A French composer born March 3, 1964 in Saint-Yrieix-La-Perche.
Jean-Marc Chouvel studied at Caen Conservatory, discovered contemporary music while listening to Pierre Boulez’ lectures at the Collège de France and completed his apprenticeship with Francisco Guerrero. He presented a doctoral thesis on the theory of form and its implications for contemporary music creation.He is also a computer and electronics engineer, the holder of a CAPES in physics and a DEA in the Sciences of matter and radiation (nuclear physics option). Passionately fond of art, he also obtained an aggregation in the visual arts.
Chouvel re-examines the essential notions of musical style, works on temporal forms and is particularly interested in the world of micro-intervals: Cinquième tentative for string quartet, 1992, first performed by the Arpeggione Quartet; Anachron M for wind quintet and string quartet, 1994; Kata agon for viola da gamba in sixth-tones, 2011. Conscious of the relationship between music and image and of the connections between the arts, he has collaborated notably with the sculptor Laurent Golon and the film director Philippe Chapuis (De ma fenêtre for cello and tape, 1998, first performed by Benjamin Carat). He has written chamber music (Antilemme for instrumental ensemble, 1994, premiered by L’Instant Donné; Incarnation for 2 pianos, 2014, first performed by Jean-Sébastien Dureau and Vincent Planès), works for orchestra (Interstitiel, 2002; Dos Caras for guitar and large orchestra, 2010), as well as electroacoustic music (Drawing the sound, 2001; Immersion-submersion, 2016) and mixed music (De natura rerum for viola, cello, piano and electroacoustics, 2001).
A teacher in musicology at Paris Sorbonne, the author of articles and works on musical analysis, a co-founder of the periodicals Filigrane and Musimediane, Jean-Marc Chouvel is co-director, with Jean-Michel Bardez, of the collection Musique/Transversale for the publisher Delatour.