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The Gameleste Рa custom instrument for Bj̦rk

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With Biophilia around the corner, Björk had some custom instruments made for the shows surrounding the release. One such instrument 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. This two-minute feature shows how it all came together.

Directed by: Andy McCreeth
Edited by: Andy McCreeth and Matt Nolan
Soundtrack Music: Matt Nolan

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