Future Rust Micro Grants 2023

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 total sum of all grants will be 1500 €. The grants… Continue reading Future Rust Micro Grants 2023

Future Rust: Volume 1

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

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

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

Color of Rhythm: Change of State

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

Ukraine aid handpan music compilation by Ukrainian musicians released

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

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: < ramanhandpan1983@gmail.com >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

Connor Shafran: For the Time Being

For the Time Being by Connor Shafran Music for friends far away. Buy

Future Rust begins (again)

Sometimes after the Handpan Day 2021 my good friend Connor Shafran offered to help with running the label. Me and Connor had been talking about music intensely for months, and since there has always been a lot of resonance between our ideas, we decided to start developing Future Rust together. In December we started to… Continue reading Future Rust begins (again)

8 Hands of Sound

New Light by 8 Hands of Sound 8 Hands of Sound is the result of a spark that was ignited in 2014 when four multi-instrumental musicians from the far reaches of the globe came together in the USA. In January 2018, they met again in Australia to record their first album, New Light. Their debut… Continue reading 8 Hands of Sound