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He entered the world of dance (in collaboration with Pierre Henry) for Maurice Béjart's, "Messe pour le temps present." This work was recently remixed under the title "Metamorphose" by the "Who's Who" of DJ's headed by William Orbit and Fat Boy Slim. His love of modern dance led him to write for some of the brightest stars of our time: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, Roland Petit, Jean Babilée, Daniel Ezralow, American Ballet Theater, les Ballets de L'Opéra de Paris. He composed the music for "Le bourgeois gentilhomme" at the illustrious "Comédie française." In his only creation for stage, Colombier skillfully combined some of Lulli's original music with his own and gathered the best pop musicians and singers to perform on the stage of the venerable house. It is no surprise that the collaboration with Barrault turned into a huge popular success, and the play went on for years.

In 1968 Petula Clark chose him as her Musical Director. She took him with her to the U.S. and introduced him to Herb Alpert of "A&M Records" who signed him as an artist, composer, performer. The collaboration with Herb gave birth to "Wings", an entirely new concept album hailed as "the first pop symphony" and "the first rock oratorio." It used a rock band, a full brass section, an electric string trio, an entire array of percussion, 5 soloists, a choir and the Paris Opera Orchestra. With this album Colombier was recognized by the international press as a peer to Gershwin and Bernstein. His writing began to be studied in major universities. To this date he has scored more than 100 feature, cable and television films.    >>