People / Time

2003

How many faces do we come across without really seeing them, without knowing anything about their memory ? Why are we more and more obsessed with winning and the thrill of speed? What unifies us than our faces, which change from smooth to striated, reflecting our time of life?

People / Time tells a story, or rather, some stories:  about a decaying leaf; about roads, whose white bands become a measure of time; about faces which are burning and merging into each other.

Realized in close collaboration with artist Pascal Baltazar, the videographic space extends the instrumental gesture, puts it in perspective, while possessing its own trajectory. There is also a dialectical relationship going on: both meaningful or rhythmical counterpoint, the pictures convey the subject of an ongoing inquiry. Far from a categorical pamphlet, this piece encourages us, with irony and violence, to project ourselves into the other, to consider the other's history. Listening to time and measuring its extraordinary power.

(c) Pierre Jodlowski


Pierre Jodlowski FR

Pierre Jodlowski is a composer, performer and multimedia artist at the crossroads of acoustic and electric sound. He has collaborated with ensembles including Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ictus, KNM, Ars Nova, Proxima Centauri, Court-circuit, and various international soloists; he also collaborates with musicians such as J. Geoffroy, C. Jullion and W. Latchoumia for works and research exploring new instrumental techniques. Pierre recently produced a trio with R. Auzet and M. Portal, a duo with drummer A. Babel, and a variety of projects with musicians from the improvised music scenes in France and Poland; his work has led him to collaborations with visual artists including stage designer Christophe Bergon. Pierre has received commissions from IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain, the French Ministry of Culture, Akademie der Künste (Berlin), GRM, the Donaueschingen Festival, Radio France, Siemens Foundation, the Opera of Toulouse, the European project INTEGRA, the Royaumont Foundation and the Venice Biennale music festival. Winner of several international competitions, Pierre has won two SACEM Prizes and was in residence at the Academy of the Arts of Berlin in 2003-2004. He was awarded the special French Lyceum Prize in 2015. His works and performances have been broadcast in France, Europe, Canada, China, Japan and the USA. His works are the subject of several CD and video recordings on the labels éOle - RECORDS and Kaïros. He is living in France and Poland.

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Pierre Jodlowski