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Hang
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The Hang (pronounce \"hung\", which is Bernese for hand), is a very recent musical instrument. It was created round 2000 in Bern (Switzerland) by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer of the PANArt Company. It\'s related to other well known instruments like the Steel Drum, Gong and the Cowbell.

The Hang is divided in two sides. One side is called Ding, the other Gu.
On the Ding side there are 8 tone fields, which form together the so called tone circle and in the middle of this circle lays the Ding (which sounds like a Gong).
The Gu side has a hole in the middle for resonance and tone modulation.
Both side can be played with full hand, fingertips, thumbs or any combination of these. Mostly the Hang is played while it\'s placed on the knees of the player.

From 2001 to 2008 five development stages of the PANArt Hang can be distinguished: The early Hanghang of the 1st genereration (2001-2004), the Low Hang (2005), the 2nd generation from 2006 and 2007 and the Integral Hang introduced in 2008, this is the only Hang that is manufactured today.


Gu side of the Hang.
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Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer
Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer
Creators of the Hang. PANArt Company , Bern , Switzerland.
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Gu side of the Hang.