The Koshi® chime is an authentic musical instrument, an original creation of high quality. Discover the sound of the elements.
The ‘Koshi’ chime is an authentic musical instrument, an original creation of high quality. Hand made at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, each chime is the result of meticulous craftsmanship. The chimes are a very nice gift for everbody that loves their relaxing sound. Newborn babies and young children love them, too. Each chime produces a warm and soft tone. If you hang them in a tree or a spot were a gentle breeze blows you will find the sound very calming.
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. The tube, made in the Koshi workshop in France, consists of bamboo veneer treated with natural oil.
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 maker of the Koshi chime explains: "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 Shanti chimes.
"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 safety reasons they should not be given in hands of children under three years old.
Tuning Variants: 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