About Michael Bettine/GONGTOPIA
Forget your preconceptions about percussion. Michael Bettine has written a new definition, playing
with sound like a painter plays with color. "It's all about the sounds," he says, "and generating
energy." And energy is quite evident as his music moves out in waves, propelled by an intense
desire to reach people with his vibrations. Drawing on a rich percussive history, and cutting edge
techniques, his music is both ancient and modern at the same time.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he spent his formative years playing progressive rock and studying