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Catherine Jauniaux

Catherine Jauniaux started as an actress with Roland Topor in Belgium.

During the late 1970s and 1980s, she sang with several experimental rock groups, including Aksak Maboul and The Work and recorded a solo album, Fluvial. In the early 1990s, Catherine Jauniaux moved to New York City where she became part of the Downtown

music scene, performing with a number of musicians, including Fred Frith, Tom Cora,

Marc Ribot, Zeena Parkins, Butch Morris, and founded the duo Vibraslaps with Ikue Mori. In 1995 Jauniaux and Cora moved to Southern France where she continued performing with various European musicians, including Louis Sclavis, Heiner Goebbels, Otomo Yoshihide and Christian Marclay.

Described as a “one-woman-orchestra”, a “human sampler”, She is inspired by traditional music, both real and imagined, and her performances mix seriousness and humour. She explores sound, emotion, melody and abstraction, and her vocal improvisations range from “traditional French chansons to breathy folk to Dadaistic glossolalia”.

See also
Mal Des Ardents / Pantoneon (mikroton cd 21 | 22)