Polybeat breaks the silence with a study on sound manipulation exclusively based on Shanks Putwain’s performance on the Hang.
The Hang is a musical instrument in the idiophone class created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Bern, Switzerland. The Hang is constructed from two half-shells of deep drawn, nitrided steel sheet glued together at the rim leaving the inside hollow. The top side has a center ‘note’ hammered into it and seven or eight ‘tone fields’ hammered around the center. The bottom is a plain surface that has a rolled hole in the center with a tuned note that can be created when the rim is struck.