Catherine Jauniaux

Catherine Jauniaux began her career as an actress in Belgium at the age of 15. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, she sang with several experimental rock groups, including Aksak Maboul and The Work. In 1983 she teamed up with The Work's Tim Hodgkinson (ex-Henry Cow) in London to record her first solo album, Fluvial.
In the early 1990s, 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 Ikue Mori. Jauniaux founded the duo Vibraslaps with Ikue Mori and later married Tom Cora. In 1995 Jauniaux and Cora moved to Southern France where she continued performing with various musicians, including Louis Sclavis, Heiner Goebbels, Otomo Yoshihide and Christian Marclay.
Jauniaux works regularly with artists in the field of dance and film, and sang in Heiner Goebbels's opera, Roemische Hunde in Frankfurt in 1991. 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".
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WOOF 007 Catherine Jauniaux - Fluvial album art Catherine Jauniaux - Tim Hodgkinson Catherine Jauniaux - Tim Hodgkinson - Fluvial (Album) Woof Records WOOF 007 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ReCDec 52 Catherine Jauniaux - Vibraslaps album art Vibraslaps (2), Catherine Jauniaux, Ikue Mori Vibraslaps (2), Catherine Jauniaux, Ikue Mori - Vibraslaps(CD, Album) RecRec Music ReCDec 52 Switzerland 1992 Sell This Version
Lef 03 Catherine Jauniaux - Catherine Jauniaux - Hiromichi Sakamoto album art Catherine Jauniaux - Hiromichi Sakamoto Catherine Jauniaux - Hiromichi Sakamoto - Catherine Jauniaux - Hiromichi Sakamoto(CDr, Album) Bab-Ili Lef 03 France 2004 Sell This Version
KCR 23 Catherine Jauniaux - While You Were Out album art Ned Rothenberg, Catherine Jauniaux, Barre Phillips Ned Rothenberg, Catherine Jauniaux, Barre Phillips - While You Were Out(CD, Album) Kadima Collective KCR 23 Israel 2009 Sell This Version
VICTO cd 119 Catherine Jauniaux - Birds Abide album art Barre Phillips / Catherine Jauniaux / Malcolm Goldstein Barre Phillips / Catherine Jauniaux / Malcolm Goldstein - Birds Abide(CD, Album) Les Disques Victo VICTO cd 119 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
mikroton cd 21 | 22 Catherine Jauniaux - Mal Des Ardents / Pantonéon album art Catherine Jauniaux / eRikm Catherine Jauniaux / eRikm - Mal Des Ardents / Pantonéon(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Mikroton Recordings mikroton cd 21 | 22 Russia 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Catherine Jauniaux - Body Space Music album art Catherine Jauniaux / François Wong Catherine Jauniaux / François Wong - Body Space Music(6xFile, WAV, EP) Not On Label (François Wong Self-released) none France 2018