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 Post subject: introduction
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:36 pm

Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:35 pm
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my name is David Kuckhermann, I'm a musician and percussionist from Berlin.
I also play Hang, SpB and Halo.
During an email correspondence with Felix, he forwarded me to this forum for discussions about the Hang on a high level.
I find the instrument, the ideas and the whole world around it quite fascinating, so here I am :).

 Post subject: Re: introduction
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:40 pm

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:47 pm
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Location: Deutschland/ südlich von Bremen
Hi David,


I know a little bit of your musician work, because i watched a few videos, where you are playing percussion instruments.
I also know about your "handpan" and Hang project.
I am looking forward to have open and good discussions with you.
Please have in mind, that my englisch is not very good.
I prefer, to have a discussion in englisch, so all people could understand and follow, but it could be helpfull, to have some extra informations in german from time to time.
So, we both could understand better, what the "real" sense is.

I watched your last video, where you are playing an Free Integral Hang and read, that you find it challenge. I own also an Free Hang and played a lot of (round about 50 - 60 on my last visit in Bern and also a lo of on my visit before)
So, I think I have a little bit experience. I play Hang since 6 years.
On my Free Hang it is absolute possible to play "chords".
But I dont care much about musical theory. If it feels good, to "walk in the landscape" on the Hang, I have a good and deep experience.

At the weekend, I have not so much time for the forum. But I will answer and listen.
The open part of Hangforum, seems some days not so buisy as other forum, but a lot of people (more than 500 visitors dayly) are here and a few will join active on good discussions.

You know, that people have different opinions and insight. Maybe it is possibe, that we meet some day. Maybe we can find a deeper understanding on the Hang topic?
I am open to learn, every day. You also?



Last edited by Frank Sturm on Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

 Post subject: Re: introduction
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:44 pm

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it would be nice if you could link what videos you are talking about.

 Post subject: Re: introduction
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:21 am

Hello David,


I know some of your videos :)

 Post subject: Re: introduction
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:29 pm

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some FIH i have heard are more playbale in chords than others.

more so, there are a few precisely tuned Free Hanghang in the word.

 Post subject: Re: introduction
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:50 pm

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Location: Connecticut, USA
Greetings from New England, USA.

 Post subject: Re: introduction
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:01 am

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:44 am
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Location: Bad Mergentheim Deutschland
Hey David, welcome here in this forum. Can you please send the link to the video was spoken in the other posting.
By the way, it is better to speak in german. So, I hope we see us again soon.

Sunny sunday from the south

 Post subject: Re: introduction
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:43 am

Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:35 pm
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Hello everyone and thanks for the warm welcome.

Regardig the videos Frank was referring to, you can find all of them in my youtube channel:

The FIH remark was connected to the Hang and Handpan comparison video.
He also referred to a thread at where I wrote about my experience with the instrument. ... 87&start=0

I come from a music background and am experimenting with finding ways to use these instruments in various musical contexts.
I recently recorded a Hang/handpan CD, mix the Hang with other Handpans/soundscultpures and other instruments, use a lot of percussion techniques, am working on the tutorial DVD with Colin Foulke and even teach some handpan lessons.
I guess I have pretty much the opposite approach to the one that PanArt supports.

I appreciate diversity and different ways and the freedom to choose and pursue one that one finds suitable for oneself.

Frank, the FIH is an interesting subject, and I am generally curious to meet people who appreciate its "special" properties, and understand the reasons.
Meeting another hang player is always fun, as is learning new stuff.


Hallo zusammen und danke für die warme Begrüßung,

die Videos, die Frank erwähnt hat, sind alle auf meinem Youtube Channel:

Seine Worte zum FIH waren auf ein Vergleichsvideo bezogen dass ich mit einem Kollegen aufgenommen habe:
Er hat sich auch auf ein Thema auf bezogen wo ich etwas dazu geschrieben habe: ... 87&start=0

Ich komme von einem Musikhintergrund und experimentiere im Moment mit verschiedenen Ansätzen, diese Instrument in verschiedenen musikalischen Kontexten zu benutzen.
Ich habe vor kurzem eine Solo CD mit Stücken für Hang und Handpan veröffentlicht, mische Hang, SpB, Halo und andere Instrumente, benutze viele Perkussionstechniken, arbeite an einer Tutorial DVD zusammen mit Colin Foule und gebe auch manchmal Unterricht.
Alles in allem habe ich wohl so ziemlich den gegensätzlichen Ansatz zu PanArt.

Ich schätze Vielfältigkeit in der Musik und im Leben an sich und die Freiheit einen eigenen Weg zu wählen, der einem entspricht.

Frank, der FIH ist jedenfalls ein interessantes Thema und es interessiert mich von Menschen zu hören die seine speziellen Eigenschaften schätzen. Ausserdem ist es immer cool, Hangspieler zu treffen und etwas neues zu lernen.


 Post subject: Re: introduction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:06 am

Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:05 pm
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Location: Deutschland / i.d.N. von TÜ/RT
Hallo David,

I'm very glad to meet you on this forum. Let's have a look if it will enrich perspectives.

Have a nice day .. Frank

 Post subject: Re: introduction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:00 am

Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:51 pm
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Location: Ostwestfalen
Hallo David, nice to meet you here, recently I have seen your videos and I got very curious, because I have heard so much new things in your solo and duo playing.

Best wishes from Bad Lippspringe

Martin / Tinu Luna

"Hier wird nicht getrommelt! Die Hand in ihrer genialen Vielseitigkeit kann Kräfte in hochdifferenzierter Form übertragen "(aus Hangwegleitung 2010)

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