Many ancient cultures including the Chinese, Celts and Central Americans used Stones in their mallet percussion instruments. The first time I heard a ringing stone I was overwhelmed. The idea that one of the slowest forms of matter could be so musically alive was electrifying.
It was then that my search for musical stones began, leading me to a vast palette of timbres: the bell-like sounds of Jade, Bassenite and Agate, the warm marimba sounds of Flagstone and Andesite, the common "plunk" of smooth river stones, not to mention certain sounds that were beyond description.
The unusual overtone characteristics of these sounds demanded that I learn from them how they wanted to dance together.
All the stone sounds were recorded with the aid of digital sampling machines, using stone mallets.