Michel Colombier was born on May 23, 1939 in Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France. Michel Colombier was a music composer and arranger.
He worked with Pierre Henry ‘Messe pour le temps present’, Serge Gainsbourg ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ , ‘Anna’, Requiem for a Fool’, ‘Elisa’, Pascal Danel, Barbara ‘The Album', Black Eagle, Brigitte Fontaine ‘Maman j'ai peur Mom’ and Claude Nougaro ‘Pacifique’.
In 2003, he arranged the strings on Madonna’s album ‘American Life’.
The title he is probably most famous for is ‘Emmanuel’ which served from 1975 to 1983 as the musical opening and closing for TV channel Antenne 2; it was an animated film of 80 seconds by Jean- Michel Folon representing "flying snowmen" , appearing and disappearing in a starry sky. Michel Colombier Emmanuel named this music in memory of his son who died while still a child. Colombier scored one Euro-western: “Posse” (1992).
Colombier and his wife Dana and their children moved to the United States where he died of lung cancer at the age of 65 in Santa Monica, California on November 14, 2004.
Today we remember Michel Colombier on what would have been his 75th birthday.