The gong is a bronze, disc shaped instrument that originated in China and spread throughout eastern Asia. Introduced into European orchestras in 1791, the gong played a leading role in the funeral march for the French revolutionary leader, Mirabeau. Gongs fall broadly into three categories – “Suspended”, which are more or less flat discs hung by a thick chord; “Bossed”, which are also often suspended but have a center protrusion that resembles a button; and, “Bowl Gongs”, which rest on pillows, and are very similar to singing bowls but are struck with a mallet rather than rubbed. The gong has an extremely arresting and sonorous sound, and is often used for sound therapy. Each gong sold at Gandharva Loka has been carefully selected for the depth of its sound and resonating qualities.
We have large and small Chao Gongs from 10 inches in diameter to 52 inches in diameter. These gongs come directly from highest quality fair trade manufacturers in China. Each of our gongs are carefully played and listened to before being selected for our store. These gongs are are the most familiar Chinese gong to […]Read more...
The Feng Gong, also known as the Wind Gong, is a narrow brass gong. It’s wind-like sound is wispy and haunting when played quietly. When played loudly the sound if bright and powerful. Made from B-20 bronze, they range from 6 inches to 40 inches in diameter.Read more...
We have various gong stands in metal and in wood and in various shapes, as well as mallets in various sizes and materials.Read more...