Microfiche Monday Residency


WHEN: Doors open 7pm. First set 7:30pm, 22 Mar 2021 – 12 Apr 2021

COST: $10/$15/$45 (4 week pass)

WHO: Microfiche

TICKETS: Book now

LOCATION: 107 Redfern St, Redfern

Sydney's cutting-edge improvising collective Microfiche will make 107 home for four Mondays during March and 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 Sia 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. The residency will also feature a workshop, an open rehearsal and a BBQ by noted Sydney chef Tim Cassimatis (Bazaari, Alpha, Vic’s Meat Market). This will be a 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"

Monday 22 March
Microfiche w/ Phil Slater
Support: Clocks and Clouds

Mon 29 March
Microfiche w/ Bonnie Stewart (Bonniesongs)
Support: Adrian Lim-Klumpes and Nick Meredith
End of Daylight Savings BBQ with Chef Tim Cassimatis (Baazari, Alpha) from 6:00pm

Monday 5 April
Microfiche w/ Sia Ahmad
Support: Godriguez (solo)
+ Open Rehearsal w/ Sia Ahmad 4:30-6pm [free entry]

Monday 12 April
Microfiche w/ Chris Abrahams
Support: Jachlo
+ Microfiche workshop 4:30-6pm [free entry]

Doors open 7pm. First set 7:30pm.

About the band:

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 and in 2021 released their second studio album 'Everything and Other Infinities' on Portuguese label Creative Sources Recording.