Born in Prague in 1980 to a family of artists and teachers, Marek’s family emigrated to New York City when he was three years old. He went to school in New York and became interested in music and philosophy. At 19, he decided to return to Prague. Marek worked for many years as a teacher at a Steiner school, making art in his free time. He trained to do carpentry in recent years and dabbles in DIY synths.