The soft melodic rhythms of the first new musical instrument of the 21st century — the Hang (spelled h-a-n-g) from PanArt of Switzerland. It's played with the hands and derived from the steel pan drum, but has been lovingly refined, allowing the player to create melody, rhythm, harmonics and reverberation at the same time. It's a seductive, hypnotic sound that's inspired an international community of players.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we focus on the Hang and the family of steel drums and resonant percussion. We'll ride the quiet grooves to a place where percussion turns contemplative, and rhythm turns to pure sound, on a program called TRANCEDANCE. Music is by JAMES HOOD, LAYNE REDMOND & TOMMY BRUNJES, STEPHAN MICUS, ED MANN, and MATT VENUTI.