Pierre Jodlowski

(1971 - )

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Lukasz Rajchert

Pierre Jodlowski has developed his work in France and abroad in the field of contemporary music. His music, often marked by a high density, is located at the crossroads of acoustic sound and electric sound and is characterized by its dramaturgical and political roots. His activity leads him to perform in most places dedicated to contemporary music but also in parallel circuits: dance, theatre, plastic arts, electronic music. He is also the founder and associate artistic director of the éOle studio - in residence at Odyssud Blagnac since 1998 - and of the Novelum festival in Toulouse and its region (from 1998 to 2014).

His work now extends to many fields, and, on the outskirts of his musical universe, he works on images, interactive programming for installations, staging and above all seeks to question the dynamic relationships of scenic spaces. Today, he claims the practice of “active” music: in its physical dimension [gestures, energies, spaces] as well as the psychological [evocation, memory, cinematographic dimension]. Alongside his compositional work, he also performs, in solo or in ensembles with other artists.

In his projects, he has collaborated in particular with the ensemble Intercontemporain, Ictus - Belgique, KNM - Berlin,
le chœur de chambre les éléments, the MusikFabrik ensemble, the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, the new Ensemble Moderne de Montréal, Ars Nova in Sweden, Proxima Centauri, the ensemble Court-Circuit, the Berg Orchestra of Prague, the Soundinitiative Ensemble, the LUX: NM ensemble and many soloists from the international music scene. He also leads collaborations with musicians such as Jean Geoffroy - percussion, Cédric jullion - flute, Wilhem Latchoumia - piano, Philippe Spiesser - percussion, for writing and research projects around new music intruments. His work on images has led him to develop collaborations with visual artists, in particular with David Coste with whom he has developed several projects. He also works on the writing for the scenic space in works at the crossroads of the theatre, installations, scenographic concerts and oratorio.

He has received commissions from IRCAM, L'Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Ministry of Culture, CIRM, GRM, the Donaueschingen festival, the Cinémathèque de Toulouse, Radio France,
ensemble Court-circuit, the Concours de Piano d'Orléans, festival Aujourd'hui Musiques, GMEM, GRAME, the SIEMENS foundation, Théâtre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the European project INTEGRA, studio EMS - Stockholm, fondation Royaumont, du Cabaret contemporain, the Venice Biennale, the Polish Ministry of Cultur,Percussions de Strasbourg, and the Concours International de Genève…

Winner of several international competitions, he has received the Claude Arrieu (2002) and Hervé Dugardin (2012) Prizes awarded by SACEM; he had a residency at the Academy of Arts in Berlin in 2003 and 2004. From 2009 to 2011, he was composer in residence in associated with Odyssud - Blagnac [a device initiated and supported by SACEM and the Ministry of Culture]. In 2013, he received a Charles Cros Academy Award for his record "Jour 54" published by Radio France editions. In 2015, he won the Grand Prix Lycéen des Composers with his work "Time & Money". From 2017 to 2019 he was artist in residence at the Lux - Scène Nationale in Valence. In 2019, he became Artistic Director of the Musica Electronica Nova festival, produced by the Wroclaw Philharmonic in Poland.

His works and performances are presented in the main venues dedicated to contemporary sound arts in France, Europe, Canada, China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan, as well as the United States. His works are partly published by Éditions Jobert and are the subject of discographic and videographic releases on the labels éole Records, Radio France, Kaïros, and Les Percussions de Strasbourg. He currently lives in France and Poland.