What is the hang and hand pan?

The hang is a new hand made steel instrument that was made from the year 2000 until the year 2013. It was created and developed by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Berne, Switzerland and came about after many years of making traditional steel pans. Through their experimentation with metal, structure and form they created the hang and with it a sound that would inspire people world wide. As awareness of this amazing new instrument spread, many others were inspired to create similar instruments and the generic name for these has now become known as hand pan. Currently there are an increasing number of manufacturers that continue this work.

The sound of this magical instrument is central to the music of Hang Massive. Initially with just two instruments from PanArt their early releases feature the sounds of the original Swiss instrument, however with more recent releases their music features sounds of instruments from some of the worlds leading and pioneering hand pan makers.

Enjoy a selection of our tracks here and visit our music page for much more

Music Page
  1. 1 Hang Massive - Omat Odat
  2. 2 Hang Massive - Boat Ride
  3. 3 Hang Massive - Here Comes The Badger
  4. 4 Hang Massive - Distant Light


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