A French composer born October 27, 1974 in Venissieux.
Born into a family of musicians, a pianist trained at the Saint-Étienne Conservatory, Colin Roche, who obtained a diploma in political sciences, studied at the Lyons Regional Conservatory, the University of Rouen, and then at the Paris Conservatory with Philippe Leroux. The holder of a master’s degree in composition and a DEA in musicology, he is also interested in literature, particularly the poetry of Francis Ponge, as well as in the visual arts. His compositions have often been the result of encounters, notably with the visual artistes Simon Artignan and Jean-Marc Poyet. Roche’s research starts with neutral, everyday objects and translates them into sound. Like note books, like the successive sketches of a progression, his works, intimate and excluding orchestral forces, are built up within the listening process and the relationship to the musical object. His works include Réflexions sur le Carnet (2000), Ground Zero (de mon écriture) (2002), Bristol... puis souffle (2005), La robe des choses (2006), Érotique de l’allumette (2008), Le volet en jalousies (propriété du soupir) (2010).