Abraham Dunovits

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Cardboard Poetry is Everything to Me

About Abraham a.k.a. Abe

Abe is a luminary musician, artist and teacher born in Argentina via Spain who has lived in Australia since he was in his teens.  His music accomplishments encompass playing several instruments such as the guitar, double bass, singing, percussion and piano in a variety of styles and genres. He is an experienced performer, from the streets to festival stages.  He has recorded and produced his original music professionally since 1989, as a solo acoustic act and with bands. He has even coined the term "Alt-Latin", which means "an alternative to what people call Latin music", with influences as varied as Experimental/Noise, Folk, Blues, Jazz, World and Rock styles.

Abe's musical vision seeks to attain a spiritual connection of body and mind through the exact simplicity of his lyrics, the hypnotic nature of rhythms and an unusual melodic interaction of instruments.  

Alongside his passion for music, Abe has a professional exhibiting career as an artist with solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas in found object sculpture, drawing, painting and video installation. Performance art, slam poetry and experimental music are also part of his artistic career, working with self-made, electronic and unconventional instruments in formal and informal settings. Abe has created experimental videos for his performances and art projects, in which he sometimes acts.

In 2018 he published his first book of poetry in English and Spanish through the Melbourne publisher A Voz Limpia.  This book is available through his contact and it features 10 years of writing.

Abe has been working on a solo album in 2020, inspired by his dad going into care from dementia, the environment and world events. The recording features Abe on all the instruments, singing and composition.

Artist and friend, Mario D’Alonzo, describes Abe as a "Renaissance man" for his passion, energy and immense talent in many fields of art.