Ear Meal

Weekly, live performances by experimental musicians.

Ear Meal with Don Lewis

Small Drone Orchestra is Don Lewis on bowed bass guitar and analog synth. This project has been performing since 2008. Prior to that, he played with Leticia Castaneda in electronic duo Hsuan.

When Don purchased an analog synthesizer in 1980, he immediately discovered its potential as a drone instrument. A series of revelatory performances by Tony Conrad at MOCA in 1998 inspired Don to add the bowed bass guitar to his sound. Small Drone Orchestra starts with a low fundamental tone and expands upon it, producing a panorama of overtones that allows listeners to step outside themselves and enter a state of relaxed excitation.

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