Gio Israel Sacred Instruments Handpan Vol.1

Gio Israel Sacred Instruments Handpan Vol.1

The Splice Sacred Instruments by Gio Israel is the new culmination of recordings made in special locations around the world. Capturing unique and rare sounds, while focusing on ritualistic instruments, some of which have been used for centuries to gather people and elevate the human spirit.

Handpan is a term for a group of musical instruments that are classified as a subset of the steelpan. Based on the physical properties of the Trinidadian steelpan, Indian ghatam, Thai gong and Indonesian Gamelan etc. The handpan consists of two metal half-shells glued together, a center tone field (named Ding) surrounded by a circle of at least seven tone fields on the upper side and an opening in the bottom side (named Gu). Due to its unique tonal property, handpan is currently used in global music and contemporary sound ceremonies.

The handpan featured in this pack was performed by the very talented Dan Schachter.

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