I love the tranquil, carefree sound of wind chimes. Sometimes I use them like a musical instrument, playing them by hand and recording them in my studio to incorporate into relaxation music compositions.
In 2023 I had the amazing opportunity to design my very own wind chime, with the help of Australia’s premier wind chime maker, Windsong Chimes.
It’s called the Sanctuary Chime.
The Sanctuary Chime has a calm, friendly sound with a crisp, clear tone, excellent sustain, and a melody that is laid-back, familiar and welcoming. I designed this chime, not only to use within my own relaxing music recordings, but also for you, to help make your own home feel like a sanctuary – a place of peace that’s special to you.
Before the Sanctuary Chime came into existence, I spent many months recording all of the beautiful wind chimes made by Windsong Chimes. This allowed me to closely study the sound of various chimes while in a silent, acoustically balanced environment. I learned so much about how the sound changes with various chime lengths and diameters, and I developed some new techniques for recording wind chimes too.
This has been a very satisfying process that has resulted in a new wind chime that simply sounds beautiful. I’ll be using the Sanctuary Chime in many of my upcoming music productions.
Want to hear the lovely sound of Sanctuary chime? Play the music video below to enjoy my “Sanctuary Sound Healing: Cleansing Meditation”. This is a sound-bath recording that features the Sanctuary Chimes along with Tibetan Singing Bowls and other bells and chimes from my collection.
Sanctuary Sound Healing
I’m so proud to be working with Windsong Chimes. They are a highly regarded company that have been hand making wind chimes since 1985. For me as a music composer, it’s a real treat to take a step beyond music composition and into the world of instrument creation!
If you’d like a Sanctuary Chime of your own (or as a gift for someone you love), follow the below link to order one from Windsong Chimes:
If you’d like to hear more of the Sanctuary chime in future music releases, please feel free to join my mailing list below and I’ll let you know when I have new music to share with you: