Most cultures share creation myths that begin with a sound event. In the ancient Vedic texts, Lord Vishnu rests on the cosmic ocean and without borders. The silence is broken with the cosmic buzz we know as Aum.
Everything is energy, and everything vibrates. What vibrates generates a frequency, then a sound. Then everything is sound.
Music emerged through rituals of healing and elevation of the spirit. Once, some were the ones who carried this knowledge. In the very beginning, sound and music were used as their main form of connection with the source.
Today we perceive many movements willing to rescue cultures and ancestry. For this reason, we are in the pursuit of our roots by understanding our role in this world. Consequently, dedicating our lives in devotion to sound creation feels like saluting the essential matrix of life.
We believe these sound sculptures have bridged the gap between this lost knowledge and our modern civilization. For that reason, we seek to find music being used for its real original purpose, and naturally and consequently making this world a better place.
Who We Are
Satya Sound Sculptures is a Brazilian Pantam Handpan builder company. Born in Rio de Janeiro and currently based in Ubatuba, São Paulo – Brazil.
Our instruments are the result of incessant research since 2011. Each Atma Pantam — the name of our sound sculpture — is a unique piece of art, since all building process is handmade.
Due to our passion for studying new technics and materials to build sound sculptures, we became the first company from the Americas to develop handpan using stainless steel, and the milestone of breaking the world record of notes quantity, with a mutant 28-note model in October 2020.
“Atma Pantam” is an instrument made with Soul: “Atma” means “soul” or “Higher Self” in Sanskrit. The first Pantam ever build was inspired by two instruments: “Steel Pan” (Caribbean) and “Ghatam” (Indian). As a result of the addition of these two names, the instrument was named Pantam.
We believe that the Handpan as an instrument has not found yet its perfect acoustics settings in all of its potentialities, which is the main reason it still requires incessant research and development.
Therefore we are continuously creating new models that haven’t been made so far, it is by creating handcrafted instruments that we are able to explore beyond the limits of possibilities that two metal shells joined by a border can offer.
With love, devotion, passion, but most of all, with soul!