July 8, 2016

Live Handpan Album now online!

No Enemy Within - Handpan Concert

No Enemy Within – Handpan Concert (April 2016)

Hello everyone!

I’m excited to share with you my first live handpan album, which was captured during my recent No Enemy Within concert at the Queensland Conservatorium. It’s the first time I’ve posted a collection of my original music online and I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out!

A huge thank you to Steve Thornely for the amount of hours & studio time you’ve put into mixing, mastering and really bringing this music to life, to Anna Whitaker & the MuTech team for recording, the technical crew for all of your help setting up for the concert, and to the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University for allowing me to present this concert as part of the 2016 Alumni Concert Series.

To Sophie Min, Tsoof Baras, Jordan Brodie, Anna Kho & Caleb Colledge, thanks so much for your beautiful playing – you really helped me achieve my vision and I’m so grateful that you were a part of the project. Can’t wait to do this again!

Here’s the links:

Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/29lWR90

Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/29dAoZ6

I’ll have the whole concert & each piece up on YouTube soon too, stay tuned! 

 

 

the project

No Enemy Within is the latest musical project from drummer/percussionist Lachlan Hawkins, and sees him moving away from the drum kit chair to explore the beautiful sounds of the handpan in collaboration with renowned Brisbane producer Steve Thornely.

With plans to release a CD later this year, this live album captures Lachlan’s recent handpan premiere concert at the Queensland Conservatorium as part of the 2016 Alumni Concert Series. The album invites listeners into Lachlan’s creative process, featuring both solo and small group original works for the handpan. All of the music is inspired by the concept of having ‘no enemy within’ – being at peace with yourself, quietening your mind and listening to the big-dreamer, creative voice inside – as well as messages inspired by family, gratitude and wellbeing. Lachlan was thrilled to be joined by fellow QCGU alumnus and close friends Tsoof Baras, Sophie Min & special guests Jordan Brodie, Caleb Colledge & Anna Kho for this performance in April 2016.

credits

released July 5, 2016

Track 1 features a collective improvisation (ft. Sophie Min, Tsoof Baras, Caleb Colledge & Anna Kho)
Tracks 2,3,5 & 6 written by Lachlan Hawkins
Track 4 written by Jordan Brodie
Track 7 written by Lachlan Hawkins & Tsoof Baras

Featuring…
Lachlan Hawkins – handpan, voice, compositions
Tsoof Baras – percussion, cajon, handpan
Sophie Min – piano, voice
Jordan Brodie – guitar, compositions
Anna Kho – gong & percussion
Caleb Colledge – gong & percussion

Recording & Mixing: Anna Whitaker
Producer, Mastering & Live Sound: Steve Thornely
Photography: Dualiti Photos – Jordan Condon

 

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July 17, 2015

Recordings in the Stairwell

Music therapy – and health & wellbeing as a whole – is something I’m very interested in, and I’ve been fortunately involved with a few musical projects over the years (particularly the MS Sing-a-thon & Mater Starlight Children’s Ward concerts) that have given me the opportunity to perform in these settings.

I’m really excited to now be a part of the Stairwell Project, launched by Peter Breen (Director, Jugglers Arts Space), which aims to lift the spirits of patients, staff and visitors at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital by integrating live music into the hospital. Over the last 6 weeks, I’ve been playing the handpan for a couple of hours every Monday morning in the stairwell (what an incredible space to play in!). The response, particularly from the staff, has been very positive – many staff members have stopped to ask about the handpan and its origin, others have simply smiled or said “thank you” as they walk by… I’m very grateful to be a part of it all and I can’t wait to see the growth of this project.

I’ve uploaded some recordings on Soundcloud – have a listen and tell me your thoughts 🙂

“Let’s Escape” – http://bit.ly/1f9ErZy
Improvising – http://bit.ly/1Mxu2Sl

Lachlan

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