musical artist :: Vladimír Hirsch
The Czech composer Vladimír Hirsch (born 3rd July 1954 in Benešov) has been composing since 1972, 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. Typical for him are new sonic characteristics of classical instruments, created by force of digital technique. He makes efforts to reach of organic incorporation of seemingly distinct or irreconcilable elements into the living form, called by him INTEGRATED MUSIC. He is founder and leader of ensembles Skrol, Aghiatrias and Zygote.