Just finished two great weeks in my summerhouse composing new music - commissioned to be performed at a festival in 2017.
Have also had some trips to the mountains, recording sounds from the water.
Photo from a video session last week.
A performance with Frikar dance company late August - out in nature.
As some of you might do know, my ice instrument freezer storage at Geilo had a melt down mid August.
These are the leftovers..
The GSM alarm did work, but I was without any reception in North Korea at that time - so the melting could complete.
Now we do look forward to new instruments and new sounds.
The audience at the Førde Festival in July was the last one to listen to the old ice instruments.
Luckily that concert was recorded by the Norwegian Broadcast Company (NRK).
Broadcast late autumn 2016.
Review of our concert at the Førde festival in UK based magazine: Songlines.
"The most memorable performance was the premiere of Arctic Ice Music, by
the world’s only ‘ice musician,’ Terje Isungset. He literally plays
trumpets, xylophone, chimes and drums
made out of ice. But however extraordinary and beautiful that is, there
are limitations to what ice can do. So here he was working with Sami and
Inuit singers from the Arctic plus Tuvan throat singer Radik Tyulyush,
which brought in an awesome sonic landscape, created in just three
days".... "The various layers, textures and otherworldly sounds
seemed like listening to an aural equivalent of the Northern Lights.
Glorious, beautiful, but elusive. It is something that deserves to be
seen around the world because it’s not only inspirational music, but
there’s a powerful message in there as well"
A unique meeting with the ice people and their music. Together with Inuit musicians Beatrice Deer & Evie Mark from Canada, Radik Tyulyush from Tuva, and with Sami Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska and Maria Skranes, Terje Isungset, the world’s only ice musician, explores the music of indigenous groups living amongst ice, snow and cold. The goal is to create a new universe, in which the music from the ice instruments literally melts together with the voices and tones from Jew’s harp, igil, byzaanchi and shoor.