Our modern world sets growing demands on us. Despite shorter working hours, we are still under enormous pressure to succeed and the level of what is supportable is often reached or even exceeded. Even in our free time, a flood of stimuli streams into our nervous system. In this latent stress situation the soul longs for silence and inner balance. This can be achieved by meditation.
Meditation means concentration on a spot, a picture, a thought. Hereby, breathing plays an important role: Breath connects us to the Universal Power.
Meditation is a gift from the Eastern cultures where they are in the focus of religious or philosophical ceremonies. Many people here in the Western world see new possibilities of forming their lives. But the greatest dificulty is maintaining concentration over a longer period of time. Listening to suitable music can be a great help. The contemplative state of being can thus unfold its healing effects.
In Gong-Meditation, Wieland Schreiber unites the Eastern Sounds of Gongs with the tonality of traditional western sounds or what we are accustomed to hearing.
 

Gong-Meditation CD Cover, decorated gong in front of a sunrise at the sea Wieland Schreiber uses the typical nuances of 23 Gongs in a masterly way. Deliberately renouncing a rhythmical concept, he unfolds pure tonal effects on our body and spirit. Wieland Schreiber creates a world of sounds that makes meditative power flow and that can be a catalysor for a consciousness that originates from the soul alone. The centre of our self unites with the universe.

 

 

 

 

sound example:

 
the deep sound of gongs penetrating all levels

balancing and giving peace

deepest relaxation

relieving inner tension

sound vibrations through the whole body

gladdening oneness

thoughts pass by

stimulating self -healing powers

Qi flows

floating reverberations

harmonizes body and spirit

 

 

 

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  • fenggong
  • indones
  • operagong
  • paistegong
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  • vietnam18
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  • wassergong

 

 

The History of Gongs:


Gongs are very old instruments. Archeologists have unearthed gongs that are estimated to be some 4000 years old. They have their origin in the indonesian-malayan culture area (the root word is malayan "agung") and spread out all over South East Asia including China, Tibet and Japan. Their ancestors were presumably Chinese bronze drums which again were famous all over Asia. The oldest example of a Chinese Chau Gong (see below) was discovered in a grave dating from the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- 9 A.D.) First documents mentioning gongs date from China around the 6th century. Here they are atributed to a nation knows as Hsi Yu that was located between Tibet and Burma. Today still, gongs are cast in and forged from bronze or a copper-tin alloy. They were used at funerals, as a signal in processions, for meditation and with any kind of religious ceremony. They were also used in orchestras accompanying opera and dance as well as weddings and other secular festivities. There are two main shapes: Gongs with a cup and a broad rim are tuned to a keynote that is best audible when striking the cup. Flat, slightly concave gongs, disks with or without a rim, have a less definite keynote that is only recoginizable when the gong is hit softly directly in its centre. Played in the usual "5 o'clock position", i.e., half way to the edge, the rich overtone spectrum is stimulated to create the typical flat gong sound. The name used of this instrument is TAM TAM for distinguishing purposes. Its original name was Chau Gong. The Gong appeared in classical symphony orchestras long ago. The very first person to use it was the French composer Francois Gossec who used it in his funeral march for the French revolutionary Mirabeau in 1790. Claude Debussy was the first popular composer to integrate gongs regularly in his symphonies.