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Some make references to traditional Chinese melodies, some to Chinese aesthetics or ideas — pentatonic scales, for example — and some to the kind of evocations of nature (mountains, flowers) that are widespread in Chinese culture.
The chime's five notes, which correspond to a piano's black keys, make up the minor pentatonic scale.
Chimes, painted black to fade into the shadows, are tuned to ring the pentatonic scale, according to Atlas Obscura.
As their pentatonic melodies and Western harmonies recapitulate the cultural conflict, their lyrics achieve the pith and mystery of haiku.
We are thrown into a world that is as much Romantic as minimalist: the harmony thickens incrementally; quiet episodes are juxtaposed with thunderous fortissimos; pentatonic interludes add an angelic sweetness.
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