With my work I try to provide people with a means of expression.
A way to share your emotions. Sounds can reach where words and spoken languages do not.
The handpan is a very complicated instrument yet simple at the same time. It was naturally first approached as a percussion instrument but the magic began when melody was discovered.
Pantam is alive. With just a touch it resonates. As if by touching someone’s soul in the right place you will find grace. Like sitting at a round table. Everyone is equal in front of the handpan.
Currently these are the scales or sound models offered; they are “tested”, meaning they have acceptable sustain, timbre and tuning for my standards.
Each Onda is created in 2 sizes, 50/53 cm in diameter, and in a large variety of scales from A2 dings up to note G5.
The instruments are made both in raw steel and in steel treated with the nitriding process, the typical anti-oxidation treatment of HangDrum.
Crafting a handpan requires various processing steps.