Collette McCaslin is a San Francisco Bay Area based player of the Cornet, noisician,abstract artist, and writer.
In her youth she explored plunder-phonics as a means of expression “composing” tape works comprised of snippets of radio static, college radio and death metal.
As a teenager she was heavily influenced by her family to explore the realms of jazz, she played the saxophone at Cabrillo College. Her own interests diverged however, when she began working with guitar.Her first album "Machine" is a layered work of looping...
At some point in the last ten years she started working with analogue FX boxes and doing feedback based electronics. With that setup she has played in numerous situations. Including "Lords of Outland" where she interacts with other musicians, live, with a feedback based instrument. As well as headlining at NorCal Noise Fest many years in a row...
Later, she began playing the Cornet...which is currently her favorite instrument. She plays in Forward Energy, Lords of Outland, and various improvisational Orchestras...
She recently changed her public persona from "CJ Borosque" back to her Legal name "Collette McCaslin"
" ...solo guitar noise a la Lee Ranaldo, Caspar Brotzman. Fine layers of distortion, looping industrial machinery effects, hypnotic and droning mostly, like the sound of working in the bowels of a futuristic steel foundry on the planet moon Titan with robot drones standing guard, heavy artillery at their disposal."- KZSU FM radio
"She's also fond of noise, chaos, machine-like repetition, and songs that combine layers of sonic strata to create the sound of machines growing, expanding, and overtaking their surroundings until they collide and destroy each other in gear-stripping, paint-stripping sheets of sound. " - DEAD ANGEL
“Collette McCaslin (CJ Borosque) is a poet of the modern age.” - Frank Rubolino - onefinalnote.com/Cadence
“I watched as you shaped in Crystalline Sweetheart, Kafka's Gregor in a new form, female, and more generous in its estimation of itself...capable of dancing, celebrating the discovery of its difference”
- Dr. Demetrius Frederich Ké, satrap aka, Dr. Charles Poncé
"Collette McCaslin (CJ Borosque) has an imposing presence. Her poems are hardly light or delicate. Feel the chaos. Let the waves crash over your head. Absorb every body blow."-Jon Worley, Aiding & Abetting
“Her social critiques and daring efforts have earned her a unique niche between science fiction author and culturally aware poet. - Bradley Torreano, All Music Guide