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
In 1976 the steelpan arrived in Bern. In 2016 PANArt introduced the Hang Bal. From the “round the neck” steelband via the Hang to the “round the shoulder” Hang Bal Spiel.
With footage and photos from PANArt’s archive, Basil Rohner’s video gives us an overview of 40 years of work on the ring of steel.
The PANArt tuner team presents its new sound sculpture: the Hang® Bal. Hang® Bal playing is a dance. The player himself or herself becomes an instrument. Hang® Bal playing allows space for the individual based on a collective groove. Together, a free round dance arises. Whoever has music inside will find a place here.
The Hang® Bal enjoys design protection in many countries.
The Hang® Urgu offers a strong pulse-like bass (78 Hertz/Eb2) and a rich percussive palette. The bass can be lowered by up to one octave by varying the hand's position in the Gu opening. Its ringding is tuned to an Eb chord and serves a double function: a sound source as well as a place to excite the air which produces the bass.
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