Now that a deep freeze has settled over many parts of the world, some daring souls choose to revel in the frigid temperatures by engaging in activities that are only possible in a cold climate.
A band in Sweden called Ice Music celebrates “the winter spirit of Swedish Lapland” by using a new art form – where the musicians play on instruments made of ice.
Just outside of Luleå, one of the coldest places in Sweden, an Ice Music made up of violins, celli and basses performs every winter inside a concert hall made entirely of ice.
Ice sculptor Tim Linhart crafts all the instruments out of ice, carving faithful reproductions of the bodies of stringed instruments. They are made almost entirely of ice except for wooden fingerboards and real strings. Linhart also makes frozen guitars, banjos, drums and marimbas.
Hey brother, what a really cool concert! Listen to the band Whiteroom playing and singing the big hit “Hey brother” by Swedish artist Avichii.
The story about Ice Music in Swedish Lapland
Tim Linhart tells us some about the making of his incredible ice orchestra in Luleå, Sweden.
Norway’s spine-tingling ice music festival
It’s said the full moon can bring on unusual behaviour, and that certainly seems to be the case in Norway. For the last seven years, to mark the first full moon of the year, musicians from all over the world perform at a festival where all the instruments are made from ice and snow.