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Spirograph Studies have leapt onto the Australian music scene with their detailed, textural approach to playing improvised music. Post-rock, post-jazz and post-minimalism, they shamelessly steal sonic palettes from all areas to build their cinematic sound.
This collaborative group features Luke Howard (piano), Fran Swinn (guitar) & James McLean (drums). This strong collection of music-makers each bring their unique voice to the stage as part a united front led by bassist Tamara Murphy.
Murphy was awarded the inaugural PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission. She ran her group Murphy’s Law for 14 years and was also a member of the Keller-Murphy-Browne co-operative. She features on multiple releases and her albums have been nominated for The Age Genre Awards, AIR awards and The Bell Awards.
In 2019, they tour around Australia and NZ to launch their debut album, Kindness, Not Courtesy.
"...an exploration of timbres and textures in a way that was tonally and percussively rich – even luxuriant at times."
AusJazzBlog, 3 June 2012
"...truly dream-like sequences"
The Weekend Australian, Oct 4th 2008