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The Mutant Cello — Mini-Series with Colin Foulke

This is how Colin redefined his relationship to the cello. New pegs, new tuning, added sitar string and a bluetooth speaker attached via magnet to play a drone over 10-minutes that resonates in the cello's chamber.

Classically trained on the cello, Colin slowly grew weary of jumping through the hoops of institutionalized western music... but then he discovered the handpan and embarked on a journey that would dramatically change his everyday life.

In part 2, Colin walks us through his discovery and development of hydroforming, a revolutionary process to shape handpan shells. He also re-visits the roots or the art form and reconnects with his first instrument, the cello.