‘You know, this guy came into my scope just at the right time. With all the ugly stuff going on in the world and particularly the U.S. I have fallen into despair. This music represents human redemption to me. This is truly the best thing that has happened all year. Thanks for sharing and thank you Sam Maher for being a wonderful spirit. If we could all just take a few minutes to listen to this I think the world would be a better place.’ Matilda Percival 10 months ago
It’s a Terratonz Handpan; or called a Terrapan. Scale: C, Aeolian. – Notes: (C#)-G#-A-B-C#-D#-E-F#-G#. Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recorded at the 7th Ave. G/F station in Brooklyn, NY on December 10, 2014.
I met Sam on my way home from work transferring between the R and the L. As I was walking down the stairs I thought I was hearing electronic music, which you never hear in the subway. But it had a natural essence to it, almost like acoustic electronic music. It was strange and hard to pinpoint what I was hearing. As I got down to the L platform I saw Sam sitting and playing a strange instrument I had never seen before. He had a crowd around him and lots of donations flowing in. After he finished a song I approached him and he told me about his handpan and that he was from Australia and traveling the world as a busker. What a life! He said everywhere he went he was able to make money for the next leg of his trip. The day before he made $200 in an hour playing in Central Park. I asked if he wanted to record and he did but he was leaving in two days for Central America. I was so excited by this beautiful music that I cancelled plans and we met up the next night to record at my favorite spot.
Took a while to get some good takes and by the end his hands were bleeding because he had been playing so much recently. It was an amazing experience and I love the sound we were able capture down there.
Published on YouTube Oct 31, 2015