Focus on Pierre Jodlowksi

25.1.2024, 20.00

Theater am Lend, Wienerstraße 58a, 8020 Graz

Schallfeld Ensemble

Szilárd Benes clarinet

Manuel Alcaraz Clemente percussion

Lorenzo Derinni violin

Myriam García Fidalgo cello

Leonhard Garms conductor

Davide Gagliardi video, live-electronics, sound design


Mikael Rudolfsson trombone

Pierre Jodlowski electronics, video, lights



Pierre Jodlowski Time & Money, for percussion, video, electronics (2006)

Pierre Jodlowski Criogenesis, for cello, text (2007)

Pierre Jodlowski Outer Space, for trombone, electronics, video, lights (2018)

Pierre Jodlowski People / Time, for 5 musicians, video, electronics (2003)


Further program information



With two productions "open music", associate partner in the „Ulysses-Network“, focuses on the work of Pierre Jodlowski, and invites the composer, performer and multimedia artist to Graz for the realization of several of his compositions, including also visual and staged components (25.1., Theater am Lend), as well as to an improvisational First Night with Gerald Preinfalk and Martin Brandlmayr (26.1., tube's).

For the first evening, the young fantastic Graz-based Schallfeld Ensemble, one of the Young Ulysses-Network Ensembles, hereby gets the chance to actively work, extensively rehearse and finally perform together with Pierre Jodlowski and also include Klangforum member Mikael Rudolfsson in their ensemble line-up.


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 aswell 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 physicall 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 soloist from the international contemporary music scene. His work and stage productions led him to develop collaborations with visual artists, scenographers, dramaturge 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…

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 CD. In 2015 he is the winner of The Great Lyceum Prize in France for his piece "Time & Money". From 2017 à 2019 he is 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.
His works 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.

€ 18 | € 12* | € 7**

* Pupils, students, conscripts/civil servants and unemployed persons with valid identity card

** Music students with valid ID at the box office and children up to 10 years of age

*** Free admission for Hunger auf Kunst & Kultur at the box office from 15 minutes before the start of the concert.

Ticket reservation:


Schallfeld Ensemble performs with the kind support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union as Young Ensemble in Residence of the EU-funded Ulysses Network and in cooperation with "open music", a Graz based concert series for contemporary music, associate partner of the Ulysses Network.