Shellopan is a cooperative company making musical instruments of the "Handpan / Pantam" family.
Cooperative, because we are a group, we support self-management principles and believe that sharing information and the means of production is a vector of progress.
Shellopan is also the name of our sound sculptures.
Sound sculpture, because they are carved by hammering the steel sheet with the humility to let the raw material pronounce "the last word". Each HandPan is a unique creation and if it's possible to reproduce the "object", it's not possible to reproduce the "musical instrument" ...
Inspired by the "Steelpan" (traditional instrument of Trinidad and Tobago) and "Hang" (invented by PANArt company in 2000), our HandPan are exciting musical instruments.
Exciting because as fun to play as to listen ... They are able to gather enthusiasts of all nationalities who invent new ways to meet and make music together.
Our Shellopan Handpan are designed with the desire to make the fun of making music accessible to everyone.
Accessible because they allow those who have never made music to feel the pleasure of playing intuitively in the early hours of practice. The instruments are chosen directly from the manufacturers and with the opportunity to try several. Their rates are based on production costs and resulting quality level but not according to the laws of supply and demand.
Meet Shellopan or other makers & players during the next HANDPAN / PANTAM meeting in 2018 and after :
- les RDV du HANG - des rencontres tous les mois - Paris (FR)
- PANTASIA handpan gathering - 15-18/03/2018 - Joshua Tree Nat. Park (USA)
- Salon des intruments insolites - 23-25/03/2018 - Bruxelles (BE)
- Handpan Festival Berlin - 4-5/05/2018 - Berlin (DE)
- HangToBe (private meeting in Belgium) - 18-20/05/2018 - (BE)
- HONA - 25-29/05/2018 - Naxos Island / Greece (GR)
- Hang Uut - 08-10/06/2018 - Wapserveen (NL)
- Handpanala - 23-24/06/2018 - Bollwiller (FR)
- Nomadidge - 29/06-01/07/2018 - Rogues (FR)
- Ete Nomad - 06-08/07/2018 - Lac de la Forêt d'Orient (FR)
- Handpan world music festival - 07/2018? - Mèze (FR)
- Le Rêve de l'Aborigène (festival réunissant aussi des joueurs de Handpan) - 20-22/07/2018 - Airvault (FR)
- Griasdi Handpan & world music festival - 25-28/07/2018 - Austria
- Hang In Azores - 09/2018 maybe ;) - Santa Maria Island (PT)
- HangOut UK - 07-09/09/2018 - Mellow Farm (UK)
- Panada / Canadian Handpan Gathering - 11/2018? - Sutton (Quebec)
- PanOz in Australia - 01/2019? - Great Ocean Road (AUSTRALIA)
- Turtle Beach Handpan Gathering - 08/2019? - Faulensee (CH)
- HangOut USA - 06 ou 07/2019? - North Carolina (USA)