Caroline Kraabel

Caroline Kraabel (* 1961 in San Francisco) is an American musician improvisation (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, vocals) and composer. She has her playing techniques thereby extended to rapidly change extremely back and forth between voice and saxophone.

Life and work

Kraabel grew up in Seattle and moved to London in 1979. In 1989 she founded the post-punk band The Honkies, built the theater and free music. As a result, she performed with musicians like Evan Parker, Maggie Nicols or Veryan Weston. With her solo performance, Now We Are Two, she toured from 1997 through Europe and North America. She plays in a duo with John Edwards ( The Shock Exchange), in the band X Ray Eyes as well as in large-format Saxophone Ensemble Mass Producers.

Her compositions led to the London Improvisors Orchestra conducted by it ( LIO ) and 2011 in Graz with a large ensemble improvisation at V: NM Festival. The LIO meets regularly at least once a month.

Kraabel has also composed for theater. She had a radio show on Resonance FM, when she emigrated with her children and the saxophone by London, and is one of the editors of the music magazine Resonance.

Disco Graphical Notes

  • The Honkies Who Eats (1993 )
  • Now We Are One Two (1995-1997)
  • Kraabel / Hug / Nicols Transitions (2001, with Charlotte Hug and Maggie Nicols )
  • Veryan Weston / Caroline Kraabel: Five Shadows ( Emanem 2001)
  • Caroline Kraabel / Charles Hayward Where We Were (2004)
  • Giving Out ​​/ In the Garden City (2009, with Susan Alcorn and Annie Lewandowski )