Chilly music with chilly instruments

A Norwegian composer and performer Terje Isungset performs with instruments he makes himself out of ice.

A recent performance at London’s Royal Festival Hall featured a set including ice horns, ice drums and an ‘iceofone’ – an ice xylophone – accompanied by the vocal styling of singer Maria Skranes.

He states that he sees his work as being about more than making music, since he also aims to display the beauty and fragility of ice.

“I see it as a part of something bigger. It’s not me and my project and my ego – it’s the elements” – Terje Isungse

All of the instruments for the London show were made in Norway and shipped over in special containers, highlighting the fact that, when it comes to making ice instruments, not any old water will do.

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