Want to hear the ocean? Hold a seashell to your ear. Want to hear the wind? Listen to Claire’s music. A Montrealer born and raised on the west coast, you might say that Claire’s productions are the musical manifestation of her connection to the Canadian landscape: valleys of bass, coniferous percussive elements that never fade, and dreamy, zephyr-like melodies. Not only can you hear the wind in her productions, you can hear it in her critically acclaimed 2012 sound installation, the Windcatcher, a machine that transforms breeze to beats.
Her style encompasses shades of techno, micro-house, broken beat rhythms and silky-smooth minimal grooves: deep, trippy, and sensual with deep chords, mysterious whispers, and low-slung funk. Some call it Soul Techno. Sounds meant to wake up some goosebumps and feelings you weren't aware of until now.
The daughter of a violinist and a mad scientist, Claire played violin and bass guitar before discovering electronic music. A DJ for 15 years, she has established herself as a key player in the Canadian electronic music community. This has brought her to events and venues like MUTEK, Igloofest, Air (Tokyo), Garorock, the Techno Parade (Paris), Bass Coast Festival, Piknic Electronik, and Club der Visionaere. Catch her weekly at Laïka, where she’s held an on-going residency for the past seven years. She also launched Blackbox Montreal in 2011, a series of nomadic underground dance parties fusing found spaces with immersive visuals and forward-thinking minimalist music.
With a stack of recent productions under industry notables like Archipel, Loob label, Park Recordings, and her first vinyl release with Spanish imprint Monoclap—her focus is squarely set on production and live performance, Claire is proving herself to be a true force of nature.