Historic First of its Kind Hang
& Triple Hang Altar
2005 D Harmonic Minor -
D Ding - A Bb C# D E F G A
First D Centered Hang to be made by PanArt
In 2004 I asked Felix Rohner and Sabina Scherer to make me a custom Hang with D Ding to go with my 2003 D Harmonic minor with A Ding. Up to that time there had not been a Hang with a low D Ding. They were unsure it could work due to the stress on the shell but gave it a try. I picked it up at the Hang Out in Bern in 2005. It was voted the top instrument there in a poll of the 80 participants at the Hangout.
All Hanghang after ended up being made with a D Ding so it became the seminal PanArt instrument. It is actually the second one as the initial prototype did not sound as good as desired. This one is excellent and found its way onto many CD recordings and was used in special venues including the bay area Green Music Network's Cave Concert Series from 2002-2007. In the mid 2000's Hemi-Sync/Monroe Products created a binaural beat album, Emergence, based on recordings of this instrument and has been a best seller for them.
I love this instrument and due to an injury am not able to play hand instruments at my previous level and want it to go to a special home.
Half of this sale price goes to the nonprofit Resonance Group 501c3 to foster their mission:
Elevating the human spirit by connecting to sound as a force of nature
Some friends in the know think it should go to a musical instrument museum, but that means it might go behind glass. Would rather have it be played by a musical maniac :)
Its quality and seminal lineage suggest a $25,000 instrument but $9,800 is the asking price. Includes original PanArt case and protective shell, 5 copies of Sound of Love (my 20 pieces for solo, duo and triple Hanghang) and a Concert film spotlighting the instrument. Shipping is a shared cost.
The Triple Hang Altar waiting for a 2004 Cave Concert to start
20 Pieces for Hanghang based on the life of my Mom, Pegasus
This instrument is core of the album
Email if interested
Triple Hang Altar
The Hang Altar was crafted by Orion Frederick in San Francisco to hold three instruments so I would be able to modulate between key centers. It has a metal spiral at the bottom and is very stable due to the bottom heavy metal base. This original blown glass element is designed for candlelight and adjusts to different heights.
Price: 1,050 or best offer
The base of the Triple Hang Altar
The article here, Sound and Beauty, reveals some of the history of this D Harmonic minor instrument