Wednesday, June 27, 2007

'Like water over bells'

Heading home from work today, I heard this remarkable clip on National Public Radio introducing a Swiss instrument called a Hang (pronounced "hung"). It's a kind of cross between a steel drum and a bell. The sound is haunting; it is at once tribal and unearthly, a hollow, vibrating breath from elsewhere.

I don't know about you, but discovering new experiences like this are what keeps me going. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

P.S. This is yet another good reason to support your National Public Radio.

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