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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sounds I Like

So I have a new favorite instrument: The Hang

It's a hollow, donut-shaped, tuned percussion instrument from Switzerland. It's a pretty new innovation in sound, first produced in 2000. It makes a beautiful, ethereal sound scape. It's so cool that new instruments are still being made.

I kind of want one, but they are apparently kind of hard to get. Only the original inventors make them, in a small workshop in Bern. And in 2009, they announced that they will not being selling Hangs for the year, because they were working on advancing the design of the instrument. Man, they look like a lot of fun to play.


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