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Inventive music tribute lands a Grammy

It was no ordinary musical recording that won Chapman University’s Nick Terry a Grammy Award this February.

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Nick Terry

Terry, the director of percussion studies in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, triumphed as a member of the PARTCH ensemble, which won for Best Classical Compendium for their
Harry Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances.

The recording was made with instruments created to play the works of Harry Partch, who invented his own microtonal music.

“Even though (the music) can sound strange, nearly every concert we present ends with a standing ovation,” Terry says.

To hear the music and see an interview with Nick Terry, follow the link:

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