GONG CONCERT INFO
Are you interested to learn how to play gongs? Hans is offering gong workshops for groups or single persons. A class touches on all aspects of gong playing, including playing technique, deep listening, gong composition, and how to select your own gong. Class length is 2 hrs for 1-2 people, 3 hrs for 3-5 persons, 5 hrs for larger groups. Inquire for details...
Hans Christian is offering gong concerts as part of his live performance repertoire. Titled “Sonic Immersion”, these 1 hour long concerts are performed without electronics or amplification. He calls this type of performance “Source Music”, or “music that emerges from randomness into structure”.
“Gongs and Tibetan bowls have been in my sonic arsenal for a long time” says the cellist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer,
“but it has been a dream of mine for a while now to plunge into the sonic depths of these amazing instruments for a whole concert”.
The main gong used for this concert is a huge 40” Atlantis gong that weighs over 50 pounds and has an incredible dynamic range. Augmenting this magnificent instrument is a smaller 22” Atlantis gong, a 28” Chinese wind gong, and two Tibetan bowls. By using different types of mallets to strike, rub, and mute the gongs, a wide variety
of tonal expressions can be generated.
“A gong concert is a complete immersion into sound. The listener should be in a very comfortable position, either lying down or leaning back, to absorb the vibrations of the performance. This is a deep listening experience of the highest order, and I can’t wait to share this extraordinary experience with an audience”.
See a Door County Daily News interview and gong demonstration here...