The astonishingly innovative Norwegian percussionist, Terje Isungset brings his Arctic Ice Music to the UK for the first time in November.
Marking twenty years of his pioneering project that has produced forty commissions for jazz and music festivals, nine albums, a Greenpeace film and a live stream from an igloo, Isungset plays four dates with a group featuring himself on ice instruments.
He is joined by Sami singer Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska, singer Maria Skranes, trumpeter Lyder Øverås Røed and video artist Anastasia Isachsen; Sweden’s Viktor Reuter on double bass; Inuit throat singers Akinisie Sivuarapik and Amaly Sallualuk plus Tuvan throat singer and member of acclaimed band Huun Huur Tu, Radik Tyulyush.
Isungset’s instruments are crafted from solid blocks of pure ice. He has also created instruments made from other natural elements such as arctic birch, granite, slate and sheep bells. His Greenpeace film, Ocean Memories was performed on instruments made from arctic ice on location at Spitsbergen/Svalbard.
His group appears at Howard Assembly Room, Leeds on Tuesday, November 16; Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham on Wednesday November 17; St George’s, Bristol on Thursday, November 18; and Kings Place, London on Friday, November 19.