The online handpan events calendar on PANIVERSE.ORG has been updated and should include the major international HANDPAN events for 2023. Enjoy ! last update: 17.Feb.2023 [click the image for download/full resolution]
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 of what you could call “things that have a soul”. Human handwork in combination with experience and masterful craftsmanship is not often found in our […]
The “HANDPAN Summer 2022” is comming to an End ….
The Summer is coming to an end (at least here in europe) and tempts us to look back – also to keep the sunny, warm and beautiful memories alive as long as possible.After 2 years of “state of emergency” in which only very few events were possible, this summer of ’22 was as packed with […]
PANTRIBE and WNY – “2 unique Handpan learning experiences”
Handpans are booming. Handpan workshops, lessons and retreats too. A good reason to take a closer look at the many and very different handpan workshops/retreats on offer. Two upcoming events caught my attention and i talked to the two organizers a little…. PANIVERSE.ORG had an interview with Bernadette and Danny, organizers of the WNY HandpanSummer […]
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 Universe” began. Today, only a few years later, one can say that within the last 3 years only, no stone has remained on the other […]
The successful revival of international handpan events in the summer of 2022
[list of events is constantly updated – hints are welcome] 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 Handpan events.Besides already known and established events, this year will also see exciting premieres like […]
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 in the last two years. It was (is?) a confusing, exhausting, unattractive and demanding time that brought many things to a standstill. In many areas, […]
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 ego, the understanding of history and the readiness for further development. It’s about desired control, own ideas, desires and disappointment.And, of course, it’s also about […]
Creativity, Music, Sounds, the Hang®, Handpans, Percussion – a talk with Manu Delago
Shortly before Manu’s new tour starts at the beginning of October, he kindly took some time to give an interesting interview for “paniverse.org” in which we talked about his musical development, his main instrument the Hang® , Handpans and his new project “Environ Me”. About Manu Delago: Two-year-old Manu Delago began what would become a […]
HANDPAN TIMELINE PROJECT is online now …
The HANDPAN TIMELINE PROJECT (crowdsourced!) is online now ! A beautiful project for and from steelsound enthusiasts. A never ending story has begun. please be engaged to participate…..
HANDPAN History TIMELINE – Crowdsourcing Project
The HANDPAN-TIMELINE Project was created because of the need to finally document the real history of the Handpan. This project is crowdsourced and is only interested in facts. there are many rumours, lets see together what are the facts! To everyone who already participated in sending interesting and sometimes amazing eyeopening mailings – thank you […]
HANG, HANGDRUM, HANDPAN – Mind your vocabulary & pay attention to the terms you use !
Language has an amazing influence on thinking: others can manipulate us subtly through words, and our mother tongue even affects how we see the world linguists and psychologists say.When it comes to the terms from the “field of handpans” and Hanghang, you will see, that many terms are still mixed up and used incorrectly. There […]
PANart vs. HCU – when statements leaves you with more questions than answers…
The topic of PANart vs. HCU has become pretty quiet – at least in public … Publications on the topic are more than rare because the whole thing has become a very tactical, ugly and legalized ‘game’, which will hopefully not end with two losers, and rich advocates (like it happens often in conflicts like […]
2020 – a crazy year in many areas, also in the handpan universe
This year 2020 is undoubtedly a ‘very special’ one. Thats evident in many areas . COVID has changed the world, and many of the things that have happened in the past few months were unimaginable until recently. Since we are still in the middle of this ‘COVID process‘, we cannot even estimate today where all […]
Handpan Events in times of COVID. Finally, there are Good Vibes ahead …
The last few months have been exceptional. For all of us. But for everyone in their own demanding way.This virus has changed a lot. One could also say that COVID actually changed the world. Life is somehow different now … For some professions, this COVID situation is a greater challenge than for others. That Art […]
Handpan Gatherings/Festivals 2020 – a few events managed to survive…
A few months ago it looked like, that because of the global Covid situation, there will be NO FESTIVALS in the summer of 2020. Luckily, however, the situation has improved, at least in europe, and events are now possible again, albeit under different conditions. Due to the fact that the time slots for events are […]
Handpan Festival Season 2020 – a summer without events ?
Who would have thought a few weeks ago that we are now looking forward to a summer without festivals? I think almost no one ….. Most of the announced Handpan Festivals and Gatherings for the season 2020 are now canceled – and probably, the rest of cancellations will follow soon. For me, as an organizer […]
Everything sounds – a request to focus on sounds again instead of on patterns (sometimes) …
Handpans are many things – musical instruments, percussion instruments, sound sculptures, toys, self-awareness tools. Handpans can be wonderful tools to dive deep into the world of sound. A very rewarding trip, by the way … Sound connects all levels of our being. Sound has the property of connecting inner and outer worlds with each other. […]
HANDPAN Gatherings & Festivals – the 2020 season starts…
It is still winter in Europe, but the 2020 Season of HANDPAN GATHERINGs and FESTIVALS has already started with the PanOz Gathering in Australia last weekend. Next will be the first edition of the “NIVAAN Handpan Festival” in Goa/India (7th-9th.Feb). In addition to the already established events, there are also premieres this year – like […]
Seasonal Change – cozy evenings, spiced with fine sounds…
featured picture: Emma Mumi Grassia – Video: “Winter” (scroll down to see the Video) Even for the most stalwart optimists, it is no longer possible to ignore the onset of winter. while the last colorful leaves fall from the trees, the days are shorter and the evenings longer. but as with everything, you can also […]