Catherine Delaunay

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Catherine Delaunay
GenresJazz, Classical music
Occupation(s)Musician, Composer, Band leader
InstrumentsClarinets, Basset-horn, Bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, Diatonic accordion
LabelsLes neuf filles de Zeus

Catherine Delaunay (born 31 October 1969) is a French jazz clarinet player and composer, best known as a leader of Y'en a qui manquent pas d'air. She is also a member of the French Laurent Dehors's big band "Tous Dehors".

Biography[edit]

Catherine grew up in Brittany, France. She started studying the clarinet at the age of six in a local music school. At that time, she also studied the piano and percussions. Later on, she studied the piano (1978–1985) and drums (1991 and 1994). She studied music at the Conservatoire National de Région de Rennes and Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon and passed the (Jacques Di Donato's class, 1993), le (Jacques Aboulker's class, 1993), le Certificat d'Etudes Complémentaires Spécialisées "Atelier instrumental du XXème siècle", (1993, Gilbert Amy, et le Certificat d'Etudes Complémentaires Spécialisées de clarinet ancienne et chalumeau (Jean-Claude Veilhan, 1995).

From 1989 to 1995, she studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon (CNSMD). She studied the clarinet with Jacques Di Donato (she passed the Diplôme National d'Etudes Supérieures Musicales of clarinet in 1993), Chamber Music with Jacques Aboulker (she passed the Certificat d'Etudes Spécialisées of chamber music in 1993), Contemporary music (she passed the Certificat d'Etudes Complémentaires Spécialisées "Atelier instrumental du XXème siècle" in 1993), Composition, Musical Analysis and Harmony with Loïc Mallié, and 5 keys clarinet and chalumeau with Jean-Claude Veilhan (she passed the Certificat d'Etudes Complémentaires Spécialisées de clarinet ancienne et chalumeau in 1995). From 1991 to 1994, she also studied drums with Jean-Louis Mechali.

While studying à the CNSMD, she already plays with Marc Perrone,[1] Laurent Dehors[2] · ,[3] Alain Blesing.[4]

Current career[edit]

Catherine Delaunay leads and composes music for several bands. Just recently, she set to music poems by Malcolm Lowry for her new projects Sois patient car le loup,[5] for which she also plays the clarinet and the diatonic accordion, John Greaves sings and plays the ukulele, Isabelle Olivier plays the harp, Thierry Lhiver plays the trombone, and Guillaume Séguron plays the double bass). Since 2000, Catherine Delaunay has been leading and composing music for the French fanfare "Y'en a qui manquent pas d'air",[6] in which she plays with Lionel Martin saxophones, Daniel Casimir trombone, Didier Havet sousaphone, et Tatiana Lejude drums.

Catherine Delaunay is also part of many other projects. She plays in duet with the saxophonist Pascal Van den Heuvel (saxophone), in duet with Tatiana Lejude (drums), et with the trio "Trio Plumes" with Edouard Ferlet et Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac. She also plays very regularly with Olivier Thomas[7] (Tomassenko, with Olivier Thomas singing, Laurent Rousseau on guitar, Michel Massot on tuba and trombone, Etienne Plumer on drums), Régis Huby,[8] and Laurent Dehors.

Catherine Delaunay also plays with dancers (Cie Clara Cornil[9] · ,[10] Cie Thierry Thieû Niang[11]), actors (Cie Tomassenko[12] · [13] · ,[14] Cie L'oeil du Tigre,[15] "Les Valises", mise en scène Hélène Arnaud, "Le Gris", mise en scène Pietro Pizzuti[16]).

With Pierre Badaroux on the double bass, Catherine Delaunay also sets to music silent films like Les Aventures du prince Ahmed, of Lotte Reiniger, L'Homme à la caméra, of Dziga Vertov, La Fièvre des échecs, of Vsevolod Pudovkin[17]

Others[edit]

Catherine Delaunay played with Daniel Goyone, Claude Tchamitchian, Serge Lazarevitch, Lucia Reccio, Denis Chancerel, Philippe Botta, Archimusic, Dave Burrell, Takayuki Kato, Nobuyoshi Ino, Yuri Kusetsov, Vladimir Volkoff, Bruno Tocanne...

Discography[edit]

  • Le chien déguisé en vache (2008)[18] · ,[19] avec Pascal Van den Heuvel
  • Simple Sound (2008), sextet de Régis Huby
  • Songs from the beginning (2007), Alain Blesing
  • Plumes (2006), avec Edouard Ferlet et Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac
  • Coeur de Lune (2002), avec Y'en a qui manquent pas d'air, avec Lionel Martin, Daniel Casimir, Didier Havet, Bruno Tocanne, Tatiana Mladenovitch-Lejude
  • Nuit américaine, Lambert Wilson,[20] Maria Laura Baccarini, Stephy Haïk, Régis Huby
  • Dans la rue, Dentiste, Tu tousses, Dommage à Glenn, Que tàl Carmen, Happy Birthday, Big band de Laurent Dehors
  • Dis bonjour au monsieur, Cinéma mémoire, Marc Perrone
  • Tocade'S, avec Bruno Tocanne
  • Mozart et l'ami Staedler, le Trio de Bassetto, Jean-Claude Veilhan
  • Les Bulles, avec Daniel Hélin
  • Aux solitudes, avec Jean-Philippe Goude
  • La double vie de Pétrichor, trio Guillaume Séguron, Catherine Delaunay, Davu Seru

Recordings of music for films[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cinéma mémoire Marc Perrone". Chantdumonde.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Site de Tous Dehors". Tousdehors.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  3. ^ Citizen Jazz. "Interview de Laurent Dehors sur Citizen Jazz". fr: Citizenjazz.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  4. ^ Citizen Jazz (17 May 1973). "Songs from the beginning, Alain Blesing, with John Greaves and Hugh Hooper". fr: Citizenjazz.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Présentation du projet "Sois patient car le loup"". Lesneuffillesdezeus.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Articles de presse "Y'en a qui manquent pas d'air"". Lesneuffillesdezeus.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  7. ^ Article de presse concert Tomassenko Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Citizen Jazz. "article Citizen Jazz, Simple Sound, Régis Huby". fr: Citizenjazz.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  9. ^ Concerts chorégraphiques, Clara Cornil Archived 30 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Haïkus, Clara Cornil". Lesdecisifs.com. Archived from the original on 30 March 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Thierry Thieû Niang". Thierryniang.free.fr. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  12. ^ Klerkz Govartz. "Le jour de l'envol, Olivier Thomas". Tomassenkoproduction.be. Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  13. ^ "Article Le soir, Le jour de l'envol, Olivier Thomas" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Article La libre Belgique, Le jour de l'envol, Olivier Thomas" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  15. ^ A la vie, Jean-Marie Lejude Archived 11 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "Le Gris, Pietro Pizzuti". Rideaudebruxelles.be. Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  17. ^ "Ciné concerts, Les neuf filles de Zeus". Lesneuffillesdezeus.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  18. ^ Jazz Magazine, Lorraine Soliman, novembre 2008
  19. ^ Citizen Jazz. "Article Citizen Jazz, "Le chien déguisé en vache", Diane Gastellu, novembre 2008". fr: Citizenjazz.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  20. ^ Citizen Jazz. "Nuit américaine, Lambert Wilson". fr: Citizenjazz.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012.

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