FOREST VINES DTF

Playing the Forest Vines DTF

This is one of several instruments, collectively called Disorderly Tumbling Forths, in which each note in the instrument’s scale comes from several tubular chimes tuned to the same pitch (often with one or two additional chimes an octave higher). When the chimes are activated, you get a cluster of ringing tones, and if you agitate them continually the tones run together to create the feeling of a single sustained tone. In this outdoor version, the chime set for each note simply hangs like a set of wind chimes. You activate them by shaking the rope that hangs down between them, causing a suspended weight to strike the chimes.

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