This is another in my series of semi-self-playing instruments. Semi-self-players are instruments that, once set in motion, will continue on their own for some time, leaving the player free to pick up other instruments to layer in. In this one there are four groups of chimes suspended like wind chimes, each group tuned to a different chord. Give the weight hanging below one of the groups a little kick, and a beater commences to sway and strike the chimes of its group. As it carries on, you can play another instrument. When that beater slows and it’s time to change chords, kick the weight for another of the chordal groups.
Joining the Kick Chimes in the recording is a dual slide whistle.