VLADIMÍR HIRSCH has been composing since teen age, when, as pianist and organ player, he started to compose small romantic and classicist compositions for these instruments. Soon, though, he abandons these compositions for a longer period and takes up experimental rock music in various formations. In 1987 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 other 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.
Influences Music: Antonín Dvorák, Leoš Janácek, Igor Stravinskij, Bohuslav Martinu, Iannis Xenakis, Edgard Varèse, Giacinto Scelsi, Swans, Miloslav Kabelác, Art Zoyd, Tuxedomoon, György Ligeti, Glenn Branca, Gang of Four, Tony Conrad, Diamanda Galás, Test Dept. Literature and philosophy: St.Thomas Aquinas, Graham Greene, Pierre Theilhard de Chardin, Fjodor M. Dostojevskij, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, François Mauriac, Ray Bradbury, Gabriel G. Márquez, František Gellner, Alexander Solženicyn, Jorge L. Borges, Franz Kafka, Jakub Arbes, Gertrude von Le Fort, John Kennedy Toole. Film: František Vláčil, Luis Buňuel, Elmar Klos, Andrei Tarkovsky, Béla Tar, Orson Welles, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Juraj Herz, Michalangelo Antonioni
Vladimir Hirsch - Exorcisms [Limited Edition] (2008) [HQ]