Chimes of Java®

$149.99

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

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.

Product Properties
  • Cherry finish ash wood
  • Six silver aluminum tubes
  • Removable windcatcher for easy customization
  • Overall Length: 50 inches - Diameter: 8 inches
  • Boxed Weight: 5.7 lb.
  • Made in China
  • Product Highlights:

    High Quality Beautiful Sound - Woodstock Chimes' pro-musicians developed these wonderful, deep toned musically tuned wind chimes to randomly play the musical scale of the Javanese gamelan degung orchestra

    Wind Chimes for Outside, Outdoor or Indoor Spaces - These wind chimes will stand out in your garden, outside on the porch or deck, in a backyard or even indoors. Measures 50'' long from the top of the gathering ring / knot to the end of the wind catcher

    Made With Long-Lasting Materials - This handcrafted, wind-activated chime is bold in design and resists most weather conditions. Made of cherry finish ash wood, 6 silver aluminum tubes and has a removable windcatcher for easy customization

    SKU: JWS

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
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    Jonas Hodges
    Poorly Constructed

    Shocked to see how badly these chimes were constructed. Strings are unevenly located. Strings are connected with nails rather than through-holes. The center dong wasn’t hitting one pipe that was offset from the others. The way it was constructed you can’t even rebuild it when the strings eventually break. I bought these same chimes 20 years ago and compared the construction. There was a clear decline in workmanship.

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    Mark Nokes
    Chimes of Java sound great!

    For the audiation (and theory) inclined, it’s a beautiful Major 7 sus chord….sort of. Since the third is present, there are nice minor seconds between 3-4, and 7-8. It’s lovely.

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    Kenneth
    Love the deeper sounds

    Love the deeper sounds

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    67%
    (2)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    33%
    (1)
    J
    Jonas Hodges
    Poorly Constructed

    Shocked to see how badly these chimes were constructed. Strings are unevenly located. Strings are connected with nails rather than through-holes. The center dong wasn’t hitting one pipe that was offset from the others. The way it was constructed you can’t even rebuild it when the strings eventually break. I bought these same chimes 20 years ago and compared the construction. There was a clear decline in workmanship.

    M
    Mark Nokes
    Chimes of Java sound great!

    For the audiation (and theory) inclined, it’s a beautiful Major 7 sus chord….sort of. Since the third is present, there are nice minor seconds between 3-4, and 7-8. It’s lovely.

    K
    Kenneth
    Love the deeper sounds

    Love the deeper sounds