Had the pleasure of playing gongs as part of a Seismic Sound Bath at Christies Auction House in London last week (as part of their ‘Lates’ events). Click here for the official photos from the event.
I was playing gongs alongside Nicholas Hadfield who was playing the sounds of volcanic activity from all around the world through what was effectively a volcano of speakers (a huge tower), some of which were rumbling the room with infrasound frequencies (below the typical hearing range of humans)!
It was a brilliant day. We did five of the sound baths as people came through, one group after the next. They were guided in by a man in a hooded cape, then circled around an installation of a mini volcano, bubbing with orange lava, while imprinting volcaninc ash on each others foreheads and having a little introductory brain buzz from a weighted tuning fork. This was followed by the seismic sound bath which was so much fun…. I’ve never jammed with volcanos before but I hope to again. Gongs and seismic stuff go soooo well together! Love it!! Thanks very much to Nicholas Hadfield, TPI Speakers, Bompas and Parr and Christies Lates.