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 35 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 US tours between 2009 and 2016, making stops in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest, and Southwest.
Abram has shared bills with a variety 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 a bassist in Sun Hat, School for Robots, A bit Much, Slurred Murrays, Paraffin Section, and The Sinbusters, Abram has composed music, crafted song arrangements, produced recordings, and developed artwork, costumes and stage shows. Abram is currently a member of the music collective Agitation Trips, where he leans into his multi-instrumentalist skills by performing on anything from upright bass to a Roland RS-09 synthesizer. He has also worked as an on-call bassist for studio and live gigs 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 have also commissioned Abram to compose music and develop sound design for their productions.