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Pierre Jodlowski

Composition, Coach

Pierre Jodlowski is a composer, performer and multimedia artist. His music, often marked by a high density, is at the crossroads of acoustic and electric sound and is characterized by dramatic and political anchor. His work as a composer led him to perform in France and abroad in most places dedicated to contemporary music as well as others artistic fields, dance, theater, visual arts, electronic music. His work unfolds today in many areas: films, interactive installations, staging. He is defining his music as an "active process" on the physical level (musical gestures, energy and space) and on the psychological level (relation to memory and visual dimension of sound). In parallel to his compositions, he also performs on various scenes (experimental, jazz, electronic), solo or with other artists.
Since 1998 he is co-artistic director of éOle (research and production studio based in Toulouse) and since 2019, he has become Artistic Director of Musica Electronica Nova Festival, produced by the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Poland. He is currently the associated composer for the Composition Cursus at IRCAM.

He has been collaborating with various ensembles such as: Intercontemporain (Paris), Ictus (Belgium), KNM (Berlin), Nadar (Belgium), PHACE (Austria), the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (France), MusikFabrik (Germany), the new Ensemble Moderne (Montreal), Ars Nova (Sweden), Proxima Centauri (France), Court-circuit (France), Ensemble Les Éléments (France), the Berg Orchestra (Prague), Soundinitiative (France), LUX:NM (Germany) and various soloists from the international contemporary music scene. His work and stage productions led him to develop collaborations with visual artists, scenographers, dramaturges and authors.

He has received commissions from IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain, the French Ministry of Culture, Akademie der Künste (Berlin), CIRM, GRM, the Donaueschingen Festival, Radio France, the Piano Competition in Orleans, GMEM, GRAME , Siemens Foundation, the Opera of Toulouse, the European project INTEGRA, the studio EMS - Stockholm, the Royaumont Foundation, Cabaret contemporain, Venice Biennale music festival, Polish Ministry of Culture and many others.

Winner of several international competitions, he won the Prix Claude Arrieu SACEM in 2002, the Prix Hervé Dugardin SACEM in 2012, and was in residence at the Academy of the Arts of Berlin in 2003 and 2004. In 2013 he won a Prize awarded by "Academie Charles Cros" for one of his CDs. In 2015 he won The Great Lyceum Prize in France for his piece "Time & Money". From 2017 to 2019 he was resident artist in Lux - National Theater in Valence (France).

His works are performed in key places devoted to contemporary sound arts in France, Europe, Canada, China, Corea, Japan and Taiwan and the United States. They are partly published by Editions Jobert and are the subject of several CD and video recordings on the labels éOle Records, Radio France, Kaïros, Percussions de Strasbourg. He is living in France and Poland.