Some very cool music today, soooo cool it's downright chilly.
So cool ABC News covered it, as did the BBC.
The IceMusic Festival is a unique, artistic and musical project. The Ice Music Festival is a festival where the stage, venue, instruments and decorations is built exclusively by snow and ice from the local area. This festival is an ovation to the nature, and to the most important recourse in the world; water; Frozen water.The festival is held each year based upon mother nature and the full moon. It is held in Geilo in Norway, which is about 250k west of Oslo and 260k east of Bergen.
Trivia alert: Queen Sonja of Norway gained her ski instructors certificate in Geilo.
So, back to the music, it is all performed on ice instruments cut from ice that is so pure there are no air bubbles in it. You missed the concert this year, but you can make reservations for next year right here.
Ding dang dalang
Day 2 at the Ice Music Festival 2011 in Geilo, Norway. We have an amazing performance by Bram Stadhouders (Ice guitar and electronics), Fatma Zidan (vocals) and the local musician and the main thinker of the Ice Music festival, Terje Isungset (Ice drum).
The last concert of Ice Music Festival in Geilo, Norway. Terje Isungset (ice instruments), Mari Kvien Brunvoll (vocals) and Bram Stadhouders (ice guitar and electronics) perform the closing song.
A big thank you to Christabel Etheriel for uploading these to You Tube.
Header photo: Emile Holba Photography