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CHIME: Chinese Music Europe

CHIME is an abbreviation of  ‘Chinese Music Europe’ – Europe is where we started our organization – but we actually operate world-wide.  The word ‘chime’ (qing in Chinese) refers to many things we like: bell ringing, clear and resonant sounds, clarity, harmony, a spirit of agreement...



In its specific sense of a Chinese musical instrument, chime/qing refers to small bells or to L-shaped sonorous stones used in ancient Chinese music. 



Our logo was designed by the Chinese painter and calligrapher Zhang Qinghui (Suzhou). He wrote the Chinese character qing in such a way as to bring out its musical implications. 

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