HANG in the garden
10 Sep 2015 - 18:30
Archive-House (Gulbenkian Park)
Admission 3 €
The hang is a handmade instrument in the idiophone class that was invented in Switzerland in 2000. It is composed of two half-shells of deep drawn, nitrided steel sheet, glued together at the rim, leaving the inside hollow and creating an "UFO" shape with two sides – the "Ding" and the "Gu". The top ("Ding") side has 8-9 membranes, each with a distinct tone, which form a musical scale. This scale can be major, minor, pentatonic, Arabic, or Celtic, among others. The "Ding" side is inspired by the Steel Pan or Steel Drum, a Caribbean instrument, and by the Gamelan from Indonesia. The "Gu" side has a bass port that is based on an Indian percussion instrument called "Gatam".
In collaboration with Programa Educativo dos Jardins Gulbenkian
Carlos Rodrigues aka Kabeção is a Portuguese musician, hang/handpan player, percussionist, composer, street performer and instrument maker. His work stretches across ethnic fusion, contemporary music and world fusion. Starting with percussion and rhythm as a young child, he eventually added other instruments, especially strings and winds. Self-taught, he mixes influences from different areas of the world: Africa, India, Brazil, Tukey, Spain, France and Australia. Kabeção uses special techniques, combining instruments such as drums, darbuka, udu, tabla, djembe, frame drums, cajon, berimbau, bansuri, sansula, tibetan bowls, gongs, didgeridoo, guitar and Hang/Handpan. Since 2008, he has been collaborating on projects such as Tribolados (Reggae / Ska), Hikari (Tambor n'Bass / Selva / Bossa Nova) and T3ka (Acoustic Trance). Currently, he is involved in two other projects: Gapura (Klezmer / Jazz) and Khayalan Trio (Ethnic / Contemporary / World Music). His first solo EP High Gain Natural Awakening was released in 2012. In March 2014, he released his first album Cosmic Seed, which brings together several works he has developed over the past few years.