"You have to move all the time, because if you stop, you will just freeze," the Iceman reported to CNN. That's quite an intense statement coming from a musician. But Terje Isungset, otherwise known as the Iceman, is a pretty intense guy.
Terje Isungest is the world's first ice musician, playing instruments completely made of ice in as low as -30°C temperatures. Over 10 years ago Isungset, a Norweigan percussionist, started experimenting with using stalactites as chimes. Since then he has expanded his repertoire to include horns, harps, trumpets, guitars, ice marimbas, an iceridoo, a revamped didgeridoo, and traditional Norwegian langeleiks. Each instrument creates a completely unique sound, and there is no telling how long the instrument will last. While one ice horn lasted 50 performances, many last only a single one. Isungest retrieves the ice blocks for his instruments in a six hour process which involves extracting them from iced-over lakes. Over the years he has performed in a frozen waterfall, at Sweden's Ice Hotel and at the Ice Music Festival, which he founded.
Watch below to see the chilling talents of Terje Isungest, a man who, as his website describes, "developed his own musical universe by using pure frozen water from the lake/river to carve his own instruments."
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