Woodstock Chimes CPS Provence Chime, Platinum Blue
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This chime is tuned to the lovely scale from Erik Satie's Gnossienne #1 , written in 1890. An eccentric French composer, Satie and his music had a significant influence on fellow impressionists Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Many of the great impressionist painters of the 19th century artists such as Renoir, Cezanne and Matisse created some of their most celebrated works in Provence, the region in southern France known for delighting the senses. It was here that Van Gogh produced his famous still lifes with sunflowers in 1888-89. The extraordinary landscapes in Provence, infused with the scent of lavender and rosemary, and its delicious cuisine leave a lasting impression as will our Chimes of Provence. Just as the landscapes of Provence inspired some of the world's greatest impressionist painters, they have inspired us, as well. This wind chime reflects the color and tone of the french countryside, right down to the sunflower image burned into the wood of the windcatcher. In 1979, Grammy Award-winning musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad created the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill. Fascinated by the Scale of Olympos, a 7th century pentatonic scale that can’t be played on a modern piano, Garry cut and tuned 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 best selling, musically-tuned windchimes. Garry and his wife Diane still develop the chimes today as part of their family-owned business in New York’s Hudson Valley. Woodstock Chimes - The World's Favorite Windchime.
- Tuned to notes from Erik Satie's Gnossienne No. 1
- Blue wash finish ash wood, 8 satin blue tubes, wood-burned sunflower image on windcatcher, removable windcatcher for easy customization
- Dimensions- Length: 26-Inches; Overall chime length is measured from top of gather ring/knob to bottom of wind catcher
- This chime is tuned to the lovely scale from Erik Satie's, "Gnossienne #1," written in 1890
- In 1979, Grammy award-winning musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad created the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill; Garry and his wife Diane founded Woodstock Chimes in 1979 and still develop the chimes today