Chimes of Java

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This exotic-sounding windchime is tuned to the scale of the gamelan degung.

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Product SKU: JWS
Dimensions: 50 in. Overall Length
Material: Cherry finish ash wood, 6 silver aluminum tubes
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This deep sounding wind chime takes you to the volcanic South Pacific, where magical music is heard every day on the Indonesian island of Java. Tuned to the musical scale of the gamelan degung (suggested to us by the pioneer American composer/instrument builder, Lou Harrison), the Javanese orchestra's intrinsically beautiful music combines simple elements to produce intricate textures. This lush, shimmering sound captivated and inspired musicians from the West such as Claude Debussy and Erik Satie. In fact, Satie first heard a Javanese gamelan orchestra play at the Paris Exposition of 1889 and incorporated its hypnotic effects in his exotic work, Gnossienne. The Chimes of Java will inspire and hypnotize you as you listen to its mysterious melodies.

This chime was designed with a removable windcatcher that can be taken to a trophy shop, printer or jeweler to be engraved or silk-screened. Download windcatcher removal instructions here.

This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.
Product SKU: JWS
Dimensions: 50 in. Overall Length
Material: Cherry finish ash wood, 6 silver aluminum tubes
Hanging Guide Product Care Guide

Looking for other Woodstock Chimes that sound good with one(s) you have? Garry Kvistad, founder and owner of Woodstock Chimes, has a full list of suggestions. For this chime, he suggests these groups of Woodstock Chimes as they have connections either musically, culturally or historically to the Chimes of Java:

Chimes That Share Notes In A Musical Scale
   - D Major Scale

Chimes With A Common Theme
   - Location Chimes
   - Ocean / Beach

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