The AsaChan “อัศจรรย์” Thai word which means “miraculous”, is the name of our Handpan / Pantam. It can come in 3 different sizes 53cm diameter, 50 cm diameter or the AsaChan MiRim 46 cm diameter.
We build 4 different instruments. You can read more about each one of them below:
The AsaChan is a singing sound vessel made from steel. The name AsaChan is derived from the Thai word “อัศจรรย์” which means “miraculous”. With two concave steel sheets bonded together at the edge, the AsaChan is hollow in structure.
The hollow resonating chamber has an opening on the underside which allows for air flow during play and gives the AsaChan it deep voice and strong volume.
On the topside of the instrument a central dome is surrounded by a flat circle which is in turn surrounded by a number of smaller indents laid out in a ring. The central note provides the bass note and the circle of surrounding notes are tuned in an ascending scale.
Each note is tuned with harmonic overtones which provide richness to the sound of the instrument and leads to a pleasant singing effect when played. The AsaChan is an instrument for peaceful playing as well as serious musicianship. I hope you enjoy exploring more about the AsaChan by EchoSoundSculpture.
The AsaChan MiRim is the high register instrument of the ESS family. The AsaChan MiRim is 46 cm in diameter compared to the 53 cm of the AsaChan. I would also like to introduce Flavio Brant Alvim who has been training with me over the last few years and will be responsible for the building and tuning of the MiRim.
AsaChan Yukon (Mutant)
The AsaChan Yukon is an instrument that has an extra layer of higher notes positioned around the Ding (the center note). It features a higher register than the normal AsaChan and includes more than one octave, spanning over 20 notes when counting the bottom notes.
The DuBas. The DuBas is the low register instrument of the ESS family and has been designed based on the principle of three. There are three different sound characters; three tuned notes, three higher TaKs and three percussive texture sounds.
The three notes have outward dimples and each have at least three partial harmonics tuned. The DuBas has been designed to compliment the other instruments of the ESS family but can also be played by itself.
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*Die EchoSoundSculpture GmbH und Herr Ezahn Bueraheng haben sich von der Klangskultur Hang® inspirieren lassen, die von der PANArt Hangbau AG durch die Mitarbeiter Sabina Schärer und Felix Rohner im Jahre 2000 geschaffen worden ist.
*The EchoSoundSculpture GmbH and Mr. Ezahn Bueraheng have been inspired by the sound sculpture Hang®, which was created by PANArt Hangbau AG by Sabina Schärer and Felix Rohner in the year 2000.