2022 - 2023 Ensemble in Residence

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.

(L to R) Max Alduca – double bass
Novak Manojlovic – piano/keyboards
Phillippa Murphy-Haste – clarinet/viola
Holly Conner – drums/percussion
Nick Calligeros – trumpet
Sam Gill – alto saxophone