HandpanMaker since: 2014
We make 100% hand-hammered sound sculptures. Our instruments are lovingly crafted and tuned through the Ellie Mannette lineage of steel tuners.
TerraTōnz (pronounced “Terra Tōnes”) takes inspiration from the word “Terra,” which is Latin for “Earth.” The idea is that our musical instruments generate Earth tones, or sounds which resonate with natural cycles and bring about a sense of balance and peace. We believe creating music can feel like a natural process for anyone, and we hope the instruments we offer will awaken musicians and listeners to be more natural with others and themselves. The musical note which sometimes appears in our original logo is a B Natural in honor of this philosophy.
“When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point.” -Alan Watts