Periphyton is a Miami based band that is named after a community of organisms (including algae, fungi, microbes, and bacteria that combine with decaying plant matter to create a complex interconnected “mat”) that is found throughout the freshwater marl prairies of the Everglades.
Periphyton (the band) draws upon many different influences to create an eclectic assortment of music. Their repertoire includes original compositions that hint at elements of exotic music genres from different parts of the world, (Spanish, Arabic, West African, Indian, Caribbean, etc.) as well as, traditional American folk, and even some experimental avant-garde music. Occasionally, they will take popular songs and interpret them in their own unique way as well.