The GONG Diary 01
From the first time that I met the gong there was a deep resonance in me, along with an understanding that the gong is an instrument that need to have a relationship with. It’s easy to produce sounds from a GONG but it’s not that easy to know the Gong and the sweet spots were it blooms and flowers.
“Earth Gong is a truly spectacular piece with depth and character. Large flat gongs may be 'primed' by lightly hitting them before the main stroke, greatly enhancing the sound and causing the instrument to "speak" sooner, with a shorter delay for the sound to "bloom". Keeping this priming stroke inaudible calls for a great deal of skill. “