* Postponed * Microfiche April Residency | 15th Apr



WHEN: Doors open 7pm. First set 7:30pm – 15 Apr 2020

COST: $10/$15/$45 (residency pass)


Sydney's cutting-edge improvising collective Microfiche will make 107 home each Wednesday during April! Known for their ethereal soundscapes that brim with strong rhythmic outbursts and melodic catharsis, they will be collaborating with some of Australia's greatest improvisers and feature support sets from our city’s most forward-thinking artists.

Microfiche have invited some of Australia’s greatest improvisers to share the stage during their residency, including master pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks), iconic trumpeter Phil Slater (Band of Five Names), evocative guitarist and sound artist Shoeb Ahmad (Tangents) and the ethereal looping vocals & multi-instrumentalism of Bonnie Stewart (Bonniesongs). Together they will present new works, conjure fresh improvisations and re-imagine music from the band’s back-catalogue.

Each week will also feature support sets from Microfiche's favourite bands including Godriguez (solo), Adrian Klumpes & Nick Meredith, Clocks and Clouds and Jachlo. In addition to the music there will also be an open rehearsal, a workshop and a BBQ event by noted Sydney chef Tim Cassimatis (Bazaari, Alpha, Vic’s Meat Market). This will be a unique community event not to be missed!

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

Wednesday 1 April
Microfiche w/ Bonnie Stewart (Bonniesongs)

Wednesday 8 April
Microfiche w/ Shoeb Ahmad
Adrian Lim-Klumpes and Nick Meredith

Wednesday 15 April
Microfiche w/ Phil Slater
Godriguez (solo)
Microfiche Workshop 1pm [free entry]
Open Rehearsal w/ Phil Slater 4:30-6pm [free entry]

Wednesday 22 April
Microfiche w/ Chris Abrahams
Clocks and Clouds
Open Rehearsal w/ Chris Abrahams 4:30-6pm [free entry]
Community BBQ lead by chef Tim Cassimatis 6-7:30pm


Six-piece collective Microfiche tie improvisation and composition into serpentine knots and unravel them live in unexpected and cathartic ways.

The band initially formed in 2015 as a student jazz ensemble at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where they met weekly under the direction of Phil Slater and Simon Barker to explore the compositional processes of John Cage and Morton Feldman. After a year of reconceptualising those ideas into a body of original material they decided to document the music in the studio; this became their eponymous debut album under the name Microfiche.

Four years on and the ensemble embarked on a European tour in 2019, culminating in a performance at Copenhagen Jazz Festival. They have also recorded their second studio album to be released on Portugese label Creative Sources Recordings mid 2020.