The Koshi chime is an authentic musical instrument, an original creation of high quality. Deep in sound, rich in overtones and a long resonance, we use them in our Sacred Journey as well as at the end of our Facials Treatments as a form of sound healing.
Koshi chimes come in 4 different melodies, inspired by the four elements:
EARTH Terra (G C E F G C E G)
WATER Aqua (A D F G A D F A / Pentatonic)
AIR Aria (A C E A B C E B)
FIRE Ignis (G B D G B D G A / Pentatonic)
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.
Hand made in the Koshi workshop at the foot of the Pyrenean mountains (France)