Jodlowski, Pierre

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born in 1971 in Toulouse, he studied composition at the Conservatoire de Lyon and during IRCAM courses. In 1998–2014 he has been artistic director of the Novelum festival in Toulouse, and has led the artistic group éOle since 1998. His works have been performed at numerous festivals of contemporary music in France and abroad, as well as at artistic centres associated with dance, theatre, art and electronic music. 

At present his music is developing along various lines; apart from shaping his own musical path, he is involved in creating images, music programming, directing and, primarily, in studying the issues of dynamic relations in stage spaces. He regards music as an “active” art, capable of strong effect both in the physical dimension (through energy, gesture and space) and the psychological one (through associations and through stimulating memory and imagination). Alongside composing music, Jodlowski also appears on the stage, solo or with other artists including Jean Geoffroy (percussion), Cédric Jullion (flute), and Wilhelm Latchoumia (piano), in trio with Roland Auzet (percussion) and Michel Portalem (saxophone and clarinet) and in duo with Alexi Babel (percussion). He is also active as a scriptwriter for theatre projects, installations, concerts, and oratoria. He has cooperated with IRCAM, Ensemble intercontemporain, CIRM, GRM, Radio France, Donaueschingen Festival, Concours de Piano d’Orléans, and GMEM (Glasgow Minimum Essential Medium), as well as taking part in the European Integra project. His many international awards include the SACEM’s Claude Arrieu Prize (2002), a residency at the Berlin Academy of Arts (2003–4), Académie Charles Cros recording award (2013), and Grand Prix Lycéen des Compositeurs (2015, for Time & Money). In 2017–19 he was artist-in-residence at Lux – National Theatre in Valence, and since 2019 he has been artistic director of the Musica Electronica Nova festival, organised by the National Music Forum in Wrocław. His works are performed at the most important centres of contemporary sound art in France, throughout Europe, in Canada, China, Japan, Taiwan and the United States. He lives in France and Poland. 

Selected works (since 2005): Time & Money for percussion, video and electronics (2006), People / Time for five musicians, video and electronics (2006), 60 Loops for string quartet and electronics (2006), Collapsed for saxophone, percussion and electronics (2007), 24 Loops for 2–8 percussionists and electronics (2007), Criogenesis for cello (2007), Respire for 11 musicians, video and electronics (2008), Coliseumfor four musicians and electronics (2008), Mendel, multimedia installation (2000–9), Suite 54 for orchestra (2009), Passage, dynamically active corridor, installation (2009), Grainstick, multimedia installation (2010), Ghost Woman, video installation (2010), L’aire du dire for 12 voices, video and electronics (2011), Série-C for piano and stereophonic soundtrack (2011), Limite circulaire for flute and 8-channel soundtrack (2011), The Tremendous Wave for saxophone, piano, percussion and electronics (2011), Hyperspeed Disconnected Motions for Paetzold recorder, contrabass flute, objects, video and soundtrack (2012), Narcisse(s), electroacoustic composition for choreography (2012), Série bleue for piano and stereo soundtrack (2013), Le dernier songe de Samuel Beckett for saxophone and live electronics (2013), Ombra della mente for soprano, bass clarinet, scenography, lights and live electronics (2013), Les beaux orages, electroacoustic composition for juggling show (2013), Induction, electroacoustic composition for choreography (2013), Post Human Computation for e-guitar, video and stereo soundtrack (2014), Ghost Haendel for piano, smartphone and stereo soundtrack (2014), Twins Peak for percussion trio, video and live electronics (2014), This Leads to an Emotional Stasis for violin, percussion, piano, scenography, lights and live electronics (2014), Lessons of Anatomy 1. Book of Harpsichord for harpsichord, video and stereo soundtrack (2015), Thrènes, interactive installation for motion sensors and 8-channel sound system (2015), Soleil noir for soprano, nine musicians, video, scenography, lights and live electronics (2015), Four Audiovisual Studies for various instruments, live video and electronics (2016),Diary, Random and Pickles for five instruments, group of children, scenography, lights and live electronics (2016), Soleil blanc, installation (2016), Ultimatum for string orchestra, two percussions ad libitum, prerecorded or live text and stereo soundtrack (2016), Tadmor, electroacoustic music to Monika Borgmann’s film Tadmor (2016), Ghostlandfor four musicians, puppeteer and audiovisual setup (2017), Série rouge for piano and stereo soundtrack (2017), Mad Max for percussionist, electronics, video, scenography and lights (2017), La Ralentie, show for soprano, percussion and electronics (2018), Outer Space for trombone, electronics, video and lights (2018), Ready Mad(e) for ironing board, violin, guitar, keyboard, drums and electronics (2018), I.T. for percussion, bass clarinet, electronics and lights (2019), Alan-T for female singer, actor, five musicians and audiovisual apparatus (2021).