CHARITY! / Music
The 28-Hour Drone Not Drones Benefit Concert for Doctors Without Borders
by Dave Segal
on Fri, May 2, 2014 at 2:38 PM
Back in February, around 50 Minnesota-based musical acts participated in a benefit concert for Doctors Without Borders called Drone Not Drones at Minneapolis' Cedar Cultural Center. Each one plays for about 20-50 minutes, but the music just continuously flows in one seamless drone. The sets—performed by artists such as Low, Paul Metzger, Dosh, Secret Colours, Robust Worlds, and many others—were recorded and made available digitally April 28. I've been scanning through the droneage, and so far it's been pretty vast and transportive, with just enough variation to keep your attention from wavering. This is a great idea and it's an eminently worthy cause. It would be wonderful if such a charity concert could happen in Seattle.
You can donate to Doctors Without Borders and buy a download of the massive recording here.