From Jesse at Andromeda Gongs:
"I’ve been working with metal from a young age. I fell in love with blacksmithing. It pulled me into an elemental reality of fire and smoke and the use of my hands to create.
I came into contact with sound instruments through the work of Ton Akkermans, whom I owe a lot to as a guide to making instruments. Over the years I've developed an ability to sense and work with energies and spiritual beings.
Central to my work is the power of intention. Through meditation and concentration, I join spiritual qualities with the instruments in cooperation with the elemental beings. At a certain point, as the work draws close to completion, an elemental being will join with the instrument in freedom to carry the energy."