The 'Koshi' chime is an authentic musical instrument, an original creation of high quality.
Hand made in France close to 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.
Type 1: TERRA -EARTH
Type 2: AQUA - WATER
Type 3: ARIA - AIR
Type 4: IGNIS - FIRE
Weight p.p.: 250 g
Height 16,5 x 6,3 cm diameter
Koshi chimes come in four different tunings, each with its specific magic timbre, and can be played harmoniously with all others.
Move the chime gently holding it by its cord: the crystalline, relaxing sound may leave you in quiet wonder.
Outside as it plays with the wind it will carry you away on an unexpected melody.
The tube, made in our workshop, consists of bamboo veneer treated with natural oil. I have used bamboo veneer as it is much stronger than the natural bamboo. A true “resonance tube” of a high acoustic quality is made with thin layers of bamboo. This and a new tuning technique that I developed give the sound even more depth and enrich the harmonics.
The diameter of the tube is 6,3 cm and the height is 16,5 cm, 4cm longer than the former Shantis.
The Koshi chimes should be good for outdoors use. However, like all wooden objects, they must be regularly treated with a protective oil. I have to admit that for now, without time experience I can’t yet give any guarantee.
The sound of the chimes is most wonderful for children. But for security reasons they should not be given in hands of children under three years old.
Price incl. legal 20% VAT, excl. shipping costs and packing.
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