Returning to the UK with a glacial paean to nature featuring a fascinating assortment of unique instruments, the ‘founding father of ice music’ Terje Isungset brings his magisterial new ice quartet to the RNCM for a one-off performance on Fri 10 Nov.

Inspired by music from his original albums Winter Songs and Beauty of Winter, alongside a selection of brand new arrangements, ice music’s pre-eminent practitioner presents an ethereal tribute to the natural world with a group of renowned musicians playing the ice horn, ice bass, ice percussion and even an ‘iceophone’, each carved from frozen lake water by award-winning carver, Bill Covitz, during Isungset’s annual Ice Music Festival in Norway.

After a multiple-decade exploration of sonic possibility using a variety of natural materials in his music – releasing his first ice-inspired album in 2001 – Isungset’s latest concert transports audiences across sparkling frosted realms through a ‘chiming, intimate and utterly beautiful world of sound’ (BBC Music).

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A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Fri 10 Nov, 8pm, RNCM,
124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD
, Tel: 0161 907 5200, £21
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 19 Sep 2023