Helena Celle

commissioned radio productions

Helena Celle – “Dreams in the Worm House”

TX: Midday and 6pm

My partner and I visited WORM in Rotterdam, courtesy of Radiophrenia. We recorded over a days worth of improvisation on an optical disc organ. I edited those recordings down to ninety-nine fragments, then wrote a computer program to represent them in a specific manner over the course of two hours. During recording, my thoughts were occupied by the following: attribution of personhood to the marginal via the radiophonic, animating the inanimate, the early work of The Residents (to whom I owe the kernel of my outlook on life), the uncharacteristically whimsical organ music of Anton LaVey released on Amarillo Records, backmasking and contemporary incidence of satanic panic, Dario Argento’s Suspiria, La Monte Young’s Dream House, and HP Lovecraft’s “Dreams in the Witch House”.

Helena Celle is a Glaswegian artist and audio engineer. She is concerned with the participatory representation of the imaginal through the organisation of sound, image and language, and currently produces an hour (or more) of original work for patrons every month. She plays guitar in the band Herbert Powell (Lost Map Records), and previously played bass guitar in the band Anxiety (La Vida Es Un Mus Records). 


Photograph by Marilena Vlachopoulou