Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Composing music for Theatre in Norway

 I have been working quite a while on composing new music for this great theatre in Oslo. Mainly by using, stones, slate, wood, a broken piano, pieces of metal-garbage, a mouth harp, a drum, my rams horn and some recorded sounds of a rain shower coming up outside my studio. On Friday we will finish the work-showtime including live audiences will take place in September. 

Eg har hatt mange fine arbeidsperiodar i Oslo siste tida. Herleg å være ein del av eit stort kreativt team, og få oppleve utøvande kunstnarar dagleg.

Frode Grytten har skreve ny tekst. Regi er ved Lasse Kolsrud. På scenen har vi Amell Basic, Svein Roger Karlsen , Marianne Krogh, Kirsti Stubø , Morten Svartveit, Oddgeir Thune , Nina Woxholtt. 

Scenograf og kostymedesign Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen, koreograf Belinda Braza, lysdesign Torkel Skjærven og dramaturg Ingrid Weme Nilsen

Kvalitet i alle ledd.

Det kjennest bra å være på Det Norske Teater. Ja, eg er jo nynorskmann og bondeson. Goffa min var med i startfasen av detteb teateret og Bondeheimen er stamhotellet (-:

"Inn frå regnet" by Frode Grytten.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Art Council Norway giving Grants for Artists

Terje Isungset has been given a one year grant to continue developing his artistic work.
It was given by Art Council Norway.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Thanks for joining us!

Thanks a lot to everyone that joined the igloo concert stream yesterday and for lots of positive response.
It was quite a few people as we did stream on 3 various platforms:
Ticketmaster for Norway.
WeChat for China, and 
on my Youtube Channel for the rest of the world.
There will soon be an update on the igloo blog with photos etc.
It has been a lot of work to put this project together, and a lot of fantastic people have been involved with making it happen.
Thanks a lot to every one!
Dance:Embla Skogedal Bergerud.
Ice art:Gunnveig Nerol.
Igloo construction and design: Petter Bergerud.
Igloo construction: Even Rygg.
Ice collection and preparation for instruments: Even Rygg.
Ice instruments making: Even Rygg & Terje Isungset.
Filming and editing of concert, visual art and dance: Sven Erling Brusletto.
Sound production by Tor Magne Hallibakken.
Press, web design and photos:Emile Holba. 
Dress design for dancer: Mona Larsen.
Terje`s sweater: Dale of Norway.
Photo of the process and the preparation: Knut Bry & Terje Isungset.
Bergsjøstølen Hotell and Kåre Berg for taking care of us.
ice assistant: Ingebjørg Isungset
Streaming logistics: Iselin Isungset.
Recording engineer: Tarjei Jensen.
Ice instruments, musician, composer, concept & idea: Terje Isungset.

Thanks to the Nature of Norway for staying cold!

Photo by Knut Bry

Friday, March 12, 2021

Tickets available now!

Tickets for the upcoming ice music streaming concerts are nov available.
To get access to the stream, you need to purchase a ticket of approximately 10 USD.
For audience outside of Norway: 
For audience living in Norway we do recommend this link: 
(price is the same)
Check out Terje's own blog from the igloo project! 

For more information:

photos by isungset

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Igloo & Ice Music update


Line-up for streaming on March the 14th - 2021:
Terje Isungset: Ice instruments inside an igloo
Embla Skogedal Bergerud: Dance
Gunnveig Nerol: Ice art
Stream opens at 17:30 (UTC+1/Norwegian time). The concert starts 1830, approximately 40 min show.
To get access to the stream, you need to purchase tickets.
For audience from Norway:
For audience outside of Norway:
Ticket sales open on March 12th.

Link to the streaming blog including daily updates:On Natures Conditions - blog.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Ice Music festival Norway 2021 - cancelled

 Dear Ice Music fans.

We had made ALL preparations ready for the upcoming festival. We had made igloos, harvested ice, built ice instruments, planned for all Covid 19 rules, solved all problems and sold all tickets.

30 people where ready to work hard for one week doing preparations.

All crew including the administration of the festival are working for free.

Because of one single rule from Norwegian Government saying that we are only aloud to have an audiences from the actual village of Ål in Hallingdal, we simply can not do the festival.

The result would be to have 4 out 5 sold tickets to refund. As you can all understand, this would be a financial disaster for us.

We are very sorry.

But: LOOK TO 2022!

It will be the most fantastic Ice Music festival ever.

It will be the same Igloo concept and at the same place as planned for in 2021.

See you there!

best wishes


Photo by Knut Bry.

Friday, February 05, 2021

Ice Music live Streaming concert from an igloo up high mountains on February 21st - 2021!

Look out for the upcoming concert online:
"On nature's conditions” is an interdisciplinary climate-related project where nature lays down all the conditions for the actual implementation. We do absolutely everything related to this performance by using 100% natural and recyclable materials only. We leave no trace or climate imprint after the performance. Nature is the boss. Everything is on nature's terms - also the artistic content.
The performance will be streamed online on Sunday 21 February at sunset, more precisely at 17.30.
What we are doing?
We do build an igloo out of snow situated on a lake in the middle of the mountain Hardangervidda in Norway.
We do harvest ice from the lake.
We do make and construct ice instruments inside the igloo.
We do make visual art by using ice only.
We do create a dance arena out on the lake.
We do invite the online audience to follow the construction process by posting daily photos and videos all week before the performance.
We broadcast the show "live" on February 21 at sunset.
The theme og the performance is “loneliness”.
A human being totally alone out in the whitheout of nature.
Absence of community.
This might be a situation where you are alone in nature.
Or alone in isolation - related to the Corona situation.
Or even having the feeling of being totally alone with your climate concerns?
The Nature is setting all conditions for this performance as for our lives in general.  The Nature is stronger and have to be treated with respect.  In this performance the Nature do give us all the possibilities, options or limitations to perform the art.
Terje Isungset: sitting alone inside an igloo with instruments made of ice. The igloo is located out on the lake with a clear horizon.
Embla Skogedal Bergerud: dancing alone in the horizon out on the lake - at sunset, without being able to hear the music.
Gunnveig Nerol: sitting outside in the snow only surrounded by the elements of winter. Gunnveig is a visual artist and she will paint and shape art in ice sheets of 60x60 cm. The theme is the UN's sustainability goals with a focus on climate.
The technical communication is by:
Filming of concert, visual art and dance: Sven Erling Brusletto.
Sound production by Tor Magne Hallibakken.
Photo of the process and the preparation: Emile Holba / Knut Bry.
Igloo construction and building: Petter Bergerud.
Igloo construction: Even Rygg.
Ice collection and preparation for instruments: Even Rygg.
Ice instruments: Terje Isungset
Idea, project management and music: Terje Isungset.
Details to be updated.
Supported by the Norwegian Art Council.

Link to event: 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Terje Isungset is taking part in a new exhibition at The Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington, USA - January 21st - 2021.

Kennedy Center reached out to artists and writers from across the globe and asked them to respond to the following prompt:
The world events of 2020 have taken a global toll on our personal lives and all of humanity. As we move forward in 2021, what inspires and motivates you as an artist?
Their responses, seen in the video below, are from across the U.S. and 22 countries around the world


Saturday, January 02, 2021

GROUPA 40 years!

 GROUPA is celebrating 40 years in 2021!



2021 marks Groupa’s 40th anniversary and they will celebrate all year long with spectacular old and new collaborations with Lena Willemark, Ingfrid Breie Nyhus and Sara Parkman & Samantha Ohlanders. Music from the Kind of Folk projects, a new compilation album, freshly composed anniversary fanfares, and a few surprises from Groupa’s well-stocked musical pantry will be featured during their commemorative tours in 2021.

The Art of Travel - New album out now.

 The new album by Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset is now available

at all digital platforms.