Monday, December 14, 2015


Some photos from Bergen by Terje Isungset

Arve Henriksen
For the CD World of glass:

Monday, December 07, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

World of Glass tour! Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset

Tour in Norway. 
Arve Henriksen:Glasshorns & Glasstrumpets.
Terje Isungset: Glasspercussion.
Asle Karstad: Sound.
"Glass instruments made by Estonian glass artists and students of Estonian Art Academy in cooperation with Eeva Kasper"

Dec 4:Oslo
Dec 6:Stavanger
Dec 7:Haugesund
Dec 8:Bømlo
Dec 9:Bergen

Listen on Spotify or buy CD from All Ice Records (

photos by Terje Isungset & Kaupo Kikkas

Monday, November 23, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Icemusic this week!

This week we do play 13 ice concerts in 5 days!
Indoor and outdoor.
Tomorrow we do have a World Premier for a new combination: Ice instruments and Wind Ensemble! 
Isungsets music arranged for this purpose.

Terje Isungset: ice.
Maria Skranes: vocals.
Jørgen Kamperhaug: sound.
Anastasia Isacshen: videoart & light. 
Frida Isungset: ice carver.
Geir Lysne: conductor.
Det Norske Blåse ensmble.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Some photos from our tour in Norway last week

Icemusic & science

Terje Isungset: ice.
Maria Skranes: vocals.
Rune Røsten: sound. 
Tor Ditlevsen: video & light. 
Anastasia Isacshen: videodesign. 
Frida Isungset: ice carver 
Kerim Nisancioglu: scientist.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Icemusic & science!

Look out for our upcoming tours in Norway.
Ice concerts as usual, and a fantastic seminar about the melting Greenland Sheet, by professor Kerim Nisancioglu.

Terje Isungset: ice.
Maria Skranes: vocals.
Rune Røsten: sound.
Tor Ditlevsen: video& light.
Anastasia Isacshen: videodesign.
Frida Isungset: ice carver
Kerim Nisancioglu: seminar.

21 oktober: Larvik Kulturhus.
22 oktober: Orkdal Kulturhus.
23 oktober: Steinkjær Kulturhus.
24 oktober: Tynset Kulturhus.
25 oktober: Røros Kulturhus.
10 november: Kolben Kulturhus
12 november: Halden kulturhus.
13 november: NMH OSLO

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Icemusicfestival 2016!

Program 2016

Thursday 21st January

20:00 / Opening Concert
Martin Halla: Vocal
Ivar Kolve: Iceophone & Drums
Snorre Bjerck: Drums
Martin Halla is the winner of The Voice Norway. We wonder what  The Voice judges will make of his cold collaboration with Ice Music?
Location: Geilo Centre
Price NOK 250,-

Friday 22nd January

10:00 / School Concert
Jon Halvor Bjørnseth: Electronics Wizard
Terje Isungset: Ice Percussion
Maria Skranes: Vocal
Fresh commissioned work and a Ice Music premiere! Brand new music and new instruments performed by youngsters from Geilo School together with Jon Halvor of *Drivhuset* (The Greenhouse) in Oslo. 
Old and new skis, famous skis of great heroes, ordinary touring skis, sledges, ski poles, and all other types of transportation on snow and ice have now become instruments!
Location: Geilo Centre                                              
Price Free!
20.00 / Flower Power With African Ice & Groove
Mamadou Diabate: Ice Balafon
Daniel Herskedal: Tubice 
Helge Nordbakken: Ice Drums
Snorre Bjerck: Ice Drums
Kristin Voreland: 2016 Festival Artist
Mamadou from Burkina Faso totally amazed the Ice Music Festival 2015 audience. Such was his popularity, we had to invite him. For 2016, Mamadou will be interacting with Tuba Supremo Daniel Herskedal. 
Daniel currently holds thethe world record for playing dark tones on a tuba. Can he break the record with the Tubice?
This year’s Ice Music Festival artist: the wonderful Kristin Voreland from Atelier Flora. Winner of the European Champion of Floral Art and with flowers being the visual theme for 2016, Kristin's exhibition will add a beautiful finishing touch to the arena.
Location: Geilo Centre                                             
Price NOK 250,-
22:00 / Icelandic Ice Sessions
Trio Mediæval: Vocals
Arve Henriksen: Ice Trumpet & Vocal
Terje Isungset: Ice Percussion & Ice Horn
Johannes Lundberg: Ice Bass
Trio Mediæval's mesmerising etheral harmonics combined with Arve's infectious improvisation wowed 2015's audience. They return with new work accompanied by Johannes on the Ice Bass. 
Location: Geilo Centre        
Price NOK 250,-

Saturday 23rd January

15.00 / Family Concert: Three Ice Tasters
Jon Halvor Bjørnseth continues with his ski sound / slide sound in collaboration with young musicians from Geilo. 
Mamadou Diabate: performs solo with his magic Ice Balafon
Terje Isungset & Maria Skranes: joining forces to perform classic Ice Music songs.
Location: Geilo Centre                            
Price Adults NOK 150,
Price Children 12 - 16 yrs NOK 50,-
Price Children: Free
22.00 / Tati on Ice
Miss Tati: Vocal
Ivar Kolve: Iceofon
Helge Norbakken: Ice Drums
Johannes Lundberg: Ice Bass
From Angola, via Portugal to Norway and for 2016 - Geilo's Ice Music Festival! The sassy soulmistress Miss Tati is known for her warm charisma and ability to create a party atmosphere. Dancing in freezing temperatures will certainly heat the ice up...
Location: Geilo Centre                      
Price NOK 250,-
24:00 /  Legendary Midnight Concert
Terje Isungset: Ice Percussion, Ice Horns & general Ice Magic
Gawain Hewitt: Hydrophone - under the lake ice / water sounds!
Maria Skranes: Vocal
Jon Halvor Bjørnseth: Electronics
Trio Mediæval: Vocals
Arve Henriksen: Ice Horn, Vocal & Ice Percussion
Johannes Lundberg: Ice Bass
Art & Design School in Bergen (KHiB)
The second concert arena is born from artwork from KHiB. 14 students and teachers have designed and built the arena on lake "Slåttahølen".
This extra Ice Music Festival location gives us the rare opportunity to hear how music sounds in the water flowing under the thick lake ice. A world first!
Sound Artist Gawain Hewitt brings his hydrophones (underwater microphone) and speakers that can play under water. Arve Henriksen will play down the ice hole and into the water underneath. Everything will be bathed in the sonorous ice of Isungset and the crystal clear voices of Trio Mediæval.
Location: Slåttahølen - the lake shoreline next to Geilo Culture Church
Price NOK 350,-

Sunday 24th January

12.00 /  Winter Songs for Refugees
We are all affected by the crises that forces people to flee from the beloved homes and homelands. In this concert we will hear the Ice Music that Isungset tours the world with, in interaction with people who have travelled to Norway from their disputed countries' political upheaval.
Special guests from 'Fargespill', a vocal ensemble consisting of children and youths from all over the world.
Terje Isungset: Ice Horns, Ice Percussion, Iceophone & Ice Drums
Maria Skranes: Vocal
Miss Tati: Vocal
Fargespill: Vocals
This concert is suitable for all. 
Location: Geilo Culture Church

Friday, September 25, 2015

Ice concert in Asker, Norway. Sept 23.

Terje Terje Isungset - Ice instruments
Maria Skranes - Vocal and electronics
Anastasia Isachsen - Video art
Frida Isungset - Ice technician
Tor Magne Hallibakken - Sound
Tord Eliassen - Light

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tour at schools in Norway

Some photos from todays concert

Terje Terje Isungset - Ice instruments
Maria Skranes - Vocal and electronics
Anastasia Isachsen - Video art
Frida Isungset - Ice technician
Tor Magne Hallibakken - Sound
Tord Eliassen - Light

Recording session of new solo album - Terje Isungset: drums & percussion.

Recording session in the amazing Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo. A natural reverb of 11 seconds.
"Sound of nature" is to be released spring 2016.
All Ice Records.

Recording engineer: Tor Magne Hallibakken.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


New album release today!

Links to buy & listen:

Friday, July 03, 2015

New album release! Terje Isungset: "Isslottet". Release 22nd of July 2015.

Isslottet (The Ice Palace). 
This music is composed by Terje Isungset for The Norwegian National Ballet for performances at the Opera House in Oslo, April 2012. 
The music was originally composed for a complex surround system, and has now been bounced down to a regular two track recording. 
The story is based on a famous book by Norwegian writer Tarjei Vesaas. His novel "Isslottet", was released in 1963 and was the year after winning the Nordic Council Literature Prize. The novel's main characters are the two young girls: Unn and Siss, who have only spent one evening in each other’s company. But so profound is this evening between them that when Unn inexplicably disappears, Siss’s world is shattered. Siss’s struggle with her fidelity to the memory of her friend and Unn’s fatal exploration of the strange, terrifyingly beautiful frozen waterfall that is the Ice Palace. 

The release date of this album is set to the 22nd of July 2015 to remember all teenagers suffering at Utøya in Norway during the terror attack 22nd of July 2011. 

Thanks to the amazing musicians: 
Mats Eden: viola d’amore. 
Lena Nymark: voice. 
Per Jørgensen: voice. 
Terje Isungset: piano strings, mouth harp, ice, rams horn, drums, percussion and recordings of frogs, snow, rain and waterfalls. 

Recording and mix by Terje Isungset. 
Mastering by Tor Magne Hallibakken.
The music will only be available on digital media.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Recording sessions! Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset.

We had two fantastic recording sessions last week in Norway.
The first one was for Terjes new solo percussion album "Sound of Nature".
The second was a duo recording of drums and trumpets (Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset).
All to be released by All Ice Records late 2015.

More new to come (-:

Monday, June 15, 2015

BBC Classical Music: "World of Glass" - top score of the album.

"The experience of the music itself is as ethereal and mysterious as one might expect and the project avoids descending into the realms of the novelty record (just) thanks to the performers’ exploratory mindset and exceptional musicianship. The recording captures the instruments’ elusive dynamics surprisingly well".


Thursday, May 07, 2015

Top score for Meditations in Germany, Sweden and UK/USA

"I think the success of this is recording over previous Isungset releases can be attributed to a slightly higher production standard and the use of non-ice instrumentation in conjunction with the proprietary ice instruments that define his sound. An excellent album!"

Lira Musikmagasin (Sweden).

"Meditations är en orgie av ljud och klang, full av vatten som porlar och vindar som viner. Det är en effektfull skiva i dubbel bemärkelse. Klangerna från de olika isinstrumenten blandas fint samman med de från sång (Isungset, Lena Nymark, Arve Henriksen), trumpet (Henriksen), bas (Anders Jormin), viola d’amore (Mats Edén) och cello. Ovanpå detta ligger det sedan keyboards och elektronik av Reidar Skår som skänker skivan en mustig och nästintill monumental ljudbild i all sin storslagenhet."


Terje Ising lädt auf "Mediations" quasi zu einem physikalischen Hörspiel ein und erschafft im wahrsten Sinn des Wortes unerhörte Klänge. Auch wenn sich dieses Album nicht wie herkömmliche Musik rezipieren lässt, erzielt es die gleichen Wirkungen - bezirzt, entspannt, regt auf und ergreift.

Musikreviews DE

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New CD release on the first of May. Terje Isungset & Stian Westerhus

This album from will be available for downloading on I Tunes, Klicktrack etc.
It was recorded in Bergen in 2008. Guitars & Drums only.
Release on May the 1`st 2015!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

New Icemusic Video

This is a video we made for a TV commercial in September 2014. 
It has been broadcasted in Japan and South Korea during winter 2014/2015.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Icemusic in Snow Castle, Yellowknife. Canada.

We had a great time at the Snowking Festival in their Snowcastle yesterday.
Good sounding ice and a totally fully crowded "house".

Photos by Johannes Brye.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Icemusic in Canada.

Some photos from our Canada tour.
(Iqaluit & Yellowknife)

(all photos by Terje Isungset)