Stellate Hexany Earth Chimes

Sculpture / Sound Installation

Stellate Hexany Earth Chimes are 14 microtonal steel chimes, tuned in a 1-3-5-7 Stellate Hexany. They are installed at the Djerassi estate in Woodside, CA, USA and hung in a straight line for visitors to play with a stick.

The fundamental frequency is an upper 2/1 (octave) partial of the Schumann resonance 7.83 Hz. This Schumann resonance is basically the resonant frequency of the Earth’s electromagnetic field, and this resonant frequency is activated (or at least implied) when its upper partials are played on these chimes.