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 US tours between 2009 and 2016, making stops in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest, and Southwest.
In March 2023, Abram joined the psychedelic improvisational group Quiet Abandon as bassist and sonic sculptor. Quiet Abandon recently performed an improvised score to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, released their first trio recording via Cart Music, and is booking shows for 2024.
At the start of the pandemic, Abram helped form the music collective Agitation Trips. Recording a monthly song for charity, Abram made use of everything from upright bass to a RS-09 synthesizer to realize the vision of each month’s song producer.
While playing in the bands Sun Hat, Pyotr, A bit Much, School for Robots, Slurred Murrays, and Paraffin Section, Abram composed music, crafted song arrangements, produced recordings, and developed artwork, costumes and stage shows. He has also worked as an on-call bassist for studio and live performances with artists such as Downcity Armory, EXH4LER, Hornography, and The Good Mem’ries Big Band 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 sonic explorations and he has stretched his skills of spontaneous creation with appearances at XFest (2009-2014), the Impermanent Society of Philadelphia‘s H-O-T Series and NowHere Festival (2015), Frantasia (2011), and OpenSound. The 11:11 and Happy Medium Theatre Companies also commissioned Abram to compose music and develop sound design for their productions.