CATHERINE JAUNIAUX is a unique French born vocalist and composer who's contributed to numerous R.I.O. projects and has stood at the forefront of vocal improvisation of the downtown NYC scene for many years. Her vocals exhibit a vast platter of sounds, encompassing invented languages to schizophrenic meanderings and everything in-between. Some of the projects she has participated in include: The Hat Shoes, Aksak Maboul (vocals on a select tracks), Des Airs, The Work, Third Person and collaborative work with the likes of Erik M and Ikue Mori. She also was the wife of late cello player Tom Cora.
Her first (and only) solo album 'Fluvial' was recorded in 1983, teaming up with formed Henry Cow member Tim Hodgkinson (production), along with copious amounts of guest musicians. 'Fluvial' is a delightful collection of compositions ranging from folk-esque song, childish bantering, tribal drumming, to distinct Henry Cow-isms. Her unique vocals, which are often likened to Dagmar Krause and Haco, are complimented cohesively by a varied array of instrumentation: Viola, bassoon, guitar, piano, drums, clarient, cello et cetera.
CATHERINE JAUNIAUX is a sorely forgotten musician in the Avant-prog realms, who will appeal to lovers of female fronted Avant-pop collectives like Art Bears, Non Credo and Lindsay Cooper (solo).