Hang DrumsSeptember 6, 2007 at 11:44 pm | Posted in Design, Music | 4 Comments
Kind of a steel drum upside down, made for the player, played with the hand… something unique.
Hang-Music.com Click the “Hangbox” link in the upper right for music samples.
“Created in 2000, the Hang (pronounced “hung”) is one of the younger musical instruments. It comes from Bern, Switzerland, and was created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer OF THE PANArt Company. It was the result of many years of research on the steel pan and many other resonating percussion instruments from around the world…
…each Hang is tuned individually, you are encouraged – if so inspired – to design your own “tone circle”. Thus you participate in the creation of an instrument that best meets your own creative needs.
In the Bernese language, Hang refers to the human hand, as in “hand-drum.” This percussion instrument is comprised of two metal hemispheres bonded together: the DING side and the GU side.” The Ding: