CRYSTALS | VESSELS | DIDGERIDOO | HARP | LYRE
THE CRYSTAL HARP™
The Crystal Harp™ was designed by Gaudry Normand and is the result of more than 12 years of research, development and invention. The instrument, has a crystalline sound and unique timbre. The Crystal Harp is a crystal singing instrument that can be classified as a member of various families of musical instruments, such as crystallophones, xylophones and vibraphones.
A new and extrordinary sound
The Crystal Harp is handmade, exclusiverly in Canada, in the Crystal Workshop™ here at Mine Cristal, Bonsecours, Quebec. It has tubes composed of pure quartz crystal, i.e. 99.9% silica (SiO2), mounted on a transparent acrylic base. Because it is a unique instrument, it is patented in Canada and patent pending elsewhere. Its mechanism, composed of keys, strings and metal pins, creates the ideal angles to hold the strings and suspend the tubes. This unique structure gives optimal vibration space to the tubes and creates a unique, divine sound!
Permanently in tune
The tubes are precision tuned and can therefore accompany any musical instrument. The Crystal Harp is permanently tuned and will not lose it’s tuning, even if it is moved or if ambient conditions vary (temperature, humidity, etc.).
A gift for well-being in the 21st century
Quartz is a noble, natural material that possesses an immense vibratory capacity. The Crystal Harp produces powerful, resonant sounds which are multidirectional and multidimensional; one could even say they are omnidirectional. Quartz, which is innately piezoelectric and highly elastic, gives off a palpable acoustic energy that we feel intimately, and which can be compared to a massage that relaxes and uplifts.
A musical instrument and much more
The eight quartz crystal tubes of the Crystal Harp are tuned exactly to the C major scale with octave. Musicologists, musical therapists, orchestra musicians, composers, soloists and singers alike have begun to incorporate this marvellous instrument into their realm of music. This consistently amazing instrument will fulfill the musician’s expectations as well as the audience! It is so easy to play, even non-musicians tell us how they enjoy playing the Crystal Harp. It facilitates meditation, complements the crystal vessels (singing bowls) and is the perfect way to end a yoga session.
The Crystal Harp measures approximately 53 X 56 X 12 cm (21 X 22 X 5 inches) and weighs approximately 2.4 kg (5.3 pounds). It can be played using one hand, while being held against the chest: this allows for free and easy movement by the musician. It can also be played upright on it’s stand, or laid down flat on a table. The Crystal Harp comes with a transparent stand (two pieces that disassemble for easy transport), two strikers and a padded soft-sided carrying case. We also offer custom-made instruments that are larger or smaller than the standard model.
How to order your Crystal Harp
Please come by when the store is open to see and hear this divine instrument. We keep them in stock at all times. You can also contact us to have a Crystal Harp shipped directly to your door, or to find the retailers near you.
Note for retailers: if you wish to purchase for resale in your country, please contact us.
Learn more about the Crystal Harp
We invite you to a presentation of the crystal musical instruments at an introductory sono-conference, or to come and have an in-depth experience during a Wholeness concert. Workshops (in French) on the Crystal Harp are given every summer. Dates and times will be posted on the calendar. As well, everyone on our mailing list will be notified. To add your name to our mailing list, please contact us.
See photos of the Crystal Harp.
All rights reserved © Mine Cristal inc.