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For over 23 years the steelpan instrument has been an essential part of the life of this Fulbright scholar, educator, director, arranger and performer. She is currently a Community Engagement Coordinator, Director of Steel Orchestras, working with CYSO - Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras.
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Malika G. - “With my magic wand I would make them (pans) at least 50% lighter!”
From a technical, acoustic angle, it should not be impossible.
I remember the fellow who built a *tenor* pan with (I assume) a lighter skirt, achieved simply by cutting out a lot of it. The cutouts were in a symmetrical checkerboard pattern.
There was no discernible (to my ear) diminution in the quality of the sound, and possibly an improvement (due to reduction of dissonance). (The same acoustic results may not apply to the lower-register instruments, notably the bass pans.)
But I forget the guy's name and couldn't find the demonstration of the instrument on youtube.
Anyone remember the guy's name? And what has become of that innovation?
THAT GUY' IS MY FRIEND,HIS IS JIMI PHILIPP.....CHECK HIM OUT ON FACE BOOK.