Hi, my name is Gorka, I make steel tongue drums in Barcelona, Spain since 2009. IN th last 6 years we (two poeple) have been working hard to make , designe and develope several models and tuning concepts on this instrument.
IN the run of research we experiment with different metals (new, no gas bottles), shapes, sizes , treatment (temple, nitriting, oven) tunnings; as diatonic, pentatonic, overtone, binaural, tremolo, integral no integral from panart concept but integral in the sense of harmonizing the several layers of voices of the tongues, and not just tunning the fundamental, etc), and finishings /coating.
At the moment we have 5 different models very different from each other, if someone of you in courious about our instrument, you just can write back, or check kigonki instruments on Facebook. (we hav website but it is about to be changed in the next weeks, therefore it is not updated). And Sound samples come in Soundcloud/ kigonki instruments. If any qustion or theme to expose,. please feel free to ask. Thanks to everyone for reading and sharing. Best wishes.
HI Friends, here I leave a link with all the new tunning and models of kigonki instruments. Plase share it and enjoy It!!!
we have new models wich are actually new sounds, specially the new model Komoi wich is tuned according to overtone progression.