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Terje Isungset / Arve Henriksen: World of Glass

Read "World of Glass" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian percussionist Terje Isungset and trumpeter Arve Henriksen seem to have enjoyed careers predicated on the continuous, never-ending search for new sounds. Isungset has incorporated, into his arsenal of percussive instruments, some that are made of natural elements including wooden trunks and branches, stones--and, in recent years, ad-hoc instruments made of ice from different locations around the globe. Henriksen, a close Isungset collaborator who has performed on ice trumpet, has expanded the sonic language of the trumpet in a manner ...

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Terje Isungset: Ice Concerts

Read "Ice Concerts" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

I am quite confident that this is the first outdoor live recording in which none of the concerts were cancelled due to bad weather; the judgmental term “bad weather" is not used here carelessly. Ice Concerts is the fourth installment of music produced (mostly) by instruments made of the natural elements of ice, by pioneer Norwegian ice instrumentalist and innovative percussionist, Terje Isungset.It was recorded as the world's first ice musical tour in some of the coldest places ...

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Terje Isungset: Two Moons

Read "Two Moons" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Two Moons is the third segment in the all-ice-instruments trilogy of the innovative Norwegian innovative percussionist Terje Isungset, that began with Iceman Is (NORCD, 2003) and continued with Igloo (All-Ice, 2006). Isungset began creating, composing for and playing on ice instruments after the 2000 Lillehammer Winter Festival commissioned him to compose music to incorporate the live sound of water beneath a natural frozen waterfall. He has since found exotic locations to feature the sounds of icy instruments including the Ice ...


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