Daniel Walpes – Hang in Balance

Daniel Waples Hang In Balance

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Daniel Waples is truly a pioneer of the newly invented handpan instrument and is arguably the most recognized player in his field. He travels globally to share his passion and introduce his music to new listeners.
His skills on the handpan are self-taught, and many aspiring players often sight his technique and philosophy of composition as an inspiration.
He works with different styles of music, mixing them and creating something new and beautifully unique.


Daniel Walpes had other colaboration with artists like Danny Cudd.

They had met in the year 2006 at a music festival in England and instantly formed a friendship and began to play djembe (african drum) together…
Soon after, during conversation they realised that they had both already been invited to Switzerland to collect their Hangs from PanArt. At this time the hang was very unknown.
That winter they arrived to India with their new hang, and began to perform under the name ‘Hang Playing Hedge Monkeys.’
Vesica Piscis was one of the first hang duo albums ever recorded and released and demonstrated a style that would continue on throughout the following years. The album features compositions from both Daniel and Danny as well as great production and playing from Russian friend Vaissily Dubov. The combination of beautiful world instrumentation and hang grooves results in a relaxing and inspiring journey.


Street music has probably been around as long as there have been streets.

The economics of playing for music next to an open guitar case has an ancient simplicity. There is no middleman, no stockholder, and no investment bank involved in the process; just a pure and direct exchange between artist and audience, and this might be why street music is so important.


Since busking musicians don’t rely on a complicated commercial structure, one would think that they have a lot of freedom to innovate. This turns out to be true; a lot of musical revolutions had their roots on the streets instead of the concert stage – maybe more so before radio and vinyl, but in recent generations also. Folk musicians like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan used to pass the hat as did many of the great musicians of San Francisco hippie culture like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead.

Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities. In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be given. Street performance is practiced all over the world and dates back to antiquity. People engaging in this practice are called street performers or buskers.