Theo Nabicht (1963) studied saxophone, flute and piano at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin from 1983 to 1987 and specialised in bass clarinet at the Strasbourg Conservatory from 1995 to 1997. As a composer he has contributed to theatre, dance and television productions and as a musician he has worked with renowned avantgarde musicians such as Fred Frith and Anthony Braxton. Nabicht has been a member of the Kammerensemble Neue Musik (KNM) Berlin since 1994.
Nabicht’s ‘Circle Line Project’ has seen four versions so far: in Berlin, London, Moscow and Vienna. The Berlin version of the project has now appeared both on LP and CD with Moloko Plus with artwork by Frank Diersch and liner notes by Theo Nabicht. In those notes the composer writes about his project:
“The start of the Circle Line Project 14 Berlin was my fascination for the Berlin S-Bahn, especially the Ringbahn…The sound of the S-Bahn, the hubbub among the travellers, their talks, the urban sound are unique: a city’s imprint of sound. After many circumnavigations I am still fascinated by how complex it is, and at the same time unmistakable. It is an essential part of the life of Berlin…”
The titles of the 27 short compositions on this conceptual CD refer to Berlin S-Bahn stations. Musicians: Theo Nabicht (bass clarinet/soprano saxophone), Mario Verandi (computer), Seth Josel (guitar), John Eckhardt (bass), Eric Schäfer (drums).
Available from Sea Urchin is the CD only, both the LP and CD are available from Moloko PLus.