Fri 17 | 10:30pm


live performance

Vladimír Hirsch is a Czech avantgarde composer and musician, integrating industrial and dark ambient music with modern classical composition. Besides creating solo works, he is the founding member and leader of Skrol, Aghiatrias and various other projects of alternative music. His compositional style is characterized by polymodality and the emphasis on new sonic properties of instrumentation, created by force of digital technique. The music is marked by a dark, tense and tempestuous atmosphere, crossings over from experimental manipulations to unambiguous strictness in composition which are marked by highly evocative atmosphere enriched by conceptual themes ranging from metaphysics, anxiety to spirituality.

Vladimír Hirsch has been creating a rich blend of music for over 2 decades. His extensive collection includes more than 40 albums. Vladimir Hirsch performs regularly in his native country and abroad.

pictured: Jákob’s Ladder by Robert Carrithers and Marianna Auster

Fri 17 | 8:15pm


And don’t miss “Jákob’s Ladder” (German Premiere) by Robert Carrithers and Marianne  Auster at 8:15pm (part of “Two Short Stories”), a loose mystical portrayal of a biblical story inspired by Masonic lore and Prague mystic symbols, enhanced by the ethereal powerful music of Vladimír Hirsch.

Robert Carrithers is a Prague based filmmaker, photographer and script
writer. He has been documenting the musical and art underground scene
since the 1980s, exhibiting around the world with his most recent, NYC
80s’ underground Club 57/Mudd Club series, receiving critical acclaim.
He is presently completing a documentary about the legendary Berlin
based band Fatal Shore and is in pre-production on a humorous erotic horror
feature film set in Prague. He has lived and worked in New York, Los
Angeles, Chicago, London, Paris, Tokyo, Berlin and Prague.

Marianna O (Auster) is a Prague based (originally from Brooklyn, NYC) photographer and montage video maker, whose narrative collage films accompany Vladimír Hirsch’s and Skrol’s live music sets. Extracts from films, documentary footage, commercials and other lost relics are given new disturbing plots and spiritual dimensions. She has also worked on CD album cover designs for Hirsch’s releases.

Feb. 17, the complete program