At the tender age of 3, Abram Taber ripped open a cardboard box with a plastic toy screwdriver to get at the ukulele within. Throughout the next 34 years of his life, Abram has worked towards that same goal: unleashing sounds with whatever tools are available.
Abram has searched for sounds as a solo artist, playing in basements, bedrooms, and bars across the US since 2009. Hailing from Massachusetts and currently living in Philadelphia, Abram visited DIY scenes across the country over four tours between 2009 and 2016, making memorable stops in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Arizona.
Abram has shared bills with a range of like-minded DIY artists including Pile, Guerilla Toss, C.J. Boyd, Rob Jacobs (Wei Zhongle), i dm theft able, and Frank Hurricane (Hurricanes of Love). As the bassist in Sun Hat, School for Robots, A bit Much, Slurred Murrays, Paraffin Section, and The Sinbusters, Abram crafted song arrangements, produced recordings, and developed artwork, costumes and stage shows. He has also worked as a for-hire bassist for live and studio gigs and has performed in pit orchestras for productions of Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, and All Shook Up.
Improvisation plays a key role in Abram’s musical explorations and has led to appearances at 119 Gallery‘s XFest (2009-2014), the Impermanent Society of Philadelphia‘s H-O-T Series and 2015 NowHere Festival, Frantasia 2011, and OpenSound. The 11:11 and Happy Medium Theatre Companies have also commissioned Abram to compose music and develop sound design for their productions.