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.