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The Handpan Podcast
50 minutes | Sep 25, 2021
Dave Jones on Healing from Traumatic Brain Injury with Handpans
This is a true story of sound healing, a first-hand account of the impact handpans had on Dave Jones' life after he suffered brain trauma, and the ripple effects that en-joying handpans can have in the life of others.
27 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Welcome to Handpan Camp!
Handpan Camp is a 5-day campout in the Pacific Northwest. Tune in to our group conversation as we revisit its inception, share highlights and anecdotes, and get a feel for the special energy that happens at a small handpan gathering. More at handpancamp.com.
68 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
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.
60 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
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.
46 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
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.
44 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
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.
51 minutes | Nov 2, 2019
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.
82 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
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 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.
52 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Hammering with Intent with Josh Rivera
Unsure about his future Josh was looking for direction. The handpan helped defined a new path and began to change his life. From player to tuner to maker, hear the remarkable transformation story of Josh Rivera as he unveils his new handpan brand to the public: the Veritas Sound Sculpture.
56 minutes | Sep 12, 2019
The Handpan Lets People Shine with Kevin Roddy
Long-time Hang and handpan enthusiast Kevin Roddy shares the stories that have shaped his own journey with the instrument. In this episode, we learn about music therapy vs therapeutic music, hear examples of outrageous generosity and more.
41 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
Come out of Your Shell with Jaden Chavez
Jaden Chavez is 16-years old and he's the first Gen Z guest on the podcast. For Jaden, the handpan is more than just a new hobby. It's helped him to come out of his shell and it's changed the trajectory of his life. A reinvigorating conversation about art, passion and life.
29 minutes | Jun 16, 2019
A Gift to Be Given with Bill Davies
What motivates you to create? For Bill, it was the wake-up call of a cancer diagnosis combined with a deep desire to share his passion for music. In the midst of all this Bill discovered handpans.
44 minutes | May 27, 2019
The Unmatched Power of Creativity with Mary Mosley
Have you ever brought your handpan to work? That's what Mary Mosley does on a routine basis. As an educator, she uses the handpan in the classroom as a learning tool for her students. Speaking from her childhood, Mary talks about the unmatched power of creativity to help process difficulties.
31 minutes | Apr 20, 2019
On Life With / Without Handpans with Lewis Johnson
The benefits of the handpan are many. But could this instrument become a stumbling block for us sometimes? Lewis Johnson shares his experience, with and without handpans. He helps us find balance and purpose in our approach to the handpan.
43 minutes | Apr 2, 2019
Rediscover Wonder with Ray Ford
That thing you love, has it ever lost its spark? What caused that? It's easy to get cynical, to shut down and to give up but that initial spark is worth fighting for. Ray Ford shares his story and addresses some of these questions in this episode of the podcast.
31 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
A Conversation with Kyle Cox of Pantheon Steel
If Felix & Sabina of PANArt invented this art form, it was Kyle Cox of Pantheon Steel who launched the handpan era. On this episode of the podcast, Sylvain & Kyle revisit the inception of the Halo handpan and how it forever changed handpan history.
40 minutes | Feb 23, 2019
It's All About the Sound with Spyros Pan
As an expat in the UK, Spyros was climbing the corporate ladder and living large but stress & anxiety led him to a dramatic burnout. Turning his life around brought him to a remote island where he slowly recovered. That's where he first heard about the Hang. In this episode, Spyros shares 10 years of lessons playing the handpan.
36 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
Finding Your Voice with Judith Lerner
What's your heart's desire? That question is one Judith pondered all through her life. But when she encountered the handpan, the answer was clear. Listen to Judith share about "instrument and the community and the places you'll go and the people you'll meet and the thing you'll do" in this episode.
38 minutes | Jan 19, 2019
Colin Foulke, Student of Steel - Part 2
In part 2, Colin walks us through his discovery and development of hydroforming, a revolutionary process to shape handpan shells. He also re-visits the roots or the art form and reconnects with his first instrument, the cello.
24 minutes | Jan 9, 2019
Colin Foulke, Student of Steel - Part 1
Classically trained on the cello, Colin slowly grew weary of jumping through the hoops of institutionalized western music... but then he discovered the handpan and embarked on a journey that would dramatically change his everyday life.
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