Caroline Kraabel grew up in Seattle USA, and came to London as a teenager. She discovered saxophone and expressed her love for it via indie music and street performance.
I talked to Caroline about how she began to play her instrument, her inspirations, collaborations and her experiences of the experimental music scene in London.
“It’s possible for somebody like me….in a state of complete ignorance about music to make sounds and put them together in a way that worked for me… & other people seemed to think it worked too..…”
Show notes and mentions include:
Swell Maps, Ornette Coleman, film making, soundtracks, tape loops & amp; noises, busking; Stormy Weather, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat– by Charles Mingus. Working as a projectionist,living in squats, John Steven’s workshops in Stockwell, Search and Reflect by John Stevens, Maggie Nichols, fake blood, Sue Lynch, Resonance FM, Susan Alcorn – pedal steel player, Annie Lewandowski– musical saw, prep piano, accordion, Veryan Weston, John Edwards, Chemistry Beats Electricity, Mark Sanders, Bei Bei Wang.