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Ice music – what a beautiful concept

Ice music Terge Igunset

Ice music image from 2008 music festival, as seen on icemusicfestival.blogspot.com/

I’ve not heard of Terge Isungset until now. He is a pioneer of ice music, and he uses ice as his instrument to create an abundance of percussion rhythms and sounds. As he says, he plays a new instrument every time, so he cannot compel the instrument to play his music. he must listen to the instrument to hear what will be played.

He is unlikely to tour near where I live in Colorado. But I’ve watched some videos of his concerts with Lena Nymark. Some of it is too experimental for my pedestrian taste. But as an experience – sound, sight and even the cold – it seems quite magical to me.