For more than 25 years, sculptures have been created in the PANArt studios in Bern (Switzerland) whose shape and sound have attracted the attention of many people around the globe.
A peaceful fight
We are in a fight:
Respect and justice.
Shaping a body with a hammer,
To make the spirit and soul resound,
Old images and norms are shattered,
A different kind of music can be heard!
45 years on the road with a hammer
Felix Rohner, tuner, recounts.
(There are English subtitles in the Youtube interface)
Hammer Blows – A Jubilee Song
PANArt Hang Manufacturing Ltd. was founded in 1993. The Hang sound sculpture was developed in 2000. The first Balu Band is just born.
Vocals, Hang Godo: Sabina Schärer – Vocals, Hang Balu Sai: David Rohner – Vocals, Hang Balu Sei: Basil Rohner – Vocals, Hang Balu Sui: Felix Rohner – Video: Basil Rohner
Time has come to present a short track – To inform that PANArt is under legal attack – We’ve decided to fight peacefully back – To open a debate, to get feedback – Sharing with the whole world some ideas – Some knowledge and some fears.
Lyrics and vocals: Felix Rohner – Hang Bal, Hang Godo, Hang Gede: PANArt Pangensemble – Video: Basil Rohner
In remembrance of my grandfather who during my school holydays let me be a part of his daily work as a sheet metal worker, I dedicate this song to all sheet metal sound workers around the world.
To the Lyrics