Friday, September 23, 2016

GROUPA - new CD to be released on November the 5th 2016.

Look out for the new GROUPA album: Kind of Folk - Vol.1 - Sweden.
All Ice records

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

A little update

 Just finished two great weeks in my summerhouse composing new music - commissioned to be performed at a festival in 2017.

Inspiring nature!

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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New CD release: ISGLEM!

Release of new album tomorrow!

The duo Isglem (with Karl Seglem & me) has been working together for nearly 30 years. 
Around 2500 concerts of free improvised music ONLY. Now our 5th album is ready to be released by NOR CD - on August the 19th!

Some photos from last weeks work.

I was in North Korea last week to work with some very talented drummers.
Below you will find some photos.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ice concert listed as the highlight of festival.

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"

World premiere of new music in Poland

Terje was one of 130 musicians on stage to perform the new written symfony made by Grzech Piotrowski.
A fantastic project. It can be heard on Polish National Radio, or on CD later on.

 Krakow Philharmonie

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Arctic Icemusic at the Førde Festival next week!

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.