Way Way Way Up North, There’s A Performance Hall. And What They Do There Is Simply Awesome.

In the northernmost part of Sweden, Swedish Lapland, there is an orchestra that is unlike any other. They embrace their arctic ancestry by creating music with something we’ve never seen before: ice. Ice Music is a “celebration of the winter spirit” of Swedish Lapland, which is a winter wonderland for most of the year. Their “ice-struments” are all custom made and are capable of making absolutely beautiful music.

The Ice Music orchestra plays in a giant “cosmic igloo,” that glows and pulsates along with the music.

Because of the icy performance hall, guests are encouraged to dress warmly and in layers.

Each instrument is custom carved for the performances.

Sculptor Tim Linhart creates the ice instruments from large ice blocks.

Violins, violas, cellos, contrabass, banjos, mandolins, guitars, drum kits and xylophones are created by hand for the performances.

You wouldn’t think so, but all of the instruments are able to create crisp and beautiful music.

With the help of lights and projections, the ice hall is magically transformed into something out of this world.

The Ice Music concerts started at the end of December 2013 and continues to beginning of April 2014.

To request information or purchase a ticket, contact Ice Music at info@icemusic.se.

It’s amazing that the performers are able to do such a good job with their temporary instruments.

This is just too cool.

Watching these performers create stunning music from ice would be mesmerizing. It’s hard to believe that, before the concerts, all of the violins and cellos didn’t even exist (and soon would retire to just being ice again). Playing a musical instrument with gloves on? Now that takes talent. Source: Ice Music

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