Busking Your Way Through Life or Urban Freedom
The handpan/pantam/hang-drum is practically the same instrument crafted by different builders. Why is this instrument so special? Never since the Japanese swords has steel been so carefully crafted. It was first made in the year 2000 in Switzerland by Sabina Schärer and Felix Rohner.
From police officials, bothered local people or other musicians, handpan players always have to find the perfect spot to exercise their freedom. While many capitals embrace them as modern musical culture, other cities have strict rules and regulations for any kind of street performance. Are all these sounds coming from just one instrument? Yes, the enchanting sounds have been inspired from the steel drum, a carved steel drum that is routed in Trinidad and Tobago. One thing is certain, their exotic performances are and will always be a breeze of fresh sound in the sonic polluted city
Throughout our travels in Romania, we have observed many natural perspectives in which the handpan could perfectly blend.
From historical castles to minimalist city landscapes, we aimed to blend this perfectly geometrical round shape, in variouslocations, proving that its harmonious shape is easily adaptable.
The Japanese garden
Traditionally called Cha Dao, or the Dao of Tea, it is the harmony of tea, water, utensils, preparation, environment and conversation to create the perfect moment–a moment that can last for hours. In this peaceful environment we find the handpan’s vibrations blending in perfectly with the park’s harmony.