This is crazy. When you’re as eccentric as Björk, you obviously can’t be restricted to the typical, boring instruments that the rest of us humans have to work with to make music. She obviously needed something a little different, so she went out and got “the gameleste” made.

Björk commissioned several custom instruments for the shows surrounding the release of ‘Biophilia’ – one is a hybrid gamelan celeste; the original steel bars of a vintage orchestral celeste were replaced with bronze tonebars hand-made by UK cymbalsmith Matt Nolan, and the instrument was rebuilt and MIDIfied by Iceland’s top organ-maker, Björgvin Tòmasson.

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