The magic ice cube of all og Isungsets ice cd`s is now available for shipping!
Monday, December 22, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Isungsets new album "Meditations" will be available on I tunes and other digital platforms for pre ordering & listening from the 24th of December!
The album release will be on January the 12th!
Terje Isungset: icehorns, ice percussion, iceofon, crushed ice, voice & icedrums.
Lena Nymark: voice.
Arve Henriksen: trumpet & voice.
Anders Jormin: double bass.
Mats Eden:viola d’amore .
Svante Henrysson: ice cello.
Reidar Skår: keyboards & programming.
All ice instruments were recorded 2010 till 2014 at the following locations: Greenland(Upernavik), Russia(Perm), Norway(Geilo, Jostedalen glacier, Norwegian Polar Institute of Tromsø, Kirkenes, Lillehammer), Italy(Val Senales), Canada(Iqaluit), Sweden(Jukkasjarvi) and France(Pyrinees). Ice used on this CD is: 100 years old ice from the center of the South Pole(Antarctic). 500 years old ice from the Spitsbergen glacier Austfonna (Arctic). 700 years old Glacier ice from the Italian Alps(Val Senales). 1000 year old ice from Norwegian glaciers: Svartisen and Nigardsbreen. Icebergs from the Greenland ice sheet(age unknown). Sea and fresh water ice from Canada (Iqaluit). Fresh water ice from Norway(Geilo, Kirkenes & Lillehammer), Sweden (Jukkasjarvi) and Russia (Siberia),
Photo by Emile Holba
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 7:06 AM
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Die Musik ist sehr emotional, oft geradezu erstaunlich in der klanglichen Auswirkung, wenn das Volumen des Basses Raum füllend in Vibration zu spüren ist. Die Schläge auf Scherben, die folkloristischen Töne, wie Klage geblasen, die verinnerlichte Klangallgemeinheit - es gibt ungemein viel zu entdecken in dieser fabelhaften "World of Glass".
FAZIT: Zwei norwegische Musiker - Percussionist & Trompeter - verwandeln die glitzernde Glaswelt ihrer zerbrechlichen Instrumente in einen kristallklaren Sound, der garantiert einen ehrenvollen Platz in der großen, weiten Welt des anspruchsvollen, minimalistischen Jazz und Ambient erobern wird! Ein Album, welches seiner Ungewöhnlichkeit wegen, sich jeder Punkt-Wertung entzieht
GROUPA "Silent Folk" top CD 2014
"Presenterar vi skivorna som präglade Liras 2014. För att de rymde fantastisk musik och betydde mycket för musikscenen eller för oss personligen"
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 11:29 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
sungset und Henriksen ist es gelungen, eine geheimnisvolle und fast schon hypnotisierende Welt der Klänge zu erzeugen, wie man sie bis dato noch nie gehört hat. Eine Traumreise, wenn man so will, die durch ihre kreative Leichtigkeit einerseits und dank ihrer musikalischen Reife andererseits, zu jedem Zeitpunkt überzeugen kann.
Sound and Image - Germany.
... The soundscapes themselves provide some sort of narrative where we as listeners can "fill in the blanks" and create imagery in our heads to go with the music. The album makes me want to make sure the house is quiet and turn off the lights before I put it on and sit back, close my eyes and just take in the majestic sound.
For majestic it is!
Here are gong-like sounds at the bottom, different kind of horns, sounding like anything from goat horns to saxophone to whistles, as well as sounds you have never heard before. There is word-less whispering into your ear as well as faint cries from a distance. At times, I'm out in a forest in the dark, other times I'm in a large cave...
The music is highly evocative and serves as fuel for the imagination. As such, the album lends itself perfectly as a soundtrack to long and dark winter nights.
Isungset is definitely one of the most fascinating percussionists in the world, and the way he's able to bring all kinds of things to life as instruments through clever use of microphones, is downright extraordinary. He creates a three-dimensional room of sound all by himself, freeing up Henriksen to create colourful phrasings on top, using not only the glass instruments but his voice as well. We must not forget to mention sound guru Asle Karstad when talking about this album. This master engineer, who has created fantastic sound at live performances for countless artists over the years, must be duly credited for the magnificent sound on the album.
"World of Glass" is a beautiful album that documents a unique project, bringing together different art forms into a completely new concept. The album has really made me want to experience this live. I have no idea whether this concept can or will be sent out on the road, but if I get the chance I will definitely go to see it.
And so should you ...
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 4:33 AM
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Check out the new app with video of the fantastic Russell glacier at Greenland with Terjes Isungsets music:
The programme is to be aired in Europe and Canada during December 2014.
Terje is in programme no 2. Performing on ice taken from thousands of years old icebergs.
All focused on climate changes.
Interview with Terje here:
The Polar Sea debuts December 1 on TVO in Canada and on Arte in Europe. It will run every week night for two straight weeks. In January it will run on The Knowledge Network in British Columbia and will be rerun on TVO every Sunday night for ten weeks. Germany will be distributing the project throughout Europe in the coming months.
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 12:45 AM