Tibetan Bells 2 Tibetan Bells II is the outcome of years of study, travel, and
experiment by Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings, two musicians resolutely in
quest of the "sound between the spaces." Bringing together musical elements
never before associated, sounds vastly separate it time, space, and
tradition, the musicians have advanced across remote areas of sound. In
Tibetan Bells II, the ancient resonances of the bells of Tibet are deployed
within a musical framework uncompromisingly 20th century, and Western.
Tibetan Bells II is an unprecedented synthesis of the sounds of East and
West, past and present.
The instruments of this release are exclusively the bells of Tibet. These
remarkable instruments have been described elsewhere, yet it is a striking
fact that the tones of Tibetan bells, the indigenous products of a highly
evolved yet little known Asian culture, have often been confused with the
ultra-modern sounds of electronic music. Nothing could be further from the
truth. There is no electronic tampering and the resonances of the bells owe
nothing to outside sources. Unearthly and timeless, they are their own.