Sometimes in life someone will say an act or prophetic word and this is what happened to us. Frik and Lola were approaching 50 years of age in the mid 1990’s, when a gentleman, out of the blue, told them that his son said they should make chimes…
This stuck with them. Even though they were not even sure what exactly a chime was apart from the sound a clock makes on the hour. After a little research, (without the help of google!) they began the journey into the chime making world. Using any pipes they could find, scrape pipes and off cuts and anything they could get their hands on. And with the help of a good ear, a piano and after much experimentation and much more patience Singing Wind was born just off the Durban coast in the Bluff.
Frik and Lola moved onto their eldest daughters’ (also named Lola!) farm in the beautiful Natal Midlands shortly after. They then began to refine their craft and soon Singing Wind went through a metamorphosis, the result was Culamoya Chimes. A magical slice of tranquillity and peace.
Lola (jnr) took up the craftsmanship in 2018, after assisting both Frik and Lola (snr) in all the different aspects and elements of chime creation over several years. While music is an ever changing and evolving art, the ‘old faithfuls’ and cathedral chimes are still very much in demand and very popular, as well as the newer and reinvented chimes. All of the chimes are handmade and tuned specifically.
We invite you to come and share in our passion and our peace simply through a visit or by adopting one of our chimes.