"In the same year, we accepted an invitation to the first International Conference on Steelpan Science and Technology (ICSTS 2000) in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, where we presented our pang instruments and our research results. "It sounds like in the old days". This was the reaction of the scholars of Trinidad. For us this meant a confirmation, because it was indeed the sound of the old steel bands that had inspired us. "
Last Updated on 29. July 2021 In the first years the Hang is labeled (by everyone, first of all by PANArt themselves) as a new „musical instrument“. There are countless sources, articles, publications by PANArt, and patents by PANArt, etc. The term “musical instrument stays with PANArt also in later years – till nowadays. … Continue reading "Hang labeled as “musical instrument”"
Felix Rohner (PANArt) "10 years of tireless research with physicists, engineers, metallurgists and companies like Hirsig Blechtechnik Belp lie in this instrument. Only an interdisciplinary approach has made the result possible. "
"The HANG is a new steel percussion instrument, consisting of two spherical shells of steel, suitable for playing with the hands.(...)The holographic interferograms below show the first five modes of vibration in one note area"
"HANG means in the Bernese language hand, and so this new instrument of the millenium is played with the hands. Since its premier at the Frankfurter Musikmesse 2001 it has won many hearts from musicians all over the world."
„Production of a steel pan instrument comprises deep drawing a section of a steel sheet forming a sheet membrane with a bulge, hardening the sheet membrane and joining the sheet membrane with a cylindrical or quasi-cylindrical casing“.