The New London Drone Orchestra is a protean collective based in southeastern Connecticut. Their membership is always shifting and evolving. Most players are from eastern and central CT as well as students, alumni and staff at Connecticut College, where they rehearse in the resonant Harkness Chapel.
Instrumentation can include pipe organ, bagpipes, saxophone, gongs, harmonium, flute, African hunters’ harp, grand piano, found percussion, voice, acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizers and more.
Their sound– and really, the experience– can make one forget their to-do lists, feel outside time or unusually present. Their music is sustained, layered and gradually evolving, using various techniques to organize musicians’ improvisation, including graphic scores and conceptual compositions.
Event Page Here. Details below:
Saturday, June 8th at Wherehouse
3580 Main Street, Hartford, Building 11
Arrive at 8pm. $10 at the door.
Watch New London Drone Orchestra playing Harkness Chapel at Connecticut College below: