The Koshi Chime is a high quality, authentic musical instrument.
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. Suspended, it will play with the wind and carry you away in an unexpected melody.
With its resonance box made of bamboo, a material known since prehistoric times for its acoustical quality, the Koshi chime is deeper in sound and richer in overtones. There are 4 new melodies, Terra, Aqua, Aria and Ignis, inspired by the four elements. Each has a specific magic timbre and can be played harmoniously with all the others.
The Koshi chimes can be used outdoors, but should be hung underneath an overhang to keep them dry. Like all wooden objects, they must be regularly treated with a protective oil (teak oil).
Handmade at the foot of the Pyrenean mountains in France.
2.5" diameter by 6.5" high
Click here to listen to each chime or watch the videos below.