Friday, May 7, 2021
Home Lead Story Terje Isungset, a musician, makes instruments out of ice

Terje Isungset, a musician, makes instruments out of ice

While most musicians seek to avoid a frosty reception at concerts, for Norwegian composer and performer Terje Isungset performs with instruments he makes himself out of ice with the best water.

  • Terje Isungset, a musician, performs with instruments he makes himself out of ice
  • He makes his instruments using chainsaws and pick axes
  • Isungset makes the instruments with the best water

London, Dec 20, 2017: While most musicians seek to avoid a frosty reception at concerts, for Norwegian composer and performer Terje Isungset a chilly feeling is nothing to fear: he 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 stylings of singer Maria Skranes.

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,” he told Reuters.

The Norwegian, equipped with a background in traditional Scandinavian music and jazz, makes his instruments using chainsaws and pick axes.

Founder of an ice music festival in Norway, Isungset plays at about 50 festivals and concerts a year, many in the cold conditions of Norway, Canada or Russia.

At concerts in warmer climes, however, hotter temperatures can pose difficulties, as spending any more than 50 minutes at room temperature could damage the instruments.

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.

“If ice is from polluted water it doesn’t sound that good. If it’s from tap water it doesn’t work because there’s some chemicals in it,” he said. The best ice, he said, was from 2003 in the north of Sweden, adding “I’m very interested in that ice.” (VOA)

STAY CONNECTED

19,511FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Black Fungal Infections Can Turn Dangerous If Left Untreated

Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, can turn dangerous if left untreated, doctors said on Friday amid reports of re-emergence of the rare deadly...

How Fast Payout Casino Works

Online casino game sites use and accept different payment methods. The depositing process is simple and takes just a few seconds, but the online...

The Ancient Maya: History And Culture

By- Khushi Bisht Civilizations refer to a dynamic lifestyle that developed as humans started to build advanced and urban societies. From the Mesopotamians to the...

What’s Next In Podcast World 2021?

Let us take our chances and say that you are tempted to skip reading this entire article, apart from the key pointers. But imagine...

Fix Your Gummy Smile By These Treatment Options

Everyone tends to experience something they are self-conscious about. For some people, a gummy smile which is known as an excessive gingival display is...

Participate In Fitness Challenges And Win Some Great Prizes

As the pandemic continues to grip the country, it is becoming challenging for us to keep our spirits high. Fitness is no longer a...

Study: COVID Precautions Causing Dermatitis In Two-Thirds Of The Population

More than two-thirds of people may now have hand dermatitis due to stringent hand washing and using alcohol-based rubs during the Covid-19 pandemic, indicating...

Natural Herbs For Stress And Anxiety Relief

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has struck both people's mental health and physical health, with necessary protocols like social distancing and restricted mobility making the...

Recent Comments