NIEL GOLDEN

hang

The hang (pronounced hung) is a very new musical sound sensation in the world of musical instruments. It came into being in the year 2000 in Bern, Switzerland. The name 'Hang' literally means hand in the Bernese dialect of Swiss-German. It is hand made out of treated steel and looks very much like a flying saucer. It is played with the hands and fingers and for a hand drummer like myself it is ideal. I have had mine since April, 2004 and I've been really enjoying exploring the instrument's possibilities. There is not any defined technique to playing it. Each person will develop there own unique approach to it.

Go to www.hang-music.com for more information.