Acoustics of the HANG: A hand-played steel instrument

Authors: Thomas D. Rossing, Andrew Morrison, Uwe Hansen, Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer
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First published as paper for the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, ISMA 2007, September 9-12th in Barcelona
Published on November 11th, 2007
Language: English

Abstract: The HANG is a new hand-played steel instrument developed by PANArt in Switzerland. We describe the modes of vibration, observed by holographic interferometry and the sound radiation from the instrument, observed by measuring the sound intensity in an anechoic room. A low-voice HANG is compared with a high voice-HANG.

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It contains pictures of the Hang presentation by Thomas D. Rossing, Sabina Schärer and Felix Rohner.