I was instantly drawn by the unusual sound of a HangDrum a few years ago when I heard it for the first time being played by the hands of someone who was casually playing in the streets of Budapest .
Almost as if I felt the need to make those frequencies my own, while making them happen by my hands, I’ve realised I’ve found one element I didn’t know to be missing up to that moment.
Even though I had my mind set on an extravagant musical instrument for its cost, I quickly made plans to acquire one.
And so I’ve been dedicating as much time as I can spare, practicing for the last 8 months, after arriving in London and now more than ever after finally been given the opportunity to perform at a few events.
And so, I have a total of 8 original compositions, that will either add a form of mysticism to your event, (masked, themed, etc ..), or simply bring about fresh and alternative resonances for the sound the HandPan produces.
I’m also a special effects makeup artist, which means I can show up to your event in character ... (as per some photos on my profile), if you want a full portfolio I’m happy to send it to you upon request.
See you soon
Alexandra Kershaw• Feb. 2, 2020
WOW! Sounded so much more amazing live than what I expected! Bernie was great! She turned up right on time, and my friends loved her too! She created such a great vibe! I definitely recommend the special effects makeup - she looked amazing! Will 100% book again :)
Joanna Orsztynowicz• Jan. 19, 2020
We are all really happy with a performance and performer itself.
Really professional and fully prepared made our evening an unforgettable experience!
It was the first time for most of the attendees to listen this kind of music and this particular instrument and they were amazed.
Berni arrived on time, very polite and leave a great impression on all of us.
I will hire again!
How long do you play for?
1 Hour for original tracks 2 Hours for a mix of originais and improvisation
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
I have my own PA, however I can make use of general equipment you might have setup up on the day, provided you have sound check staff to assist me with.
How much space do you require?
Just enough room for myself and the HangDrum on my lap. Roughly 2/3 square meters
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
The Hangdrum has a specific scale and is limited to 10 notes - very few songs will be sounding alike ...
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
A 10 minute break will be welcome if the act is 2 hours long.
Original Compositions as per the video ..
(more to come soon)
Acoustic or Amplified performance ..
Alternatively, the HandPan couples up pretty well with other well known percussion instruments such as Djembe, Cajon, Tambourine, Darbouka & Doumbek all available for a double act for an extra £200. (2 performers in total)