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Ice Instruments for Winter Concert

Who says ice can’t be pretty? How about musically pretty?

Norwegian composer and percussionist Terje Isungset will be visiting Somerset House in London between Jan. 7 and 9 to perform a series of concerts with instruments made out of ice.
The concert, titled Ice Music, is a partnership between Isungset and Phil Slocombe from Leeds, and England-based arts organization Lumen. Slocombe put together an installation inside a geodesic dome on Somerset House’s River Terrace called The Idea of North, which features archive film and footage recorded by Mariele Neudecker. Three times a day, Isungset will perform a concert in the dome made from instruments carved out of ice by Isungset in the mountains of Norway, including ice horns, an iceophone and ice percussion.

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Not to make stereotypes, but ONLY someone from an ice-filled country would get this idea; go snow!



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.