So there I was, randomly hitting away at refined metal and machined metal blocks at @Kawwak's ironie island in Munteen.
And then I thought... Hey, these blocks sound quite nice by themselves, but what if there were drum blocks? They could be made with fibre or creature skins and metals, depending on the type of sound they would have. Maybe even gem drums for a tuned crystal noise.
They could be interacted with, like with an interface, to be tuned to a specific note, and the totem could be used to safely hit them without breaking them to play the note; Place several drums next to each other and have a band play a music.
Not that I'm good at anything musical. In fact I'm very horrible, but I thought it would still be an interesting take on the whole musical block thing, and it could easily be used by communities for several different reasons.