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Philippe Beer-Gabel

Montreuil, Île-de-France, France

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  • 57 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Swedish; learning Japanese
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Kantele artist / Yin Yoga Teacher
  • Degree in Film, Swedish and French L...
  • From Paris, France
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


to disindentify with the ego and the mind / to live in the present moment


I'm a 33 years old musician living in Paris. I'm in passion with music which is the best way I found to express myself and connect with others. I play a very rare instrument called Kantele, a 38 piano strings harp from Finland. It has a magical sound. I listen to all kind of music and my favorites bands are Blonde Redhead, Liars, Catpower for the indie rock, Norwegian composers as Nils Økland, Christian Wallumrød, Arve Henriksen, Sidsel Endresel, American contemporary music as Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, the master of the master Arvo Pärt, classical french musician as Erik Satie, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and so on... I'm also very fond of bike ride. I've been bicycle messenger for a while in Paris where I have lived almost all my life and I'm really looking forward to try to establish myself somewhere else. I love FOOD ! I love to discover new way of life, new cultures, make new friends and try to expand as much as I can. I'm also a 6 years experience French teacher for foreigners. I teach Swedish too for beginners and intermediate only though. I'm always more than happy to meet new people and showing them around. I'm driven, reliable and enthusiast !


Strive to be happy, not hurt people

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Showing around, giving tips, hosting, surfing, promoting the couchsurfing project all around me. I hosted several times and enjoyed it a lot. I surfed even more and recently especially while touring with my band. It's been a lot of fun and a numerous of great encounters. I'm working on launching a similar website but for musicians needs ! (backline and so on)


Too many to resume them here ! I JUST LOVE IT.
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Music, yoga, reiki, swimming, meditation, theater, contemporary dance, films, food, languages

Music, Movies & Books

Music : Blonde Redhead, Liars, Deerhoof, Holden, The Ex, Arve Henriksen, Nils Okland, Christian Wallumrod Ensemble, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Michael Nyman, Erik Satie, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Arvo Pärt, Gavin Bryars, Terry Riley and many more

Litterature : Eckhart Tolle, Bruce Liption, Richard Brautigan's books are my favorites

Movies : Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Alice Springs
Glacier walk and trip through the fjords of Norway
Riding bike in Lapland
Crashing a car in Montenegro
Playing in a skatepark in Texas
Being bicycle messenger in Paris
Toured with my band in Eastern Europe
Sleeping in a laundry...
To learn to play the kantele, the national instrument of Finland

Teach, Learn, Share


Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, Norway, United States

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