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Travel Poems . Chapter 3 . There is no path back

by Eric Pan

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    releases October 11, 2022

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Sellwood by Bicycle
View from a Llama
Sequel to a Memory
After the Whistle
Honey and Spirits
Ladder of Damascus
Twilight Far


Travel Poems is music for explorers. Step aboard here, to embark; together we'll roam city and sea and stars.


The air is made of music.

Atoms play, particles dance, ripe notes fall from shaking trees. Wherever we go, melodies appear — soundtracks begin performing themselves.

This collection of Travel Poems was composed around the world, recorded on dozens of pianos, each song carrying, bottled, the essence of a place in a peculiar moment. Each song is a postcard.

Every postcard comes from somewhere. Just as important, the recipient of a postcard is, however faintly and briefly, transported to the location+mind coordinates of its authorship.

So it might seem.


“Chapter 1 . Secret towns” released 28 Aug 2020
Chapters 2 and 3 release with tour / live storytelling / roving art exhibition Fall 2022. You can have advance access to these, only on Bandcamp ❤️ here:


JAZZIZ Magazine premiere of “Foot of the Carpathians” with longform interview, 31 July: jazziz.com/qa-eric-pan-travel-poems.

Public Radio International (PRI) feature of “Discovery after Dark” and “Wheelhouse of Wonder (Welcome Home)” with interview and audio, 31 Aug: pri.org/stories/2020-08-31/travel-takes-new-meaning-jazz-pianist-s-latest-album



releases October 11, 2022

Eric Pan creates novel and transportive experiences for audiences, incorporating musical performance, improvisation, collaboration, and immersive storytelling.

This year, he releases a three-volume album titled Travel Poems. It's an unconventional debut. In the rainforests of Costa Rica, what began as a series of song-postcards based on stories of people and places soon blossomed a recording tour, leading to pianos across four continents. The resulting 30-track sonic kaleidoscope boasts solo, duo, and trio performances, threaded through soundscape narratives also curated from around the world.

Live performances of Travel Poems feature its expansive repertoire, and additionally explore a complementary idea: how music is itself a means of travel. Eric delivers his peculiar vision for immersive storytelling, interwoven with song and collective improvisation, to carry audiences into a variety of sound-imagination spaces.

Chapter 3 . There is no path back:

Nir Sabag - drums on “Sunrise Market”, “View from a Llama”, “Honey and Spirits”, “Bright Macedonia"
Hugo Reydet - bass on “View from a Llama”, “Bright Macedonia"

Trilogy album recorded in countries across four continents by Eric Pan and Brian Trahan.

Mixed by Brian Trahan in New York and Berlin: instagram.com/briantrahantruly

Mastered by Ruairi O’Flaherty in Los Angeles

Cover painting by Krys Unverzagt: instagram.com/cokuun_art

Calligraphy by Jitesh Patel

Full credits for found-sound collaborators at TravelPoems.com#about

Released under Falling Sea: fallingsea.com

GORGEOUS ALBUM SITE: travelpoems.com
“View from a Llama” TEASER VIDEO: vimeo.com/242965350
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/pandelic
TWITTER: twitter.com/pandelic
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/shazamvideo


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Eric Pan New York, New York

Imagine a universe where we’re connected by shimmering beams of light, everyone to everyone.

One quirk about this universe is that the beams send emotions between us, one million per minute per pair, clearly & effortlessly.

Now imagine we already live in this universe except, long ago, we forgot where the beams went. But we’ve always kept music with us: it’s our best way to speak in the old way.
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