Monday, January 25, 2016

Icemusicfestival Geilo was a great success!

4 days of magic has passed.
The 2016 festival was a great success!

Photos by T Isungset.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Icemusicfestival Geilo - 2016.

Get ready for Icemusic!

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

Daniel Herskedal: Tubeice

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

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 / 'Ice Rose' for Refugees

We embrace both ice and people.

Gawain Hewitt from London brings his impressions from the nature in Geilo, caught through the microphone, and creates soundscapes to Dr. Kerim H. Nisancioglu’s mini lecture on the melting of the Greenland ice sheet.

The Ice instruments of Terje Isungset merge with the voices of Maria Skranes and Miss Tati. Anney Marie Niyokindi came to Norway as a refugee from Burundi. We will hear her story through music.

Terje Isungset: Ice Horns, Ice Percussion, Iceophone & Ice Drums

Gawain Hewitt: Underwater ice sounds

Maria Skranes: Vocal

Miss Tati: Vocal

Anney Marie Niyokindi: Vocals

About Anney Marie Niyokindi

Anney Marie Niyokindi is 18 years old and originally from Burundi, Africa. She grew up in Bergen with her family.

Anney studies music, with singing as her main passion. She has distinguished herself in the success story "Fargespill" in Bergen for more than 10 years, most recently in November 2015 performing with the band 'Real Ones'.

This concert is suitable for all. 

Location: Geilo Culture Church

Price Adults NOK 200 / Children 12-16 Years NOK 100 Children Under 12 Years Free