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Handpans – Strong sounds for tough times ? A journey into the depths of intimate consciousness
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Handpans – Strong sounds for tough times ? A journey into the depths of intimate consciousness

A declaration of love to sound - a reminder of the power of the reduced - and an invitation to question preconceived paths and to break with musical systematics. The...
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History, development and worldwide spread of the Hang/Handpan – an ethnomusicology dissertation by Ahkok Chun-Kwok Wong
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History, development and worldwide spread of the Hang/Handpan – an ethnomusicology dissertation by Ahkok Chun-Kwok Wong

(upadated: 29.05.2024) As someone who is very interested in the history of the Hang and Handpan, in the history of their origin as well as in the phenomenon of the...
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HANDPANS – from highly sought-after and hard-to-get unique pieces to a flooded market ?
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HANDPANS – from highly sought-after and hard-to-get unique pieces to a flooded market ?

There were times when the world of the handpan & hang was still in order, say the old-timers. There were very few instruments and they were held in much higher...
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A look at THE FIRST HANDPAN FESTIVALS & GATHERINGS – because not only the Handpans themselves have a history …
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A look at THE FIRST HANDPAN FESTIVALS & GATHERINGS – because not only the Handpans themselves have a history …

Many people (especially readers of this blog 😉 ) will be able to confirm that Handpans, their sounds and the way they are played can have the quality of a...
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The early sounds & videos of HANG & HANDPANS
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The early sounds & videos of HANG & HANDPANS

From the first videos from 2006 (that i found) to the big Handpan boom that started around 2017/2018, I have tried to put together a rough (and certainly not complete)...
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HANDPAN TIMELINE – a crowedsourced Project to make the HISTORY OF HANDPANS transparent
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HANDPAN TIMELINE – a crowedsourced Project to make the HISTORY OF HANDPANS transparent

“If you don’t know history, it’s as if you were born yesterday. If you were born yesterday then any one can tell you anything.” The HANDPAN TIMELINE PROJECT offers by far the...
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Handpan Sounds – the subtlety of different stainless variants (check a comparison video by MUDRA Handpans)
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Handpan Sounds – the subtlety of different stainless variants (check a comparison video by MUDRA Handpans)

an essential part of the further development of the handpan has to do with finding the 'steel mixture' that is used to make the instruments. The proportions of carbon, chrome...
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PANArt – We have created something that looks like it sounds, and sounds like it looks
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PANArt – We have created something that looks like it sounds, and sounds like it looks

The two days in court last week in Bern were very exciting. Personally. Finally, (almost) all characters and protagonists of 'this story' have got faces, voices and bodies. I am...
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PANArt vs. an international group of Handpan Makers and Merchants – a chronological sequence of events since fall 2020 …
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PANArt vs. an international group of Handpan Makers and Merchants – a chronological sequence of events since fall 2020 …

nearly all of this content/listing comes from "PAN LAB Vienna" (with kind permission published here again) and was translated into english with the help of DeppL. original article @ PAN...
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GRIASDI 2023 Handpan Gathering & Festival – When bad weather brings the handpan community even closer together….
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GRIASDI 2023 Handpan Gathering & Festival – When bad weather brings the handpan community even closer together….

This year's eighth edition of the GRIASDI Handpan Gathering was once again a wonderful event. Some even claim that it was the most beautiful edition of all GRIASDIs. And not...
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The Handpan Summer 2023 – of course you can deny climate change, but it happens anyway !
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The Handpan Summer 2023 – of course you can deny climate change, but it happens anyway !

In the hot Handpan Summer 2023, Handpan Workshops, Retreats and Summer Schools are multiplying like jellyfish in a too warm sea. It feels like that the community events like they...
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Want to buy a Handpan, but you are new to the Handpan Circus ? Those hints could help you to find good instrument and a fair deal:
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Want to buy a Handpan, but you are new to the Handpan Circus ? Those hints could help you to find good instrument and a fair deal:

If you're new to the fascinating universe of handpans, it can be easy to get a little overwhelmed at first with the information that's coming at you and also with...
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Tongue Drums – a modern musical instrument and an interesting open source story
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Tongue Drums – a modern musical instrument and an interesting open source story

updated: 15.04.2023 Looking at the history of TANK DRUMS and TONGUE DRUMS (category for both: Idiophones), it is noticeable that this history is a nice example of a well working...
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Handpans – a ‘magic thing’ conquers the world. Or just the market after all ?
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Handpans – a ‘magic thing’ conquers the world. Or just the market after all ?

I can still remember very well how life felt at the main spots of the 80s hippie trail. Kathmandu, Goa, Kho Samui - we always was a few steps ahead...
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Digital Handpan Sounds ? Digital Handpans ? Is it worth to deal with it ?
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Digital Handpan Sounds ? Digital Handpans ? Is it worth to deal with it ?

Handpans have captivated me for years because of their wonderful analog and deep sounds and also because of the feel when playing. Furthermore, they are for me a wonderful example...
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The “HANDPAN Summer 2022” is comming to an End ….
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The “HANDPAN Summer 2022” is comming to an End ….

GRIASDI Handpan & World Music GATHERING 2022 The Summer is coming to an end (at least here in europe) and tempts us to look back - also to keep the...
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Handpans – from a soulful work of art to a profit-oriented mass product in record time ???
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Handpans – from a soulful work of art to a profit-oriented mass product in record time ???

At the end of 2015 the "Handpan Virus" had caught me with full force. Fascinated by this instrument and its sounds, my exciting, inspiring and educational journey through the "Handpan...
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The successful revival of international handpan events in the summer of 2022
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The successful revival of international handpan events in the summer of 2022

After 2 years of state of emergency in the event world (and the rest of the world), it looks like the summer 2022 will finally bring us back our beloved...
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YISHAMA Pantam App – a virtual Handpan, a Scales checker & Scales developer tool
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YISHAMA Pantam App – a virtual Handpan, a Scales checker & Scales developer tool

The year 2021, to put it kindly, has been a mixed bag and we are trudging bravely through the start of the new year 2022. The world has changed massively...
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PANArt vs. HCU ? Hang® vs. Handpan ? Craftsmanship vs. Mass products ? Art against Commerce ?
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PANArt vs. HCU ? Hang® vs. Handpan ? Craftsmanship vs. Mass products ? Art against Commerce ?

For more than 15 years now, there has been a dispute. It is about recognition, about "who was the first", who copied. It is about own achievements and ideas, about...
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