C/Eb Deep Shello – C / Eb G Bb C D Eb F G (00:04)
C/G Phrygian (Kurd) – C / G Ab Bb C D Eb F G (01:22)
G/C Aeolian Hexa 13 – G / C D Eb F G Ab C D Eb F G Bb (02:57)
C/G Hijaz – C / G Ab B C D Eb F G (04:23)
C/E Aegean – C / E G B C E F# G B (05:48)
E/B Hijaz hexatonic 10 – E / B C D# E F# G B C E (06:58)
E/G La Sirena 10 – E / G B C# D E F# G B E (08:06)
F# AkePygNox 10 – F# / G# A C# D E F# G# A C# (09:23)
C#/G# Celtic minor – C# / G# B C# D# E F# G# B C# (10:19)
D/A Celtic minor – D / A C D E F G A C (11:36)
D/F Voyager – D / F A C D E F A C (12:30)
C Major & E Phrygian – C / A C E F G A B C D E (13:30)
The original steel Hang instrument was invented in 2000 by two Swiss musicians in Bern, Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer (alias PANArt) who were inspired by the traditional steel pans of the Caribbean islands. They spent years researching the sound they wanted to achieve with their new instrument and introduced a first generation of it at the Musikmesse Frankfurt in 2001.
Hangs use the physical basics of a steel drum or pan, adapted to function as a Helmholtz resonator. Rohner and Schärer made several generations of Hangs before ceasing production in December 2013.
“Helmholtz resonance is the phenomenon of air resonance in a cavity, such as when one blows over the top of an empty bottle. The name comes from a device created by Hermann von Helmholtz in the 1850s, the “Helmholtz resonator”, which he used to identify different frequencies or musical pitches in music and other complex sounds.