Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Musical Instrument with Ethereal Sound

In today's rock and pop world it's surprising a musical instrument invented only a few years ago doesn't produce sounds we're used to in these days. It brings us into some ethereal world instead.

The hang is invented in 2000 in Switzerland. The artist holds the instrument in his lap, and plays it with his hands. There are only two people in the world who make hangs, so it's pretty pricey when sold at internet auctions.

On the video below Manu Delago plays a piece on it. The sound may be foreign at first, so make sure you're listening to the video for at least a minute, so the music can expand to its full form.

It is like oriental, relaxation music, like one is walking amongst high mountains, clouds, or somewhere in nature.

I like it very much. It's much better than most music these days.

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