Gentle Fire

The name Gentle Fire is derived from the components of Hexagram 37 of "I Ching".  The Hexagram (The Family) when in 1968, members of the group asked "I Ching" the best way to continue their current activities.   Since its formation in 1968, Gentle Fire has composition and performance of music derived mainly from the exploration of timbre.    The group performs the music of its members, group compositions and the music of other composers.  This has involved the use of electronics to varying degrees, amplifying or modifying sound derived from instruments especially built to extend and complement these resources.