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
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
A special designed and made "ice cube" containing all of Isungsets Icemusic CD`s is soon to be released!
Will be available for order from November 20 at this site:
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 11:40 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
The release concert is at the Umeå Opera House. European Capital of Culture 2014.
Arve Henriksen: Glass horns & trumpets.
Terje Isungset: Glass percussion.
Asle Karstad: Sound design.
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 6:36 AM
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
A new world of sounds and music: The World of Glass album with Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset is to be released during their glass concert at The European Capital of Culture 2014: UMEÅ.
The CD will be available from this site: http://www.glassmusic.no
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 4:35 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2014
"A glimpse of light" is recorded in an ice cave underneath the amazing Nigard Glacier(Jostedalen) in Norway. This video clip is a part of a portrait of Terje Isungset made by French TV in 2014.
Lena Nymark: voice, Terje Isungset, ice, Bernard Svidal: ice carver, Tor Magne Hallibakken: sound engineer.
Here is a link to the video
Our studio is inside this glacier
The Ice cave!
Details from Ice cave. Art by Nature!
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 8:50 AM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Some very busy days in Oslo doing work for Japanese and Indian TV as well as performing concerts.
The Japanese TV team.
Dinner at The Royal Palace of Norway (with Arve Henriksen).
A new CD of this duo is to be released soon!
A solo concert in this little summer house (lysthus).
Work for Indian TV.
21 concerts with "Isglem" (Karl Seglem & Terje Isungset).
A new CD of this duo is to be released soon!
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 11:48 PM
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
TWO IN ONE ISUNGSET/SKAUGE
Det er duket for en spennende seanse med uttrykksfull samtidsdans og original perkusjon.
Therese Skauge, en av Carte Blanches mest fremtredende dansere gjennom mange år, og den internasjonalt etterspurte perkusjonisten Terje Isungset byr på et kunstnerisk brygg av improvisasjon, humor og rytmer i følsomt samspill.
Disse to kunstnerne, begge enere på sine respektive felt, har samarbeidet om improvisasjonsforestilling
er i de mest originale sammenhenger gjennom flere år; sammen utgjør de en duo som på forunderlig vis smelter sammen både musikalsk og visuelt.
La deg utfordre av disse dristige og originale artistene, det er vakkert, overraskende og fengende med en underfundig dose humor!
Et unikt og annerledes øyeblikk i skjæringspunktet mellom musikk og dans.
Vi håper alle kjenner kallet etter å oppleve denne duoen!
26 August, Landmark.
Dørene åpner 20:00 (Konsertstart 21:00
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 12:00 PM
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Look out for new albums to be released during autumn!
"Meditations": Terje`s new icemusicalbum with recordings of ice from Tha Arcirc, Antarctic, Greenland glaciers, Canada, Russia, Italy and Norwegian glaciers.4 years of hard work. The CD is including the amazing musicians: Arve Henriksen, Mats Eden, Anders Jormin and Lena Nymark.
All Ice Records.
"World of glass": Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset. A brand new concept and a new world of sounds! Recorded live in Culture Capital Tallinn.
All Ice Records.
"Isglems 5te": Karl Seglem & Terje Isungset. Free improvised music.
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 11:24 PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Salisbury Art Festival.
Lena Nymark, Anastasia Isachsen, Terje Isungset, Asle Karstad & Tim Hand.
There was something quite magical about the sounds Isungset could make with just frozen water, and with clever lighting and projections on a screen behind him, his music came alive.
This was in no small part thanks to the beautiful voice of Lena Nymark, who joined him on stage. Nymark’s vocals had nowhere to hide, but her singing was crystal clear and pure.
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 11:32 PM
Monday, May 19, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Monday, May 05, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
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"..
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 3:28 PM
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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
We did the opening of the celebration of Norways 200 years by performing on ice.
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.
Lagt inn av Terje Isungset kl. 4:16 AM
Thursday, March 20, 2014
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.
Bernard Svidal making instruments out of the glacier.