Spirograph Studies

Spirograph Studies has leapt onto the Australian music scene with their detailed, textural approach to playing improvised music. Inventors of the ‘gromp’, this strong collection of music-makers each bring their unique voice to the stage as part a united front led by bassist Tamara Murphy. This collaborative group features Luke Howard (piano), Fran Swinn (guitar) & James McLean (drums).

Tamara Murphy was awarded the inaugural PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission for the creation and presentation of a new work: Big Creatures & Little Creatures, which was premiered at the 2012 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Her past albums have been nominated for The Age Genre Awards and The Bell Awards.

Inextricably post-rock and post-jazz, Spirograph Studies shamelessly steals sonic palettes from all areas to build their cinematic sound.

Spirograph Studies are building their audience and their sound. In 2016, Spirograph Studies performed at Wangaratta Jazz Festival (our show was streamed live on Facebook via ABC digital), were the closing night act of the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival 2016 and the opening night of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2017.