A French composer born in 1971 in Toulouse.
A pianist and saxophone player by training, Pierre Jodlowski holds a diploma from the Lyons Conservatory (1996). A pupil of Philippe Manoury and Tristan Murail, he won the Prix de Bourges in 2000 with De front. A teacher in Toulouse until 2006, it was there he founded the festival Novelum and the studio éOle for music of today of which he is director.
At the crossover between acoustic and electronic sound, his music is characterised by its dramaturgical and political bases. Championing the practice of active music, he works on images, interactive programming for installations, stage direction and he seeks to examine the dynamic relationships of scenic spaces. In collaboration with musicians he also undertakes research into new instrument-making.
His multi-disciplinary output includes dance, the theatre, video: La grève, film music (2000); Time and money for percussion, video and electronics (2006), Grand Prix Lycéen for composers in 2015; Narcisse[s], choreographic and musical show (2009-2010-2012); Le royaume d’en bas, music theatre and video (2010), first performed at the festival Musiques en Scène; Grainstick, multimedia installation for motion captors, sound and video (2010); L'aire du dire, opera for 12 singers, video and electronics (2011), commissioned by the Théâtre du Capitole, first performed by the chamber choir Les Éléments; Ombra della mente for soprano, bass clarinet and electronics (2013), commissioned by the French State, first performed by the ensemble Accroche Note at the Venice Biennial; Tadmor, film music (2016); This leads to an emotional stasis for violin, piano, percussion, lighting scenography and electronics (2016), first performed at the festival Les Musiques à Marseille by the ensemble Talea; Outer space for trombone and 5 television sets (2018).
Jodlowski also appears in solo or in groups with artistes from the domain of improvised music (Roland Auzet, Michel Portal, Alex Babel…). He lives in France and in Poland.