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Marc Kowalczyk was born in Clamart near Paris in 1973. He studied piano, harmony and musical analysis at the Ecole Nationale d’Issy-les-Moulineaux, composition at the Paris XIV Conservatoire with Roger Tessier and musicology at the Sorbonne in Paris. He has written three books and numerous articles on twentieth century music, gives regular conferences, and has co-organised with the prestigious institutions of France many events on contemporary music.

He is currently preparing an exhaustive compilation of the works of Vincent d’Indy for CD-ROM. An ardent defender of the music of his time, in 1992 he founded (and from 1992 to 1994 presided over) the Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Music (APMC) with the support of SACEM, the world-wide distributor of the works of over 70 living French composers. He was in residence at Thouars (Deux Sevres department, near the Vendée region) during 1995 where, thanks to concerts, conferences, exhibitions and debates, the aesthetics of his music became known. In 1997, he directed the collection "Clés contemporaines" for the editing house of Pierre Lafitan. In 1998 he composed the police opera "Délit d’innocence" which has toured the Ile de France (the region around Paris) in two separate productions. In June 2000 he expanded the principle of resident artist composer by choosing the town of Vanves (Hauts de Seine department next to Paris) as the place to associate his music with all other art forms (painting, literature, cinema, dance, photography, sculpture and theatre). Since 2001 he has turned to variety music and composed a musical comedy and many single songs. Already producers have noticed the diversity of his style and the mastery of his harmonies.

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