At the nadir of winter, we return to the very special sounds and instruments of the Tibetan Plateau. In the Himalayan mountains at "the roof of the world," the air is thin, clear and cold, and Tibetan bells, bowls, gongs and cymbals are used in the native Buddhist culture to create powerful sonic meditations.
The crystalline alloys of these metal instruments ring with a sublime purity, effortlessly drawing the receptive listener into states of sonic rapture. Western musicians traveled to Tibet and Nepal in the 1960s, brought back these rare instruments and introduced them in the West. Today you can buy them on Amazon.com (search for "Tibetan meditation bells") and they're used by sound healers, therapists and musicians around the world.
On this transmission of HEARTS of SPACE, the contemplative sound of resonant percussion, on a program called METALLOPHONIC.
Music is by DIATONIS, HIMALAYAN VOICES, 33 BOWLS, KARMA MOFFETT, MARJORIE DE MUYNCK, and BUDDHISM ACADEMY.