Wednesday, January 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Spirograph Studies continue their unique textural approach playing improvised music using themes and compositions written by bandleader and bassist, Tamara Murphy. Cinematic and dream-like, they shamelessly steal from everywhere to create their live, genre-bending soundtrack.
Spirograph Studies are Fran Swinn (guitar), James McLean (drums), Luke Howard (piano) and Tamara Murphy (bass). Each is a bandleader in their own right and all are extraordinary music-makers and composers. Spirograph Studies toured Australia/NZ in 2019, receiving rave reviews. Their debut album Kindness, Not Courtesy, was shortlisted for a Music Victoria award (Best Jazz Album). They recently released their second album Lowlights, which was featured on The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: October 2021.
“‘Spirograph Studies’ is a wonder – a muted sprawl of acoustic and electric instrumentation, a deep and evocative listen.” (SWIJF, 2019)
“It is not often listeners are invited into something so intricate yet still so accessible.”
Hayden Pyke, WritingInCapitalLetters, 2019