Terje Isungset Ice Quartet
Friday 10 November 2023, 8.00pm
The inventor of ice music, Terje Isungset, returns to the UK with his exquisite new quartet featuring voice, ice harp, ice horn, iceophone, ice percussion and ice bass.
The instruments are made by the award-winning ice carver Bill Covitz during Isungset’s annual Ice Music Festival in Norway. They are carved and crafted using only natural frozen ice from the lakes.
Prepare to be transported by the extraordinary, beautiful and ethereal sounds of ice.
Terje Isungset ice drums, ice percussion, ice horns, iceofone
Amalie Holt Kleive vocals, ice percussion & water
Julie Rokseth ice harp
Toivo Fjose ice bass
Mathias Grønsdal sound design
Ina Charlotte Moe ice logistics
Tour produced by Sound UK.
‘…it’s a chiming, intimate and utterly beautiful world of sound’ (BBC Music)
‘One of the strangest and most memorable things I have ever heard. Wonderful’ (Audience member from 2021 tour)
Watch a live performance of the quartet:
Terje Isungset is an internationally acclaimed drummer and composer. Since the late 1980s, Terje Isungset has combined natural elements in his music through the use of wood, stones, metal and other natural materials.
In 1999, Terje was commissioned to write music for a concert under a frozen waterfall at Lillehammer, Norway. He decided to use elements from the river itself as musical instruments in his composition; stones, wood and finally – ice. Terje explains, ‘I took the sound from underneath the waterfall, and then I hit the ice. I thought it was so beautiful. It was like falling in love.’
Discovering the sounds of natural ice opened up a whole new range of sonic possibilities for Terje, his ice journey had begun. Since then he has toured world-wide with his unique concept and, since 2006, run his world famous Ice Music Festival in Norway.
Terje released the world’s first Ice Music album in 2001, and has since released 10 more.
Photo credit: Knut Bry
£20 (Full) + £1 Booking Fee
This event will end at approximately 9.30pm.