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The Whalefish is a sort of one-man-band. It can be played sitting , standing or walking, because it is totally connected to the body. Around the neck there’s a thong to which two piano strings attach to the soundboard. From the soundboard there are two wooden legs connected with a foot piece. The movements of the instruments are thus directly connected to the neck, foot and lap.
Apart from playing the strings, there are a number of objects to be played on the sound board (amplified with a contact microphone). There are telephone bells, piano strings, almond grinder, toy music box, fire alarm bell, door bell, wooden rods, a spring, protruding pieces of piano wire, butter ball maker, hacksaw blades and an egg slicer.
On the rear side of the Whalefish there are an African mbira, egg slicer and parts of a coffee grinder. The resonator plate comes from an old piano.
To go with it, a great number of tools are used like a cigarette lighter, coffee stirrers, nail files, playing cards, piano tuning pins, screws, miniature saw, table duster, rubber bands, steel brush, plastic forks, knives and spoons, cake cutters, shell, tooth brush, combs, onion holder, cone, holder for mock-flowers, back scratcher, piano hammers, hoof scraper, ice strainer, barbecue sticks, food sticks, straw, saw blades, necklace, teat, toy guitar, toy horse, onion saw, feathers, nut grater, screwdriver and bows.
(partly from: http://www.bergmark.org/)