Jasmine Guffond Yellow Bell Sonic Pieces LP Vinyl

Jasmine Guffond

Yellow Bell

  • Media: NM
  • Sleeve: NM
Grey vinyl repress

The title Yellow Bell comes from an ancient Chinese tradition that I came across while researching ideas / mythologies connecting sound to systems of universal harmony and structure. Founded on the concept of a fundamental tone that relates to society’s place in the cosmic order, the legend of the Yellow Bell originates in the third millennium B.C.E.. The Emperor of China, Huang-Di, sent his mathematician Ling-Lun to the western mountains near India and instructed him to cut bamboo pipes from which the fundamentals of music could be derived. The bamboo tube upon which all other pitches and measurements were based was called the Yellow Bell. This foundation tone was considered to be an exact pitch representing a divine principle in harmony with the forces of the universe.