Transmissions :: Colleen

This week on Transmissions, we welcome returning guest Cécile Schott, aka Colleen. Her latest, Le Jour Et La Nuit Du Reel, was tracked using a minimalistic setup, a Moog Grandmother and two delays: a Roland RE-201 Space Echo and a Moogerfooger Analog Delay.
But for Schott, this assemblage allows for near infinite synthesis, and a genuine multitude of expression. As the world gets stranger and more difficult to understand, the record wordlessly questions what is real—and the times of day and night when the line between real and imaginary blurs.

Colleen :: Transmissions

Our guest is electronic composer Cécile Schott, who records as Colleen. Her latest album of spacey synths and vintage drum machines is called The Tunnel and the Clearing and she joined us for a talk about its roots in heartbreak and personal rebirth.

Colleen :: Implosion-Explosion

On “Implosion-Explosion” Colleen explores the space between the internal and the external, juxtaposing her uncanny voice over a flooding Ace Tone organ and rhythms coaxed from a 1969 Elka Drummer One drum machine—a model favored by Cluster and Harmonia in the ’70s—and dubbing the situation out to beautiful effect.