The Koshi chime is deep in sound, rich in overtones and has a long resonance.
It is primarily a musical instrument but by its natural and elegant design it invites itself into every decor.
Koshi chimes come in 4 different melodies, inspired by the four elements:
Terra (G C E F G C E G / Pentatonic), Aqua (A D F G A D F A), Aria (A C E A B C E B) and Ignis (G B D G B D G / Pentatonic). Each has its own magic timbre and can be played harmoniously with all the others.
Terra – Earth
Aqua – Water
Aria – Air
Ignis – Fire
The Koshi experience:
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.
Appreciated by musicians, they are often used in musical compositions. Many sound therapists, yoga teachers and meditation guides around the world use them in their daily teachings.
Eight chime-rods 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 chime-rods gradually dominate and become fundamentals, thus forming a circular tone range.
The cylinder, a resonance tube of high acoustic quality, is made in our workshop with thin layers of bamboo and is treated with natural oil. Bamboo is used since ancient times for musical instruments. The cylinder is 6,3 cm in diameter and 16,5 cm high.
With their relaxing and harmonizing sound, these chimes have become over the years, a wonderful tool for relaxation, yoga & meditation, Feng Shui, sound-sessions and other forms of therapy.
Each instrument has 8 metal cords of different lengths, welded with silver into a metal ring. Upon assembly, the cords are again carefully tuned to refine the interaction of tones and overtones into a continuous flow of harmonies. The proportions of the resonance-tube coincides with the ‘Golden Ratio’ principles of Da Vinci, thus assuring optimal sound and resonance.
Thin crushed and pressed layers of long fiber celluloid board create the perfect acoustic qualities for the warm timbre and crystalline sounds Zaphir Chimes are known for. Most of the materials used are natural, recyclable and of EEG origin / standards.
The protective layers of varnish, and paint of the resonance-tube are ecological. The wooden parts are wax coated.