Lalun是一個國際性的樂隊，成員包括以色列的手碟(Handpan)演奏家理冉．曼(Liron Man)、僑居加拿大的臺灣二胡演奏家董籃（兼主唱）、及加拿大的打擊樂演奏家強納生‧柏那德(Jonathan Bernard)。成立於2011年，Lalun樂隊以獨特的樂器組合，演奏原創作品。 團員們各自擁有不同的音樂背景：理冉生長於以色列，對中東音樂耳濡目染。4歲起學鋼琴，12歲起學電吉他，隨即加入搖滾、重金屬、爵士樂團。2006年買下人生的第一個手碟，開始日夜的練習。2010年起旅居西班牙，專研佛朗明哥吉他，目前長居中國北京。董籃自幼學習中國音樂，之後赴印度、埃及、新疆學習，將當地傳統音樂移植於二胡。又在歐洲與北美學習佛朗明哥音樂、即興演奏，並且首演了許多現代作品。柏那德畢業於渥太華大學音樂系，除了交響樂、室內樂的古典與現代作品，是蘭韻中樂團、溫哥華跨文化管弦樂團，及許多世界音樂樂隊成員。曾赴北京、埃及、印度、西班牙，學習中國鑼鼓、新疆手鼓、阿拉伯鼓、印度節奏、佛朗明哥箱形鼓。他們創作的音樂，融合歐洲、亞洲、中東音樂傳統，有著優美明快的旋律、變化莫測的節奏（包括5拍、7拍、9拍、11拍等）。
“Dreams from Andalusia and the Silk Road.” – Andrew Timar, the Whole Note, Toronto
“Liron has developed an absolute technical command of the Hang, yet maintaining a very melodic and personal style of playing, full of emotion, ….mature, confident and diverse, without the tendency of over trying to impress “. – Lofiles
“Lan Tung inhabits a space of paradox: as a soloist and collaborator, a performer and composer, she sits at the crossroads between the East and the West, innovation and tradition”. – Crystal Chan, La Scena Musicale, Montreal
Established in 2011, Lalun is a world music ensemble comprised of Liron Man (Israel/Spain) on hand pans & flamenco guitar, Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada) on erhu (Chinese violin) & vocals, and Jonathan Bernard (Canada) on percussion. With their unique instrumentation and hypnotic intercultural sound, this international ensemble presents original compositions and traditional music from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, coloured and influenced by its members’ roots in Taiwanese, Chinese, Flamenco, Galician, and Jewish music.
Liron Man works regularly with top artists in Arabic and Jewish music in Israel, as well as musicians in diverse genres in China. He has toured actively in Europe, Asia, and North America. Liron has lived in different countries, such as Spain (to study and perform flamenco music) and Canada (to perform cross-cultural music and flamenco). He is currently based in Beijing, China. Crossing between Canada’s new music, improvised music and world music scenes, Lan Tung brings expertise as a soloist, composer, producer, band leader, artistic director, and curator. She has toured in North America, Europe, and Asia. Jonathan Bernard combines his background in western percussion with a fascination for Asian traditions to create a unique sound palette, incorporating a myriad of instruments, techniques and styles. His interests span from orchestral music to contemporary chamber music to world music. All three musicians have studied various musical styles and led numerous innovative cross-cultural projects that fuse music, dance and visual arts. Their meeting in Lalun allows them to co-create original music with a unique instrumentation.
Lalun’s Canadian tours include performances at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, Canada Day at Fort York National Historic Site, London Sunfest, Kispiox Music Festival (BC), Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival (BC), Robson Valley Music Festival (BC), King’s Theatre (Annapolis Royal, NS), KW Chamber Music Series (Waterloo, ON), The Osprey Arts Centre (Shelburne, NS), Victoria Playhouse (Victoria, PEI), Gros Morne Summer Music (Corner Brook, NL), and Victoria Flamenco Festival (Victoria, BC).
Lalun’s music fosters the understanding and interest in non-western music. The ensemble combines distinct musical traditions and instruments in a contemporary and creative framework to inspire and encourage communities and audience members.
Liron Man received his musical training in Israel, playing piano, with his first performance at the age of 10. At the age of 12, Liron discovered the electric guitar and began to perform in ensembles of various styles such as Rock, Pop, Metal, and Avant Garde Jazz, playing original music including his own compositions. In 2006, Liron bought his first hang drum and immediately felt a connection with the instrument. Over the years, Liron has developed a clean, harmonious technique, with astounding speed and accuracy combined with his love for Middle Eastern and Flamenco music. Liron is considered as one of the leading hang drum artists in the world today, and he has influenced many players. His concerts are unique and captivating experience for the audience.
Since 2010, Liron has dedicated himself to the world of flamenco and specifically flamenco guitar.
Today, Liron is living and studying in Andalusia, the core of flamenco in Spain, and is touring internationally as a soloist and collaborator, including venues such as Gran Teatro de Elche – Elche, Spain, Villa Mazzacoratti – Bologna, Italy, Museo e Biblioteca internazionale di la musica di Bologna – Bologna, Italy, Teatro Circo – Orihuela, Elche.
Hang, the musical flying saucer
Hang was created in 2000 by Switzerland makers Felix Rohner and Sabina Scharer, after years of research on various percussion instruments around the world: steel pan, gong, gamelan, ghatam, drums, cowbells…. In the Bernese language, hang means hands since this instrument is played by the fingers, similar to a “hand drum”. The hang is tuned to modal scales, which can be designed and ordered individually to create unique series of pitches.
Crossing between Vancouver’s new music, improvised music and world music scenes, erhu/Chinese violin performer and composer Lan Tung is the artistic director of the Orchid Ensemble. Her latest project Proliferasian performs her own compositions for improvising musicians. She also performs with the world/Indian fusion band Tandava, contemporary jazz/improv trio Birds of Paradox, and Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre and serves as the vice president of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. Originally from Taiwan and trained extensively in Chinese music, Lan enjoys experimenting with contradictions by taking culturally specific materials outside their context and fusing them with other genres. Lan’s composition credits range from chamber, improvisational, world and fusion, theater, dance, choral to film music. Her music has been released on a number of CDs, winning multiple nominations by the JUNO Awards, Independent Music Awards, Canadian Independent Music Awards, and Western Canadian Music Awards.
Lan has studied graphic score with Barry Guy, improvisation with Mary Oliver, Uyghur music with Abdukerim Osman, and Hindustani music with Kala Ramnath. At the Vancouver Creative Music Institute (2007-2009), she has studied and performed with Han Bennink (Holland), Barry Guy, Evan Parker, John Butcher (UK), Francois Houle, Paul Plimley…etc. Lan has been a soloist with Orchestre Metropolitain (Montreal), Symphony Nova Scotia, Turning Point Ensemble (Vancouver), Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (Taiwan) and Orchestra Armonia (Vancouver). Lan has toured in North America, Europe and Asia. Her recent performances included the Kennedy Centre, the Chan Centre, the Smithsonian Institute, Ottawa Chamber Music, Folk and Jazz festivals, Vancouver Jazz and Folk festivals.
Jonathan combines his western percussion background with a fascination for Asian traditions to create a unique sound palette incorporating a myriad of instruments, techniques and styles. Active in genres from orchestral music to New Music, and world music, he has premiered over seventy chamber works with ensembles such as Vancouver New Music, The Fringe Group, Four Gallon Drum, Ensemble Symposium. The principal percussionist with the Vancouver Island Symphony, Jonathan has performed with numerous orchestras including Vancouver, Victoria, National Ballet and CBC Radio Orchestra. Jonathan studied at the University of Ottawa and the University of British Columbia. His interest in World Music has led him to perform Chinese, Javanese, Balinese and Korean music and study traditional and contemporary Chinese percussion in Beijing, Arabic percussion in Cairo, and Carnatic rhythm in South India. Jonathan has toured throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.
“Last night’s performance at Hermann’s was truly incredible. It was simply hard to believe we were experience that level of virtuosity, creativity and heart-feltness in a cabaret in our little town! No one in the world could have been having a more fantastic evening! Thanks for all you do. I’m just glad you are in my world!” – Paul Palmer, Victoria Aug 2015
“Beautiful soundscape! An fine weaving of exotic melodies! A pre delight” – Édith Jacob, Victoria Aug 2015
“As ALWAYS…..beautiful & inspiring….. What a fantastic artistic collaborative piece Liron, Jonathan, Lan !!!!!! Love it! ” ~ deb, at Lalun’s youtube video.