14. July 2015 - BBC (radio): The Hang Drum Phenomenon – Evelyn Glennie
Evelyn Glennie explores the extraordinary story of a new percussion instrument – the Hang.
Glennie: “even the softest touch has a resonance”
Felix Rohner: ” We studied instruments like the gong (…) We learned a lot (…). We tried a lot of materials.”
Manu Delago: “2004 it was easy to get a Hang, cause nobody knew it.”
Daniel Waples: “i was overwhelmed by so many instruments (…) I was sleeping in the workshop (…) I remember Felix saying that he was looking forward to see what other people make in honour of the Hang” .
“Handpans are an example when many instruments are coming together”.
Glennie: “This vast community has been galvanized by a new generation of makers that are now building their own handpans inspired by the work of PANArt”
Waples: “There is a lot of legal issues going on behind the scenes.”
Kyle Cox (Pantheon Steel):“It changes the landscape in a healthy way (…) there is variety, and not just one way (…) I read a publication by PANArt where it says : We need more Hangmakers in the world”.
Notice: Min.7: Steelpan and Hang are played together (very rare!!)
Notice: Min. 13: Manu Delago playing with Evelyn Glennie
Note: The Hangdrum term is again established – here by BBC