S. Carey with Gordi

  • March 22, 2018
  • The Bishop
  • 123 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 333-4700
  • 9:30 PM
  • $15

Trained in jazz, Carey’s astute musicianship has never been in question nor taken for granted, and the execution of Hundred Acres’ new ideas is seamless. He intentionally unburdened himself from a more complicated instrumentation palate for these ten songs, and, in effect,this modification to his approach brings the content of the work much closer to a living reality. By giving equal status to the indifference of nature and the concerns of a material world --while employing more pop-oriented structures instead of the Steve Reich-or Talk Talk-ian repetitions of his past work --a new balance is struck that creates something unique. This in turn provides equal status for the feeling that created each song, and the feeling each song creates. Almost impossibly, there is more air between the bars; Carey and his contributors sway like treetops in the wind, remaining flexible enough that they never threaten to break.

S. Carey with Gordi