Don V. Lax began playing violin at age five, while living in Karachi, Pakistan. Lax attended music conservatories in Paris and Rome, culminating in 1974, when he decided to explore music beyond the classical realm. His first experience was with an Italian rock band, and by the age of 20 he had recorded his first two albums. Throughout Europe and Greece, he played in many settings- solo, and with various groups- performing every kind of music- from classical and gypsy to jazz, rock and popular folk melodies. Lax has also composed many original tunes, blending his Rumanian heritage, world influences and classical background.
Melissa and Don met at the perfect moment, when the realization of dreams becomes not only possible, but inevitable. In a fortunate conjunction of time, place, musical dreams and the advent of new recording technologies, this project took spontaneous birth from the day they first made music together. A blending of their European and Gypsy heritage and love of the Ocean and Mother Earth, the music that results in their communication with the whales is universal and deep. "Out on a boat, using new technology, underwater microphones and speakers, as well as a full digital onboard recording studio, we listened and responded to the whales, and the whales heard and reponded to us."
Check out the artist's website:
1. Ancient Harmony
2. Gypsy Traveller
3. Gaia Ma (Hail to the Goddess Mother)
4. Quiet Magic
5. Wild and Free
7. Miracle Realm