Koshi Chimes WindchimesRegular price $45.00
The Koshi chime is an authentic musical instrument, an original creation of high quality. Hand made in a craft workshop at the foot of the Pyrenees 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.
Move the chime gently holding it by its cord: the crystalline relaxing sound may leave you in quiet wonder. When it plays with the wind it will carry you away in an unexpected melody.
Koshi chimes are available in 4 different tunings:
Terra (Earth) ♪♫ G C E F G C E G
Aqua (Water) ♪♫ A D F G A D F A
Aria (Air) ♪♫ A C E A B C E B
Ignis (Fire) ♪♫ G B D G B D G A
The Koshi chimes resonance tube is made from bamboo veneer as it is much stronger than the natural bamboo. Being made with thin layers of bamboo produces a very high acoustic quality. Also, a new tuning technique has been developed to give the sound even more depth and enrich the harmonics. Eight notes (metal rods) are welded with silver to a base plate inside the resonance tube. Precisely tuned, the notes combine and create a dance of clear tones that is rich in overtones. The overtones of the shorter notes (rods) eventually dominate and become the fundamentals, thereby forming a circular tonal range. Dimensions Resonance tube height: 16.5cm Resonance tube width: 6.3cm Total height from tip to top: 36cm