Many musicians like our Didgeridoos. As you
can see in some of their statements,
they are fascinated about the sound and the performance of Hempstone
We produce the instruments in charges of about
40 pieces. First all molds are finished, news and tested ones, only
then we start to produce the material and process it on the molds.
Every new charge is upgraded in quality of sound
and design. Experience and know - how of the last production, new
ideas from musicians, creative ideas of design, for example from
Mag. Karin Bindu gives every new charge a higher level of professionality
in sound and performance.
You will find description and fotos of our didgeridoos
in our didgeridoo-gallery.
Every instrument is documented, tested, has unmistakable
serial number and a small message inside. Tis are thoughts or contents
which are in our mind during work, ideas, messages which are in
mind during working on the instrument.
This is part of the artwork.
The contents are documented and will be made accessible by time.
Hempstone R is made of hemp cellulose bound with
water. No additives are necessary. This are the specific features
of the material.
The binding is made by the chemical power of hydrogen bridge binding
during drying process. The process needs a big surface of the fibres
which is achieved
by long time grinding with water, as a pulp.
Hempstone gives us the
possibilities to build didgeridoos with a special color of sound
through the design of the measure (of the inner form).
More so, we work with a
constant growing raw material from biomass, which only consists
of hemp fiber bound with water, and when ecologically mixed presents,
an optimal alternative to wood.
To build an inner form
is a challenge to the physical and acoustic understanding of the
vibrating air columns in wind instruments and allows us to realize
unique sound qualities. This way we can build a multitude of didgeridoos,
with different overtone and resonating performances. (i.e. scale
of the over blow, singing, wobbling etc.)
Hempstone even allows us,
through different processings of the fiber, to adjust and to change
the tubes character of resonance.
You can test the results of our tireless research
and improvements at our local showroom in Lafnitz, you can give
us your reaction and you can buy the instrument!!
Please continue to visit
this site as we continue to update. You will find the first photos
More details about the natural raw material made
of hemp fiber you can find under: www.drumparam.at/hempstone_e.html
Richard Schiffer, artist,
didgeridoo player and expert of the traditional scene is convinced
of the quality of our tubes. He is offering council and techniques
on a large scale.
About ecological facts:
In many articles you can
read about the overexploitation in Australia on their search for
useful tubes. We will not be able to stop this depletion through
Hempstone, but we can offer a useful alternative and supplement
to the rising demand on the grounds of ecology.
We still hold our greatest
respect to the art of the Australian craftsmen of didgeridoos, who
are searching with great care and respect for nature their fist
class tubes. The peoples of Australia have to solve their own problems
with predatory cultivation. This is desirable and we would like
to support them within our possibilities.