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Tuesday, October 10, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Cinematic and dream-like, Spirograph Studies build a collective dialogue using influences from post-rock, minimalism and neo-classical musical styles to create their live, genre-bending soundtrack. They introduce themes which slowly build to fill out the space they perform in, drawing on different sonic influences for each track.
They are playing an extended series of performances at Jazzlab in 2023 to trial and develop new material and ideas in front of a live audience.
Spirograph Studies have been carving out a niche in the Australian music landscape with their unique approach, led by bassist and composer Tamara Murphy. They currently have two releases commercially available: Kindness, Not Courtesy (2019) and Lowlights (2021) available through their Bandcamp. Their albums have been shortlisted for Music Victoria awards, featured on The Best Jazz on Bandcamp list (October 2021), Album of the Week on ABC Jazz and the single Anteloper was one of the Top Tracks on Feature Sounds (PBS Radio). They toured Australia and New Zealand to promote their first album release in 2019, receiving glowing reviews.
Fran Swinn – guitar
James McLean – drums
Luke Howard – piano
Tamara Murphy – bass
“If there is one quality which most permeates the music of Spirograph Studies, it is melodic beauty.” – Eric Myers, The Weekend Australian, July 3, 2022
“’Spirograph Studies’ is a wonder – a muted sprawl of acoustic and electric instrumentation, a deep and evocative listen.” – Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival, 2019