While an ice music festival can be found in more remote areas of Norway, Oslo also has its own festival dedicated to this unique form of music.
Ice music is played on instruments carved out of ice, such as ice drums and ice percussion, ice bass and something called an isophone. We’re not really sure what that is, but would love to hear what it sounds like.
For one night, Terje Isungset, the world’s only ice musician, will bring his carved instruments to the stage of Oslo’s Rikkscenen. It’s a great opportunity to hear music played on frozen water, and the ice star himself will be accompanied by talented musicians from other Arctic regions such as Sweden, Russia and Canada.
This year marks Terje’s 20th anniversary as an ice musician. Together with great Scandinavian jazz musicians and traditional throat singers, he will be celebrating the indigenous Arctic people’s culture and their respect for the nature they grew up in.
Prepare yourself for a chilled and highly innovative musical experience that might melt your heart.