New Album Everything and Other Infinities out now -
    Available on Bandcamp and through Creative Sources Recordings
    Dingo Magazine  "«««««" Sydney Morning Herald "««««"
   
Max Alduca - double bass, Novak Manojlovic - piano/keyboards, 
Phillippa Murphy-Haste - clarinet/viola, Nick Calligeros - trumpet
Holly Conner - drums/percussion, Sam Gill - alto saxophone




"...[Microfiche's] six members have arrived at their own sophisticated, suspensful and sometimes thrilling ways of combining composition and improvisation, with keen instincts for orchestration."
 - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald 2019.

Microfiche are a six-piece improvising ensemble, whose music explores minimalist compositional processes to create both long-form and miniature works.

The band formed as a student ensemble at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Under the expert tuition of Phil Slater and Simon Barker, the group initially explored processes found in the music of composers John Cage and Morton Feldman, later reconceptualising those ideas into a body of original material with works contributed by every member of the group.

Microfiche quickly developed an interest in extending their playing beyond the class, and have been making albums and performing together since 2015.

They have recently released their 2nd full-length album, Everything and Other Infinities, to critical acclaim, receiving a 5-star review in Australian Jazz Journal Dingo, and given 4-stars by the Sydney Morning Herald.

In 2019 the group toured throughout Europe, playing at Km28 in Berlin, in Graddo and Reaktorhallen R1 in Sweden (a de-comissioned nuclear reactor-turned-performance space!), and at Copenhagen Jazz Festival. 
In 2021, Microfiche organised a month-long performance residency at 107 Projects, Redfern. Each Monday Microfiche performed a collaborative set  with esteemed Australian musicians including Chris Abrahams, Phil Slater, Sia Ahmad and Bonnie Stewart. Nights also featured local support acts, and community events such as a 'fancy' BBQ, open rehearsals and a workshop. 

Microfiche have also performed at Phoenix Cultural Center,  the nowNOW, Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival, the Opus Now series, and Acoustic Ritual at 5 Eliza, amongst others.


From ‘miniatures’ less than a minute long through to durational works of up to twenty minutes, Microfiche presents beautiful original music that takes you on a journey into the detailed and surprising minutiae of sound.

       

Click here for the full reviews from the SMH, Dingo and The Music Trust