I guess my most famous custom work would be the co-creation (with Björgvin Tómasson) of the Gameleste for Björk:



You can hear the Gameleste on the songs Virus and Crystalline from the album Biophilia. It is a hybrid gamelan-celeste – the idea being to have the Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra timbre but in a compact, midi-playable but acoustic, chromatically tuned instrument.


Other bespoke commissions include a dual percussion crasher for trip-hop band Massive Attack – which emulated an elecronic percussion sound created in the studio, but in a real acoustic instrument that could be played live on tour – and some 3-cymbal hi-hats for drummer Sebastian Rochford. I have also made gongs based upon other graphic designs – such as ice-hockey team logos and drummer Scott Amendola's tattoos.


skull tattoo gong eye flower tattoo gong

3-cymbal hi-hats star crashers


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