Since the year 2000, a new musical instrument called the handpan has empowered a generation of people to experience creative freedom and to develop a passion. Why is the handpan different? Listen to the podcast to hear the transformation stories of people whose lives have intersected with the handpan to find out. Hosted by long-time hang and handpan enthusiast Sylvain Paslier, new episodes come out every now and then.
PANArt History with Ron Kravitz (2002-07 Hang Distributor)
Ron Kravitz is a notable figure in handpan history. As the sole Hang distributor in the US (2002-05) and then one of only two worldwide distributors (2005-07) Ron recounts untold stories and reveals secrets from the past. A must-listen for any old-timer, Hang-lover or anyone trying to make sense of PANArt's position towards the handpan community.
The Enchanting Science of Handpans With Mark Garner
What if the magical effect of handpans could be explained? Sylvain and Mark explore the hidden patterns and the unseen structures of the instrument, going all the way back to the roots of the steel pan. A reintegration of both contemplation and enjoyment of handpans.
Hang Pioneer Steve Shehan on the Handpan Podcast
For Hang pioneer Steve Shehan, “the unexpected became a profession”. Hear from one of the world’s most recognized percussionists about what makes a fulfilled creative life, rich in experiences, adventures and relationships.
The Handpan as a Career With Dan Mulqueen
What does it take to make the handpan your career? Over the last few years, Dan Mulqueen has turned his hobby into work and he is now happily doing music full-time. An inspiring conversation about taking the next step, wherever you find yourself on that spectrum.
There's More to That Story with Michael Barticel - Part 2
Part 2 is about Michael Barticel's story, which seems, could be a news headline or a movie plot: selling all his stuff to travel the world. But there's more to that story. I am privileged to dive into the reasons, struggles and lessons of Michael's life, and the role handpan played in it.
There's More to That Story with Michael Barticel - Part 1
In part 1, it's Michael Barticel of The Good People Effect Podcast who interviews me (Sylvain). Originally intended to be published only under Michael's podcast, it felt right to exceptionally share this conversation as part of a two-episode series called "There's More to That Story". If you've wanted to get to know me, this is your chance.
Couldnt think of a more qualified and in the know person to pick up where David left off than Sylvain. He’s super smart, knows the community well and runs great interviews. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about the Handpan world, whether it be players, builders or just hearing about people interested in creativity!
Exciting, Intriguing and Entertaining
Thank you Sylvain and all handpan players and lovers worldwide! This podcast is very exciting, intriguing and entertaining. Merci and cheers to more episodes!