The tender sound of ice.
Icepercussion, icehorns, iceophone. Ever since fulfilling his dream of adding ice to his instrument collection in 1999, Terje Isungset has been exploring the spine-tingling sound of ice. Onto the stage he brings throat-singing, joik, vocals, and video projections providing the setting for an encounter with the world of ice. The instruments as well as the music, performed by artists from Norway, Canada, Russia, and Sweden, have attracted international attention.
Ice has become increasingly predominant with the percussionist and composer, and he has developed his distinct musical universe by using ice from lakes and rivers to create instruments. Artificially manufactured ice do not possess the rich sound you find in natural ice, Isungset explains in an interview with the Financial Times.
Previously, Isungset has performed at Bergen International Festival with the sounds of water, chainsaw, cooking, and church bells. This time around he visits us with a freezer filled with instruments created by the use of chainsaw – but even though his instruments are made of ice, the concert is held at room temperature.
Terje Isungset icedrums, iceofon, icehorns, icepercussion
Beatrice Deer, Pauyungie Nutaraaluk, Radik Tyulyush (Huun-Huur-Tu) throat-singing
Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska joik
Maria Skranes vocals, electronics, icepercussion
Arve Henriksen trumpet, vocals
Anders Jormin double bass
Anastasia Isachsen video, lighting design
Atle Sekkingstad sound design
- Last Updated: 02/16/2018
- Source: Bergen Reiselivslag
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