Music

Terje Isungset Ice Music

Terje Isungset ice instruments
Maria Skranes vocals

Norwegian musician and composer Terje Isungset is one of Europe’s most accomplished and innovative percussionists. He is a pioneer of ice instruments, extraordinary feats of sculpture, crafted from solid blocks of pure ice, along with instruments made from other natural elements such as arctic birch, granite, slate and sheep bells. Terje’s work takes jazz and Scandinavian music far beyond traditional boundaries with poetic use of timbre and colour. Tonight he opens with Tribute to Nature, a set dedicated to his birch and granite percussion. The sublime Norwegian vocalist Maria Skranes then joins him for a set with his ethereal ice instruments including ice horns, an iceofon and ice percussion.

If you expect this stuff to be cold and unforgiving, you’d be wrong. It’s a chiming, intimate and utterly beautiful world of sound that entrances as much as it avoids any notion of ‘novelty’. Talk about chilled out – BBC Music Magazine

£8 tickets available for students*

*Under 25, in full-time education. University students must produce University card to book tickets