James Schidlowsky

James Schidlowsky is a sound artist, performer and improviser. His music ranges from ambient to free jazz, but is primarily abstract. He investigates the intrinsic sounds of the guitar using various objects, the sounds of radiowaves, interferences and treated field recordings. He has released several solo CD-Rs, online albums and has collaborated regularly with Olivier Borzeix, Alexandre St-Onge, Jacques Gravel, Nathalie Dion, Magali Babin and A_dontigny. More

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James Schidlowsky

Montréal (Québec), 1965

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer
  • Improviser
  • Sound artist
  • Visual artist (photography)

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Selected works


  • Tuesday, June 10, 2003 / In concert

    An evening of alchemical musical improvisation with Jacques Gravel (bass trombone), Alexandre St-Onge (double-bass) & James Schidlowsky (prepared guitar) on June 21, 2003 at Rad’a Gallery (Montréal).… More

  • Monday, March 24, 2003 / In concert

    Rad’a gallery (Montréal) invites you to an evening of improvised new music, Saturday April 12, 2003. Intimate, stunning, magical duets with Diane Labrosse and Julie Rousse, Alexandre St-Onge and James Schidlowsky not to forget the performin… More

  • Monday, February 10, 2003 / In concert

    More than a technical challenge, Machines 08: “Le chemin des machines” is a wonderful networked improvised composition. 4 musicians live through the internet, 8 others scattered in strange places in the Méduse complex and 4 electroacoustic… More