The handpan ‘koala’ is an instrument with a characteristic, metallic but at the same time soft sound. It was created based on Tongue Drum, an instrument than in it’s orginal version was made of empty gas cylinder.
When striking the specially profiled, metallic soundbox with the finger, you can create a beautiful, melodic tune even with a simple rhythm. This instrument is ideally suited for spontaneous music-making on the playground or in the park. Every child will enjoy playing the handpan, regardless of their musical abilities. Its sound works excellently with other outdoor instruments, for example the marimba ‘calypso’ or tubular bells ‘forest’. To improve the comfort of playing the instrument, it might be a good idea to add a bench.
The instrument can be fixed to the ground with two anchoring systems:
Concrete anchor – ensures a professional and stable installation of the instruments on soft surfaces (e.g. lawn, sand)
Flat anchor – the best solution to install instruments on hard surfaces (e.g. concrete)