High Places Plays Tonight at Emo’s
It’s kind of funny the way High Places came into being. Robert Barber was all into hardcore and punk, while Mary Pearson was studying, of all things, bassoon performance. Would anyone imagine the melding of these two creative minds? On the surface, perhaps not, but they found they shared a certain DIY approach in composition, and a mutual desire to experiment with various music styles.
Pearson and Barber have an affinity for layering different sounds and creating rhythms with unconventional instruments. Their diverse tastes seem not at odds but blended imaginatively together, as they continue to push each other over boundaries.