Karin Åberg (media, marketing/pr)
Phone +46 (0)70-633 33 61
Press images are released for editorial use only and only to credited members of the press. You may only use the photos in connection to an editorial piece about Ice Music.
Under no circumstances may any photos of Ice Music be used for commercial use (this includes advertising, contests or any kind of non-editorial use). The photos may not be distorted, manipulated, sold or distributed.
Photographs of Ice Music and may not be used in context that violate the agreements that Ice Music has entered with partners. Nor can it be used for political agendas, explicit content, pornography, in violation of individuals or be defamatory, express hatred or contempt.
Always include the photographers name in a photo byline. Photographers name are included in file name.
If you have any questions regarding the use of the images, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
After the photos have served their purpose, they must be deleted.
Ice Music – the voice of ice
Ice Music is a celebration of the winter spirit of Swedish Lapland – a new art form where the musicians play on instruments made of ice – ICEstruments. Sounds unbelievable, but it’s happening. Step into the concert hall a gigantic cosmic igloo. The orchestra glows and pulsates in all the colours of the rainbow. Be swept away by the crisp, rich and energetic sound – the voice of ice. We invite you to experience the magic of Ice Music with us in Luleå, Swedish Lapland – Sweden’s northernmost destination.
The ICEconcert hall
With an constant indoor temperature of about ca -5 C (23 F) not depending of outdoor temperature, you need warm winter clothes to best enjoy the experience. The ICE concert hall is constructed in a special way to give the good acoustics and best environment for the delicate ICEstruments, with ventilation to let the audience warm breath out so it will not rise the temperature. It’s situated at Gültzauudden a nature park about 15 minutes walking distance from Luleå Luleå city center selection of hotels and restaurants and it fits 160-170 people in descending rows with the stage in between and can also be rented for private concerts and weddings.
The ICE orchestra contains of following ICEstruments; violin, viola, cello, contrabass, banjo, mandolin, guitar, drums, xylophone and rolandophone – a percussion instrument looking like a gigantic pan flute.
The Ice Music project in Luleå is initiated by the founder Tim Linhart, working as an ice artist since 30 years, who builds all the ICEstruments himself at home in his garden. Building the ICEstruments is a delicate craftsmanship that requires great patience and also the right cold temperature, so that the ice will have the right elasticity and be possible to sculpt without breaking.
The ICEstruments are very fragile and need to be handled carefully by the musicians tuning and playing on them. For example the ICEviolin usually hung in ropes from the ceiling for a safety reason and it’s thickness, down to only 3 mm in some parts, needs a special plastic protection shield to prevent the musicians warm breath from making a hole in the body of the ICEstrument.
The ICEconcert hall at Gültzauudden in Luleå will give concerts of various genres suitable for all tastes; classic, pop/rock, folk and more. Every weekend from end of December 2013 through to April 6, 2014. Book and buy tickets at our web site or at www.ticnet.se, House of Culture (Kulturens Hus) in Luleå or on our website, where you will also find the updated concert program: www.icemusic.se
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4809670/13%20Shining%20Child.m4a (”Shining Child” played by american guitarist Michael Mandrell)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4809670/19%20Terra%20Aria.m4a (”Terra Aria” played by italian cellist Giovanni Solima)