- Teak finish ash wood
- Twelve silver aluminum tubes
- Removable windcatcher for easy customization
- Overall Length: 55 inches Diameter: 8 inches
- Boxed Weight: 5.5 lb.
- Made in China
Looking for other Woodstock Chimes that sound good with one(s) you have? Garry Kvistad, founder 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 Magical Mystery Chimes - Space Odyssey:
- D Major Scale
Must be heard! Special acoustic effect makes "2001" sound like a million!
Our Magical Mystery Chimes feature a musical phenomenon known as octave doubling. Here's how it works - you remember the Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do scale from The Sound of Music? The "Do" notes that come at the start and end of this scale are the same note, an octave apart. Notes separated by an octave are considered harmonically equivalent and "ring" together in a way that adds a pleasing sound to the music. Our Magical Mystery Chimes take this theory to the extreme - each note of the chime is matched with its "octave double." Never before used in windchimes, this special tuning heightens the harmonics, creating a song that must be heard to be believed.
Our Space Odyssey Chime is tuned to the intervals of the first notes of the famous symphonic poem, Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, more commonly known as the powerful musical opening to Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey". The chime-within-a-chime design couples notes, in four octaves which exponentially increases the soundscape and quadruples the octave doubling effect!
Must be heard! This chime showcases a unique and beautiful sounding feature called "octave doubling." Each note is duplicated one octave higher than the main scale. This expands the range of the chime while adding harmonic content and beauty to the sound.
This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.
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 or watch a video here.