© Ryohei Kubota 2017

BIOGRAPHY

久保田リョウヘイ

日本で、世界でも珍しい楽器“ハンドパン”奏者“久保田リョウヘイ”

ハンドパンは2001年にスイスで発明された新しい楽器。ガムランを想わせる心地よい音色と打楽器としての魅力を併せ持つ。スティールパンの派生型として誕生し指で弾いて演奏するのが特徴。自身高校生の時に見たハンドパンに衝撃を受け独学で演奏法を習得。渋谷・原宿でのストリート演奏が話題となり、東京を拠点に活動中。現在19歳。ソロ演奏だけでなく、様々な楽器やDJとのコラボまで演奏のスタイルは幅広い。一度演奏を聴いたら耳から離れない癒しの音色を是非体験して欲しい。

Ryohei Kubota

Ryohei Kubota is a 19 years old handpan player from Japan.
A handpan is a new percussive instrument invented in Switzerland in 2001.

The instrument uses some of the basic physical principle as a steelpan but modified in ordered to be played with hands and fingers.

It has a characteristic sound with multiple overtones.

The sound has a strong resemblance to the one of a gamelan.
Ryohei taught himself and started playing the handpan when he was in highschool.

His street performances on the streets of Tokyo have got a lot of attention and he now has done many collaborations with DJs and different instruments as well as his solo performances.
The soothing music he creats with his hands is remarkable.