Hi, my name is Henrique Dib. I am a composer, musician, producer, and educator based in the Blue Mountains area, Australia!
I first heard and saw a handpan in 2015 and I was immediately drawn to this incredible instrument. The 'UFO-shape' look, the sonic possibilities, the wide range of playing techniques and the beautiful art behind making such a unique instrument are both fascinating and inspiring aspects to me.
So, in the hope that you will love the handpan as much as I do, I welcome you to...
In a nutshell, the 'HandpanBlueMountains' project aims to promote the handpan through live music performances across the Blue Mountains region.
Ever since I got my first handpan I thought to myself "I need to share the beauty of this instrument with others being it for entertainment, for meditation, or even as a way to achieve spiritual growth".
I guarantee that when you first see a handpan and hear its unique and rich sound your first word will be..."WOW"!
It happens all the time!
Amaze your guests, customers, clients and/or friends with the magical sound (and look!) of the handpan.
While its mellow, calming and yet rich sound is ideal for meditation sessions, yoga classes, and background music at cafes, restaurants, hotels and retreat centres, a live handpan performance can also be exciting and upbeat! It all depends on the context of the event!
One man and one instrument.
No computers. No cables. No speakers. No loud noises. No sound check. No electricity needed. No carbon footprint!
Venues and events:
Cafes and Restaurants - Meditation Sessions - Gyms (Yoga classes)
Spas and Retreat Centres - Hotels and Conferences
Price might vary due to location, duration of the performance and type of event.
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I purchased my first handpan from 'Celestial Sound' and I could not be happier with both the quality of the instrument and the customer service by Tim Tom. He is professional and a very talented handpan maker based in Melbourne, Victoria. Besides, he is a kind, friendly and honest person! So, if you live in Australia and would like to own a handpan, I highly recommend 'Celestial Sound'.
Tim Tom is the heart and soul, the creator and Pansmith of Celestial Sound in Melbourne, Australia. Since he first heard the beautiful melodic sounds of the Hang© in Peru in 2010, he has been on a quest to bring the songs of Handpans and Pantams alike into the world. Since purchasing his first Handpan in 2014, he has immersed himself in the Handpan community, living and breathing Handpan (and adding quite a few instruments to his personal collection!). In 2018, he began his journey to learn to build Handpans, realising he wanted to do what he could to birth more of these incredible instruments into the world. His passion for these instruments is infectious.
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MEET THE ARTIST
Henrique Dib is a multi-award winning composer, musician, producer and educator. His passion for music, composition and improvisation goes beyond explanation.
He graduated in 2009 from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with an Honours First-Class Degree in composition and the University of Sydney Medal. During his studies, Henrique received an unprecedented number of composition scholarships, 14 in total, including USYD's International Merit Scholarship for 5 consecutive years. He was also included in the Dean's list of excellence in academic performance and received an invitation to join the Golden Key International Honours Society.
As a composer, Henrique writes music for all forms of screen media and concert music. His works have been performed and broadcasted in several countries including Australia, Sweden, Germany, Italy, China, France, Finland and Brazil. Some of his clients include Telstra, Kia Motors, Foxtel, Unicef, OPSM, Singapore Tourism and the Australian Government to name a few. His list of awards and nominations include APRA Screen Music Awards, APRA Tropscore, APRA Professional Development Awards, New York Annual Awards, London International Film Awards, OZFLIX Film Awards, and the ASA National Songwriting Awards. As a musician, he is a trained classical & jazz pianist but he also plays the piano accordion, the handpan and a few other instruments. He performs regularly as a freelancer musician in bands as well as a solo artist both in Australia and overseas. As an educator, Henrique has over 20 years of experience in teaching jazz piano, composition, music production, music theory, music technology and improvisation. He teaches both online and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
In 2017, in search of new challenges, he started a new project called ‘WavebeatsMusic', an online production music brand/label dedicated to providing original music to video creators and production houses around the globe. In just 4 years, this project has grown exponentially reaching 13000+ music licenses sold in over 162 countries worldwide, has established a strong online presence, and has become Henrique's main line of work today.
In 2020, as a way to share his love for the handpan with others, Henrique started yet another project called 'HandpanBlueMountains' where he provides live handpan music to venues and events across Australia's Blue Mountains region. This project is quite personal to him as he finds the handpan a unique instrument capable of helping him in his own journey towards spiritual growth with a deeper connection with nature & animals, sustainability, veganism, minimalism, and transcendental meditation.
Henrique lives in the beautiful Blue Mountains region, Australia, with his wife and their little cavoodle dog named 'Phoebe'. He enjoys gardening, bush walks, bike rides, astronomy, and most recently became a photography enthusiast in landscape, nature, and macro photography. He also holds a degree in civil engineering but never really worked as an engineer due to his passion for music.
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