Fundamental note (struck on the boss) E2 82Hz.
Price includes shipping, gong bag and mallet.
Ymir, engraved in old Norse runes on the back of the gong, is a figure from
old european mythology.
As part of the way of forging these gongs, I work with an intention to place the gong within a certain state of energy. When you sound and meditate on the gong, this energy becomes perceptible and part of the experience.
I remember giants
born before time
those who in the olden days
had me fostered
Nine worlds I remember
Nine Witches Within Wood
Before the Mead-Tree
sprouted from the ground below
In the beginning was the Wave
where Sound built
was neither sand nor sea,
nor cool little waves
Earth was not,
nor heaven above
The Open Mouth of the
Sacred Descendants was
yet no growth
Ek man jötna ár um borna,
þá er forðum mik fœdda höfðu;
níu man ek heima, níu íviði,
mjötvið mœran fyr mold neðan.
Ár var alda þar er Ýmir bygði,
vara sandr né sær né svalar unnir,
jörð fannsk æva né upphiminn,
gap var ginnunga, en gras hvergi.
Ár var alda. In the beginning was the Wave.
þar er Ýmir bygði. Within which Sound (Ymir) built.
Ymir, the great sound, building in the Wave.
Ymir was born from two streams. The northern, cold, crystallizing force of Niflheim, running into the void of Ginnungagap, and the southern hot streams coming from Muspelheim.
Within consciousness from the void, Niflheim and Muspelheim arose.
The crystallizing force of Niflheim was divine thought, creatively thinking out. This was then enlivened by the volcanic warmth of Will. Will that melted the frozen streams of Élivágar.
What happens when a thought is not left by itself, but enlivened with the Will? It becomes intention. It is the will that sets the plan into motion, becoming creative.
Ymir is the movement of the enlivened, warmed divine thought of creation, moving into space becoming.
Ymir Gong 27.5" (in stock)
Beautiful, unique, hand forged sound instruments made by Jesse Blauwhof.
Connect with the intention and spiritual world of your instrument through listening, meditation and the atmosphere it provides.
Andromeda Gongs are coated in a thin layer of microcrystalline wax to prevent oxidization. If your gong gets dirty, wipe with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.