Woodstock Large Emperor Harp- Eastern Energies Collection
The Emperor Series embodies the mystery and splendor that await those who travel to exotic lands. In the 2nd century B.C., during China’s Han Dynasty, caravans of traders established a series of routes across Eurasia linking East to West. This ancient trading network – known as the “Silk Road” – would endure for over 1500 years. It served not only as a pathway for precious goods such as silk, jade and spices, but also for new ideas, technology, art and music. The lure of a long journey filled with romance and adventure remains.Over 30 years ago, 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 founded Woodstock Chimes in 1979 and still develop the chimes today. It remains a family-owned business in New York’s Hudson Valley.