The Handpan

Handpan instrument: Since 2007 Handpan is the term used to indicate this
idiophone musical instrument made of steel and developed on the basis of the Hang, by Panart conceived in Switzerland in 2000.

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The base of handpan

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DING

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Notes

How we build Handpans

The handpan instrument is formed by the union of two hemispherical shells in treated steel, fixed hermetically in order to  create a sounding board.

The lower cap, characterized by the presence of a circular hole in the center, has the function  of support base; the upper one is expertly worked by hand from the craftsman and is  the “active” and melodic part of the sound sculpture.

In this past we create cavities are created, the sound areas, developed around the central ledge called Ding.

Such areas, thanks to  many different types of hammers, are  softened and subsequently intoned in order to create a scale of notes.