“[Her] music implores one to relax and pay attention to one’s thoughts/feelings like a meditative mantra.” – Pop Matters
A seasoned Big Ears performer, French artist Cécile Schott, aka Colleen, is fearless in her willingness to explore new sounds and new ways of creating music as a solo performer. Over the course of seven critically acclaimed albums released between 2003 and 2021, Colleen consistently reinvented herself, first by taking acoustic instruments out of their usual context and pushing the boundaries of their playability, then through avant-pop electronic explorations. Her growing passion for synthesis, bolstered by collaborations with synth manufacturer Moog, have led to her eighth album, Le jour et la nuit du réel, to be released in late 2023. Built as a suite of songs, Colleen’s first double album is also her first purely instrumental work since 2007, and it aims to translate through myriad sound transformations the complexity of our relation to reality and its psychological mutations through the cycles of day and night.