The Moonlight Orchestra is an experimental music collective founded by Ben River. Music from the Moonlight Orchestra has been included on various films including The road to the beat hotel, Lotto, and most recently, Echoes of the underground, which features Lee Harris, Jim Haynes, Brian Barritt, Henk Targowski, and Youth.
The Moonlight Orchestra’s first album, Traipsing Bloom, was released in May 2015 and features Youth, Daevid Allen, Lee Harris, John Sinclair, Nik Turner and Ben River.
The Moonlight Orchestra // Traipsing bloom, a drifting, meandering journey of sonic and aural fusion. Intertwining experimentalism, soundscapes, psychedelia, folk, blues, electronica and featuring guest poets: Daevid Allen, John Sinclair, Lee Harris, Youth and Ben River
“The Moonlight Orchestra orbits around a multifaceted array of musical influences that spring from a blues inferno within a psychedelic cascade and on to the chaotic senses of classical music experimentalism and a bit of frenzy. Their music doesn’t fit a mold or heed itself to any convention but of their own that reflects a homage to their colorful musical backgrounds” …. HAILMARYJANE.COM