The Sidereal Moon represents the period of time the Moon takes to orbit 360° around the Earth, relative to the "fixed" stars. By getting in tune with this gong, you put yourself in sync, like a watch, to the relative cycles of the Earth, the moon and the stars.
Each handmade Oetken Gong has its own individual range of tonality and feel, all while retaining the quality of the classic style. Although Broder Oetken is well known as one of the current gongmasters in the world, he says he is constantly developing, honing and perfecting his gongmaking process. Like his mentor, Walter Meyer, he intends to pass his knowledge to his apprentices to ensure that this rare handicraft continues.