Liisa Hirsch

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

Musical and/or drama and/or dance works for stage

  • Music for dance performance "Taivaltajat"
    2014
    40'
    phonogram
    Fp: August 15, 2014, Generaattori, Kajaani, Finland; choreography and dancers Nadja Pärssinen and Anna Venäläinen, light designer Riku Elo
  • Music for dance performane "Kaleidoscope. Level" [Muusika liikumisetendusele "Kaleidoskoop. Tasand"]
    2014
    45'
    phonogram, live elctronics
    Fp: July 13, 14, and 15, 2014, Tower of Tartu St. John's Church, Glasperlenspiel Festival. Directors and choreographers Helena Krinal and Madli Teller, light design by Reelika Palk, costumes by Maria Karm, dancers (Just Tantsukool)

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • 2017
    10'
    symphony orchestra
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristiina Poska; April 7, 2017, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days
  • Mechanics of Flying
    2016
    13'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 2230, percussion (vibraphone, marimba, tam-tam), strings
    Fp: Estonian Music and Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; August 31, 2016, Berlin Konzerthaus, Young Euro Classic Festival

Works for string orchestra

  • Canvas [Lõuend]
    2019
    10'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; May 5, 2019, Tallinn, House of Blackheads, World Music Days 2019
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days/World Music Days

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Works for violin and orchestra

  • 2015
    14'
    solo violin, string orchestra
    Fp: Triin Ruubel (violin), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Atvars Lakstīgala; April 12, 2015, 1st studio of Estonian Public Broadcasting, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

Duos

  • Cloud Tones
    2015
    10'
    viola, piano
    Fp: Nikolaus Schlierf (viola), Liisa Hirsch (piano); August 27, 2015, St. Wenceslas Church, Ostrava Days 2015, Ostrava, Czech

Trios

  • Cloud Tones
    2015/2017
    12'
    bass flute, double bass, piano
    Fp: Monika Mattiesen (bass flute), Jaanus Siniväli (double bass), Liisa Hirsch (piano); October 30, 2017, Tallinn, Vaba Lava, International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt
  • Dynamics of Contact
    2017
    violin, viola, cello (Baroque instruments)
    Fp: Ensemble Nordic Affect; October 21, 2017, STUK Arts Centre, Leuven, Belgium, Transit Festival

Quartets

  • Cloud Tones
    Arrangement by ensemble Konzert Minimal
    2015/2017
    2 violas, cello, piano
    Fp: Ensemble Konzert Minimal; October 26, 2017, Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin
  • Before the Words [Enne sõnu]
    2006
    5'
    violin, cello, clarinet, piano
    Fp: Maarja Nuut (violin), Helena Tuuling (clarinet), Johannes Teppo (cello), Liisa Hirsch (piano); March 29, 2006, Kadriorg Palace, Estonian Music Days Festival

Quintets

  • Where They Grow Their Leaves
    2015
    8'
    violin, viola, cello, clarinet, piano
    Fp: Internationale Stichting Masterclass Apeldoorn: Margot Kolodziej (violin), Joe Nicholls (viola), Anastasia Feruleva (cello), Jelmer de Moed (clarinet), Ivan Penkov (piano); August 30, 2015, Schouwburg Orpheus, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Sextets

  • Traces [Jäljed]
    VR video by Rein Zobel
    2018
    flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, vello, VR video
    Fp: Ensemble U:; November 8, 2018, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
  • 4 Glides
    2017
    15'
    clarinet, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, video
    Fp: Ensemble for New Music Tallinn; October 6, 2018, Tallinn Great Guild Hall, festival "Sound Plasma"
  • Hermine's Tango [Hermine tango]
    music from the play "Night of Souls" (Endla Theatre)
    2009
    3'
    2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano
    Manuscript

Works for large ensemble (8+)

  • Fields [Väljad]
    2018
    2 wind quintets
    Fp: Wind Quintet Estica, Vanemuine Wind Quintet; July 4, 2018, Tallinn-Väike depot
  • Installation for B-House [Installatsioon B-majale]
    2016
    36 pianos and other instruments
    Fp: November 12, 2016, Tallinn Music High School, 55th Birthday concert of Tallinn Music High School
  • Four Glides
    2015
    16'
    2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 violins, viola, double bass, projection
    Fp: S.E.M Ensemble; December 19, 2015, Paula Gooper Gallery, New York
  • 4 Glides for Eleven
    2014
    8'
    violin, cello, double bass, clarinet, 2 bass clarinet, French horn, trombone, piano
    Fp: April 23, 2014, The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Spring Festival
  • Marie uni [Marie uni]
    music from the play "Noght of Souls" (Endla Theatre)
    2009
    3'
    flugelhorn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, harp, piano

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for piano

  • 2018
    13'
    for two pianos and one pianist
    Fp: Kadri-Ann Sumera (pianos); April 14, 2018, Tallinn House of Blackheads, Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Old Piano [Vana klaver]
    piece from the film „The House of Memories“
    2008
    2'
    piano
  • Vseva's Light
    2006
    4'
    piano
    Fp: Vsevolod Pozdejev (piano); October 5, 2006, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Chamber Hall, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
  • De noche… solo di sed
    2004
    3'
    piano
    Manuscript

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • Wings
    2016
    14'
    4 ensembles (each consists of five string insrtuments and three singers)
    Text: phonemes
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Elblag Chamber Orchestra, conductor Marek Moś; October 21, 2016, Tartu St. John Church, International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt
    Commissioned by: International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt

Works for voice(s) and instrument(s)

  • Brautigan Circles
    2015
    2 sopranos, mezzo soprano, tenor, bass, large ensemble: piccolo, flute, clarinet, 2 soprano saxophones, French horn, trumpet, 2 trombones, tuba, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, percussion
    Text: Richard Brautigan
    Fp: Orkest de Ereprijs, conductor Wim Boerman; February 27, 2015, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Works for voice(s) and other instrument(s)

  • 4 Glides for Five
    2014
    10'
    soprano, clarinet, piano, viola, double bass
    Text: without text
    Fp: Figura Ensemble and Garth Knox (viola); June 5, 2014, Tartu St. John's Church, Estonian Composers' Festival
  • Ojos de perro azul [Sinise koera silmad]
    2010
    21'
    mezzo soprano, flute, 2 kannels, cello, readers (male and female voice from phonogram)
    Text: After Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story (in Estonian)
    Fp: Ensemble Resonabilis, voices on phonogram: Iris Oja, Rain Simmul; March 21, 2012, Hobuveski, Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Lines
    2017
    mixed choir, phonogram
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš; October 27, 2017, Tallinn House of Blackheads, festival "Üle heli"
  • Miracle of Vanishing Manifests Itself in Turning the Kaleidoscope [Ilmutab kaleidoskoobi pööramisel kadumise ime]
    2014
    mixed choir
    Text: vocalise
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Janne Fridolin; April 23, 2014, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Estonian Choral Association, Estonian Composers' Union
    CD „New Estonian Choral Music 2012–2014“, Estonian Choral Association (2014); Chamber Choir of Tallinn Music High School, conductor Janne Fridolin

Works for male choir a cappella

  • Restless
    2012
    8'
    male choir
    Text: on the basis of Herman Hesse (in English)
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Mikk Üleoja; November 22, 2012, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Mikk Üleoja, State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
  • Shadow [Vari]
    2012
    4'
    male choir
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Kaspar Mänd; March 21, Mooste
    Commissioned by: Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AND MULTIMEDIA WORKS

  • Kuma
    2018
    mixed choir, electronics
    Fp: Chamber Choir Cappella Amsterdam, conductor Lodewijk van der Ree; February 1, 2019, Utrecht Pieterskerk, Netherlands
    Commissioned by: Cappella Amsterdam
  • Lines
    2017
    mixed choir, phonogram
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš; October 27, 2017, Tallinn House of Blackheads, festival "Üle heli"

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

Film music

  • Music for short film "Räägitakse, et tomatid armastavad rokkmuusikat"
    Directed by Janno Jürgens
    2016
    Fp: September 9, 2016, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn
  • Music for short film "Jagata"
    Directed by Daniel Jacoby
    2015
  • Music for film “Ahold of Get the Things to”
    Directed by Daniel Jacoby
    2014
    Fp: Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris, January 23, 2014
  • Music for documentary "Child of Nature" [Muusika dokumentaalfilmile "Looduslaps"]
    Directed by Anu Aun, Luxfilm
    2013
    Fp: February 12, 2014, Estonian Television
  • Music for puppet film „Lemonade Tale“ [Muusika nukufilmile „Limonaadilugu“]
    Directed by Vallo Toomla, Nukufilm
    2013
  • Music for short film „Elisabeth von Ungern Sternmeer“
    Directed by Vallo Toomla, Baltic Film and Media School
    2011
  • Music for short film „The Shot“ [Muusika lühimängifilmile „Lask“]
    Directed by Lena Pazilina, Allfilm
    2011
  • Music for six short dance films "Old Spaces, Living Art" [Muusika kuuele lühikesele tantsufilmile erinevates ajastustes "Old Spaces, Living Art"]
    Directed by Madli Teller,Tallinn - European Capital of Culture 2011 Foundation
    2011
  • Music for film „Estonian Stories: Being Normal“ [Muusika filmile „Eesti lood: Normaalne inimene“]
    Authors Tanno Mee and Kaidi Tamm, Alexandra Film
    2010
  • Music for documentary „Doctor Grossmann's Land of the Gods“ [Muusika dokumentaalfilmile „Doktor Grossmanni jumalate maa“]
    Directed by Vahur Laiapea, Ikoon
    2009
  • Music for film „Eric. A Fire Child“ [Muusika filmile „Eric. Tule laps“]
    Directed by Vahur Laiapea, Ikoon
    2009
  • Music for short film „The House of Memories“ [Muusika lühifilmile „Mälestuste maja“]
    Directed by Tanno Mee, Baltic Film and Media School, Exitfilm
    2008
  • Music for documentary „The Border of People“ [Muusika dokumentaalfilmile „Inemiste piir“]
    Directers Aivo Spitsonok and Vahur Laiapea, Ikoon
    2006
  • Music for documentary „Mission of a Rom“ [Muusika dokumentaalfilmile „Mustlase missioon“]
    Directed by Vahur Laiapea, Ikoon
    Fp: February 19, 2010

Music for TV broadcasts and series

  • Music for documentary teleplay „A Land Day of One's Own“ [Muusika dokumentaalsele telelavastusele „Oma Maapäev“]
    Directed by Hardi Volmer, Estonian Television
    2007
    Fp: November 28, 2007, Estonian Television

Music to plays

  • Music for Anton Chekhov's play „Three Sisters“ [Muusika Anton Tšehhovi näidendile „Kolm õde“]
    2012
    Fp: February 12, 2012, Estonian Drama Theatre, director Hendrik Toompere jr
  • Music for Enda Walsh's play „New Electric Ballroom“ [Muusika Enda Walshi näidendile „Uus elektriline tantsusaal“]
    2012
    Fp: October 9, 2012, Estonian Drama Theatre, director Sander Pukk
  • Music for Halldór Laxness's/Benedikt Erlingsson's play „Iceland’s Bell“ [Muusika Halldór Laxnessi/Benedikt Erlingssoni näidendile „Islandi kell“]
    2012
    voices, kannels, violin, percussion, harmonium
    Fp: August 10, 2012, Estonian Drama Theatre, director Priit Pedajas
  • Music for play „The King Is Dead“ [Muusika lavastusele „Kuningas sureb“]
    sound installation
    2012
    Fp: February 15, 2012, Theatre R.A.A.A.M. at Kanuti Guild Hall, director Homayun Ghanizadeh
  • Music for Paul-Eerik Rummo's play „The Cinderella Game“ [Muusika Paul-Eerik Rummo näidendile „Tuhkatriinumäng“]
    2011
    lute, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, kannel, electronics
    Fp: August 4, 2011, Estonian Drama Theatre, director Margus Kasterpalu
    Manuscript
  • Music for short dance performance „Now“ [Muusika lühikesele tantsuetendusele „Nüüd“]
    2011
    violin, voices, electronics
    Fp: April 28, 2011, Theatre Vanemuine, director Jaan Ulst
  • Music for Karl Ristikivi's/Herman Hesse's/Margus Kasterpalu's play „Night of Souls“ [Muusika Karl Ristikivi/Herman Hesse/Margus Kasterpalu näidendile „Hingede öö“]
    2009
    2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, harp, flugelhorn, trumpet, trombone, electric organ, voice
    Fp: March 14, 2009, Endla Theatre, director Margus Kasterpalu
    Manuscript
  • Music for Mart Kivastik's play „Our Father Which Art“ [Muusika Mart Kivastiku näidendile „Meie isa, kes sa oled“]
    2008
    Fp: May 4, 2008, Tartu Athena Centre, director Margus Kasterpalu

ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS

  • Aestimatus sum
    arrangement of work by Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa
    2012
    5'
    male choir
    Text: evangel
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Mikk Üleoja; November 22, 2012, Tallinn Methodist Church
  • O vos omnes
    arrangement of work by Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa
    2012
    5'
    male choir
    Text: evangel
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Mikk Üleoja; November 22, 2012, Tallinn Methodist Church
  • Plange quasi virgo
    arrangement of work by Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa
    2012
    6'
    male choir
    Text: evangel
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Mikk Üleoja; November 22, 2012, Tallinn Methodist Church