Terra Han School, the goodness of Terra Han’s innovativeness and originality in her gift
- Improvisational styles 6 movements, total length of 35 minutes.
- Deep rooted in pentatonic scale and tempo format of East Asia
- Best Instrument Composition entity of 63rd Grammy Awards
The album ‘TeRra’s Music Diaries’ was produced by the exceptional virtuoso and inventor Terra Han. This music collection like other collections of hers is highly inspirational. Fans that listened to the tracks testified to the goodness of Terra’s innovativeness, originality and productivity.
Terra played her newly invented instruments ‘TeRra’ professionally and extraordinarily in her tracks. And due to the distinct way she played, she produced sounds that haven’t been heard before. Sounds that are so sweet and melodious that audiences want her to never stop playing.
TeRra Han School comprises 6 movements which have a length of 35 minutes. The tracks emanate from a deep-rooted pentatonic music and tempo format that starts slow and gets faster with time. But her first track “Terra’s Breathing” has no tempo rather it based on the performer’s mood. The album starts with the track Andante to the 9th one Terra Vivace. Terra Han plays it as the improvisational music style.
Koreans have a remarkable solo genre that is called ‘Sanjo.’ Which means scattered melodies, was appointed as the National Intangible Heritage of Korea. Singers in Korea devote their lives to study and complete the Sanjo music in school. Terra Han as an exclusive musician mastered this style of music during her school times. She did this more than anyone and even created her own Sanjo style music. She became the youngest and first person to accomplish that. Track 8 in the album highlights this creation she achieved while she was in a Han school.
Sanjo is performed with percussion accompaniment. But Terra performs solely and still accomplishes a good audience impression. Initially, at age 4, Terra Han commenced her musical career with a piano and became the winner of the National Piano Competition. However, she was urged by her mother to pursue Korean traditional music. She did so and got an alley to Eastern traditional music. Thither she discovered her unusual talent.
Terra trained on both Eastern and Western music. This enabled her to gain outstanding sound balance and unique music texture that is far beyond any kind of music type or style. That also scales beyond pentatonic and heptatonic.
“Terra Han School” has recently been entered for the best instrument composition album.
About Terra Han
Terra Han (한테라, 韓泰來) Han TeRra is widely recognized as a Terra virtuoso and inventor. She was a child prodigy and was already performing by age 6. She began her training in Western classical music and the Korean traditional performing arts, including singing and dancing, at the age of four. Furthermore, Ms. Han has studied other Eastern zither traditions including the Japanese koto, the Chinese guzheng, and North Korea’s music represented in China. She has released more than 10 solo albums and numerous chambers and orchestra recordings.
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