Matt Venuti - HangMatt Venuti plays the Hang. Matt’s compositions and performances have been commended by worldwide fans of his original music as well as luminaries such as pop icon Thomas Dolby and jazz great Stan Getz, both of whom Matt has collaborated with. He has a history of performing at progressive happenings like the TED Conferences (multiple performances and also a TED presenter one year) and gala events worldwide.
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Experience the enchantment of a gifted player of the Hang, the most exciting new instrument of the 21st century and one of the most captivating and versatile of all time. Hang means hand in Swiss-German and in Matt’s hands it is pure magic!
Matt Venuti and The Venusians introduced Global-Instrumental Music to the Special Events Market and remain the most sought-after group in this genre. Their style fuses the ambient and atmospheric with enchanting melodies and entrancing rhythms.
As a soloist Matt plays a new innovation…a hand-crafted “sound sculpture” known as the Hang. He performs concerts and events with this rare and heart-inspiring instrument in a variety of settings, unfolding a musical journey into the soul of rhythm, melody, and resonance. “Hang” means hand in the Swiss-German Bernese dialect, and the Hang in Matt’s hands is pure magic.
“My first choice for a solo performer”- Dan Kalin, Special Events Coordinator, California Academy of Sciences
“Thank you for helping make our event a huge success” Chris Anderson, curator, TED Conferences
“Matt’s performance opens the heart, quiets the mind, and deeply touches the soul “ Arun Gandhi, author, lecturer, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
“Matt performances are always the highlight for my clients”
“…the best choice for our Google Party”
“Great sounds…I’m always an admirer of your work”. Thomas Dolby
“Matt’s musical contribution to TED was extraordinary” Chris Anderson, TED Curator.
“The music that you play is always inspiring”. Yair Ben-Schlomo (Publisher, The Annual Guides for the Arts: SF, LA, DC, Houston, Boston)
“…always our favorite” Heather Keenan, USA Hosts.
“Matt plays the soul of the Hang”. Felix Rohner, co-creator of the Hang