I.T.

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This project refers to information networks and the drift of over-communication that characterizes contemporary society. The electronic part is essentially made up of artificial voices which give orders and organize the actions on stage. Human beings (here the 2 musicians) find themselves caught in authoritarian processes, victims of a technological escalation where men and machines merge.
Composed for the Geneva International Competition, this work also questions in depth the role of the percussionist: in a long introduction, he is confronted with himself having only his hands and his body for instrument and following orders given by the virtual. The development of gesture writing evokes a generalized virtualization of the world where the reality seems to dissolve in a digital and increasingly frightening environment.

PICTURES

Pictures of the first performance with, in order : Richard PUTZ, Marianna BEDNARSKA, Hyeji BAK. © Anne-Laure Lechat.

SCORE EXTRACT

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Instrumentation

- original version for percussion, bass-clarinet and electronics
- solo version for percussion and electronics


Details

dur. : 16’39

commissionne by : International Competition of Geneva - 2019

conception, composition, lights : Pierre Jodlowski

World Premiere on the 18th of November 2019, Centre des Arts, Geneva, Switzerland
performers : semi-finalists of the International Competition of Geneva 2019
bass-clarinet : Olivier Vivares / Ernesto Molinari
live electronics : Pierre Jodlowski
sound ingineer : David Poissonnier


Publishing

Pierre Jodlowski Publishing
score pdf

Available on request


AUDIO EXTRACT

soundtrack extract