual perception. The substance of light does not exist without the dark. I reject all kinds of spurious affirmation and optimism. It fills me up with more darkness than the despair". (V.Hirsch for RUMORE magazine)

Order (both boxes and úarticular albums): Ars Benevola Mater


"Music composition whether in a simple or sophisticated form, must exhibit a moment when all its springs merge into one powerful current that lifts Man above his being - an ecstatic eruption transporting us above ourselves. Solely this moment gives meaning to music and justifies its existence on a higher sphere."

Vladimír Hirsch


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“Hirsch's creation of unrestrained power, mysterious whispers, drones, synth lines etc, finally constituting a defined wholeness and totality of sound, so vast and universal, so definitively orchestral. This aspect is clearly where his expertise resides, to create a whole atmospheric undercurrent where the listener himself submerges into a specific context and ultimately finds the mystery that lies in this philosophic aural evocation. The music preserves a cadence, this aspect gives an ever evolving dynamism to the orchestral narrative and its defined industrialized rhythm permeates the work within a clear post industrial context, a temporized machine march that commands the movements setting the pace for each section in a rather paused way, accenting the terrible tragic mood from its aural offering.”

Heathen Harvest

“The music of Vladimír Hirsch seems like the work of a real original, a maverick who has forged an aesthetic that doesn't sound quite like anything else. The music has a power that's hard to explain but that's undeniably compelling. Listeners of his work that stretches boundaries and has a visceral punch are likely to be intrigued or even deeply moved by Hirsch's ominous, tempestuous sound worlds. ”

Stephen Eddins
All Music Guide

"Complexity, modernity and scale that Hirsch has delivered with Graue Passion (Symphony No.4) that few others in the underground scene could hold a candle up to his achievements. This is a simply stunning work that should appeal to anyone with an appreciation for dark music in general and a bent for the neoclassical avant-garde. This is not a release to be dipped into lightly but to be savoured, at leisure, in a darkened space where you can fully immerse yourself and let your imagination provide the film for this epic work. Breathtaking, moving and darkly divine!”

Adam X
Heathen Harvest

"Classical influences, choirs and dark industrialism are the core of Vladimir's music, never sounds relaxed. Every work represents a step of the human race's decay and the music is its soundtrack. Melodies have counterpart dissonances which sometimes sound linked to contemporary classical more than to industrial music. For this reason Vladimir is a peculiar musician in the industrial scene, because he's more than that and "The Assent to Paradoxon" is the perfect way to explore his vision" (Maurizio Pustianaz)

Maurizio Pustianaz
(Chain D.L.K.)

Scripta Soli
Missa Armata
Graue Passion
Assent To Paradoxon

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