6 Octaves (C2 – C8) of Malmark ChoirChimes

(3 octaves (C4 – C7) in memory of Sondra Thompson)
Malmark’s Choirchimes resemble aluminum tuning forks with exterior clappers. The chime’s prongs vibrate like those of a tuning fork, while the long tube serves as both a resonating chamber and a handle. They produce very quiet overtones relative to their fundamental pitches, which is why their sound approximates a mathematically perfect sine wave. These extruded square aluminum tubes are extremely durable. The chimes’ clappers are stopped by rubber bumpers that contact the resonating chambers. The lower octave (C2-B2) are in racks and are rung with large soft mallets.