I remembered that I was supposed to buy the lovely Hang on my blasted Europe trip only after I saw a BIFFES poster in Bengaluru airport after my return. The Hang is sold only in Switzerland and one has to be some kind of a musical genius to be able to buy it. They don’t just sell it to anybody. I first saw the instrument in My Sweet Pepperland where the beautiful Golshifteh Farahani plays it. I have never felt compelled to want to know more about an instrument before. The Hang drove me to research. I listened to various other bald men play. At first it became my writing music. Then it became stalkerish, as is always the case with me. I found out that only a handful of people today own the Hang.
Here’s a clip from the movie, My Sweet Pepperland.
My deep deep attraction for this woman grew ten-fold after I watched this movie. For the first time in my life, I felt like playing an instrument.
Sadly, they have stopped producing the Hang because the makers are trying to focus on perfecting the Gubal, another instrument which is pretty much like the Hang, except that it is clearer and the sounds are somewhat more pronounced. I still think that the Hang is more melodious though.
P.S: Here’s some extra booty for Golshifteh fans.