Proulx was born in Quebec and became involved with music
and theater at an early age. She has been traveling
and writing songs, singing, playing guitar, recorder
and didgeridoo, and is now also learning accordion.
Her life thus far has been an exploration of the Magic
of Nature and the music that is born from that magic.
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.