Hello and a warm welcome, glad you’re here!
This website is for everyone who is inspired by new kinds of sounds and instruments.
Are you interested in sound massage on the soundchair or soundbed? Would you like to experience the energy and power of a sound meditation with a monochord or a kotamo? Then Meerklang is the place for you!
About me and Meerklang
My name is Götz Rausch. I’ve been running my music instrument building workshop Meerklang since 2002, based in a small village called Stolzenhagen north east of Berlin.
I learned my trade at Klangwerkstatt in Berlin, where I was apprenticed to Bernhard Deutz for three years. The focus of my work is the creation and manufacture of high-quality, easy-to-play stringed instruments for people of any age, who want a simple and direct approach to playing, working and experimenting with sound.
The Meerklang instruments can make your introduction to the world of music-making considerably easier, as the approach does not require discipline and strict rules, but a free discovery of sounds, rhythms and harmonies.
From the very first moment it is a joy to jump into the world of sound with these instruments. It’s not necessary to have previous musical knowledge or to take lessons. It’s enough to learn a few playing techniques, which are demonstrated on my video for each instrument.
It’s a commonly held belief that music-making is only for those who have spent years learning to read music, but these instruments open up a space for everyone who has not done that or wished to and yet still wants make music themselves or to get in touch with sound.
Music and sound are like a sea that you can dive into, an element that you can play with or let yourself float in, sometimes it’s stormy, sometimes still, sometimes gentle waves let you drift… And you can jump into this sea, even if you can’t do perfect butterfly stroke!
I hope you have fun on this website…
Oh my goodness.
I have been playing your monochord for 30-40 min. without pausing, as a musical meditation, even lying with my head straight beneath the chambers, and there is so many layers, such a tapestry, of beautiful sounds coming out and through this instrument – much more than can be conveyed in even a high-quality recording. The overtones are so exquisite, so enchanting, so purifying on the level of body-mind-and-”soul”, so relaxing. It seems these waves of sound keep renewing itself, cycling, like the tides at the beach, and thus it never becomes ‘boring’, or really ”known”, in the sense of ”too familiar”. What a powerful, healing yet subtle and gentle instrument this is.
Thank you for this wonderful instrument and your CD:-). Instrument sounds wonderful. Monochord goes to the therapy for children.
I got the kotamo from the Post Office this morning, and just finished unpacking it. It was very well packed, and arrived in perfect condition.
The instrument is beautiful, and I can’t wait to begin playing it! I have not really played the koto very much, but I have played a Chinese guzheng, which I believe is similar.
I also very much appreciate the two CDs of your music, and am looking forward to listening to those as well.
Thanks again for your great communication and for making and sending me such a wonderful instrument. It is truly a blessing! If ever you need a testimonial for your business, please don’t hesitate to ask!
What amazing timing, I have just received your parcel. Thank you for the CDs you so kindly packaged, I will share them and enjoy them. And such a beautifully crafted instrument, deep thanks.
I wondered, can you please send me some instructions in English and I also wondered if you had a vid