Marc Texier

After studying medicine in Paris, epistemology at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales with Edgar Morin, and composition at the National Conservatory of Music of Paris with Pierre Schaeffer and Guy Reibel, Marc Texier works as artistic director, radio production, and writing.

In 1983, at the request of the Royaumont Foundation, he founded the program “Voix Nouvelles” (training of composers and singers, ensembles in residence, production of shows) with which he has been associated since 1990, organizing composition courses, multidisciplinary workshops (music, dance, theater, video) and a support program for artists as part of an international exchange network (France-Holland-Canada-Japan-Austria-Germany).

Producer at France-Musique from 1982 to 1997, he deals particularly with the diffusion of the contemporary music and produces monographs of composers within the framework of Matins des Musiciens: Scelsi, Ives, Varese, Ohana, Pablo, Ligeti, Huber, Donatoni. He continued these activities at IRCAM from 1995 to 2004, where he designed and developed the documentary database on modern music. Between 1986 and 1992, he was co-founder and member of the editorial board of the journal EntreTemps, then in 1997-1998 part of the committee of Musica Falsa. He continues to publish texts on music. His journal of musical creation, Moments Passés-Musique Présente, is published by Éditions Van Dieren. Since 2006, he is the general director of the Festival Archipel in Geneva.