28 May '11, 5pm

@JonRIvins you seen this

@JonRIvins you seen this

Now we know why all our glaciers are disappearing, no, it’s not due to global warming after all, it’s because a Norwegian percussionist needs the ice for his instruments. Sounds bizarre? Well, that’s probably because it is. Musician Terje Isungset has been carving his chilly instruments from ice for the past 20 years. Many moons ago, the budding percussionist, not content with experimenting on stone and glass, decided to use what was available around him, and being Norwegian that happened to be ice. But not just any old ice, Insungset chips away at a 2,500-year-old glacier: The premise for the drastic change in instrument came after being disillusioned with life as a drummer. "I had this feeling I wasn't giving music something that wasn't already there," he says. "I started to search, working hard at the idea of balance with the body – making the instrument and myself a un...

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/orchestra-m...

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