Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Dom Aversano - Handpan Hero


Dom Aversano


Date: 18th July 2018
Venue: A World In London, Resonance FM, London, UK
Album: Geometric (2018)

Hands-On musical healing with Dom Aversano’s handpans on this A World in London! 

The handpan is one of the newest instruments ever created, and our guest on AWIL this week is a skilled craftsman harnessing its powers. Dom Aversano began music-making in his early teens with a conventional drum kit but soon navigated a course to Indian classical percussion where he’s felt most at home and found intergalactic possibilities. When he discovered the spaceship-like handpan through one of Pete Lockett’s online tutorials, he was instantly drawn towards the aquatic sounds and uncharted territory of this 21st century drum. Dom is a talented composer, visualising rhythm through time and space in his mind, and has boldly gone where no man has gone before, even concocting a complex cello piece, though he doesn’t play any string instruments. Watching Dom’s hands dance lightly across the domes of his handpans is an hypnotic, tactile experience, far out into the galaxy of tranquillity, so when you listen to Dom’s debut E.P. Geometric, close that door, switch off the lights, and chill out!

Dom Aversano
18/7/18 – AWIL 175  Online: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-18th-july-2018/ Production & pics by Sofia Gaetani-Morris, Norman Druker, Sophie Darling. This week Rock to Indian Classical with Kedar Sharma on SOAS Radio. Click: https://soasradio.org/music/episodes/awil-269-kedar-sharma  Next week Meklit Hadero at SOAS and Kiranpal Singh meets YOUTH at Resonance. #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS TWELFTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4  www.resonancefm.com & 4pm SOAS Radio  mixlr.com/soasradio  
Sofia Gaetani-Morris

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