EXTREME Handpan’ing - Not Your Every-Day Performances

We all know how it is.  You hear your precious across a crowded street, or as an unexpected surprise in an online video, and instantly; you’re smitten.  She sings so sweetly that you know you have to have her.  And in time you win her heart, and your life becomes better than you ever could have imagined.  But as the days pass things slowly become a little stagnant.  And it isn’t that you don’t love her anymore, but, the time has come to begin trying to spice things up a little.  To rediscover that old spark!

And so, with that slightly cringe-inducing post introduction out of the way (almost), should you find your Handpan-love beginning to wane a little, and find yourself in need of new and exciting ways to play. - the following are our three favourite examples of “EXTREME Handpan’ing”. Players who have gone above and beyond in pushing the boundaries of experimental Handpan-performance to the limits…

Inverted Playing

If sitting in your favourite comfy chair, or perched under a tree by the side of a babbling brook, Handpan placed firmly on lap, or stand, no longer rocks your world - why not take inspiration from YouTube user, Wiz Bom, and try hanging yourself upside down by your legs, swinging back-and-forth, for a little inverted Handpan-play.  And for double the fun, you can always invite a friend to join you…



Handpan Skiing

Arguably the coolest video on our list is the following performance by, Jeremy Nattagh. Who, with Handpan strapped to his body, skis down the snowy-mountainside while playing - in his video "video of the week #18', which, as a side-note, has become one of our favourite series of video performances of recent times. They may not all be EXTREME. But they are all very much worth checking out (which you can do here)...



Circus Hang

The following video has been around since 2011, and is one of those videos that pops up from time-to-time over at Facebook.  Usually to the amazement/amusement of any who had not previously seen it. The performance features the "Acrostiches", an acrobatic French circus troupe.  And an unknown (to us at least) Handpan performer.  

It may now have some age to it - but this particularly unusual Handpan-centric acrobatic display, remains one of the (if not thee) most EXTREME Handpan performance(s) ever caught on camera...

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