Introducing ICEstruments -
Frozen String instruments
Have you ever attended a concert inside an igloo, or heard a violin carved out of ice? Tim Linhart, an artist and musician originally from New Mexico, is the founder of Ice Music - an organization in Sweden which produces concerts in which musicians perform on string instruments fashioned from ice. This month, Ice Music has brought together musicians from Sweden, Denmark, and (surprisingly enough) the Lone Star State of Texas for a series of frozen jam sessions. The concerts take place inside a giant igloo at below-zero temperatures, with audience members sitting far enough away as to not melt the instruments with their body heat! Linhart has built a wide array icestruments, as he calls them: bowed strings, guitars, and even percussion.
To read more about Ice Music and the challenges of performing with frozen instruments, click here.