Samantha Archer is a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist. With an upbringing in classical piano and clarinet, playing in jazz bands and acting, singing and dancing, her music is expressive and crosses over into many genres, from classically inspired to world and experimental. She first came across the Hang in 2010 through connecting with her biological father she never knew, Michael Colley. Thus, for her, the Hang is so much more than a sound sculpture – it’s home. Since she began playing the Handpan in late 2012, her musical vocabulary is being ever challenged and stretched to encompass her creativity through its limitations. She is never short of new ideas, new collaborations and new music.