Ambient // Bass

Coline Cornélis

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Coline Cornélis is a Brussels-based DJ, illustrator and sound designer. In her sets ranging from gentle ambient to sweaty bass, she selects rare songs and recordings, dear to her heart, which she interweaves in order to form unusual mixes. ​​She sees her sets and A/V shows ​​as ways of aggregating things she loves, sketching sonic landscapes without limits of styles and spreading emotions. Recently, she has also started to compose introspective ambient pieces based on field recordings.

Driven by a fierce interest in pure sounds, harmony and textures, Coline intends to offer an emotional background, a story and a form of delicacy to her live or recorded performances. Her music was described by Pitchfork as “storm-tossed, thoughtful and luminous”.

She is a resident on two radio stations, Refuge Worldwide where she conveys her desire to experiment through journeys in all kinds of musical styles, and LYL Radio where she instills a softer, more introspective atmosphere by creating sets about chosen themes, inspired by emotions, conceived as sound collages.

After collaborating with experimental musician Rupert Clervaux on the artworks of his latest records series, she released the critically-acclaimed LLIM01 mixtape on Laura Lies In, a British record label and was featured on Berceuse Héroïque and other independent platforms. 

While working for Passa Porta, an international house of literature in Brussels, she started the literatuurmixes, a series of short mixtapes inspired by authors and readings that marked her, each time based on a different theme. The audio mixtapes have gradually become live performances, where thematic texts and tracks superimpose and come to life through the voice of a live actress.

After that she launched a project called lay consisting of dj sets, composed of her favourite slow tracks, with no limit of style, with perhaps an affinity for ambient music as well as recordings — sounds from nature or readings of texts. It highlights silences, the idea of long time and unusual sounds. She then extended the concept with lay A/V, including visuals to the soundscapes, exploring another facet of contemplation by installations and animations of her drawings projected on stage. 

Her work has been showcased at notable venues such as Cafe Oto (London), SET space (London), ADE Amsterdam, Beursschouwburg, STUK (Leuven), Fuse, C12, Botanique, Reset, La Cabane, Illegaal, radios like Refuge Worldwide, LYL Radio, Kiosk Radio and festivals like HORST Festival, Dour Festival, Micro Festival, Paradise City and Paradise down by the lake, La Nature Festival, CORE Festival…

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