The Koshi Chime is an authentic musical instrument, an original creation of high quality. Hand made in the Koshi workshop at the foot of the Pyrenean mountains, each chime is the result of meticulous craftsmanship. Eight chords are welded with silver into the metal plate at the base of the resonance tube. Precise tuning creates a play of clear tones that is rich in overtones. The overtones of the shorter chords gradually dominate and become fundamentals, thus forming a circular tone range.
There are 4 melodies, Terra, Aqua, Aria and Ignis, inspired by the four elements (Earth, Air, Fire and Water). Each has a specific magic timbre and can be played harmoniously with all the others. The cylinder consists of bamboo veneer and is treated with natural oil. Bamboo veneer is much stronger than the natural bamboo and will withstand exterior applications gracefully over time. A true “resonance tube” of high acoustic quality is made with thin layers of bamboo. This combined with a new tuning technique gives the sound even more depth and enriches the harmonics
We love these chimes and have them all around our house! Each Shanti Chime has 8 metal rods of different lengths, welded with silver into a metal ring. Hand tuned after assembly, the interaction of tones and overtones creates a circular almost endless flow. The cardboard resonance tube is weather proofed by a protective varnish coating on marbleized paper. The inside is painted to protect the chime against weather and dirt. The wooden disc is protected by wax. All these materials are organic and green-approved.
Use these chimes in meditation, yoga, sound healing and education. Suspended outside, in the opening of a window or door, under the overhanging roof of a terrace, a slight breeze will create an unsuspected melody that leaves you in quiet wonder. When used outside, best is to hang in a dry place. Check from time to time and renew the protective coating when needed. Children love the magical sound of our chimes, however, the chime is not a toy for kids under 3-4 years old.
Choose from the 5 different tunings in corresponding with the 5 seasons of Feng Shui.
Marbelized paper colors vary.
Looking for metal wind chimes to last a lifetime? Look no further!
These are the Stradivarius of wind chimes. The company motto says it all: World peace one backyard at a time.
Tempered aluminum alloy tubing will never rust. Our corrosion-protective finish preserves chime's appearance and increases durability in hostile environments (acid rain, salt air). Heavy gauge polished stainless steel rings provide sturdy support and enduring beauty. Tough synthetic cordage is highly resistant to abrasion, ultra-violet degradation, rot and mildew. Central tube suspension with smoothly polished tube ends prevent cord abrasion. Tubes are tuned to A440, standard orchestral pitch. Solid polyethylene clappers provide superior tonal quality and outdoor durability. The aluminum wind catcher is the ideal size, weight, and shape for optimal chime performance.The wind catcher hook assembly provides simple but effective method of varying the chime's activity level. Handcrafted one at a time in Austin, Texas.
The Balinese scale recreates the magical strains of the Indonesian gamelon, at once joyous and plaintive.
An original Larry Roark composition, The Aquarian mirrors the tranquil charm of an Alpine lake or stream.
One of our most popular tunings, the major Pentatonic scale is the most widely used melodic scale in the world, dating from ancient Greece. Its pattern is familiar as the black notes of the piano keyboard. The chime contains all the notes to "Amazing Grace" as well as "The Eyes of Texas".