Trained as a classical saxophone at the age of 11 years and then turns to jazz and improvised music following the teachings of saxophonist Thierry Maucci to Marseille.S 'interress early and soak in the composition of music Balkan and drawing inspiration from classical composers (Bartok, Berg ..) and contemporary (Philip Glass, terry Ryley)
Founding member of Monkomarok with whom he recorded four albums (three on the German label Enja) and made many tours in France and abroad (Kuwait, Ukraine, Cameroon, Chad, Morocco).
Play and also composes for Lilliput orkestra, Jazz Quartet present, which received four stars for his latest jazz album.
Currently leads the Big Lilliput (()) package, orchestra with 10 musicians playing a repertoire of repetitive music specially composed for him.
Worked for many years with the theater through the implementation of soundtracks of shows (TPU, Clan of Dreams), took part in the cine-concerts with the Cine Kwak and writing music for short films and DVDs.
Currently plays with the dancer Hungarian Denes Debrei (Co. Joseph Nadj) the show "The Fall of Beelzebub" (Hungary, Slovenia, Theatre Garonne, Pronomadesx)
He works regularly with the German drummer Dieter Arnold, with whom he recorded an album as a quartet, a duet album and performed concerts in France and Germany.
He collaborated with many dancers as part of improvised encounters (Regina Goerger in Butoh, Claudia Flammini, Roland Paulin, Michel Rajix)
Founded in 2003 the label Linoleum oriented new music which were published three acclaimed solo album by the specialized critics. www.linoleum-records.com
To listen more music of Laurent ROCHELLE: www.myspace.com/laurentrochelle or http://www.laurent-rochelle.info