Andreas O. Hirsch: ROW
12 inch LP | 180g Vinyl | b/w Inlay
Official release February 17th, 2017
ROW goes back to a collecting of field recordings that Hirsch took for Oerol, an annual theatre festival taking place on the West Frisian island of Terschelling / NL. The recording was taken aboard the ARAD, a lifeboat of the Dutch rowing team Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie during a training exercise on 25 April 2011. The course stretched from the harbour of West-Terschelling out into the Wadden Sea and back again. The focus is on the coxswain’s commands which resemble a funk singer’s ones and which make the team become one body working their way through the waters.
Steersman: Cees Plug
Rowers: Iense Roos, Rein Jan Buren, Iemke Ruijg, Jelle Cupido, Cor Langerak, Rik Plug, Jauk Hek
In memoriam Cees Plug † 2013
And via Bandcamp
This is some highly conceptual record from the world of field recordings and it is also a highly fascinating piece of sound art.
Frans de Waard, vital weekly
With particular thanks to Oerol as well as the cultural office of the city of Cologne for making this record possible.
Hirsch & Eigner Live
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 @ Bad Bonn, Düdingen / CH
Thursday, 19 January 2017 @ Kaffee Kind, Lucerne / CH
Friday, 20 January 2017 @ Wasserwerkstr. 89a, Zurich / CH
Saturday, 21 January 2017 @ Stadio, Vevey / CH
17 Seconds to la Prairie
Constructing electroacoustic instruments & making use of semi-automatic text (workshop)
AdBK Nürnberg, 11 – 13 January 2017
Hirsch & Eigner – Stalker / Swoop
7″ vinyl & digital
Here’s what -OUS records say: »Stalker/Swoop is a magnificent collaboration between German »DIY-Instruments« artist Andreas Oskar Hirsch and Austrian percussion and field recording perfectionist Richard Eigner from Ritornell.«
The 7 inch record is going to be released on 2nd of December 2016 – you can already preorder it here.
C/O AIC @ Jagla Ausstellungsraum
as part of the exhibition ISMUS by Tamara Lorenz
8 October – 4 November 2016
Hansaring 98, 50670 Köln
Friday, 23 September 2016, 8 pm
110 Rue Chaouia
Supporting this year’s edition as part of the team.
Sound Development City is a three-week expedition to two annually changing cities for artists from all disciplines and from around the world. The 5th edition takes place in Madrid and Casablanca from September 6 – 25 with a group of twelve international artists.
Thursday 8 September at 12 am & 6 pm
as well as Poller Wiesen #1 by
The Knob, The Finger & The It
Tuesday 6 September at 9pm
25 June 2016 at 7 pm
St. Gertrud-Kirche, Krefelder Str. 57, 50670 Cologne
22 June 2016 at 6 pm
live at The Paradox of Knowing Universals by Ralf Baecker
Musical Performance at Maximiliansforum, München
as part of Zeige deine Wunde
Wednesday 20 April 2016 at 7 pm
Leopard TV by Andreas O. Hirsch
The Knob, The Finger & The It
Live at Favorit Bar
Monday 18 April 2016 at 8:15 pm
Image by Gerald Schauder, drawn from Microchiroptera: POND
The Details Made Me Do It
Opening Thursday 28 January at 7:30pm
Exhibition from 31 January – 13 March 2016
Concert / Performance on Thursday 10 March 2016
14. Augsburger Kunstlabor
29 October – 1 November 2015
Premiere of the Carbophon, instrument conceived & built 2014 / 2015.
Pneuma comes from Greek, roughly meaning ‘breath‘, ‘air‘ or ‘spirit‘. The construction, set up specifically for this performance, consists of a rubber boat whose air chambers are connected by tubing with two melodicas, which are then driven by the escaping air. By playing the keys the performers thus bring about their own sinking.
Erik Satie’s Vexations (French for ‘humiliations’) comes to performers with the composer’s directive to prepare in utmost silence and complete motionlessness, in order to repeat the relatively short motif 840 times. Unpublished in Satie’s lifetime, the piece was first performed in its entirety in 1963 upon the initiative of John Cage.
Where: Port de Vinaigre in Deutzer Hafen, right bank of the Rhine between the Aurora-Mühle and the Essigfabrik. Entrance from Siegburger Str. 110., 50679 Köln.
Public transport: Take tram No 7 from Köln Center towards Porz, stop at Poller Kirchweg, walk back 100m, turn left behind Essigfabrik and walk through to the dock.
With the friendly support of
12 inch vinyl out on makiphon – two of the tracks here on Soundcloud
After numerous concerts and performances throughout the last years, Summe 1 is Hirsch’s first release on makiphon. The album concentrates on peculiar soundscapes and drony pieces, carefully interwoven by means of pitched harmonicas, electric guitars, mini fans, delays and the electric palm leaf, an electroacoustic invention of the artist. The eight titles evoke a space somewhere between interstellar geography (Maxwell Mountains – a plateau on planet Venus), abstract physics (Teilchenbeschleuniger), botanical scenery and animality: Kemeri 5 am features nocturnal crane calls that Hirsch recorded on a bike trip in a swamp near Riga while he was busy with decoding bird messages via morse code. Opossum Pravda is dedicated to the tenacious marsupial that likes to wander around at night and which is able to hang from trees by its tail. Kautschukwaage seems to suggest an exotic setting and provides a link to the rubber bands which one hears resonating in the miniature.
300 copies. Mastered by Joseph Suchy.
A 1-minute-extract of my piece ROW is turned into gold as part of the Australian project FOREVER NOW, making reference to the Golden Voyager Records that were launched in 1977 aboard the satellites Voyager l & ll, gathering information about earth and sending them to outer space for potential aliens. FOREVER NOW is a project by Aphids Events Inc. They seem to be working on actually getting the record up there. More info here
ROW features the dutch rowers of Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie.
with Tobias Beck, Tim Gorinski, Tobias Grewenig, Volke Hennes, Roman Hahlbrock, Andreas O. Hirsch, Matthias Muche, Martin Rumori, Dirk Specht, Sebastian Thewes, Franziska Windisch, Miki Yui
Academy of Media Arts Cologne / Filzengraben 2 / 50676 Köln
The Knob, The Finger & The It
HALL & RAUCH
Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 7 pm
Raum für temporäre Kunst
DER FLÜSTERNDE RAUM
Saturday, October 11, 2014
open door at 7:30 pm / concert at 8 pm (door closes at 8 pm)
The Knob, The Finger & The It, Natascha Nike,
Joseph Suchy, Holger Mertin
St. Gertrud Kirche, Krefelder Str. 57, 50670 Köln
A project by Andrés Krause & Maria Wildeis (Heimat + Sachkunde).
With friendly support by Sk Stiftung Kultur. Photo: Jannis Jaschke.
Le véhicule de la croisière intérieure
as part of Carroussa Sonore by Saout Radio, sound art diffusion project in the urban space of Marseille and at MuCEM. A proposition of Younes Baba-Ali in collaboration with Anna Raimondo in the context of ‚Marseille Résonance‘
Kanepes Kulturas Centrs
Skolas iela 15, Riga
The Black Hole
August 29th, 2014, 8pm
Improvisations and perfomances with Rachel James, Malgorzata Goliszewska, Andreas Oskar Hirsch, Richard Eigner, Vivian Caccuri & more
Expedition 2014 with
John Grzinich (US/EE), Vivian Caccuri (BR), Malgorzata Goliszewska (PL), Andreas Oskar Hirsch (DE), Richard Eigner (AT), Rachel S. James (CA/US), YangFan Li (CN), Moritz Wettstein (CH), Masa Drndic (HR), AEAEAEAE (NO/DE), Ruth Danon (IL)
Museum Ostwall Dortmund
July 1st – 31st, 2014
More info about this piece on Soundcloud
Photo: Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie
ROW as part of Saout Radio’s project during the Marrakech Biennale: Sonic ambulation in Marrakech’s taxis.
February 25th – March 2nd 2014
Now on Soundcloud
A solo improvisation with my new electro-acoustic baking dish set-up.
As part of a recording session in the St. Gertrud Church in Cologne,
Initiated, recorded and mixed by Andrés Krause – thanks!
Washed up whight and deliveried rhight
Peter Behrendsen & Andreas Oskar Hirsch
SO 06-10-2013, 16h
im Rahmen von Raummusik und so
Kunstwerk / Ausstellungshalle