Algorithm to perform at The Playhouse

Jan 11, 2014
Algorithm features, from left, Mike Whitehead, Jacob Fricke and Tom Luther.

Belfast — Rockland-based electronic/ambient trio Algorithm will have another go at performing at The Playhouse, 107 Church St., Saturday, Jan. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. The group was originally scheduled to perform for the Winter Solstice, but had to cancel that event due to bad weather.

While not a solstice performance as such, Algorithm will keep the original intention of the earlier performance — being a contemplation of the dark and the light within. In keeping with that idea, the group is encouraging audience to bring pillows or cushions, in case they wish to abandon traditional seating in favor of a more relaxing environment.

"What we do is try to create a mood, or a physical space even. It's much more textural than other more traditional approaches. It's not as much about melody and harmony as it is about sound, color, and tone," said keyboardist/laptop jockey Tom Luther.

Algorithm combines spoken work, software, electronic effects and improvisation to create distinct musical landscapes and visions.

"While we always have something of a map, the way we perform, the landscapes are always changing, and no two performances are ever the same," said trumpeter Mike Whitehead. "It's always a fluid and changing expression for us."

The event is free, although donations will be accepted to help offset event costs. For more information, call 338-5777. Doors will open 30 minutes before show time. For more information, visit Algorithm’s Facebook page.

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