Horae (2011-2015)







Axonal Transit (2012-2014)






Selected Organ & Piano Works (1977-2012)






























Epidemic Mind (2007)







Missa Armata . Invocationes (1999/2001)





Endoanathymia (2004-2011)






















Markéta, the daughter of Lazar (2009-2010)






























Cryptosynaxis (1999-2010)















Underlying Scapes (2003-2010)









Nonterra (2004)









Graue Passion
















Contemplatio per nexus






Les Scenes Ardentes






Exorcisms





Tobruk






Torment Of Naissance






Concert Industriel Pour Orgue, 3rd version - CD Ars Benevola Mater (2006)






Sense Geometry (CD 2006)









Fragments, themes et images scéniques



























Vladimír Hirsch, Diamanda Galás: Missa Pestilens Integra







Dreams Of Awakening





Symphony No. 3 ´Brands Of Tyrany´ (1999)
















Casual Crime



Symphonies Nos.2 & 3




There's No Human Triumph













Simplicity Of Heresy











Organ Pieces






Out Of Your Objects




Symphony No.1 in E



Synthetics - Themes





























HORAE (ORGAN CONCERTO NO.2)

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" (Church of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church, Barikád Square, Prague 3, 25 April 2015. Mix: CatchArrow Recordings studio, Prague, Czechia.


Recording :
DIG (© 2015 SuRRism Phonoethics – sPE_0248)

1 Ingressa
2 Arcuata
3 Pugnax
4 Mobilis
5 Tracta
6 Spiralis
7 Extera
8 Ultima

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AXONAL TRANSIT

The album “Axonal Transit” embraces two works: A four-part composition with the same name, op.92, created in 2012 (tracks 1-4), considered and occasionally subtitled as "Symphony no.5" 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. Both of compostions are experimental works, based on similar compositional and technological processes, consisting in temporal and spatial variations blending of musical themes with an important role of ambient structures in the position of anchoring, however billowing matrix. There are used methods of antithetical, parametric or aleatoric articulation of sub-themes, which are more expressed in the title project. This is why both compositions form naturally an organic whole, notwithstanding the fact they remain thematically different.

Recordings :
CDR (© 2014 Integrated Music Records - Catch 065)

1 Linear
2 Diametric
3 Parametric
4 Gyroscopic
5 Craving Urania


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SELECTED ORGAN & PIANO WORKS

DA 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.

Recordings :
DIG (© 2013 SuRRism Phonoethics – sPE_0143)
2 CDR (© 2013 Integrated Music Records - Catch 054)

DISK 1

1 Nenia
2 Elegy Part I
3 Elegy Part II
4 Hymn No.2
5 Purificatio
6 Mechanical Sketch I
7 Mechanical Sketch II
8 Exodus Prelude
9 Hymn For Bells And Organ
10 Teorema
11 Convulsione
12 Amorphea I
13 Amorphea II
14 Partita For Piano
15 Aion Part 1
16 Aion Part 2

DISK 2

17 I.Grave. Ambiguamente
18 II.Allegro. Espressivo
19 III.Molto adagio
20 Bagatelle 1
21 Bagatelle 2
22 Bagatelle 3
23 Bagatelle 4
24 Bagatelle 5
25 Bagatelle 6
26 Azygea
27 Epikrasis
28 Nostalgie I
29 Nostalgie II
30 Nostalgie III
31 Nostalgie IV
32 Cats On The Rooftop
33 Symmetric Variation 1
34 Symmetric Variation 2
35 Symmetric Variation 3
36 Third Eye

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EPIDEMIC MIND

Conceptual album. 2007. Vladimír Hirsch – composition, all instruments, electronics, programming, mix, Kenji Siratori – lyrics, voice. Album in cosmogonic Wide open space, but replete of dense and compressed atmosphere, microtonality and intense insight into amorphic harmonic structures. This is one of Vladimír Hirsch’s albums working with the theme of the dialogue between space and detail, cosmos and human. 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.

Recording :
DIG (© 2013 SuRRism PhonoEthics - sPE_132)
CDR (© 2008 Integrated Music Records - Catch 059)

1 Genetic Doctrine
2 Dark Placenta
3 Crypt Virus
4 Orbit Affected III
5 Transfiguration
6 Babel


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INVOCATIONES

The cycle of 4 ritualistic musical prayers. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - electronic keyboards, synthesizers, vocal, integrated techniques, Tom Saivon - additional sounds, Martina Sanollová - backing vocals. Lyrics: St.Augustine, Raccolta (Enchiridion Indulgentiarum). Mastered by Vojtěch Haňka This is original version of project, that was in 2002 applicated in Aghiatrias album "Epidaemia Vanitatis". The compositions have a deep ambience with immersive emotional perceptions, without sparing any intensity and urgency. the overall character structurally aims more towards dark ambient. Listeners are drawn inside an introspective journey within a tempestous and submerged world together. The project is - both thematically and in means of expression - significantly related to Missa Armata with character of rites as the main axis of both compositions. As such, both projects both were included on one album and released in 2012, thus more than 10 yeras after their origin.

Recording :
Missa Armata . Invocationes (CD (© 2012 Ars Benevola Mater - ABM44)

1 Invocatio I
2 Invocatio II
3 Invocatio III
4 Invocatio IV


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ENDOANATHYMIA

Conceptual album for pianos and integrated techniques, op.70, in rearranged and remastered version, originally created in 2004 under the name "Hermeneutic Cycle". Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - pianos, electronic keyboards, electroacoustic & digital technique, mix. Mastered by V.Haňka. An extensive contemporary classical musical framework, keeping all typical attributes of integrated compositional techniques, based on electroacoustic and digital sound manipulation of classical instrumentation. The theme of the album constitutes a fictive thymogenic surgical-sound intervention of the brain to manipulate the emotions through a synthetic bridge, transferring artificial particles in substitution of natural structures of the tissue.

Recording :
Endoanathymia (CDR, © 2011 Integrated Music Records - Catch 050)

Quadrant 1
1 Sector Alpha
2 Sector Beta
3 Sector Gamma
4 Sector Delta
5 Sector Epsilon
6 Sector Zeta

Quadrant 2
7 Sector Eta
8 Sector Theta
9 Sector Iota
10 Sector Kappa
11 Sector Lambda
12 Sector Mi

Quadrant 3
13 Sector Ny
14 Sector Xi
15 Sector Omikron
16 Sector Pi
17 Sector Rho
18 Sector Sigma

Quadrant 4
19 Sector Tau
20 Sector Ypsilon
21 Sector Phi
22 Sector Chi
23 Sector Psi
24 Sector Omega

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MARKÉTA, THE DAUGHTER OF LAZAR

Conceptual album, op.85, 2009-2010. Adaptation of the soundtrack to the stage play “Markéta, dcera Lazarova”, a romantic drama, based on Vladislav Vančura's epic novel, directed by Pavel Ondruch and performed at Divadlo DISK, Praha, 2010. Musicians: Czech Integrated Ensemble & Choir, Vladimír Hirsch - pianos, electronic keyboards, digital technique, mix. Mastered by V.Haňka. The music – contemporary classical in its base, with an industrial and dark ambient tint - flows from sacred choral motifs and sorrowful violins surrounded by calm ambience through moments of pain and inner tension to dramatic eruptions of passion, violence and victorious hunts of percussion, clanging metal, flightly and nervous pianos, disturbing string inputs and ostinato, ominous rhythms with rich structuralized sound. Intense, religious and carefully constructed leaving no loose ends.

Recording :
CDR (© 2010 Integrated Music Records - Catch 062)

1 Prologue
2 The Prayer
3 Carousal
4 Bloodstain
5 A Piece about Virgin Net
6 The Dispute
7 First Sight
8 Abduction
9 Interlude I
10 No Master
11 Interrogation
12 The Rape of Kristián
13 The Bringing of Markéta
14 Maternal Intervention
15 The Rape of Markéta
16 Gethsemane
17 Morning Delight
18 1st Dream: Stolen Cleanliness
19 The Capture of Lazar
20 Father's Condemnation
21 Attempted Suicide
22 Interlude II
23 The Last Chance
24 Challenge To Fight
25 Bloody Hands
26 Disenchantment
27 Farewell of Lovers
28 Encirclement
29 Interlude III
30 2nd Dream: Lovelorn
31 The Maddeningness
32 Alexandra's Loss
33 The Lynching of Markéta
34 Expulsion
35 The Prioress's Oration
36 3rd Dream: Apparition
37 Interlude IV
38 The Sentence
39 Confession
40 Forgiveness and Redemption
41 The Ascension
42 Epilogue

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MISSA ARMATA (CRYPTOSYNAXIS)

Mass for elctronics and integrated technniques, op.64, 1999-2010. Musicians (Missa Armata): Vladimír Hirsch - electronic keyboards, synthesizers, integrated techniques, mix, Tom Saivon - additional sounds, Participation: Czech Integrated Ensemble and choir - classical instrumentation and choral parts, Timothy Simmons - spoken word. (Cryptosynaxis): Vladimír Hirsch - electronic keyboards, synthesizers, integrated techniques. Participation: Tom Saivon - additional sounds, lyrics, Timothy Simmons - spoken word. Video artist: Marianna Ostrovskaya - videomontage and editing. The composition is based on standard catholic liturgical elements, except final "Exodus" and without verbal singing of appropriate liturgical text.
The music demonstrates a highly structured industrial sound combined with classical instrumentation. It is not a Mass itself, but rather, a narrative about the communication between its contentand the listeners' state of mind. Parallel to this, the album expresses a fictional war story, where adversaries are forced to participate in a worship together. The original composition "Missa Armata" (created 1999) by Vladimír Hirsch was later adjusted for the first Aghiatrias album, named FIELD MASS (2000), that has not never been officially released. It was completely revisited in 2004 and renamed as "Cryptosynaxis" (hidden worship in ancient Greek). In 2009, the composition was modified and adapted for audiovisual perfomance. Synchronized videomontage was created by Marianna Ostrovskaya. Audiovisual version, that narrates between the holy and profane, fight and darkness, order and chaos, was released on DVD in the autumn 2010 by Integrated Music Records.
In 2011, Vladimír Hirsch returned back to original version from 1999, preserved its raw sound, only renewed and remastered it. This version is strict and uncompromising, demonstrating a highly structured industrial sound combined with classical instrumentation and choirs, achingly electrifying noises and power-electronic force and energy. This version was finally released on CD together with similar composition "Invocationes" by Ars Benevola Mater label in 2012.

Recordings :
Aghiatrias: Field Mass (CDR © 2000 CatchArrow Recordings - Catch 042; version 1, not released)
Cryptosynaxis (DVD © 2010 Integrated Music Records - ARM 015 / Catch 042c)
Missa Armata . Invocationes (CD © 2012 Ars Benevola Mater - ABM44 )

Missa Armata :
1 Introitus
2 Kyrie
3 Gloria
4 Credo
5 Sanctus
6 Agnus Dei
7 Exodus

Cryptosynaxis :
1 Eísodos
2 Kýrios
3 Empistosýni
4 Dóxa
5 Prólogos
6 Ágios
7 Entheí Arní

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UNDERLYING SCAPES

Thematic album for integrated techiniques, op.68. 2002-2003. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - electronic keyboards, synthesizers, digital technique, mix. Participation: Tom Saivon - additional sounds. A dark-ambient album with original name DE REGIONIBVS LIMINIS, devoted to the theme of subliminal sensual perception and its fictive musical applicaiton. An abstract conception of the confrontation between the surreal and real world (artificial ambient versus realistic industrial sound). The meditative character of the compositions is brightened by discharges of a kind of radioactive irradiation, representing the fleeing moments of understanding. The composer aims for purity of expressive means in an effort to accentuate the role of the primarily suppressed and ignored spiritual dimension of our world, while pointing to the importance of the liminal “structures” of our perception. In 2009 eas created revisited version of the album with the name "Underlying Scapes". This version released by Ars Benevola Mater in 2010 in limited edition only for subscribers, that ordered the box "The Assent To Paradoxon" before 31st March 2010. Concept, themes and compositions bases of this project represent also the groundwork of 3rd AGHIATRIAS album "Regions Of Limen".

Recordings :
De Regionibus Liminis (CDR © 2003 CatchArrow Recordings - Catch 041)
Aghiatrias: Regions Of Limes (CD © 2004 Epidemie Records)
Underlying Scapes (CD © 2010 Ars Benevola Mater / ABM34BB)

1 Illuminated Temples
2 Arachnopia Field
3 Gyral Bridges
4 White Migratory Quadrant
5 Cavity Of Desolation
6 Behind The Line Of Touch
7 Liminal Vortex
8 Chiasmas

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NONTERRA

Suite for integated ensemble, op. 73. 2004-2005. Musicians: Czech Integrated Ensemble, Vladimír Hirsch: synthesizers, drums, samplers, computers. A suite in the spirit of integrated music focusing on confrontation of spiritual and materialistic world, traditional for the composer. Musical themes of modern classic and ambient clash with periodically repeating elements of fashionable trends of pop music and attack their rhythmic, structures and melodies. They become their inner destructive agent and challenge of tattiness and first-signal degradation of human feeling, governing the conventional taste. It is obvious though that the tout ensemble is skeptical as the end states sadness from status quo, loneliness and weakness of the individual, e.g. disbelief in a practical possibility to overcome the overwhelming panegodeism of contemporary human. The title NONTERRA, thus NONEARTH, is more than explicit in this context.

Recording :
CD (© 2010 Ars Benevola Mater - ABM34B)

1 Ante lucem
2 Synapsis
3 Nonterra
4 Mécaniques d´État
5 Advenit orator
6 Les voix des morts
7 Transformation - Ulterior Act
8 IsoMorphe
9 Chant des marquées
10 Parahymnus
11 Clausula retis
12 Transformation - Violent Act

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GRAUE PASSION (SYMPHONY No. 4 "DESCENT FROM THE CROSS")

Symphony for integrated orchestra and choir, op. 67B. 2001-2005; the revisited version of Symphony No.4 "Descent From The Cross". Musicians: Czech integrated ensemble and choir, conducted by author. Soloists: Vladimír Hirsch-pianos, electronic keyboards, programming, Martina Sanollová - mezzo-soprano, Dominika Karčovská - sopranovocals. Thematic opus, inspired originally by Dostoevski’s interpretation of Hans Holbein´s painting of same name. It is a polemic with his questioning of the Christian faith in Christ’s resurrection, since the level of cogency in portraying a truly dead body is strikingly exposed in the works of the German artist. Also because of this the symphony may be understood as a sort of filling of the gap between Christ’s death and laying into the grave (see indiv. parts), i.e. the process, which is not given much space in the bible. The author is trying to create a deeply immersed, painful perception here, dominated by uncertainty and doubt, but through the belief in spiritual strength inclined to hope and strife for the fulfilling of the faith’s thesis. In expressive terms the work combines expressive means ranging from symphonic to noise, in a totality which up to now represents the author’s concept of the so-called integrated musical form the best. Recorded partially live at „Luminiscence Evening“, ČKD Hall in Karlín, Prague, November 18, 2008, rearranged, and remixed at CatchArrow Recordings studio, Prague, Czechia. Mastered by Vojt.Haňka.

Recordings :
Symphony No.4 "Descent From The Cross": CD (© 2008 Ars Benevola Mater, ABM 30)

1 Part I: After Expiry
2 Part II: Night Under The Cross
3 Part III: The Descent
4 Part IV: The Pass From Golgotha
5 Part V: Entombment
6 Part VI: Apotheosis
7 Part VII: Marc VI/16

Graue Passion: CD, digipack (© 2009 Ars Benevola Mater, ABM 39)

1 Part I. Introduktion: Da riss der Vorhang entzwei…
2 Part II. Die Nacht unter dem Kreuz
3 Part III. Die Kreuzabnahme
4 Part IV. Der Weg vom Golgotha
5 Part V. Voll Blut und Wunden
6 Part VI. Die Grablegung
7 Part VII. Apotheose
8 Part VIII. Epilog

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CONTEMPLATIO PER NEXUS

Thematic album for integrated ensemble, choir and solo vocals, op.77, 2007-2008. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, programming), Dawn Hermosa (solo vocal, lyrics), Czech Integrated Ensemble. Produced by Tom Saivon. Mastered by V.Haňka. An extent work (79 min.) on philosophical-teological theme, coming out of the writing "Teologia spiritualis mystica", conversant the process of transformation of human mind during mystical contemplation. The composition describes relatively exactly all phases of it, beeing divided into two, seemingly thematically antagonistic parts (complementary-affirmatory), which are but indiscerptible compounds of natural contemplative process. Particular periods are represented by subsections, which are continuously merged each into other. The album is an intense musical dialogue between space and detail, a kind of transcription of the relation between human and cosmos, the fight and reconcilliation of intrinsic and extrinsic, real and surreal world. Polymodal architecture of compositions, their sound characteristics, oscillated from perceptional - not voluminal - levels on the border of subconsciousness (Oratio quietis / A Quiet Prayer) over X-ray radiation from obscurity (Obscuritas) to excruciating strenght (Tortio Sensuum / Sense Torture) and cohesion of integrated techniques of instrumentation create from this work one of the author´s masterpieces. Reception of this opus, expressed with very high autenticity and exposed emmotions, needs absolute concetration and submersion of receiving subject, then really the state, similar to mystical contemplation.

Recording :
CD (© 2009 Ars Benevola Mater)

1 Contemplatio per negationem (Vestibulum - Obscuritas - Sitis - Tortio sensuum)
2 Contemplatio per affirmationem (Oratio quietis - Somnus potentiarum - Coniunctio)

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LES SCÈNES ARDENTES

Album of compositions for integrated ensemble, choir and sola, op. 75. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, drums, vocals, programming; participation of Martina Sanollová and Dominika Karčovská (vocals) and Czech Integrated Ensemble. Mastered by V.Haňka. Produced by Tom Saivon. A collection of scenic works, adapted as fully conceptual album, originally composed or arranged for theatre performances in the period between 1994 and 2003. Rewritten, restructuralized, rearranged and remixed in 2006. The album represents author´s typical consistent, achingly nervous harmonic structures with rich inner life and articulation, corresponding with mighty, monolitic sounds of orchestration in original integrated arrangement, ending in the creation of the order of primarily chaotic particulars.

Recording :
CD (© 2009 Ars Benevola Mater - ABM32)

1 Introduction
2 Adversaire
3 Espaces interdits
4 Antischerzo
5 Cris du feu
6 Transfugue
7 Orea Nexx
8 Arc extatique
9 La dernière défense
10 Sacrifice au irrationel

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EXORCISMS

Thematic album for integrated ensemble (1999) in revised version (2006), op. 61/2. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - keyboards, synthesizers, vocals, drums, programming); participation of Czech Integrated Ensemble & Choir, Tom Saivon (mix), Dominika Karčovská and Martina Sanollová (vocals). Mastered by Jan Seibt. Produced by Tom Saivon. Revocation of the theme of exorcisms (op. 61/1) in integrated musical form.

Recording :
CD (© 2008 Ars Benevola Mater - ABM31)

1 Confiteor
2 Paligenesis
3 Ecce Crux
4 Synaestheseum
5 Quadrivia
6 In Hoc Signo
7 Averte !
8 Essentia Quinta
9 Ufarsin

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TOBRUK

Soundtrack to the movie with the same name. 2008. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, programming) with participation of Czech Integrated Ensemble. Mastered by V.Haňka. Thematic album, created from the author´s original (not realized - 2nd place in the competition) soundtrack to the movie of director Václav Marhoul "Tobruk" from the milieu of Czech military unit and its role in the well-known battle in North Africa during WWII.

Recording :
CDR (© 2008 CatchArrow Recordings - Catch 052)

1 Agami (Introduction)
2 The Presage
3 First Victory
4 At The Grave
5 Reentry Of Enemies
6 The Escape
7 Though The Desert
8 Inertia Of Space
9 Destiny Command
10 Back To Struggle
11The Final Gleam
12 Catharsis (Ending)

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TORMENT OF NAISSANCE

Thematic album for integrated ensemble, op. 78, 2007. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, programming). Participation: Dawn Hermosa (vocal, lyrics). Produced by Tom Saivon. Mastered by V.Haňka. Studio remix and application of concert program as fully conceptual album with the theme of creationist paralells between the nascency of cosmos and human.

Recording :
CDR (© 2007 Integrated Music Records - Catch 054)

1 Phase 1 - Inception
2 Interphase 1
3 Phase 2 - Syllepsis
4 Phase 3 - Formation
5 Phase 4 - Enanthropy
6 Interphase 2
7 Phase 5 - Convolution
8 Phase 6 - Akathisia
9 Phase 7 - Expanse
10 Interphase 3
11 Phase 8 - Energeia

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CONCERT INDUSTRIEL POUR ORGUE

Concerto for organ, sythesizers, percussions and orchestra, op. 49. 1998. Musicians: Czech integrated ensemble, Vladimír Hirsch: organ and other keyboard; conducted by author. This work is initially an extensive composition in quasi-oratorial form, in final version abbreviated and restructuralised. Classical form is here only in contours. Opus is characterised by thematic spurts, erupting in desultory pulses and, exhausted, dying away in a mass of industrial sounds, without consequent ending of idea. The industrial matrix is also a space and energy source for volcanic activity proper. The solo role of the organ is surprisingly not dominant and its parts are often taken over by other instruments. The reworked second version (live and studio) of the project is markedly shorter, placing more emphasis on systematic approach to its theme, without essentially influencing the above said basic qualities of the opus. Last revised version was officially released by Italian label Ars Benevola Mater in October 2006; produced by Tom Saivon.

Recordings :
Concert industriel pour orgue (CDR © 1998 Catch Arrow Recordings-Catch 014d)
Symphony no.2 ”Defensa” . Concert industriel pour orgue (CDR © 1998 Catch Arrow Recordings-Catch 019)
Concert industriel pour orgue / Live 1998 (CDR © 2001 Integrated Music Records - Catch 014b, © 2002 Integrated Music Records - 014c)
Concert industriel pour orgue (CD © 2007 Ars Benevola Mater - ABM029)

1 Part I. Ouverture
2 Part II. Essai
3 Part III. Intermède
4 Part IV. Ensemble

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SENSE GEOMETRY

Album of compositions for synthesizers, drums, percussions and digital technique, op. 54. 1998. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch: synthesizers, samplers, drums, computer. Conceptual album of compositions, based on author´s fictive, geometric symbolism of certain mechanisms of the human psyche. It is an attempt to detect or prove the existence of a certain order in illusory chaos. The author calls this musical form of mathematical theory “fractal musical geometry”, as has already been mentioned. To this purpose he uses signals of intervals, rhythm, structure and instrumentation logic. Sound is an important component, creating a simply structured, yet emotionally tense atmosphere, where the lightly industrialised or noise instrumentation of the compositions plays the role of the chaotic and likewise irritating element, the hypnotic rhythm than the role of order’s go-between, pointing attention’s direction to another levels of seeing things. Original recording on CDR, second, revisited version (2004) officially released by Ars Benevola Mater in September 2006 (produced by Tom Saivon). Complete themes of the project were used as the base of Zygote album "Geometrie nevědomí".

Recordings :
CDR (© 1998 CatchArrow Recordings - Catch 023)
CD (© 2006 Ars Benevola Mater - ABM 25)

1 Tetragons (Figure 1)
2 Triangles (Figure 1) Inside Cylindric Channels
3 Circles (Figure 1)
4 Abscissas System (Figure 1) In Pentagonal Column
5 Ellipsis Segments
6 Triangles (Figure 2)
7 Circles (Figure 2) In Tetragonal Structure
8 Abscissas System (Figure 2)
9 Tetragons (Figure 2)
10 Chain Of Ellipsoid Figures

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FRAGMENTS, THÈMES ET IMAGES SCÉNIQUES

Scenic music. 1990-2005. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch: synthesizers, drums, samplers, computer, Czech Integrated Ensemble. A selection of mainly short-lenght tracks, which frame the global survey of author´s scenic musical works in period between 1990 and 2004. Album content rearranged excerpts, abbreviated or adapted versions of compositions. Special digipack of 2 CDRs with total time 127 minutes.

Recording :
2 CDR (© 2005 Integrated Music Records - Catch 047)

DISC 1:
1 Arrivée des morts
2 Resistentia
3 Exorcisms – Part IV.
4 Reversion (Stratum profundum, version 2)
5 Le Greffe
6 Bread Of Deceit
7 Conversion Symptoms Theme
8 Lex lacerationis (version 2)
9 L´abîme éloigné et approché
10 The Storm/ Variations On Themes 1 & 2
11 Plebeian March (Hereticon)
12 Deux espaces
13 Varations syntactiques – Theme 6
14 Die Metamorphose / Figur X
15 Inert Triad
16 Orea Nexx
17 The Orphan Age
18 Zona arcuata
19 The Tales Of Mabd / Finale

DISC 2:
20 Labyrinth – Image 1: Verticals
21 Apostasy (Theorems)
22 Gyre de la necessité
23 Die Metamorphose / Figur Y
24 Adveniat
25 Death Of Argianne
26 Spiral Aura
27 Traversée d´Elektra
28 Sursum
29 Anathema Deserve
30 Unquiet Night Scenery
31 Oranit
32 Die Metamorphose / Family Fight
33 Missing The Mirror
34 Transfugium
35 Plebeian Dance (Hereticon)
36 Elysium (Transformation / Ulterior Act - version 3)
37 New Orders – Conclusion
38 Postscript

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MISSA PESTILENTIAE INTEGRA

Mass for integrated ensemble and female vocal, op. 59, 1999. Adaptation of Diamanda Galás album "Plague Mass"(1990, Mute Records) in arrangement and concept of Vladimír Hirsch, supplemented by a few original compositions. Musicians: Diamanda Galás: vocal, pianor, Vladimír Hirsch: organ, synthesizers, noises, drums, David Linton: percussions, Blaise Dupuy: keyboards, Ramon Díaz: electronic percussions, Michael McGrath: tapes. It is a nesting in of authentic parts of Diamanda Galás’ „Plague Mass“ into an integrated composition, supplemented by a few shorter compositions and conceived as an authorial partnership. The album is adapted into the formal structure of a classical mass with all liturgical parts.

Recording :
CDR (© 1999 CatchArrow Recordings-Catch 027) - unauthorized yet

1 Introitus /V.Hirsch/
2 Kyrie: There´s No Rest Until The Fighting´s Done / D.Galás, V.Hirsch/
3 Gloria /V.Hirsch/
4 Credo: Deliver Me From Mine Enemies /D.Galás, V.Hirsch/
5 Offertorium /V. Hirsch, D.Galás/
6 Sanctus: Do You Confess? /D. Galás, V.Hirsch/
7 Consecratio /V.Hirsch, D.Galás/
8 Agnus Dei: And I Saw The Heaven Open /D.Galás, V.Hirsch/
9 Benedictus /D.Galás, V.Hirsch/
10 Ite, missa est: Let Us Praise.../V.Hirsch/

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DREAMS OF AWAKENING

Thematic album, op. 58, 1999 Musicians : Vladimír Hirsch - synthesizers, drums, samples, programming. Contrary to the preceding projects of similar orientation, this album one no longer sounds like methodical entertainment, mainly thanks to its unifying, more serious thought conception. It is grounded in a certain specific boundary situation in the author’s life, at first adapted in writing, later adapted musically. The music schame is basically rock, combined with sampled loops. The melodramatic form, the athmospere full of anxiety, expressive poetry and compact sound of the album makes it an original expression. Notice: first version of the album was titled "Dream Monsters Exorcism". It was recorded under the name "Subpop Squeeze".

Recording :
Dreams Of Awakening (CDR © 1999 CatchArrow Recordings-Catch 034b)

1 Introduction
2 She Was An Angel
3 Aorted
4 Derision
5 Anathema
6 Under The Ground
7 The Rite Of Love And Death
8 Dawning

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SYMPHONY NO. 3 "BRANDS OF TYRANY"

Symphony for integrated orchestra, organ and percussions with sub-title "Sinfonia integra per orchestra, organo e percussione", op.52. 1998. Musicians: Czech integrated ensemble, conducted by Vladimír Hirsch; soloists: mezzosoprano: Martina Sanollová, organ: Vladimír Hirsch. This symphonic work is a kind of recapitulation of the author’s creative period between 1987-98. It is a highly uncompromising, even aggressive project, thematically concerned with the crisis of values of today’s world. It gives us a pitiless image of its chaos, paradoxically serving itself as an excuse for the soulless stereotypes of life, a cheap apology of the absence of blame for it. The author does not avoid a certain level of cruelty here, yet it fully corresponds to the necessary level of intensity that the cry of warning be heard in a strong emotionally hypo-acoustic (hard of hearing) environment. Even through its univocally signalised scepticism the composition is filled with the effort to undermine the bonds of stereotypes on the one hand and on the other to bind chaos, as a yearning for the spiritual purification of society. The pitiless view is documented by a highly martial character of the individual, mostly short meter movements. Symphony No. 3 is formally once again a relatively classical unit, but conceived already in the spirit of the author’s philosophy of the so-called integrated music. It is an opus, at the end of which we feel utmost exhaustion, but also faith in the giving up of oneself to an idea, notwithstanding the futility, by which it is surrounded. The final movement, which brings us back, in the manner of Sisyphus, to the very beginning of the process, but on a different level, is proof of this. The second revised version (2001) is the component of the album "Symphony No. 2 & 3", released by Inbtegrated Music Records.

Recordings :
Symphony No.3 (CDR © 1999 CatchArrow Recordings - Catch 028)
Symphonies Nos.2 & 3" (CDR © 2003 CatchArrow Recordings / Catch 029)

1 I. Allegro assai. Attacamente
2 II.Presto. Feroce
3 III.Allegro. Ostinato
4 IV.Intermezzo #1. Agitato
5 V.Allegro con brio
6 VI.Allegro. Risoluto.
7 VII.Grave.Eccitante
8 VIII. Presto. Frettoloso.
9 IX. Allegretto.Guerresco con agilita.
10 X. Marcia. Trionfale.
11 XI. Grave. Independemente
12 XII. Andante con moto.
13 XIII. Ondeggiando. Allegretto poco mosso.
14 XIV. Intermezzo #2.
15 XV. Conclusione.
16 XVI. Allegro assai. Attacamente 2

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CASUAL CRIME

Album of compositions for jazz quartet, 1998. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch: piano, Zbygniew Zieliński: alto sax, Jean-Jacques Cerf: contrabass, Ted Hart: drums & percussions. Extensive album with compositions, arising from romantic and ethnic author´s themes is some reminiscence of composer's period of active interest in jazz music It was developing by standard way in terms of jam session of classic jazz quartet.

Recording :
CDR (© 1998 CatchArrow Recordings - Catch 039)

1 Année de guêpe
2 Quijote
3 Chess Game Trespass
4 Back In Black
5 Red Desert
6 Anilusia
7 Remembrance 77
8 Degressive Interval / Ending

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SYMPHONY NO. 2 "DEFENSA"

Symphony for integrated orchestra, op. 47, 1997. Musicians: Czech integrated ensemble; Vladimír Hirsch: pianos, synthesizers and other keyboards: The second symphony is intended for the so-called ”integrated orchestra” (as is the majority of the author’s works), using both authentic and synthetic instrumentation from the classical symphony orchestra, enhanced by industrial sounds which add colour to the compositions. Developed here are also some of the author’s leading motifs, that have not yet been fully exploited in the past. It is an allegory, where the virtual physical collision of two antagonistic worlds represents a similar kind of interference occurring on the level of elementary ethical values inside an individual. It is a kind of autobiographic apology of a failure in a similar kind of fight. Revised version (2001) will be released in 2003 as first part of CDR "Symphony No. 2 & 3" by IntegratedMusic Records.

Recording :
Symphony No.2 (MC © 1998 CatchArrow Recordings-Catch 012)
Symphony no.2 ”Defensa” . Concert industriel pour orgue (CDR © 1998 Catch Arrow Recordings-Catch 019)
Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3" (CDR © 2003 CatchArrow Recordings / Catch 029)

1 Part I. Incorporatio
2 Part II. Animae milites gravis armaturae
3 Part III. Iudicium et sententia (...pictura pugnae sunt)

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THERE'S NO HUMAN TRIUMPH

Compilative album of compositions for synthesizers, samples, radio recordings; 1995-96. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - synthesizers, drums, samples, programming. Although by genre it is characterised as subpop, being rather rock than serious, nonetheless it is a certain specific form of applying integrated music concepts involuntarily. Thematically it is opposed to the media politics and principles of directed intoxication of the population. It does so using hyperbole and irony, radio broadcasts instead of vocals, often rhythmically tied with the musical base. The compositions have the form of songs and are all based on loops of simpler keyboard or guitar riffs, inserted into a specific ambient. The compilation was created from albums "Arsenica/Less Than Nothing" and "Dream Monsters Exorcism, recorded under the name "Subpop Squeeze".

Recording :
There's No Human Triumph (CDR © 1999 CatchArrow Recordings-Catch 030b)

1 Republica
2 Disaster Experts
3 Here Comes The Monster
4 Entusiastic
5 Holy, Holy, Holy
6 Intriguers
7 Lobotomy Gloria
8 Affection
9 Poisoner
10 Venetian Settlement
11 Imageon
12 All In Hot Pursuit Of All
13 Limits Of God
14 Unsavoury Friend
15 Inerve
16 Less Than Nothing
17 The Scrap
18 Appeasement
19 No One Will Save Me
20 (There's No Human) Triumph

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SIMPLICITY OF HERESY

Thematic album. 1996. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - synthesizers, organ, piano, drums, sounds, programming. A religious epic composed of electroacoustic manipulations of string instruments, brass, classical organ, densely enhanced piano and drums combined with additional dark ambient soundscapes. The conceptual affinity is directed to minimalistic-neoclassical model, but does not surpass the scope of severe militant rhythms along with obstinate instrumental loops as a counterpoint to the melodic calmness which further enhances the relentless tension created in the music. The album was later reworked using vocals and additional sounds into SKROL´s release "Heretical Antiphony".

Recording :
Simplicity Of Heresy (MC © 1996 CatchArrow Recordings-Catch 001)
Simplicity Of Heresy (CDR, DIG © 2005 Integrated Music Records-Catch 048)

1 Proclamatio
2 Agog
3 Litanie
4 Non-Organic
5 Sursum
6 Purified
7 Adveniat
8 Plebeian Dance 1
9 Fire Scene
10 Simplicity Of Heresy
11 Converted
12 Plebeian Dance 2
13 Martyrdom Phase
14 Uniformity Celebration March
15 New Laws / New Orders
16 Exsanguis

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ORGAN PIECES

Album of compositions for organ, op. 23, 25, 26, 28 & 59. 1987-1991. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch: organ. Collection of organ works, composed between 1987 and 1991 in experimental style, combinated traditional classical attitude with modern sound and author´s specific modal and tonal system.

Recordings :
Organ Pieces (MC © 1991 D.M.Recordings - DMR 06)
Organ Pieces (CDR © 2001 CatchArrow Recordings - Catch 00E)

1 Ambits Of Material World - Part I / Marionettes
2 Ambits Of Material World - Part II / Late Views
3 Ambits Of Material World - Part III / Reprints
4 Ambits Of Material World - Part IV / All Is Sealed Off
5 5 Hymn Of Immobility
6 Theme In C-minor

7 Transubstantiation, Part I
8 Transubstantiation, Part II
9 Prelude
10 Introitus (Missa pestilentiae)
11 Ite, missa est (Missa pestilentiae)

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OUT OF YOUR OBJECTS

Album of compositions for piano, synthesizers, drum-machine and vocal, op. 22, 1989; reworked 1991, remixed 1993 and later reanimated and recorded on CDr. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch: piano and other keyboards, drum-machine, vocal. Monothematic collection of songs with inly lyrical polarization. Unified sound is characterized by dominated expressive piano score, monotonous rhytmics and darkened vocal - all in dark and calm athmosphere of synthetic keyboards. Remastered 1993 and recorded again on cassette tape (MC).

Recordings :
CDR and MC (© D.M.Recordings - DMR 12),

1 In The Garden
2 Out Of Your Objects
3 Darkness
4 Plastic Sun
5 Song Of The Stray
6 Rancour´round
7 Behind Her House
8 Out Of Your Objects II

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SYMPHONY NO. 1"

Symphony for synthesizers, op. 20. 1988. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch: synthesizers. The first of the symphonies, composed for synthesisers, is a four-movement composition, which as if it was trying to show the number of ways the author was to take in his development. The basic themes are handled here with an attempt to exhaust various alternatives of harmony, the composition structure is more subject to experiment then the sound itself. It is an introspective project, of a very intense, in parts painful dwelling in the atmosphere of the work, trying to implicate the conflict of the inner world as seen through feelings and rational thought. Re-recorded in 1996, then in 2001 completely reworked and remastered.

Recordings :
Symphony No.1 (MC © 1989 Marabu Recordings)
Symphony No.1 in E . Seven Parts Of Desolation (CDR © 1996 CatchArrow Recordings – Catch 00A)
Symphony No.1 (CDR © 2001 CatchArrow Recordings – Catch 046)

1 1st Movement
2 2nd Movement
3 3rd Movement
4 4th Movement

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SYNTHETICS - THEMES

Album of compositions for synthesizers, op. 17. 1986-1987. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch: synthesizers, tapes. Experimental project for synthesizers and tapes, predominantly of space-ambient character. First fully conceptual author's solo work, abandoning the curse of interprets´ routine. Reworked, remastered and recorded on CDR in 1996.

Recordings :
Synthetics - Themes (MC © 1987 D.M.Recordings - DMR 01)
Synthetics - Themes (CDR © 2002 CatchArrow Recordings – Catch 00D) + bonus track: Me All But Died
Synthetics - Themes (DIG © 2013 CSIndustrial – CSi 004) + bonus track: Selenium

1 Music Of Inner Sleep
2 Theme I: Old Horses
3 Jericho
4 The Song About Your Guilt
5 There Was No Moving Her
6 Theme II: Neglected
7 The Cairn
8 Electric Sound Tissue
9 Meanless
10 Lackadaisical
11 Rigid And Frigid
12 Dance Of Blue Cells
13 Theme III: Piliformis
14 Afterwards
15 Theme IV: Soulbreaker
16 Invasion 68
17 Stereotyped
18 Music Of Inner Sleep II

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