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Chris Abrahams

chris abrahams (photo by gianmarco bresadola)
chris abrahams (photo by gianmarco bresadola)

Chris Abrahams is one of the most distinctive keyboardists Australia has produced. Best known for his work as pianist with the improvising trio The Necks, with whom he has released thirteen albums to a good deal of International acclaim - the album "Drive By" was chosen in the Guardian's 2007 list of the top thousand albums of all time.

Chris has been an active member of the Australian improvising scene for many years and, outside of The Necks, he has released five solo albums and numerous other collaborations with other artists both locally and internationally. As well as being an instrumentalist, Chris has released five albums of songs co-written with singer Melanie Oxley and, as a composer, he has contributed many soundtracks for Theatre, Film and Television including the Rowan Woods’ film The Boys (with The Necks) and, more recently, The Tender Hook – directed by Jonathan Ogilvie.

Chris is based in Sydney but performs at many international music festivals as both a member of The Necks and as a solo pianist.

Chris Abrahams is perhaps best known for his work with the improvising trio The Necks. He has also released 6 solo albums and 5 albums of songs (with the singer Melanie Oxley), as well as many collaborative albums with artists such as Germ Studies, Mike Cooper, Roil and Stevie Wishart. He has also composed for the screen and has been nominated for two Australian Film Institute awards for best soundtrack in a feature film.

"Abrahams relentless and steady patterning started to metamorphose the nature of the piano, the upper chords sounding like a distant locomotive hoot, and then an accordion weaving in and out of a shimmering bank of flutes." THE WIRE, UK

Gilles Aubry/Sink

16 Sep 2007 - 21:00

biegungen118: Gilles Aubry (laptop) "Backyards - Berlin2007" + Sink Marcello Busato (percussion) Arthur Rother (guitar) Chris Abrahams (dx7) Andrea Ermke (minidiscs)

Chris Abrahams on the Organ

6 Dec 2008 - 20:30

Chris Abrahams on the Organ

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raudio aasland 1 (eiskalt) recordings

2 Sep 2009 - 20:00

raudio aasland* 1 (eiskalt) recordings

CHRIS ABRAHAMS (solo church organ)

Chris Abrahams ist ein australischer Musiker, ein Teil der australischen Kultband "The Necks". Diese Aufnahme entstand im Dezember 2008 waehrend des Fes

Sink + Todosch + DJ Panda

4 Jun 2010 - 21:30

Sink / Todosch / DJ Panda
Sink: Andrea Ermke -minidiscs & mixing board, Arthur Rother -electric guitar, Chris Abrahams -Dx7 synthesizer, Marcello Busato -drums
Todosch Schlopsnies -banjo, steelguitar, voice
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Germ Studies

30 Oct 2010 - 21:00
Chris Abrahams & Clare Cooper

Clare Cooper - guzheng
Chris Abrahams - dx7

a conversation in time // the most delicate noises possible // a soundtrack to a digital planet // a study on the permanence of music // heartbeat pulses, digital gargling and mutoid

Guts & Dogmatics

8 Jun 2012 - 21:00
Guts: Liz Allbee, Matthias Müller, Roy Carrol & Dogmatics: Kai Fagaschinski & Chris Abrahams


Liz Allbee: trumpet
Matthias Müller: trombone
Roy Carroll: computer, loudspeakers

The Dogmatics:

Chris Abrahams (Sydney) | piano
Kai Fagaschinski (Berlin) | clarinet

Rhythm Complication 2012/I

7 Sep 2012 - 20:30
Clayton Thomas and Burkhard Beins

A bass & drums duo and two solos

Clayton Thomas – double bass
Burkhard Beins – drums and percussion
Chris Abrahams – dx7 solo
Magda Mayas – grand piano solo

Rhythm Complication 2012/II

8 Sep 2012 - 20:30
Clayton Thomas & Burhard Beins

A bass & drums duo and two solos

Clayton Thomas – double bass
Burkhard Beins – drums and percussion
Chris Abrahams – grand piano solo
Thomas Meadowcroft – leslie organ solo

Gordoa/Schmoliner/Pultz Melbye + Sink + Abrahams

22 Apr 2018 - 20:30

Gordoa/Schmoliner/Pultz Melbye: Emilio Gordoa, Adam Pultz Melbye, Ingrid Schmoliner

Sink: Andrea Ermke, Chris Abrahams, Marcello Busato, Arthur Rother

Chris Abrahams solo

Duo Siedl/Cao + Dogmatics: Abrahams/Fagaschinski

8 Jun 2019 - 20:30
The Dogmatics / Duo Siedl/Cao

The Dogmatics
Chris Abrahams – piano
Kai Fagaschinski – clarinet

Duo Siedl/Cao
: The Usual Nexus
Lan Cao – composition and performance
Gregor Siedl – composition and performance

CCA + Andrew Lafkas solo

9 Jun 2019 - 20:00

Andrew Lafkas solo
double bass
Chris Abrahams - DX7
Christian Kesten - voice
Andrea Ermke - mini discs, mixer

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