In Washington Square Church, New York City. Gongmaster Don “seeding” his gong with mantras (prayers for peace) in languages from around the world. In addition, he is using his hand to gently invite the gong to sound, synthesizing his voice into the vibrations of the gong, which may be heard like an echo, a dreamlike remembrance, returning again and again when he sounds the gong at other times. This is a finger tapping technique Don uses to invite his gong to quietly sound.

photo: Steven Weinberg
note: Randee Ragin