PanSiam Thailand Handpan Gathering 2019 - The first Handpan TreeHouse Gig

Hello everyone and welcome back to our blog.

Today I want to talk about a Festival that I will not miss at all.

I already bought my tickets since it will be a limited number event in an incredible and unique location of its kind.

This Gig Organized by On solos Ezhan of Echosound Sculpture and other Thai friends promises sparks in all respects of the nature, relax and meditation.

A hotel on a tree will surround this special and exclusive event, as well as having the opportunity to do so many adventures and excursions in the jungle.

This event will be held from January 11th to 13th 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

For more info visit their FB page: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/212769699279152/?fref=nf

Some photos of the accommodation, for website visit:

http://treehouseinchiangmai.com/

Besides the special location, the timing is perfect too.

The Pansiam will take place exactly 1 week before Panoz in Australia and fly from Thailand to Australia is
much faster and cheaper.

Of course I will take this wonderful opportunity to visit another huge event in a breathtaking location … Australia.

But for now, enjoy some photos taken from the site of the structure.

Do not stop dreaming

Thx again Pansiam.

A big hug.

With some of you we’ll see right there.

Hello

Alessio Hangcare

HCT

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PAN STREAM 2018 Gen. Scale: (D) A Bb D E F G A C Flash Sale

Include Evatek Design Beach Mood Black Color + New Memory foam  (2.440,00 € VAT inc. )

PanStream – UK. A true master in the world of steel.

Mark Wilson by PanStream has finally emerged from the shell to be reborn as a butterfly full of colors and liveliness.

I love this guy… He’s full of Talent and he will show really soon.

The instrument just played here is the result of passion, love and knowledge about Steel and SteelPan and now HandPan.

Over than 20 years of experience isn’t possible to buy in 1 day.

From the first moment I open the box and take out of the bag, Evatek of course,  I understood the finest quality respect compared to last year, when I spoke with him at Hangout UK.

Color, touch and external finish are excellent and is also a pleasure for the eyes.

Speaking of the handpan no need to say that buy one and try it in person to believe how it’s amazing.

Clear, well balanced and with a really irrepressible sustain.

The harmonics are so sweet that you loose yourself inside like an endless loop.

I can not add anything but my most vivid compliments to Mark for the splendid result obtained.

An instrument ready to take the place of the most demanding collections and for the most experienced players.

Well it’s really an interesting price compared to the quality and manufacture of this instrument.

For the shells they use 1.14 mm thick DC04 metal and hydroformed shell from him self i suppose.

Instrument is nitrided and heat treated (baked). I don’t have anymore info from the maker about the treatment.

The scale

Such easy scale, but so deep and sure from the BEST SELLER scale.

D minor with notes: (D) A Bb D E F G A C – it’s a combination between Mystic and Insen scales.

Anyway i will keep this baby for my private collection because meritate to stay with me now

So, I do not want to bore all of us again with many speeches and I leave with my impro.

The Video Review

I had a lot of fun playing it, thanks again to Mark for making me dream again for 7 min. Wow

Alessio Hangcare
HCT

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First Hangout gathering in Naxos, Greece from May 25th to 29th: see you there!

Hello everybody.

I am really excited, I’ll leave tomorrow for Greece.

The first Gig on the beach .. so so curious to seen it and leave feedback soon as possible.

Anyway just to inform all of you that I Will be out of my company from tomorrow May 22nd to May 30th.

I’m really excited also to fly again with my new invention: Flytek (Read here for some previews).

Obviously I will be available to give you all the explanations and fresh indiscretions about the new product coming soon.

Of course for any urgency, please write to info@www.hardcasetechnologies.com and I will reply as soon as possible.

Here all the infos about the incoming GIG in a few days.

http://hona.verbindliche-improvisation.de/

https://www.facebook.com/honagreece/

Thanks for your patience.

See you in Greece, maybe.

Bless you

Alessio Hangcare

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Handpan Music Festival - Bremen July 6th to 8th 2018

Hello everybody.

Today a quick post to talk about an interesting event to be held on 6-8 July in Bremen, Germany.

It will be the first organized festival by Baur & Brown on the German soil.

The event that boasts interesting performances on the stage is organized by the company Baur & Brown.

Who will play?

  • David Kuckhermann
  • Alexandre Lora
  • Nadishana
  • Jeremy Nattagh
  • Kabeção

and other incredible players will be featured in this new festival.

What a pity. Maybe I can’t take part to this festival for my busy schedule but I will try to do everything possible to make a jump and see with my own eyes how this festival will be structured and listen again with pleasure unique musicians.

For more info: www.handpanfestival.eu

Here below a leave you a post in German past and copied from their website.

A big hug and see you soon

Alessio Hangcare.

Handpan-Music-Festival 2018

Wann und wo findet das Handpan-Music-Festival statt?

06.-08. Juli 2018 veranstalten wir auf dem Gelände der Handpan-Hersteller Baur&Brown in Emtinghausen nahe Bremen ein Festival rund um die Handpan.

Festival-Tickets

Unser Ticket-Shop ist geöffnet!
Hol’ dir jetzt deine Festival-Karten:

  • Tages-Ticket Freitag (6.7.2018): 25,00 EUR
  • Tages-Ticket Samstag (7.7.2018): 35,00 EUR
  • Tages-Ticket Sonntag (8.7.2018): 25,00 EUR
  • 3-Tages-Ticket (6.-8.7.2018) inkl. Camping: 73,00 EUR

» Hier kannst du deine Tickets ordern! «

Infos zum Festival

Wir freuen uns auf eine schöne Zeit mit vielen lieben Menschen und sehr viel schöner Musik!

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PanStream (D) A Bb D E F G A C 2018 - HcT Review

Thx to PAnStream – UK.
Hardcase Technologies Handpan Review

Hello everyone pan player and not … 😀 Today I am happy to introduce a maker who would not need any introduction. A true master in the world of steel. Mark Wilson by PanStream has finally emerged from the shell to be reborn as a butterfly full of colors and liveliness. I love this guy… He’s full of Talent and he will show really soon.

The instrument just played here is the result of passion, love and knowledge about Steel and SteelPan and now HandPan. Over then 20 years of experience isn’t possible to buy in 1 day.

From the first moment I open the box and take out of the bag, Evatek of course, 😀 I understood the finest quality respect compared to last year, when I spoke with him at Hangout UK.

Color, touch and external finish are excellent and is also a pleasure for the eyes.

Speaking of the handpan no need to say that buy one and try it in person to believe how it’s amazing.
Clear, well balanced and with a really irrepressible sustain. The harmonics are so sweet that you loose yourself inside like an endless loop.

I can not add anything but my most vivid compliments to Mark for the splendid result obtained. An instrument ready to take the place of the most demanding collections and for the most experienced players. Another merit is the price, only 1350 GBP UK taxes included without Bag and shipping.
Well it’s really an interesting price compared to the quality and manufacture of this instrument.
For the shells they use 1.14mm thick DC04 metal and hydroformed shell from him self i suppose.
Instrument is nitrided and heat treated (baked). i don’t have anymore info from the maker about the treatment.

The scale.. Such easy scale, but so deep and sure from the BEST SELLER scale.
D minor with notes: (D) A Bb D E F G A C – it’s a combination between Mystic and Insen scales.

Anyway i will keep this baby for my private collection because meritate to stay with me now 😀

So, I do not want to bore all of us again with many speeches and i leave with my impro.
I had a lot of fun playing it, thanks again to Mark for making me dream again for 7 min. Wow ..

A special hug to all of you. See you soon for other reviews.

Alessio Hangcare
HCT

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Are you ready for the Flytek Revolution?

Hi everybody.  I’m really excited to introduce you our new Flytek project, which We have been working hard on for a long time.

After years of research on innovative materials we are honored to have started a collaboration with the company PAUA and to be able to use their innovative patent.

Thanks to our cooperation we found the final solutions for air flights. An innovative and simple idea at the same time. Times of light are awaiting for the handpan players.

We have not just focused on safety, but comfort above all.

After years of festivals and gatherings all over the world, I noticed that several of us have contracted a sort of allergy in traveling with rigid Hardcases or backpacks too heavy, sometimes too protective to be worn in a simple festival.

Here is born the idea, to create a container both ultra-light and ultra-protective to hold an handpan bag, it’s not important whether it’s evatek or soft bag, what counts is that you can also put inside shoes, clothes and everything you need to stay away for several weeks and have only one bag to carry with you with everything you need.

Paua ran to help us, with a very light but protective material perfect for this special use. The 22-30 kg imposed by the airlines will be a child’s play.

We have thought of all those people who have small houses and who never know where to store their bags after traveling. A common problem.

Flytek will be the first Foldable flight case in the world.

Once stored in its special storage bag it will be very easy to place it under the bed or behind a door.

A suitcase containing over 120 liters.

How does Flytek work? Many of you may think too good to be true.

I will not give you all the advances now but I leave you with some basic notions of how the Paua® technology works

We will not reveal everything now, but we will leave you with some basic notions of how Paua® technology works.

1. Impact energy is dispersed and absorbed, both laterally and vertically, throughout the matrix of weaved tapes that comprise the outer skin.

2. Energy is dispersed, absorbed in multiple directions and minimised before reaching the inner foam.

3. Any minimal reverberation not fully absorbed through the outer skin is absorbed by the inner foam.

We would like to tell you about the really positive latest tests carried out a few hours ago.

It is impressive how the instrument is protected even inside a soft bag.

We know the pluses of our Evatek and We were sure it would be a success, but We never would have thought such a success using a soft bag.

Obviously We took the liberty of adding two special memory foam under and above the soft bag and We think this will be a standard that We’ll give as an option for those who want to use flytek with soft bags instead of Evatek.

But this is a topic that We will deal better in the future, now we are only in foreplay, but what We see really like us. 😀

Colours, Timing, Prices?

Colours will be a surprise and We will go out of the usual black HCT color, but remaining in style to our philosophy 😉

For the launch? The production will be reduced to few pieces and maybe it will be open only on order. We’re thinking about it 😀

On the next weeks We’ll release more information about prices, orders and timing.

Dont’ forget: patience is the key to success 😉

No more words now. We leave you to the video that We shot, edited and commented with you today.

A big hug.

Alessio Hangcare.

FLYTEK test with Evatek and Soft Bag inside.

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Welcome to the New HCT Website

Dear friends,

we are proud to present the new Hardcase Technologies Website.

www.hardcasetechnologies.com

A new platform designed for the simplest customer experience.

We have completely redesigned the pages to be more accessible, mobile and tablet friendly.

Enjoy it!

HCT Crew


Handpan & Musical Instrument Locator by Lug Loc®

Ciao guys! How are you?

Today I want to share a very cool accessory that will make you enjoy every flight travel with your precious handpan or every musical instrument.

After 2 years spent working hard in secret I will be very happy to have a strong and solid collaboration with Lug Loc.USA MI.

The smallest and powerfull luggage locator all around the world and made in US
DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY LUGGAGE GET LOST PER YEAR?
There are over 30 milions lost luggage claims every year.

This affects 42 milions passengers around the world. THAT MEANS 3000 LOST LUGGAGES PER HOUR!!!
And Airlines do not have the technology to identify where the lost luggage is.
Now our flight travels will be more safe and relaxed with LugLoc inside Hardcase and Flightcase bags.

 

DID YOU KNOW HOW MAY LUGGAGE ARE LOST ALL YEAR?

 

 

For Any question DISCOVER MORE

 

For all USA People interesting to purchase Lug Loc please Contact Saraz Team or inside USA contact hct

Big Hugs for all HcT Fans..

And thx for all support…
Ciao

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Phoenix Handpan Oil Rust Protection- Test and Review.

Phoenix Handpan Oil Rust Protection- Test and Review.

Hi everybody and welcome back to our blog. Today I am going to tell you about a new oil, called Phoenix. This oil is 99% natural and researched for the express purpose to prevent any and all steel pans and handpans from rusting.

I’m happy to write a review about it today because it is an oil made in Italy by personal friends of mine, but obviously i will not be biased because of this, quite the contrary, my tests are always very impartial and don’t know friends nor foes.

That said, i immediately put Phoenix to the task in a comparative test with other products.

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Ballistol
  • Froglube
  • and, of course, the new Phoenix oil.

The first quality to appear is its enjoyable scent. It’s not greasy, but more importantly, a very small amount is enough to treat the entire surface of a handpan.

The second positive fact is that the product works also very well in terms of protection and duration on the surface. It enhances the pan with a natural and pleasant shining. It also feels much better than other products.

I tested the product on a non nitrited Meraki shell (Shellopan) and let it sit outside without any cover for 7 days, 4 days of which it was raining and were extremely humid.

The part that had been treated with Phoenix remained unaltered and didn’t develop any rust. Apart from that it remained shiny even after a week of weathering. A truly positive result.

Another positive factor of Phoenix is that it is a product apt to easily remove dirt off the instrument, without having to use any other cleaning products.

A small bottle contains 100ml, the perfect amount for air travel to be packed as carry-on. Nothing more to say, I will surely use only Phoenix in the future, i even took the liberty of offering it in my shop HERE.

Below there are a few pictures of the test carried out in November.

Thank you Alessia and Benny & Phoenix for dedicating Passion, Investment and time to this new things and evolving this world called Handpan….Pantam , Pan ecc.. 😀

Special thx to my brother David Hauser

Big Hug and See you next time…

Alessio Hangcare.

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Leaf Sound Sculpture-Arboreal (Eb) Bb B Db Eb Gb Bb B Eb 2017 Handpan HcT Review

Today I’m happy to do a review for a maker who deserves all love from the community and mine Love of course. A great Brother and an example of life for me His name is Zach. For those of you who do not know Zach he’s the creator of Leaf sound sculpture the famous Pan with the white leaf 😀

What to say, Zach is a master in every sense that manages with his hands and his inventiveness and ingenuity to create delicate sound, perfect instruments with a sweet sound. His technique of construction and the research of materials make him one of the extremely competent handpan makers in the world.

The pan that I present today is made with Classic DC04 ( no stainless steel) but it have an unexpected and new surprise on the GU side.
But first I would like to tell you the funny story of why Zach created this Pan with an IMPEDANCE SUPPRESSOR made in Aluminum in the GU.

It all started with a review I did about a year and a half ago in USA of a HALO Arboreal (Eb) Bb B Db Eb Gb Bb B Eb. As many will know this scale on classical measures is impossible to achieve. The impedances would be too dominant and the instrument would be dirty and full of flaws but the Halo tried was sublime and pure perfect sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny7Rf1gxtqk

After zach saw my video he fell in love with the scale and he started to studying how to cut impedances on Eb Bb and do it on regular size handpan .. From Here is his impedance suppressor born.

Part take from Zach.:
Impedance suppressor
With this simple object it will redirect the sound waves and reflect on themselves, it also reduces the bandpass inside the body itself creating a solid free environment for the notes to sing/breathe. This has shown to work best with a not so resonant material to refuse further complications with the helmholz.

I was pleasantly surprised to play this instrument and have almost the same feelings as when I tried this scale on a HALO.
I thought it was not possible to play this scale anymore..
Brothers… Incredible cleanliness and clarity that this Leaf has. The dynamics are excellent and it’s easy to get lost in its sweetness harmonics….My gosh i love this scale … NO WAY…
Shaping and construction are maniacally precision and this accessory in the GU makes the instrument really compact but nice sustain at the same time. Hard to describe, just playing it you can understand the incredible research and development work that was done behind this handpan.
Obviously at the end of the review I kept the instrument because I could not let it escape and not keep it forever in my private collection.
Zach Thanks again for everything, I love you and I hope to hugs you soon ! !
More info:  www.leafsoundsculptures.com

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