The Community Mixtapes project unites the global handpan community for Handpan Day 2023 We’re excited to delve deeper into our new project, The Community Mixtapes. The project is meant to celebrate the growing handpan community by creating something big and beautiful together with everyone. Our most ambitious initiative so far invites all handpan players to… Continue reading The Community Mixtapes — A Call For All Handpan Players!
https://youtu.be/BmI84ZlvzeQ The Handpan world is changing. In our recent conversations with players, makers, and enthusiasts, it’s become more and more clear to us that we’re entering a new era of Handpan history. But rather than mourn the “good ol’ days”, we’ve decided to just. . . throw a party! On October 7th, 2023, the world will celebrate… Continue reading The End of the Beginning
In November of 2022, we announced the first run of the Future Rust Micro Grants, a program designed to support the handpan community. With help from the sponsors listed below, we gathered 1500 EUR to give away for the purpose of supporting small handpan-related projects. We received twenty excellent applications, and ultimately narrowed it down… Continue reading Micro Grant Recipients!
The application window is now closed. Thank you for your submissions! Future Rust announces micro grants to support creative independent handpan projects! If you are an up-and-coming artist or an independent event producer, and you need money to realize your project, this is for you! The grants are between 100-300 € in value and the… Continue reading Future Rust Micro Grants 2023
Future Rust: Volume 1 by Future Rust Future Rust: Volume 1 is a compilation of some of world’s best handpan music from 16 different artists from four different continents. The album is a free/name-your-price digital download, so you can get the album for free or show your support for our future releases. Available as digital… Continue reading Future Rust: Volume 1
Future Rust: Volume 2 by Future Rust Before All Handpans Become Rust… Handpan music label Future Rust releases a new free/pay-what-you-want compilation of the best new handpan music. Future Rust: Volume 2 consists of sixteen new tracks from some of the most exciting handpan artists today. In 2019 Future Rust released their first compilation as… Continue reading Future Rust: Volume 2
Future Rust: Volume 3 by Future Rust Not your average Burning Man “hang drum” jam — Future Rust releases a new pay-what-you-can handpan compilation On the October 13th, 2021, the handpan music label Future Rust will release a third volume in their annual series of handpan music compilations. The album consists of 14 tracks of… Continue reading Future Rust: Volume 3
Change of State by Color of Rhythm “Change of State juxtaposes the physical phases of matter with psycho-social phases of life represented through collaged imagery of solid, liquid, and gas, arranged in their corresponding alchemical symbols. As inspiration and energy ebbed and flowed throughout the pandemic so did feelings of uncertainty and stability, but… Continue reading Color of Rhythm: Change of State
Ukrainian players of the world’s newest musical instrument, the handpan, have released a compilation of Ukrainian handpan music to raise funds in this time of their nation’s urgent need. The album can be downloaded at Future Rust website for voluntary donation. The compilation is entitled Contra Spem Spero, which roughly translates to “Against All Expectations,… Continue reading Ukraine aid handpan music compilation by Ukrainian musicians released
Contra Spem Spero – A Compilation of Ukrainian Handpan Music by Future Rust Sorry! We are experiencing technical difficulties with the PayPal donation button! For now, use the “Friends and Family” transfer on PayPal to: < firstname.lastname@example.org >Please include the message: “Future Rust” About this project: “Contra Spem Spero!” is the title of a poem… Continue reading Contra Spem Spero – A Compilation of Ukrainian Handpan Music