As the founder and director of ‘Gong Sound Space’, I have organized events and collaborated with other artists nationally, internationally, and online with intention to create meditative and collaborative sonic spaces. Events include sound immersions (gong baths or meditations), improvisational concerts and collaborations, indoor and outdoor ‘live’ sonic installations, experiential workshops, and gong trainings – philosophy and practice.

Current & Past Events

Open Ears Festival, Waterloo, Ontario

June 3, 2023

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If you are in Kitchener/Waterloo area, join in for a concert with both Lithophonica + Earth & Ether Ensemble (featuring Jim Harley, Reza Yazdanpanah, Stacey Bliss as well as Gerard Yun) from 5:00pm at the Trillium Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Ontario. Gerard plays shakuhachi (Japanese end-blown flute), Stacey plays gongs (wind and symphonic), Reza plays Persian tar (long-necked stringed instrument), and Jim creates digital soundscapes (cool). This is going to sound earthy and ethereal with the church acoustics! Book tickets on the Open Ears schedule:

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University of Alberta, Edmonton

SpokenWeb Conference, Experiential Session, May 2, 2023

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If you are in the Edmonton area, join in for a sound immersion experience from 4:30-6:00pm at the U of A, Education Building, Kiva Room. Details below. See you there! This is event is sponsored by the awesome organizers of the SpokenWeb Symposium 2023

Online Meditation, Tuesday Evenings

Jan 10 to Apr 11, 2023

Meditation/chill out sessions resume on Tuesday evenings from 9:00-9:30PM (Regina, Canada time). Join our zoom community to do a little guided breathing / meditating on point, enjoy a soundscape (I play gong, bowls, et al), and we conclude with silence.

Click here for info and registration on eventbrite.

York University, Toronto, ON, Canada – Sept 22, 2022

In-person & Virtual Concert

Join the Remotions for one of their wrap-up concerts featuring: Helen Pridmore (vocals), WL Altman (found sound, electronic music, and performance art); Norm Adams (cello and electronics); Gao Yujie (live visuals); Rebecca Caines (sound art), John Campbell (digital art, video, found sound), Stacey Bliss (gong and percussion).

University of Regina, SK, Canada – Sept 6-12, 2022

Gallery Exhibit @ The Fifth Parallel Gallery, U of R

Drop by the gallery to take in ‘The Things We Think With’ exhibition of items used to ‘think with’, curated by Kathryn Ricketts. For the exhibit, I contributed a metal bowl with mallet and 22″ wind gong with mallet for you to play. Drop in and ‘bang the gong’!

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada – Aug 2 & 3, 2022

In-person Events

Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3 from 1:15-2:45pm, join me to relax with gong sound – 45 minute sound experience – followed by a cup of tea and stay to learn a bit about playing gongs. Bring a yoga mat if you’d like to lay down for the gong soundscape. Chairs are provided. All welcome. This is a free event! See you at U of A, Education Building North, 4th floor, Room 4-104.

Click here to register via eventbrite. Relax, drink tea, and learn to play gongs


University of Regina, SK, Canada – May 12 & 13, 2022

In-person Events

Thursday, May 12 from 1:00-1:45PM, join me to learn a bit about one of the themes from her research – deep listening (Oliveros, 2005), do some breathing exercises, and then take a deep rest in soundscapes. I will play a 32″ Meinl mirror gong. Bring a yoga mat if you’d like to lay down for the gong soundscape. Chairs are provided. All welcome. This is a free event sponsored by Humanities Research Institute (HRI), University of Regina.

Click here to register via eventbrite and chill out with soundscapes


Friday, May 13 from 2:00-2:30PM at the Shu-Box Theatre, i accompany Dr. Kathryn Ricketts (dancer) in a playful movement and soundscape improvisation. This 15-minute performance is followed by a 15-minute talk back with audience facilitated by Ann Kipling-Brown. This is a free event sponsored by On Cue Production Hub and Humanities Research Institute (HRI), University of Regina.

Click here for more information and to register – join in the fun


April 22 ABR event poster

 Click here to register via eventbrite

Stretch, Breathe, & Take a Sound Rest – Whew 2022!

8:30-9:30pm (CST – Regina, Canada time)

On the Full Moons from Jan-Apr, 2022, join Stacey to stretch the body, attend to meditative breath, and chill out to a live and improvised soundscape with the 8 Corners of Heaven gong and a few other sound instruments. Jan 17, Feb 15, Mar 17, Apr 15 – join for one or all four.

Click here to register via eventbrite

Tuesday Evening Meditations Nov 2020-Dec 2021

9:00-9:30pm (CST – Regina, Canada time)

Each Tuesday evening online (zoom), I guide you through a meditative intention to wind down, rest, and rejuvenate. Includes guided breathing practice, sound immersion with gong and bowls, and silent meditation. We started in Nov 2020 in the University of Regina online community and now folks from multiple provinces join in. Join in, check your time zone.

Click here to register via eventbrite

Stacey Bliss poster

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Art Gallery of Regina: Sound-Art Installation

June 19, 2021 from 1-4 pm (CST – Regina, Canada time)


I will be playing gong for individual drop-ins in the gallery and courtyard. Drop by and take a seat at the 8 Corners of Heaven mirror gong, designed by Don Conreaux. See you there, and we’ll see what happens! Photo of Jess & me by Evie Johnny Ruddy.

10 Nights of Gong Research

June 17-26, 2021 @ Art Gallery of Regina & Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, SK, Canada

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10 nights, 10 research themes: I will give a 10-minute research talk followed by a 45-minute gong bath each night. Weather permitting, we will be in the courtyard. With ample wind or rain, we will be in the main gallery space @ Art Gallery of Regina. Registration is required due to limited seating capacity. The wait list is in effect on eventbrite. Photo of me playing gong for attendees by John Campbell.

Deep Listening Series: Inspired by Pauline Oliveros

8:00-8:45pm (CST – Regina, Canada time)

Wednesdays – Jan 20, 27 and Feb 3, 10. Join for 45-minute experiential sessions to try sonic meditations and exercises developed by Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016). I completed Intensive I of the Deep Listening Teaching Certification from The Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in Fall 2020.


Sept 25, 2020 @ 3:30pm CST

University of Regina, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, MAP Speaker Series

Stacey Bliss presents preliminary findings from her current body of research   “A Sonic Ethnography of Gong Master-Teachers.”

Click here to register via Eventbrite.

GONG EVENTS in CALGARY, CANADA – March and April, 2020

Note: All Calgary events have been cancelled upon event restrictions in light of COVID-19 responses.


Humming Right Along – Gongs, Iranian Tar, & Digital Soundscapes – Concert


Improvised collaboration with Stacey Bliss on planetary Paiste gongs, Reza Yazdanpahah on Iranian tar, and James Harley with digital soundscapes. Together, we are the Earth and Ether Trio! Join for an afternoon of sublime sounds from 2:30-4:00PM at Silence in Guelph. Sign up at eventbrite – click here – or at the door 46 Essex Street, Guelph.


Gong Playing – An Introduction

Curious about gong? Join in from 4:30-6:00PM for a sampler of gong playing theory and practice. Beginners and well-seasoned players are welcome. Sign up at eventbrite – click here – or at the door 46 Essex Street, Guelph.



Intro to Gong Workshop: Toronto

Come learn or refresh your gong playing theory and practice. Beginners and well-seasoned players are welcome. Sign up at eventbrite – click here.





Art of Gong Training: Toronto

Come learn or refresh your gong playing theory and practice. Beginners and well-seasoned players are welcome.


INDIA 2019

Yatra & Gong in INDIA:

Celebration & Training

Travel in India with Stacey Bliss and Gong Master Don Conreaux. Celebrate Don’s 50th year of Gong and 85th birthday. Learn the Art of Gong in Punjab, northern India. We will begin with a visit to Amritsar and the Golden Temple.



Join for a 31-minute sound saturation with Gongs. 7:00-7:45pm all are welcome. We’ll hum, soak in gong sounds, and conclude with silence. In the Sound Studio (Education Building Room: ED 242)


QUEBEC – AUG 8th and 16th, 2019

Gong in Gaspesie, QC!

Gong sounds in Coin-du-Banc (Aug 8) & Perce (Aug 16), Quebec. Gongs will play with improvisational studies scholars, musicians, and performers. If you are in the Gaspe area, contact me, and I’ll direct you to the venues.


VANCOUVER – SUN, JUNE 23rd, 2019

Presentation on Gong Sound: Heightened Awareness Through Improvisational Soundscapes

A brief presentation with a panel of guests to introduce gong sound and our heightened states of awareness through holistic vibration including our internal hum and possibilities in external soundscapes with Gongs – a Paiste Venus gong and a wind gong. Sunday at the Western Front in Vancouver from 11am. Every one is welcome, free admission to the whole day of events with sound scholars, musicians, and performers. Check out 2 days of presentations and events: Colloquium 2019: Agile Futures – Approaching Improvisation

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Gong Bath with Multiple Gongs

A little sound theory, a Gong Bath (sound saturation or ‘gong meditation’) with multiple gongs and You! Saturday from 7:30 – 9:00pm




Art of Gong Training: Toronto

Sunday, June 16th is FULLY BOOKED. A few spots remain for Saturday, June 15th. Sign up soon and see you in Toronto.



Restorative Yoga with Holistic Gong Sound

Restorative Yoga is perfect for all levels and bodies. Each posture is held, supported with blankets, bolsters, or blocks for 4 minutes or longer. Deep supported holds allow rest and a mindful stillness of physical and mental agitations. Once you are in the postures, led by Elizabeth Ewanchuk, Stacey Bliss plays gong during the class.



Springtime Alchemy: Restorative Yoga, Thai Massage, and Gong

Join for a super relaxing sequence for spring rejuvenation supported with sounds of the 8 Corners of Heaven Gong. 



FRIDAY, FEB 15 – TUESDAY, FEB 26, 2019

12 Nights of Gong

Come for 12 nights x 45 min per night of gong. 9:15 – 10:00pm nightly. Drop in for one night, or sign up and do all 12, or 8, or however many you can. Ba-zing!



Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance Training with Master Don Conreaux

Stacey Bliss hosts Don Conreaux’s 3-day Training in Toronto: Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance in Toronto, Canada. In this 3-day training, attendees learn yoga exercises in combination with gong that target meridians (energy lines), muscles, and emotions in order to provide pain relief and release tension. 

Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance is a system that consists of 39 exercises. In skillful balance of simplicity and complexity, each exercise employs targeted muscles and energy lines. Exercises are combined with breathing, body locks, and the sounds of the gong. These exercises with gong are suitable for any level and body-ability.

Note: Don’s 3-Day Training is FULLY BOOKED

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Concert for Peace with Don Conreaux and Local Musicians

An evening of music inspired and conducted by Gong Master Don Conreaux. This is an improvised concert with local Gong players, musicians, and performers. Don begins with songs for peace on the shruti box, followed by an improvised in-the-moment curation of holistic gong sounds, bowls, tabla & hang, oboe and more. A performance artist also joins in to respond to the gong and musical vibrations. This event precedes York University’s All Nations Pow Wow.  Attendance at College Street United Church from 7:30PM – by donation with proceeds to Indigenous student initiatives at York University. Event is organized and sponsored by SA Bliss of Gong Sound Space and co-sponsored by YGSE (York Graduate Students in Education), Daya Kaur, and Lotus Yoga Centre, Barb McIntosh, Paiste Gongs, and The Wellness Path.