Tsunglin Wu is one of the few remaining gong artisans in Taiwan who creates gong percussion instruments by hand. He lives in the mountainous region of Wulai, where the natural surroundings inspire him to craft these therapeutic instruments. Wu has accumulated over 30 years of gong craftsmanship and has made over 6,000 pieces of gong discs. One particular set of gongs has been arranged into a complete musical octave tuned to the standard pitch of 440 Hz.
Gongs were originally used to clear the way for temple processions, but Wu’s artistic flair has transformed them from ceremonial or meditational tools to aesthetic masterpieces. To Wu, these musical and creative works of art are true representations of the spirit and soul of the Wulai mountains.