Clément Moret , I am the creator of Sangita Vana.
Since my youngest age, I love to observe and to understand how I and everything around me work.
I am an autodidact, I like to understand things by myself, to reproduce what has already been done in adding to it my personal touch.
"Let me inspire to inspire you, use my senses and humbly invite you to awaken your own sense"
I present to you here my journey which has brought on the path of this beautiful project as well as the values that accompany it.
What does Sangita Vana mean?
It's a term Sanskrit which means "Music of the forest" . Unlike our Latin languages in Sanskrit some words translate to several terms. "Sangita" is thus translated by the sound, the music, music sung, instrumental, but also danced. And "Vana" the forest, the trees, the wood.
It all started by working with wood from childhood which was passed on to me by my father, of slaughter
of the tree until its use mainly in carpentry. I am very grateful for the transmission of his knowledge, Her confidence and that he has me allowed (and still today) to use its tools.
Then adolescence, I began to music and it's from where I made my first instruments, Didgeridoo, Ukulele and electric guitar. The passion for violin making began even though I was nurturing any further instrumental practice than production. My artistic career has allowed me to meet and exchange with luthiers who inspired me a lot and passed on part of their knowledge even if the majority of my skills come from a lot of observation and personal experimentation .
The discovery of the Handpan and the Kora were significant in my career as a musician and as a musical instrument maker. From there came the desire to make intuitive instruments very easily accessible to beginners and responding to demands of experienced musicians .
In parallel music i developed other more subtle meanings , which have led me to put more spirituality into all the acts of my life. And so interest me at different wellness techniques and care practices energy, always accompanied by the music. I like this idea that music and particularly vibration sound is a catalyst for the alchemy of bodies and hearts .
Of a pure mind scientist, I had the opportunity to develop artistic and spiritual senses that I express under different forms and continues to develop today in my laboratories.
Welcome to one of my laboratories and I share here the fruit of my research .
As I mentioned, I am above all a musician and for each instrument that I make the first criteria are the quality and accuracy sound, playing comfort and ergonomics .
For traditional instruments such as Kora, flutes and the Drums but like all objects that I create, I always respect traditions and I like to add particular intentions.
These intentions can either be me transmitted by the person who passes me order, or I receive them during the manufacture of the object and it will be a pleasure to share them with you if you wish.
In a desire to best respect the forests and limit transport, my choice is to work mainly with local French wood . A good part of my stock of wood and this for the woods exotic comes from redemption of scrap wood from my colleagues, provided that they meet my physical and mechanical criteria and aesthetic.
And it is partly for these reasons that I offer various small objects such as clocks, reflexology sticks, hair sticks and jewelry which are mostly from my scrap wood.
Each piece of wood that returns to the workshop will be given a second life.
In this desire to respect the environment, the treatment of the wood is carried out only with natural products (hard oil based on linseed oil).
Finally I have always had a thirst for discovery, to develop my senses, and to nourish my knowledge, alone and of course by the others. But for me some things are only acquired once they are shared . And as a Qigong teacher told me, "the student is the teacher of the master", far be it from me pretension to be a master but I have this desire to share some of my knowledge and my experiences.