Publications by PANArt in the Hang Library

The publications are listed in chronological order from the newest to the oldest. The majority is available in English and/or German. Some were translated in Français, Italiano and Español too.

You can find more publications by PANArt in the Internet Directory.

The call of iron

Authors: Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer
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Published in the Hang Library at www.hangblog.org: May 10th, 2011
Languages: German, English, French, Italian
Zur Deutschen Version dieses Dokuments
In the year 2001 PANArt introduced the Hang. 10 years later the Hang builders at PANArt, Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer, are using this anniversary as an opportunity to communicate to a broad public where the “call of iron” has taken them, where they stand today and how they intend to continue.

Newsletter PANArt, May 19th, 2010

Authors: Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer
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Published in the Hang Library at www.hangblog.org: May 19th, 2010
Original language: German – English translation by Christine Studer
Zur Deutschen Version dieses Dokuments
A newsletter concerning PANArt’s work with sound and the sale of Hanghang in the year 2010.

Hang Guide

First published April 2010 as printed brochure.
Published online as PDF in the Hang Library at www.hangblog.org: May 12th, 2010
You can download this brochure in English, deutsch, français and italiano.
Zur deutschsprachigen Downloadseite
Since April 2010 this brochure serves as an introduction to clients who come to the Hangbauhaus to choose a Free Integral Hang. The purpose of this pamphlet is to make the access to playing the Hang easier. Essential aspects of the Hang and of playing it are addressed in order to encourage and support individual explorations for the sound sculpture. There are explanations to the Free Integral Hang and its sentiment to tuning, to the art of tuning by PANArt in addition to a few practical tips.
Because this introduction to free Hang playing is also useful for playing a second-generation Hang (2006-2007) or an Integral Hang (2008-2009), PANArt has decided to publish a PDF of this brochure in the Hang Library.

Letter from the Hangbauhaus November 2009

Authors: Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer
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Published at www.hangblog.org: November 21st, 2009
Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish
Zur Deutschen Version dieses Dokuments
November 2009 the Hang makers Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer sent this letter to people who asked for an Integral Hang in 2008 and 2009, but weren’t able to acquire one. The text answers the question: “What is a Hang and what is it not?” and announces the new Free Integral Hang.

The Integral Hang 2009

Authors: Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer
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Published at www.hangblog.org: June 1st, 2009
Languages: German and English
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This statement was sent in the year 2009 to those who were invited to the Hangbauhaus to purchase an Integral Hang. It outlines the Hang maker’s point of view regarding the Hang in the year 2009.

PANArt Hang Booklet 2008

Authors: Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer, PANArt Hangbau AG
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First published January 2008 as printed Booklet. It was given or sent to the buyers of an Integral Hang.
Published online as PDF at www.hangblog.org: January 6th, 2009
You can download thie booklet in English, deutsch, français, español and italiano
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Texts and Photos offer insight into the history and the various phases of the Hang’s development. The booklet also introduces the Integral Hang and includes the agreement that PANArt concluded with the buyers of an Integral Hang in the years 2008 and 2009.

History, Development and Tuning of the HANG

Authors: 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 at www.hangblog.org: November 11th, 2007
Abstract: The HANG is a new musical instrument, suitable for playing with the hands, consisting of two hemispherical shells of nitrided steel. It is the product of a collaboration among scientists, engineers and hangmakers, thanks to which we have been able to better understand the tuning process in all its complexity. Seven notes are harmonically tuned around a central deep tone (ding), which excites the Helmholtz (cavity) resonance of the body of the instrument. There are many ways to play the HANG. We show the different stages of its development over the seven years since its birth in 2000. We describe the tuning process and the musical conception of the HANG.

Acoustics of the HANG: A hand-played steel instrument

Authors: Thomas D. Rossing, Andrew Morrison, Uwe Hansen, Felix Rohner, 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 at www.hangblog.org: November 11th, 2007
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.

Letter from Hangbauhaus – Bern, End of March, 2007

Authors: Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer
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Published in the Hang Library at www.hangblog.org: Oktober 18th, 2010
Languages: German and English
Zur Deutschen Version dieses Dokuments
In spring 2007 PANArt sent this letter by e-mail to people who had contacted the hang makers to ask for a Hang. It contained a short history of the development of the Hang, introduced the second generation of Hanghang and explained how the Hang was distributed in the year 2007.

10 Jahre PANArt – Auszüge aus der Jubiliäumsschrift

Authors: Felix Rohner, Sabina Schärer, Hans Businger
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These texts were chapters of the anniversary publication “10 Jahre PANArt” (10 Years PANArt), published in July 2003 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of PANArt in a limited edition of 500 copies.
Published online as PDF in the Hang Library at www.hangblog.org: September 24th, 2010
Language: German
Die Geschichte des Hang beginnt mit der Geschichte der Steelpan in der deutschsprachigen Schweiz. Als ein wichtiger Teil dieser Geschichte wurde 1993 die PANArt Steelpan-Manufaktur AG von vier Mitgliedern der Steelband Berner Oelgesellschaft gegründet. Vom Zeitpunkt 2003 aus rückblickend ermöglichen die hier veröffentlichten Auszüge aus der Jubiläumsschrift “10 Jahre PANArt” einen Einblick in die Geschichte des Hang vor dem Hang und die frühen Jahre des Hang.

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