Monday, December 22, 2014

Terje Isungset, Collected Works is now in stock.

The magic ice cube of all og Isungsets ice cd`s is now available for shipping!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New album from Terje Isungset

Isungsets new album "Meditations" will be available on I tunes and other digital platforms for pre ordering & listening from the 24th of December!
The album release will be on January the 12th!

 Terje Isungset: icehorns, ice percussion, iceofon, crushed ice, voice & icedrums. 
Lena Nymark: voice. 
Arve Henriksen: trumpet & voice. 
Anders Jormin: double bass. 
Mats Eden:viola d’amore . 
Svante Henrysson: ice cello. 
Reidar Skår: keyboards & programming.  

All ice instruments were recorded 2010 till 2014 at the following locations: Greenland(Upernavik), Russia(Perm), Norway(Geilo, Jostedalen glacier, Norwegian Polar Institute of Tromsø, Kirkenes, Lillehammer), Italy(Val Senales), Canada(Iqaluit), Sweden(Jukkasjarvi) and France(Pyrinees). Ice used on this CD is: 100 years old ice from the center of the South Pole(Antarctic). 500 years old ice from the Spitsbergen glacier Austfonna (Arctic). 700 years old Glacier ice from the Italian Alps(Val Senales). 1000 year old ice from Norwegian glaciers: Svartisen and Nigardsbreen. Icebergs from the Greenland ice sheet(age unknown). Sea and fresh water ice from Canada (Iqaluit). Fresh water ice from Norway(Geilo, Kirkenes & Lillehammer), Sweden (Jukkasjarvi) and Russia (Siberia),
Photo by Emile Holba

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset: World of glass

More reviews:
Die Musik ist sehr emotional, oft geradezu erstaunlich in der klanglichen Auswirkung, wenn das Volumen des Basses Raum füllend in Vibration zu spüren ist. Die Schläge auf Scherben, die folkloristischen Töne, wie Klage geblasen, die verinnerlichte Klangallgemeinheit - es gibt ungemein viel zu entdecken in dieser fabelhaften "World of Glass".

FAZIT: Zwei norwegische Musiker - Percussionist & Trompeter - verwandeln die glitzernde Glaswelt ihrer zerbrechlichen Instrumente in einen kristallklaren Sound, der garantiert einen ehrenvollen Platz in der großen, weiten Welt des anspruchsvollen, minimalistischen Jazz und Ambient erobern wird! Ein Album, welches seiner Ungewöhnlichkeit wegen, sich jeder Punkt-Wertung entzieht

GROUPA "Silent Folk" top CD 2014
"Presenterar vi skivorna som präglade Liras 2014. För att de rymde fantastisk musik och betydde mycket för musikscenen eller för oss personligen"

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Some Ice news from this week

 Winter in Norway now
 Icemusicsession for French TV at Finse.
 Winter Songs performed for lots of audience in Gotenburg.
Opening of World Floorball Championships, the famous "Julgatan"  and

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Icemusic in Sweden this week

Upcoming Ice concerts in Sweden this week:
Dec 5: Gotenburg, Gøtaplats kl 16.00. opening ceremony of World Floorball Championship and opening of the famous "Jul i Gøteborg".

Dec 6: Halmstad, i parken kl 16.00.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Reivew of World of glass album. Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset.

sungset und Henriksen ist es gelungen, eine geheimnisvolle und fast schon hypnotisierende Welt der Klänge zu erzeugen, wie man sie bis dato noch nie gehört hat. Eine Traumreise, wenn man so will, die durch ihre kreative Leichtigkeit einerseits und dank ihrer musikalischen Reife andererseits, zu jedem Zeitpunkt überzeugen kann. 

Sound and Image - Germany.

...  The soundscapes themselves provide some sort of narrative where we as listeners can "fill in the blanks" and create imagery in our heads to go with the music. The album makes me want to make sure the house is quiet and turn off the lights before I put it on and sit back, close my eyes and just take in the majestic sound.
For majestic it is!
Here are gong-like sounds at the bottom, different kind of horns, sounding like anything from goat horns to saxophone to whistles, as well as sounds you have never heard before. There is word-less whispering into your ear as well as faint cries from a distance. At times, I'm out in a forest in the dark, other times I'm in a large cave...
The music is highly evocative and serves as fuel for the imagination. As such, the album lends itself perfectly as a soundtrack to long and dark winter nights.

 Isungset is definitely one of the most fascinating percussionists in the world, and the way he's able to bring all kinds of things to life as instruments through clever use of microphones, is downright extraordinary. He creates a three-dimensional room of sound all by himself, freeing up Henriksen to create colourful phrasings on top, using not only the glass instruments but his voice as well. We must not forget to mention sound guru Asle Karstad when talking about this album. This master engineer, who has created fantastic sound at live performances for countless artists over the years, must be duly credited for the magnificent sound on the album.

 "World of Glass" is a beautiful album that documents a unique project, bringing together different art forms into a completely new concept. The album has really made me want to experience this live. I have no idea whether this concept can or will be sent out on the road, but if I get the chance I will definitely go to see it.

And so should you ...

Dave`s place

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Terje Isungset taking part in the Polar Sea TV programs, at Greenland.

Check out the new app with video of the fantastic Russell glacier at Greenland with Terjes Isungsets music:

The programme is to be aired in Europe and Canada during December 2014.
Terje is in programme no 2. Performing on ice taken from thousands of years old  icebergs.
All focused on climate changes.
Interview with Terje here:

The Polar Sea debuts December 1 on TVO in Canada and on Arte in Europe. It will run every week night for two straight weeks. In January it will run on The Knowledge Network in British Columbia and will be rerun on TVO every Sunday night for ten weeks. Germany will be distributing the project throughout Europe in the coming months.

Terje Isungset, recent interviews in Indain press

Here you will find links to the most recent interviews Terje made with some of the leading newspapers in India.

The Hindu

Outlook India

Deccan Herald

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sweden! Icemusic.

Look out for our upcoming ice concerts in Sweden.

Dec 5, Gotenburg - Gøtaplats. 17.00.
Dec 6, Halmstad - Parken.

Lena Nymark:voice & Terje Isungset: ice.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Terje Isungset "Collected Works" to be released soon.

A special designed and made "ice cube" containing all of Isungsets Icemusic CD`s is soon to be released!
Will be available for order from November 20 at this site:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Icemusic tour, Norway

27/10: Bodø

Lena Nymark: vokal
Terje Isungset: ice
Bernard Svidal: ice carver
Rune Røsten: sound
Tor Ditlefsen: video

Friday, October 24, 2014

CD release concert today. Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset. "World of Glass"

The release concert is at the Umeå Opera House. European Capital of Culture 2014. 
Arve Henriksen: Glass horns & trumpets.
Terje Isungset: Glass percussion.
Asle Karstad: Sound design.

Monday, October 13, 2014

New CD release Oct 24th. World of Glass!

A new world of sounds and music: The World of Glass album with Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset is to be released during their glass concert at The European Capital of Culture 2014: UMEÅ.

The CD will be available from this site:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Video! Terje Isungset & Lena Nymark. Glacier recording 2014.

"A glimpse of light" is recorded in an ice cave underneath the amazing Nigard Glacier(Jostedalen) in Norway. This video clip is a part of a portrait of Terje Isungset made by French TV in 2014.

Lena Nymark: voice, Terje Isungset, ice, Bernard Svidal: ice carver, Tor Magne Hallibakken: sound engineer.

Here is a link to the video

 Our studio is inside this glacier
 The Ice cave!
Details from Ice cave. Art by Nature!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Busy days in Oslo

Some very busy days in Oslo doing work for Japanese and Indian TV as well as performing concerts.

The Japanese TV team.
 Dinner at The Royal Palace of Norway (with Arve Henriksen).
A new CD of this duo is to be released soon!
 A solo concert in this little summer house (lysthus).
 Work for Indian TV.
21 concerts with "Isglem" (Karl Seglem & Terje Isungset).
A new CD of this duo is to be released soon!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Improvised - Dance & Drums in Bergen.


Det er duket for en spennende seanse med uttrykksfull samtidsdans og original perkusjon.
Therese Skauge, en av Carte Blanches mest fremtredende dansere gjennom mange år, og den internasjonalt etterspurte perkusjonisten Terje Isungset byr på et kunstnerisk brygg av improvisasjon, humor og rytmer i følsomt samspill.

Disse to kunstnerne, begge enere på sine respektive felt, har samarbeidet om improvisasjonsforestillinger i de mest originale sammenhenger gjennom flere år; sammen utgjør de en duo som på forunderlig vis smelter sammen både musikalsk og visuelt.

La deg utfordre av disse dristige og originale artistene, det er vakkert, overraskende og fengende med en underfundig dose humor!

Et unikt og annerledes øyeblikk i skjæringspunktet mellom musikk og dans.

Vi håper alle kjenner kallet etter å oppleve denne duoen!

CC: 80/50
26 August, Landmark.
Dørene åpner 20:00 (Konsertstart 21:00

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New albums of Terje Isungset

Look out for new albums to be released during autumn!

"Meditations": Terje`s new icemusicalbum with recordings of ice from Tha Arcirc, Antarctic, Greenland glaciers, Canada, Russia, Italy and Norwegian glaciers.4 years of hard work. The CD is including the amazing musicians: Arve Henriksen, Mats Eden, Anders Jormin and Lena Nymark. 
All Ice Records.

"World of glass": Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset. A brand new concept and a new world of sounds! Recorded live in Culture Capital Tallinn. 
All Ice Records.

"Isglems 5te": Karl Seglem & Terje Isungset. Free improvised music. 
Nor CD.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Reviews & photos of UK Ice concert

Salisbury Art Festival.
Lena Nymark, Anastasia Isachsen, Terje Isungset, Asle Karstad & Tim Hand.

There was something quite magical about the sounds Isungset could make with just frozen water, and with clever lighting and projections on a screen behind him, his music came alive.

This was in no small part thanks to the beautiful voice of Lena Nymark, who joined him on stage. Nymark’s vocals had nowhere to hide, but her singing was crystal clear and pure.
Salisbury Journal.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Madrid tomorrow

Performing with Arve Henriksen, Sara Marielle Gaup and Asle Karstad.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

World Music Central

World Music Central (link)

..." Dashed through with intertwined flute lines by Jonas Simonson and fiddle lines by Mats Eden and grounded to earth by percussion and jew’s harp by Terje Isungset, Silent Folk hikes a soundscape that at once sounds rooted to the earth and at other times takes to the wide open sky.
Moody, mysterious and meditative, Silent Folk is a hypnotic hybrid of folk and musical improvisation. Taking off with “Silkeskastanj” Groupa captures the listener with an eerie blend of fiddle and flute, surrounded by a wealth of percussion that intrigues as much as it enthralls"..

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

GROUPA review in Roots World

Great review of our new album today!

"Isungset's contribution is particularly notable; as one of the most inventive percussionists around, he utilizes both traditional instruments and others derived from the natural world. The group takes chances on using Isungset's shamanistic magic as its foundation, and everything remains beautiful, fascinating, and changing, much like nature itself. The trio even conjures running rivers, as on “Marsch På Loftet,” where the shifting patterns give way to emerging cries on the flute, and gorgeous interplay between Simonson and Edén".

Saturday, April 05, 2014

New Icemusic Video - Terje Isungset & Ice orchestra

We did the opening of the celebration of Norways 200 years by performing on ice.

The band:
Lena Nymark: vocals.
Sara Marielle Gaup: joik.
Helge nordbakken: ice drum.
Arve Henriksen: talatut and ice trumpet.
Svante Henrysson: ice cello.
Sidsel Walstad: ice harp
Terje Isungset: iceofon and icehorn.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Anmeldelse i magasinet "Lira" i dag

Stallet, Stockholm, 13 mars 2014.
.......Den som är mest framträdande under konserten är dock Terje Isungset. Relativt sett finns det förmodligen väldigt få musiker som verkligen har ett unikt uttryck, men denna slagverkare och mungigaspelare är definitivt en av dessa. Hans instrument består till stor del av en mängd små klockor, klirrande stenar och bambustavar, och några regelbundna rytmer förekommer sällan. Ändå svänger det något kopiöst när han vill, och Groupas hallingar och aviga polskor låter inte som något annat band. Isungset spelar ett antal solon under konserten, både i och mellan olika låtar, ibland på stenar i flera minuter, ibland låter han sin jättelika bastrumma mullra så det bokstavligt talat känns i kroppen, och vad han än hittar på är det närmast trollbindande.
Rasmus Klockljung

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Film and recording session at the Jostedalen glacier, Norway.

We went to Nigardsbreen (Jostedalen Glacier) to film for the French TV series "Somewhere on Earth" doing a portrait on Isungsets work. Two amazing days. The recording and filming of the music took part in caves underneath the actual glacier. Amazing colors and beautiful rooms.

 The large cave.
 Art in Nature.
 Structure in glacier. Can be up till 1000 years old.
 Art by Nature. Amazing sculptures.

 Sound engineer Tor Magne Hallibakken in his "brand new" studio.

 Terje and Lena redy to record.
 Lena Nymark.
Bernard Svidal making instruments out of the glacier.