Chris Abrahams’ music explores the resonating properties of the vibrating piano string – coaxing from it strange, varied and beautiful sounds that often transcend the generally observed tonal qualities of the instrument. At times his approach borders on the electronic, acoustically modelling reverbs, distortion, delays and low frequency oscillations. He conjures a meditative sound world that is both mesmerising and emotional.
Chris Abrahams is best known as the piano player with the long form trio, the Necks, a band that has built up quite a following both in Australia and internationally over the last thirty years. Parallel to this, Chris has developed a formidable reputation as a solo pianist. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.