Monday, April 14, 2014

World Music Central

World Music Central (link)

..." Dashed through with intertwined flute lines by Jonas Simonson and fiddle lines by Mats Eden and grounded to earth by percussion and jew’s harp by Terje Isungset, Silent Folk hikes a soundscape that at once sounds rooted to the earth and at other times takes to the wide open sky.
Moody, mysterious and meditative, Silent Folk is a hypnotic hybrid of folk and musical improvisation. Taking off with “Silkeskastanj” Groupa captures the listener with an eerie blend of fiddle and flute, surrounded by a wealth of percussion that intrigues as much as it enthralls"..

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

GROUPA review in Roots World

Great review of our new album today!

"Isungset's contribution is particularly notable; as one of the most inventive percussionists around, he utilizes both traditional instruments and others derived from the natural world. The group takes chances on using Isungset's shamanistic magic as its foundation, and everything remains beautiful, fascinating, and changing, much like nature itself. The trio even conjures running rivers, as on “Marsch På Loftet,” where the shifting patterns give way to emerging cries on the flute, and gorgeous interplay between Simonson and Edén".



Saturday, April 05, 2014

New Icemusic Video - Terje Isungset & Ice orchestra


We did the opening of the celebration of Norways 200 years by performing on ice.

The band:
Lena Nymark: vocals.
Sara Marielle Gaup: joik.
Helge nordbakken: ice drum.
Arve Henriksen: talatut and ice trumpet.
Svante Henrysson: ice cello.
Sidsel Walstad: ice harp
Terje Isungset: iceofon and icehorn.


Thursday, April 03, 2014

Anmeldelse i magasinet "Lira" i dag


Groupa
Stallet, Stockholm, 13 mars 2014.
.......Den som är mest framträdande under konserten är dock Terje Isungset. Relativt sett finns det förmodligen väldigt få musiker som verkligen har ett unikt uttryck, men denna slagverkare och mungigaspelare är definitivt en av dessa. Hans instrument består till stor del av en mängd små klockor, klirrande stenar och bambustavar, och några regelbundna rytmer förekommer sällan. Ändå svänger det något kopiöst när han vill, och Groupas hallingar och aviga polskor låter inte som något annat band. Isungset spelar ett antal solon under konserten, både i och mellan olika låtar, ibland på stenar i flera minuter, ibland låter han sin jättelika bastrumma mullra så det bokstavligt talat känns i kroppen, och vad han än hittar på är det närmast trollbindande.
Rasmus Klockljung

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Film and recording session at the Jostedalen glacier, Norway.

We went to Nigardsbreen (Jostedalen Glacier) to film for the French TV series "Somewhere on Earth" doing a portrait on Isungsets work. Two amazing days. The recording and filming of the music took part in caves underneath the actual glacier. Amazing colors and beautiful rooms.



 The large cave.
 Art in Nature.
 Structure in glacier. Can be up till 1000 years old.
 Art by Nature. Amazing sculptures.

 Sound engineer Tor Magne Hallibakken in his "brand new" studio.




 Terje and Lena redy to record.
 Lena Nymark.
Bernard Svidal making instruments out of the glacier.

Eidsvoll 1814 - 2014.

We did the opening of the celebration of Norways 200 years by performing on ice.

The band:
Lena Nymark: vocals.
Sara Marielle Gaup: joik.
Helge nordbakken: ice drum ( & photos).
Arve Henriksen: talatut and ice trumpet.
Svante Henrysson: ice cello.
Sidsel Walstad: ice harp
Terje Isungset: iceofon and icehorn.

 Bill and Jeff
 Sara Marielle
 back stage
6000 people in the audience + TV.

Interview in NOISEY

Link to article