ABOUT.

Vanessa was born on a Royal Canadian Air Force base in 1980 to a German mother and French-Canadian father. She is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and visual artist, based near Ottawa, Canada. Vanessa is a passionate wildlife advocate and a patron of several wild bird rescue and conservation organizations. In addition, she co-manages the worldwide non-profit Wildlife Rescue Nests project.

MUSIC.

First of June
Swallowed By The Sea

FIRST OF JUNE

With their unique blend of intricate vocal harmonies and richly textured musical landscapes, husband-and-wife duo Stephane Danis and Vanessa Laurin have perfected an otherworldly sound all their own.
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The Melancholy Project

THE MELANCHOLY PROJECT

One woman, one cello, one piano, one-day live sessions. Reinventing the industrial and otherwise morose mixtapes that fed her Sony Walkman from the late '80s to mid '90s and led her on the path to songwriting.
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Coming Soon

Other Solo Work

Vanessa's musical arsenal includes: piano, rhodes, cello, guitar (acoustic and electric), autoharp and ukulele. All will be featured on her forthcoming self-produced solo album (2016/17).

Ephemeral Headpieces.

This monthly self-portrait series combines a love of bones, plants and birds, and pays tribute to the endless cycle of life, death and rebirth.

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BITTERSWEET

BITTERSWEET

No. 33

SENTINEL

SENTINEL

No. 32