Caroline Kraabel: improviser, saxophonist, artist.
Conducts and plays with London Improvisers Orchestra (LIO). Improvises while walking in London (broadcast live). Radio series: Why is Improvising Important.
Has performed/recorded with Robert Wyatt, Maggie Nicols, John Edwards, Louis Moholo, Cleveland Watkiss, Hyelim Kim, Pat Thomas, Susan Alcorn, Rowland Sutherland, Sofia Vaisman-Maturana, Maria Portugal, Chris Corsano, Charlotte Hug…
2020-21: performed live off-/online; released duo and solo improvisations; made an art-work for APT Gallery; created socially-distanced large-group pieces for LIO; released pieces with Lonely Impulse Collective and Fit To Burst; was artist-in-residence at UNCOOL; made soundfilm about lockdown, winning a 2021 Ivor Novello Award.
2022: formed a large improvising group, Orchestra New.
In April 2022 Caroline received one of Sound and Music’s Covid-19 Composer Awards:
“This is so amazing, so welcome and well-timed! After two lean pandemic years (and counting), it’s a blessing to receive this support, especially for a project that is about working TOGETHER with lots of other musicians.”