As a youth, Ciel spent her days practicing Czerny drills and late nights exploring college radio. Her curiosity for new sounds beyond her isolated and disciplined conservatory upbringing has led her on a journey through diverse styles like post punk and shoegaze, acid house and techno, a journey she's still navigating today. Her love of music and community-building inspired a foray into college radio, which soon blossomed into a passion for DJing.
Nowadays, Ciel channels this stronger-than-ever fervor for creating musical collages into her monthly n10.as show, Work In Progress, where she highlights the best and weirdest in underground electronic music produced by women. Her eclectic mixes for platforms like NTS, The Fader, Ilian Tape, dublab, BCR, Sanpo Disco, Radar Radio, and Coastal Haze have earned her a devoted following and acclaim, including Mix of the Day honours from RA for her Hugo Ball mix earlier this year.
When she's not DJing, she devotes her energy to producing immersive nightlife experiences, bringing the same attention to curation and representation as she does to the pacing and movement of her DJ sets. She runs two acclaimed parties in Toronto: It's Not U It's Me, which she co-founded with her creative partner Brian Wong (Gingy), and Work in Progress, which she founded to run in conjunction with her radio show in order to showcase the wealth of female identifying talent in the electronic music world.
Reflecting her classical background and a diversity in taste, Ciel's sets have been praised for their versatility and dynamic restraint. Her affection for both the dreamy and the strange has led to bookings at the legendary Smartbar in Chicago, Buttons in Berlin, and Hot Mass in the PGH, and warehouse raves all over North America. In 2017, she also delved into production, releasing tracks on Marshall Applewhite's new imprint Junted, the benefit compilation Power Puerto Rico, and a three-track EP on Shanti Celeste's label Peach Discs. Despite the release being some of the earliest music she's ever produced, Electrical Encounters was praised for its dreamy, evocative quality, and ended up on multiple year-end lists, including both Fact Magazine and Resident Advisor.