Sabina Schärer and Felix Rohner call it the "baby", not the "mother". And this is really what is was. It was put together spontaniously from two Pang steelpan shells laying arround and gave them a very first idea of a possible handplayed instrument. But it didn't function well as an instrument. The real Hang was then developed in a longer researching process in 2000 and introduced in spring 2001.