Handpans will be provided for the duration of the workshop.
“How to integrate the rhythms & the melodies together”
In this collective workshop we will take a look at the different techniques of how to use the fingers & specific harmonics with this magic instrument.
Learn simple patterns, how to breathe with the tempo, to get well with this instrument.
In this 2 hours workshop you will go back with a good baggage to work at home & with the possibility to find your own style !
We will practice common rhythm, to feel the exchange between the harmonics of the different hand pan .
Open to everyone, beginners & practitioners, welcome ! “
An approach to time and space with hands, feet, breath and voice… Professional musician since 1991 (drummer, percussionist, flutist, singer, arranger …)songwriter, teacher constantly inspired and renewed by the cultural richness of all the encounters staking his career.
From the age of 9 Martin started drumming, at the conservatories of Tours, Compiègne and St Germain in Laye, until the age of 18.
After this he attended CIM, a jazz school in Paris. For 4 years, he studied drums, percussion, harmony, singing, piano and arrangements..
He was awarded the DESMM (Graduate Diploma in Modern Music) in 1990. A manner of learning through direct experience, in contact with many professionals during masterclasses, teachings and jam sessions, with, for example Paco Sery, Angelique Kidjo, Bojan Z, Yvan Julien, Tito Puentes, Christiane Legrand, Louis Winsberg and many others…
Settled in Touraine since 1992, Martins music evolves as he plays with several bands Fusion: Wa, Mbata Kongo,Afro-reggae-rap influences, then Namastéj, Indian influences, through the production of CDs, concerts and festivals in France.
Since 1999 he has composed and produced shows for and with children of all ages, including the trilogy”The Dreams of Wanané” and interactive musical tales, with”The United Children’s Company”. Many schools have already taken advantage of these “moments of dreams” …
At the same time, he was introduced to Indian tablas with Amrat Hussain and his father Ustad Rafeek Mohamad in Jaipur, India. It was at this time that he began to practice the Kena (Andean flute) and the bansuri flute (Indian flute). In 2008, thanks to Johanni Curtet, he met Tserendavaa, one of the greatest current master of Mongolian diphonic singing, who introduced him to this singular vocal technique.
In 2010 he participated in the creation of an album and a show for environmental purposes: Reforestation Project in Bodh-Gayâ, India with the association “Green Bodhgayâ”.
In 2013, at the festival “The Dream of the Aborigine”, he began to practice the Kora, African harp, and met Ibahima Sissokho, since this instrument does not leave him !
In 2014 he once again participated in a humanitarian action by creating and producing a collective album for the association ” A roof under the Himalayas “: production of the CD ” M’Dub & Friends, Playing for Children “, for helping to build a home Welcoming about forty children to Pokhara, Nepal.
In 2015, during the “Hand Pan Festival”, he acquired a first Hand-Pan, a singular instrument, melodic metal percussion, which he quickly incorporated into his set !
In 2017, a new humanitarian partnership with the NGO “One Action” : creation and production of the album ” Elements of Existence » pour aider à l’éducation d’une centaine d’enfants défavorisés à Bodhgayâ. Ce duo avec Tritha Sinha, chanteuse virtuose originaire de Calcutta (Inde), était en tournée en Inde l’hiver et en Europe l’été. Actuellement, il joue son spectacle en solo, « Presence,a dance of the 5 elements”, also with the group “Trippy Sama” and “The Dream of the Maharajah” with Amrat Hussain gipsy trio.
At the same time, he is heavily invested in teaching with percussion courses, Mongolian diphonic songs and in the “Sound Relaxation”, yoga, musical siestas.