Ice Music Festival

World class musicians and ice sculptors gather at the Ice Music Festival in Geilo, Norway. Created by Terje Isungset & Pål Medhus, the festival has gained a strong international reputation, offering a unique aural experience.

Joining the team in 2010, I documented the ice's journey from its 'birth' in frozen local mountain lakes, through its formation into instruments and finally being played in live performances and audio recordings. It is impossible to know in advance what the music will sound like because the weather conditions determine the quality of ice. The acoustic properties produced by the ice change radically with differences in air temperature. Series was shot on a mix of Canon 5D3 & 5D2 with available light.

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