Ambient sounds of Algorithm, Quantum

Jun 03, 2014

Belfast — Everyone is invite to enjoy an evening of music with the ambient sounds of Algorithm and Quantum Saturday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the downtown Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St.

Algorithm, comprised of Tom Luther, Mike Whitehead and Jacob Fricke, is an ambient music trio presenting a luscious combination of jazz improvisation with performance poetry. Algorithm’s intriguing moods and soundscapes feature both electronic and acoustic media in concert with lively, lyrically dogmatic spoken word. The combo’s first major performance came as part of the 2012 “Elegant Enigmas” show of the work of Edward Gorey in Portland. Algorithm since has performed summer and winter solstice concerts to appreciative audiences in Belfast, and its first album soon-to-be-released is titled “Underneath Oblivion.”

Luther is a pianist and composer, working in acoustic and electronic media. His jazz album “Everything Is Blue” was released in 2012, and his group, the Tom Luther Quintet, has performed at the Free Range Festival, Åarhus Gallery, Ginko Blue and River Tree Arts. His ambient album “Environments” features field recordings of nature sounds in Midcoast Maine.

Whitehead is a first-call trumpeter and frequent sideman with local pick-up groups. He leads the Mike Whitehead Group and is the owner/operator of Kat Trax Recording in Thomaston. Whitehead teaches at Bay Chamber Community Music School and his album “Habitat” is available through Band Camp.

Fricke is a performance poet, actor and the author of 2010’s “This Book of Poems You Found.” He is a former poet laureate of Belfast and performs frequently in solo and theatrical settings in the New England region.

Quantum is the new solo project of the ever self-reinventing and rhythmically expanding Jason Dean. Comprised of synths and drum machine, as well as live instruments, Quantum leads listeners to an ambient electronic experience that might even make them move their booties.

There is a sliding scale fee of $5 to $10, with light refreshments available. For more information, visit or call 338-0001.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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