A French composer born in Périgueux, 1952. Between the Californian Art Institute of Los Angeles, the Schola Cantorum, the École Normale de Musique in Paris and the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Marc Tallet received a thorough musical training. He studied composition and orchestration in Germany with Jürg Baur, without neglecting instrumental practice, playing both the guitar and the banjo. After working as a lute-player for Musica Ficta, Marc Tallet directed the ensemble Micrologus from 1984 to 1991, revealing an interest for early music that emerged in his own musical production (Concert brisé, 1986). In parallel to his work as a composer, he took on many responsibilities in various fields including teaching and cultural activities through his role as press attaché for musical projects at the Goethe Institut in Paris. The author of various articles (Le Compositeur face aux instruments traditionnels...) and of a work published by Éditions Lemoine (Méthode de basse continue à l'usage de la guitare), Marc Tallet has composed some thirty pieces, essentially of chamber music. His catalogue includes, notably: Mnémosyne et l'oubli, 1982; Éolorène, 1986 and The whistling snake, 2006.