Sabtu, 04 Mei 2013

Woodstock Chimes of Orpheus Black Windsinger Windchime

Woodstock Chimes of Orpheus Black Windsinger Windchime

  • An impressively large and deep-toned wind chime that is 4.5-feet long and weighs 7.5-pounds
  • Visually stunning with mellow tones that resonate much longer than other chimes
  • 6 Black-colored aluminum tubes; black aluminum top and aerodynamic wind catcher; durable, braided nylon cord
  • All sizes sound beautiful together because the notes in their pentatonic scale are always in harmony, no matter how they are played by the wind
  • Measures 54-inches long; chime diameter is 8-inches; tube diameter is 1.25-inches; longest tube is 24.3-inches

One of the largest windchimes made by Woodstock Chimes, The Chimes of Orpheus make a striking statement in a garden or veranda. These Chimes are the product of the very finest artistry and craftsmanship, allowing you to experience a whole new dimension of beautiful sound. Fashioned after the original designs of Stephen Burnham, the look is boldly elegant and the sound irresistibly beautiful. Made from super-thick-walled aluminum tubes specially suspended with internal pins, these chimes resonate much longer than other windchimes, bathing you in waves of enduring harmony every time the wind blows. The pentatonic tuning--from an ancient Chinese scale—produces tones that play in any order or combination without clashing.

Woodstock Chimes are the original, musically-tuned, high-quality windchimes known worldwide for their superior sound. When listening to a Woodstock Chime, you hear a fine musical instrument played by the wind. Windsinger Chimes are perfectly hand-tuned using the ancient system of “just intonation” based on natural harmonics. This means the frequencies at which the different tubes vibrate are related to one another by simple whole-number ratios. Tones that are related in this way produce the most beautiful musical intervals. The sonic effect is exceptionally pure and soothing.

More than 30 years ago, the first Woodstock Chime was created by founder and owner Garry Kvistad from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill. As a professional musician and instrument designer, he was fascinated by the Scales of Olympos, a 7th century pentatonic scale that can’t be played on a modern piano. Garry had the idea to cut and tune the lawn chair tubes to the exact frequency of the ancient scale. The resulting Chimes of Olympos was the first Woodstock Chime and is still one of our bestselling windchimes. Garry and his wife Diane founded Woodstock Percussion, Inc. in 1979 and it remains a family-owned business in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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